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  • Friday, August 18, 2017

  • Passport lost?

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While travelling, passport is the most important thing you should take care of. A lost or stolen passport can land you in a potential disaster. These are some of the ideas you can try, for protecting, and necessary steps you should take, in case you loose it.

Before leaving for the journey, make two copies of your passport identification page. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives and carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport. It’s also a good idea to bring along two or three passport photos; these should be identical 2 inch x 2 inch photographs taken within the last six months, featuring a front view of your face on a white background.

Be sure you also have another form of photo ID and a copy of your birth certificate (or another document to prove your citizenship). If your passport is lost or stolen, having these will speed up the replacement process.

As soon as you realize your passport is missing, contact the nearest police authorities, embassy or consulate. You will be asked to fill out a DS-11 (in case of the US) form, which is the standard passport application form. You are not required to know the passport number or issuance date to apply for a new passport.

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