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What to do if your Passport is Lost or Stolen ?

Passport is a very essential document which not only allows you to travel Abroad but also serves as a strong Identity & Address Proof. But what if you somehow misplace your Passport, its get stolen somewhere or is damaged beyond recognition? Don’t worry, we will help you out with the complete steps to be followed if your Passport is Lost or Stolen.

What to do if your Passport is Lost or Stolen ?

Step 1 : Register an FIR for Lost or Stolen Passport

If your Passport is Lost, Misplaced or Stolen,  the first and the foremost thing you need to do is to go the Nearest Police Station and lodge an FIR (Non-Congnisable). Keep your FIR copy safely for future purposes.

If you have lost your Passport in Delhi or Mumbai, you can lodge your FIR Online. Check the below links to know how to Register Online FIR in Delhi or Mumbai.

Step 2 : Inform the RPO/PSK about the Loss of Passport

Visit the Regional Passport Office or Passport Seva Kendra from where your Passport was issued and inform them about the Loss of Passport. If you are Abroad, you need to visit the Indian Mission to report for the Loss of Passport.

Step 3 : Filling up the Passport Application Form

You need to fill the Passport Re-Issue form in order to get a New Passport in place of your Lost/Misplaced Passport.

You can follow the Procedure mentioned in the link provided below to fill up your Passport Reissue form :

Step 4 : Checking the Fee Amount and Booking the Appointment Accordingly

Normal Case

For a 36 Pages Passport,

Case 1 : If your Passport was not Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.3000

Case 2 : If your Passport was Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.1500

For a 60 Pages Passport, 

Case 1 : If your Passport was not Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.3500

Case 2 : If your Passport was Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.2000

Tatkal Case

For a 36 Pages Passport,

Case 1 : If your Passport was not Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.5000

Case 2 : If your Passport was Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.3500

For a 60 Pages Passport,

Case 1 : If your Passport was not Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.5500

Case 2 : If your Passport was Expired at the Time of getting Lost or Stolen, you need to Pay a Fee of Rs.4000

Step 5 : Preparing the Annexure ‘L’

Visit the Notary & Prepare an Affidavit stating how and where the passport got lost/damaged (Annexure ‘L’).

List of Documents Required to be Submitted at PSK/RPO

  1. Proof of Present Address
  2. Proof of Date of Birth
  3. Affidavit stating how and where the passport got lost/damaged (Annexure ‘L’)
  4. Police report in original (FIR Copy)
  5. Self-attested photocopy of first two and last two pages, including ECR/Non-ECR page of old passport, if available.

You can follow the above procedure to get back a New Passport in place of your Lost or Stolen Passport. If you still have any doubts, you can leave a comment below.

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21 comments

  1. Can you do online report for damage passport as well ?

  2. No, the online report must be done only if your passport is lost.

  3. Dear Anirudh

    My passport issued in 1993 and expired in 2003.Now I want to apply for reissue but the old pp is misplaced and not traceable. Being a expired and very old passport will it need a FIR or annexure L is only enough. Should I go through all the five steps mentioned by you. in annexure L I have to fill the travel details which I visited with the old PP. I only traveled once and do not remember the exact date(year I know is Jan1994) and do not remember the ticket no. and travel agency because it is very old more than 20 years old. I only remember the place of visit and arrival port with year and month.Kindly reply

  4. Dear Anirudh, I lost my passport on 18 June 2016, while in process of going abroad for higher studies. So I re apllied for re issue of passport on 5 July but I am not getting till now. So how long will it take to dispatch the passport and what is the procedure in the case of lost passport application.

  5. I have lost my passport and want to reissue. My question is the reissued passport will have the same passport number or new one.

  6. Hi Gaushul,

    Yes it will have the same passport number.

  7. Hi,

    My passport suffered water damage. Once I apply for a new one, are the valid visas in the damaged passport still applicable in the new one?

  8. I lost my passport file and file a fir online. But still I went to tbe concern police station also but the SI is creating proble and he is not ready to believe that I lost. He say I am telling lie and trobling me . I visited police station 5 time, but now he isaying go and speak to CI. I am confused what to do

  9. Respected sir,
    I give my passport to an agent for job in dubai..but he send me with visit visa..and said that he will manage my job in dubai..but there was no any job was their..and also occupied my passport not return my passport…so please sir tell me what should i do…

  10. hello.. my query is about stolen passport. i came back from dubai but some one stolen my luggage.. including my passport. now the issue is my all original documents are in dubai.. how help me how i can get my passport plss contact me 7508335724 and mail id vikasrana6789@gmail.com

  11. I misplaced my passport and I had lodged n FIR. I somehow got it back as I had misplaced it in a friends house. I did not report about the loss to the Passport Office,. Do I need to cancel the FIR or my passport is already cancelled.

  12. Sir Mera passport ek agent NE rakh liya Hai mai usse baps maang rha Hu to 25 hjar rupe maang rha. Ab kya kru please tell me

  13. Hi Radheshyam,

    Make a Complaint against the person in your Nearest Police Station or Dial 100.

  14. Sir I have lost my passport.maine fri bhi file ki hai n appointment bhi le li hae.but Maine suna hae k passport officers bhut jyada fine dalte hae lost passport k liye. 50000 se le Kar 100000 Tak..kya ye sach hae ?

  15. Hi,

    Reg. Stolen Passport

    can I report in PSK instead of PO after lodging the FIR?

  16. my mother in law passport with valid Visitor visa on it, either she lost or somebody get it stolen, she is going abroad in two months, can I apply for new passport. and what are extra formalities the regular passport.
    Thanks

  17. Sir, I lost my passport and I am not having any particulars of the passport. The passport was taken in the year 1992 and it was expired in 2002. The passport was not renewed. I visited RPO for Passport details and they wrote on my application that Passport data not available but they gave me the File no. The RPO officer said that apply for new passport in Re-issue option only. Police said that without passport no, they can’t lodge FIR. How I can get new passport.

  18. Hi anirudh,

    I got a non traceable certificate for my lost passport from policestaion. Is that non traceable certificate is enough to apply reissue passport or FIR is mandatory.

    Regards,
    Chandran V

  19. Sir ,
    I have lost my passport and I have lodged an FIR ALSO BUT THEY ARE NOT GIVING ME ORIGINAL FIR COPY AND PASSPORT SEVA SITE ITS WRITTEN BRING ORIGINAL FIR .what should I do ??

  20. I have 2 birth certificates one which is original mentioned in all my academic certificates but by mistake in passport documents I mentioned second one now passport has different DOB and academic certificates and adhaar card have another DOB . Can I get it correct or change ?
    If applying for new passport can help me plz tell me it’s urgent. Thanks

  21. Hii sir, i lost my passport in delhi, i complained n FIR online, sir i want to knw will i get the new passport with the same number or not? Before i was in dubai and saudi arabia, there is my fingerprints, can i be able to travel with the new passport? Or they will not allow.
    Plz explain me.
    Thankz

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