Lost or stolen passports should be reported to the Consular Section as soon as possible to prevent unauthorized activity with the missing passport.
To obtain a replacement passport, you must:
- Appear in person and sign the passport application, form DS-11, before a consular officer. To access this form, go to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/forms.html. Unfortunately, at this time, our on-line passport application forms do not support emergency contact addresses outside the U.S. Please complete the form using a U.S. emergency contact, or add your overseas emergency contact information by hand after printing the form.
- Complete and sign a Statement Regarding Lost Or Stolen Passport (DS-64) on https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/forms.html.
- Bring some form of identification (e.g. driver’s license, residence card) as well as documentation that establishes your citizenship (e.g. birth or naturalization certificate, an expired passport).
- Bring a 2″ X 2″ (5 cm X 5 cm) photograph with a white background. For additional information on Passport Photos, go to http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/photos/photos.html.
- Pay the required fee. For a list of fees and forms used for Passport Applications, go to https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/fees.html. We accept the payment in U.S. Dollars, Moldovan Lei, or credit card.
- Local police certificate confirming the loss of passport.
How Long Does It Take?
Replacement passports can be issued within 10 working days. In cases where the applicant must travel urgently, we can issue an ’emergency passport’ which is valid for one year. This passport is valid for all travel. This ’emergency passport’ must be exchanged within that year for a full validity passport at an embassy or consulate overseas or a Passport Agency in the United States.