Lost U.S. Passport in Canada: What To Do?
iVisa | Updated on Sep 21, 2023

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Having your passport lost or stolen while traveling in Canada or any foreign country can be a disorienting experience, but don't panic!

At iVisa, we specialize in turning stressful situations into smooth-sailing solutions. Whether you've lost your passport amidst the cosmopolitan buzz of Toronto or Banff National Park's tranquil settings, we've got your back.

Our platform is geared to serve you in real-time, offering comprehensive guides and round-the-clock support to ensure you can return to your travels—or home—as quickly as possible. Your next adventure awaits!

How do I report my lost U.S. passport in Canada?

When you realize your U.S. passport is lost or stolen in Canada, immediate action is your best ally to combat identity theft. Thus, reporting your missing passport is a critical first step. Here's a focused rundown on how to go about it:

  • Step 1: File a police report. The immediate step is to report the lost passport to the local police. This action establishes an official record and is usually required by embassies and consulates.

  • Step 2: Document the details. Ensure to note when and where you believe you lost your documents. Both the police and the embassy may request this information.

  • Step 3: Obtain copies of the report. Secure copies of any reports or statements made to the authorities. These could be required for insurance claims and records when you're back in your home country.

You take the crucial first step to resolving the issue by promptly reporting the loss. Afterward, promptly contact the nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy in Canada to initiate the process of obtaining an emergency replacement passport.

How does the process work?

After you know you have lost your passport in Canada, you need to act fast with the replacement. Check these steps:

  • Contact the U.S. embassy in Ottawa or the U.S. consulates in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.

  • You can choose to do the whole process online. Check the U.S. Government portal and click the ‘Report Lost or Stolen’ tab to submit your Form DS-64.

  • After a few days, the Embassy or Consulate will contact you to confirm that your passport has entered the Consular Lost and Stolen Database.

The standard process takes around ten weeks, but you could pay an extra fee of US$60 to receive the new passport in 4 to 6 weeks.

What is the Form DS-64?

Form DS-64, also known as the "Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport," is an official document you must fill out and submit when you lose your passport. This form helps the U.S. Government record the loss and initiate the process for issuance. It typically includes details about how the passport was lost or stolen, your identification, and travel plans, among other things.

Apply for your replacement passport

Nervous? Don't be. Replacing lost or stolen passports involves a series of formalities similar to renewing an expired passport. Here's what to expect:

  • Initiate a new application for an emergency passport: You'll start from scratch with a new DS-160 form to fill out.

  • Schedule an interview: Most applicants must schedule and attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy, Consulate, or passport acceptance facility.

  • Pay fees: You'll be required to pay the non-refundable visa application fee for the replacement visa again.

  • Present the required documentation: Gather and present the necessary documents at the interview, including the police report documenting the loss.

Remember, our real-time client support team can assist you in swiftly navigating the passport renewal process once you’re back in the U.S.

Need more information?

Don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable customer service team via online chat or email at [email protected]. They're available 24/7 to assist you with your U.S. passport renewals, visas, and other travel documents.

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