Lost Your Passport?

Losing a passport can be stressful, and surely ruins a vacation in the Riviera Maya. But just stay calm and take action.

1. Contact The U.S. Consulate In  Cancún

Contact the U.S. Consular Agency in Cancun via telephone or online contact form.   When talking to the official, tell the details of how the passport got lost and the schedule of your return flight.

2. Take Passport Photos

Having a passport photo ready before visiting the consulate can help speed up the process of acquiring a new passport.  A detailed guide on passport photos is found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

3. Complete The Application Form And Set An Appointment

Go to the online Passport Navigator. This friendly guide contains a link where you can generate a barcoded application form (DS-11). Aside from basic information, you also need your Social Security Number. For lost and stolen passports, you need to fill out another form (DS-64) to describe the circumstances.

Then schedule an appointment online by selecting your preferred appointment location and time slot. Take note that if you are a group, each individual needs their own appointment. If your flight is happening soon, you may request an urgent appointment , explaining the nature of the emergency.

4. Visit The U.S. Embassy Or Consulate

On the day of your appointment, arrive at the embassy or consulate on time since each slot only is only allotted 30 minutes.  U.S. Consular Agency in Cancun is located in Inestra Torre la Europe, km 13, Blvd. Kukulcan in the Hotel Zone. Check  the requirements  and have them completed and at hand to avoid cancelation of your appointment:

  • A completed application form (DS-11)
  • Statement on lost or stolen passports (DS-64) (if applicable)
  • Police report, if available
  • Passport photo (2 x 2 inches)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (original and photocopy)
  • Physical government-issued photo ID (original and photocopy)

Since your passport was lost, you may present a U.S. birth certificate as proof of citizenship. For identification, you may check out the complete list of primary and secondary IDs accepted for passport application.

For emergency passports, you need to bring proof of a paid return flight to the U.S. and an itinerary.

5. Pay The Fees

For regular U.S. passports for adults, the application fee is $160 valid for 10 years, which includes a passport book and card. However, if you are a victim of theft or disaster, the fee may be waived, and you will be issued a limited-validity passport. You can pay the fees once you return home and replace it with a regular passport.

6. Receive Your Emergency Passport

Normally, the renewal of U.S. passports takes between four and six weeks. However, if you are renewing your passport from Mexico because of theft or an accident, this waiting period is significantly less. If your flight is scheduled within the next three days, you will be issued a temporary emergency passport within 24 hours. Once home, you may have this replaced for a fully valid passport.

— Read full article at https://thecancunsun.com/what-to-do-if-you-lose-your-u-s-passport-in-cancun/


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