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England - Procedure To Report a Lost or Stolen Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  • You should report your passport lost or theft to your nearest local police station. Since you'll need the crime reference details for the LS01 form.
  • Complete and sign a Lost or Stolen (LS01) Notification form and return it to IPS.
  • Please send to: PO Box 654, Peterborough PE1 1WP
  • If outside the mainland UK LS01 form should be sent to the nearest British Embassy or High Commission Consular Section, British Consulate or Passport Issuing Office.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • National identity card
  • Proof of Residence
  • Driving licence



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice

The FCO Travel Advice service provides advice for British travellers on staying safe abroad and posts notices for over 200 countries based on the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Contact point - Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice
Address - Consular Directorate,Old Admirality Building,London,SW1A 2PA
Phone number - Travel advice - 08458 502 829
Fax - 020 7008 0155
Email address - [email protected]
Website - http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/

Identity and Passport Service (IPS)

The Passport Adviceline is currently experiencing a high volume of calls and intermittent technical problems. If you can't get through, please try again later. IPS is investigating the issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers.

Contact point -Identity and Passport Service (IPS)
Address: Globe House,89 Eccleston Square,London,SW1V 1PN
Phone number
Passport Adviceline - 0300 222 0000
Text Relay - 18001 0300 222 0000
Text phone - 0300 222 0222
Website - http://www.ips.gov.uk/passport/contact.asp

Opening Hours - Adviceline 8.00am to 8.00pm
Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.30pm weekends and public holidays

Your nearest IPS office
http://maps.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedirect/MapAction.do?ref=passportinterviewoffices



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Eligibility[edit]

  • You are eligible to report, if your passport is lost or stolen to Identity and Passport Service (IPS).
  • If your child's passport is lost or stolen in the UK, you should report it on their behalf.



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Instructions[edit]

If your passport is lost or stolen in the UK
  • You must report the loss or theft of your passport to the Identity and Passport Service (IPS). This will reduce the risk of anyone else using your passport or your identity.
  • To report your passport lost or stolen, fill in and sign a Lost or Stolen (LS01) Notification form and return it to IPS. The address is on the form.
  • You should report all passport thefts to the police. You'll need the crime reference details for the LS01 form.
  • You can apply for a replacement passport at the same time as reporting your passport stolen provided you are:
    • a British national
    • in the UK at the time you are applying
  • To replace your passport at the same time as reporting it lost or stolen, see 'Replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport'.
If your child's passport is lost or stolen in the UK
  • If your child's passport is lost or stolen in the UK, you should report it on their behalf using an LS01 form. Note that IPS will compare your signature with the signature on the original passport application form. If the original application was made by someone else, you will need to send a signed letter from them with the LS01. The letter should confirm that the original passport has been lost or stolen. This is to reduce the risk of child abduction.



Required Information[edit]

Details of lost/stolen passport
  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue
Details of where and when lost/stolen passport last seen
  • Date, place, country and circumstances of lost/stolen
Police Report
  • Date reported to police
  • Police station
  • Police report number
  • Applicant name
  • Contact Address
  • Postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email Address



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Need for the Document[edit]

You must report the loss or theft of your passport as soon as possible, even if you don't want to replace it immediately. You'll need to complete a Lost or Stolen Notification form.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A passport is a document, can be used as your identity and for international traveling purpose.



External Links[edit]

  • Directgov - Report a lost or stolen passport
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/Loststolenordamagedpassports/DG_174162
  • Table of passport fees, how to pay and refunds
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/howlongittakesandurgentappplications/DG_174109
  • Replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/Loststolenordamagedpassports/DG_174163



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