If you’re going to lose your passport, Boston is one of the better cities in which to do it. That’s because Boston has several different options available for getting your lost passport replaced in the required timeframe. Let’s take a look at the different lost passport replacement procedures and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Lost Passport Replacement at an Acceptance Facility
The most common method of replacing a lost passport is to apply in person at a passport acceptance facility. There are currently 7 of these scattered throughout Boston, mainly in post offices. You can find the nearest one here.
To get a new passport, you’ll need the following documents:
Proof of identity, such as your driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID. You’ll need both the original and a clear photocopy.
Proof of citizenship, such as your birth certificate, naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship.
Form DS-64: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport
Passport Application Form DS-11
2 passport photos
Money to pay passport fees.
Once you’ve applied to replace your lost passport, you can expect to wait 6 weeks for the new passport to arrive in the mail if you’ve selected normal processing, and 3 weeks if you’ve selected expedited processing.
Lost Passport Replacement at the Boston Passport Agency
If you don’t have 3 weeks to wait, don’t worry! Boston is one of 21 cities in the US that is home to regional passport agency office.
This office can issue a passport within 24 hours if you have a travel emergency. In addition to the documents listed above, you’ll also need to bring a copy of your itinerary to prove that you intend to leave the country within the next 2 weeks.
The Boston Passport Agency is located at 10 Causeway Street in Suite 247. To make an appointment, call 1-877-487-2778.
Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry.