A passport is a highly essential travel document. In case you lost your passport, you are required to file a re-issue passport application. A lost passport can be considered a severe threat as a stolen passport could lead to severe offences like theft. The initial step in case of a lost passport is to lodge an FIR in your nearest police station. An FIR could be lodged for an unidentified person if you don’t know who stole it, for a specific person if you know who stole it or a misplaced report in case you lost it somewhere. After that, you must report in passport SevaKendra if you are in India and to Indian Mission if you are abroad. Additional tip: Keep additional photocopies of your passport and additional details like passport number, place and date of issue, date of expiry noted somewhere.
Additional tip: Keep additional photocopies of your passport and additional details like passport number, place and date of issue, date of expiry noted somewhere.You can contact Rocket Passport if you have any queries pertaining to your lost passport. We are committed to assist you in the process with total efficiency and diligence. We provide our customers with a quick application process to reduce the threat involved with a lost passport.
In case of passport lost abroad, ‘Emergency Certificate’ is required which can be obtained from post/mission of that country. However, this certificate only acts as a one-time use and a re-issuance passport application should be filed once you return to India.
If you lost your passport, your initial responsibility is to lodge an FIR for the passport lost and then apply for the re-issuance of the passport at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra or apply online for the re-issuance of your passport. You have to reach the nearest SevaKendra along with your application form and necessary documents.
No, a photostat of an old passport is not deemed necessary to re-issuance a lost passport. However, it could boost the process of re-issuance of a lost passport and should be produced at appropriate times if available. In case you don’t have a photostat of your old passport, details like Passport number, date of expiry, date of issue, place of the issue should be given to the concerned authorities. However, if those details aren’t available, these details should be sought from the Passport SevaKendraor post/mission of that country.
In case of a lost passport, passport re-issuance is applied for. After verifying all the documents,a new passport is reissued with a fresh validity of ten years.
The legal documents required for re-issuance of the lost passport are: Original FIR lodged for passport lost, an affidavit stating the reason for the lost passport.