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Replacing a Lost Passport

The first thing to do if your passport is lost or stolen passport is to cancel it as soon as possible. Lost or stolen passport may be used fraudulently if not cancelled.

A recent survey names the British passport as one of the most valuable in the world, this position is shared with passports from Finland and Sweden.

So cancelling your passport will reduce the risk of anyone else using your passport or your identity. Ring The Passport Office to report your passport lost or stolen.

Report to police

If your passport is stolen you will also need to report this to the nearest police station. You will be given a crime reference number which may be required when you apply for a replacement passport.

How to replace your lost passport

  • Option 1: Download a copy of form LS01 and post the completed form to Her Majesty's Passport Office - the address is on the form

  • Option 2: Get a copy of form LS01 from a Post Office and use the Check and Send service

  • Option 3: Use the new online service

If you find your passport

If you find your passport having called the Passport Office to cancel it, you will need to send the completed LS01 application form (but do not sign the form).

Include a note that states you have found your passport and don't want it to be cancelled.

Lost or Stolen passport aboard

Fill in form LS01 and post, fax or take it to your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. Call the embassy first as you may need to make an appointment.

The fee of processing a passport replacement abroad is £95.00 or the equivalent local currency.

If you need to travel urgently you can apply for an emergency travel document.

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How long does it take to renew your passport

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Need more help?

Call the passport adviceline for the following help:

  • General Enquiries
  • Passport Tracking
  • Urgent Passports
  • Help Filling Forms
  • Which Documents to Send
  • Photo & Signature Requirements
  • Application Timescales
  • Reporting Lost/Stolen Passport

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