Report a Lost or Stolen Passport

If your passport has been lost or stolen, attempt to locate it by retracing your recent path and checking with the police station closest to the place where you lost the document.  If you are unable to find it, you should submit an application for a replacement as soon as possible.  Please obtain the items listed below before requesting a replacement.

The Embassy recommends that you obtain a police report for a lost or stolen passport, to document the event and protect your personal identity. Be aware that interpreters are not readily available at all police stations in Czech Republic.  A police station is located near the Embassy at Vlasska 362/3, and the phone number is 974.851.730.

Additionally, the Foreigner’s Police station, which usually has English speakers, is located at Olsanska 2, Prague 3; the phone number is 974.820.238.

If additional personal documents have been lost or stolen, please see ‘Preventing Identity Theft’ for suggested security measures.

If you discover your passport is lost or stolen after business hours, please gather the above documents and return to the Embassy on the next business day during ACS office hours. Please note that the Embassy cannot replace passports after hours or on weekends.

Passports that have been damaged or are in poor condition should be replaced, even if the expiration date has not passed.  For security reasons, it is important that the document be readable and the photo is intact.

Method of Application

Each passport applicant must apply in person at the ACS office. An appointment is not necessary if you have urgent travel within the next 10 working days and you must apply during ACS office hours.

Application Instructions

lease follow the instructions below if you are age 16 or older

Application Requirements:

  • Complete sections 1 through 22 on the application, using block letters and black ink.  All fields are mandatory.
  • Item 5 – Social Security Number:  You must provide this information, as applicants who fail to provide a valid number are subject to a $500 fine by the IRS.  If you have never had a social security number, please enter zeros in the field.  If you have a social security number but cannot remember it, please call the ACS office.
  • Item 13 – Mailing Address:  Complete this item with a Czech Republic address that you use for work, home or temporary residence.
  • Item 14 – Permanent Address:  Complete this item with the address you consider to be your permanent location.
  • Item 23 – Oath and Signature:  Please do NOT sign the DS-11 form until you are in the presence of the Consular Officer at the Embassy.  You must read the “Acts or Conditions” on page 4 of the application before proceeding.  If any mentioned acts or conditions have been performed by or apply to you, cross out only the applicable portion(s) and submit a signed statement explaining the circumstances.
  • Proof of your identity.  A photo ID, such as your expired passport, driver’s license, Czech identification or a copy of your lost passport, is required.
  • Proof of your U.S. citizenship.  Examples include your expired passport, certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate or consular report of birth.
  •  Photo. One 5×5 centimeter (2×2 inch) color photo is required, displaying your full face with a light background, no head cover and no dark glasses.

Please follow the instructions below if you are under the age of 16.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete sections 1 through 22 on the application, using block letters and black ink.  All fields are mandatory.
  • Item 5 – Social Security Number:  You must provide this information, as applicants who fail to provide a valid number are subject to a $500 fine by the IRS.  If you have never had a social security number, please enter zeros in the field.  If you have a social security number but cannot remember it, please call the ACS office.
  • Item 13 – Mailing Address:  Complete this item with a Czech Republic address that you use for work, home or temporary residence.
  • Item 14 – Permanent Address:  Complete this item with the address you consider to be your permanent location.
  • Item 23 – Oath and Signature:  Please do NOT sign the DS-11 form until you are in the presence of the Consular Officer at the Embassy.  You must read the “Acts or Conditions” on page 4 of the application before proceeding.  If any mentioned acts or conditions have been performed by or apply to you, cross out only the applicable portion(s) and submit a signed statement explaining the circumstances.
  • Photo of the child. One 5×5 centimeter (2×2 inch) color photo is required, displaying your full face with a light background, no head cover and no dark glasses.
  • Child must be present.   All children under the age of 14 are required to appear at the Embassy for all passport services.
  • Parental consent is required for security reasons.  Both parents must authorize all passport services for children under age 16.
  • Proof of each parent’s identity.  A photo ID, such as your current passport, driver’s license, Czech identification or a copy of your lost passport, is required.
  • Proof of parentage.  The child’s original birth certificate or similar document must be presented, listing both parents.
  • If one parent is absent, the applying parent must present the following:
  • A signed and notarized copy of the absent parent’s passport.
    OR
  • A document identifying his/her authority to apply alone
  • Proof of outstanding family circumstances.