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Stolen American Pasport Replacement

by on Jan.27, 2012, under Travel

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Passports are official documents that allow a person entry into a foreign country as well as re-entry into their own. This document is absolutely necessary for any travel abroad. This makes it a very important document and one that is also coveted by those who cannot obtain one. Often, passports are stolen, if this happens it is absolute necessary to follow certain steps in order to report the stolen American passport and get a replacement passport quickly.

Lost At Home

Perhaps you have planned an extensive trip abroad and as you are packing you realize your passport is nowhere to be found. This is devastating. Search your house and all previous luggage, however, if you suspect your passport may have been stolen, then you must report it. By reporting it to the proper officials you can red flag it if it’s used, this way no one else can use your documents. This is a very important step in the process of replacing a stolen passport.

Stolen Abroad

If this document is stolen while you are in a foreign country it is very dangerous. The passport allows you entry back into your own country; it also acts as traveling papers to verify that you have permission to be in the country. If you are caught without proper documentation in certain countries you can be arrested and held until the situation is remedied. This is why if you suspect your passport has been stolen you alert officials right away. This will stop anyone from using your passport and will allow you to go about the process of getting a replacement for your stolen passport.

Stay Calm

Staying calm is key to handling the situation correctly. Search all the corners of your house and leave no stone unturned! If you still do not find it, you can report it to the authorities as missing and apply for a new one. If you are in a foreign country and your identification is stolen maybe during a night out, be sure to report it missing as soon as you discover you are no longer in possession of it, and get started on the passport expediting procedure to have the necessary travel documents as soon as possible.

Report It

You can report it missing by phone or by filling out a special form at an agency or at the government offices. You can find the contacts online to report your missing item. Should you find a passport of someone else, you can also ensure that they get it back by mailing it to any Passport Agency.

It’s Cancelled

Once you have reported your stolen credentials either by phone or in person by filling out the required documents, it is invalidated. You can no longer use it for travel. By reporting that it is missing, the authorities will assist you in trying to recover it. Then it is time for a U S passport renewal .

But as long as the stolen pass port is reported properly and an application for a new one has been filled out properly then a pass port renewal will be on its way.

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