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What You Need To Do If You
Cannot Find Your Passport
by Joy Ross, Travel Journeys
Thousands of Americans each year report a lost or stolen passport according to the U.S. Department of State. You need to report this immediately to help protect identity theft.
From home, these are the steps you will need to take: 1. Pay for an expedited passport service. If you are traveling in the next couple of days you can reach out to which can offer emergency passport service for about $240.
2. At last resort apply at our Aurora Passport of ce, if you are traveling in 2 weeks or less for expedited service. You will be charged an additional $60 expedite fee. They are only open weekdays with speci c hours.
You will need to have with you:
• Form DS-64 (Statement of lost/stolen passport) • Form DS-11 (Application for U.S. passport)
• Birth certi cate
• Present ID (driver’s license)
• Passport photo and a copy of your travel itinerary
If you are in a country outside the U.S.:
1. Make sure it is really lost. Once
you report your passport lost/ stolen you can no longer use it.
2. Contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to report your passport lost or stolen.
3. Carry a copy of your travel documentations while traveling overseas in your wallet or on your phone. Remember you won’t
be able to  y home without a passport.
Bottom line to remember is, as soon as you are prepared to make your travel arrangements make sure you look at your passport.
You shoud consider replacing your Passport if:
• You have less than 6 months left on your passport from your return date.
• It is torn in any way including punctures such as dog bites
• The binding is frayed
• Water damage
• The RFID chip is damaged
If you want to plan an amazing vacation contact an expert, Joy at or specials and great tips on or call 303-663-0238.
You have a vacation coming up in a couple of days but with work and family you leave packing
to the last moment. As you near the end of your packing you grab your itinerary with  ights and resort information, when panic sets in, “where is my little blue book”? For most, we end up  nding it and thankful it was a false alarm. What about the others, their passport is just that...LOST!
Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters • April 2019

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