Keep Your Passport and Travel Documents Safe

Each year more than 300,000 U.S. passports are reported lost or stolen. What should you do if you’re traveling and your passport is lost or stolen? How can you keep your documents safe?

If your passport is lost or stolen when you are traveling overseas, report it to police immediately, then go to the nearest US embassy or consulate. Often, it's possible to receive your new passport within 24 hours. Read more in How To Replace Your Passport If Lost Abroad.

For more information on how to keep your travel documents safe, see Safeguarding Travel Documents.