Stolen or Lost Passport


If your passport is lost or stolen, report the loss to the local police and get a copy of the police report. To replace your passport, contact your country’s consulate.

If your passport is lost or stolen outside the US, you must apply for a new F-1 or J-1 visa at the nearest US consulate after you get your replacement passport.

If your passport is lost or stolen inside the US, you must get a new F-1 or J-1 visa the next time you travel internationally in order to return to the US as an F-1 or J-1 student. Remember, you can remain in the US without an F-1 or J-1 visa as long as your passport, I-20 or DS-2019, and I-94 are valid.

Lost, Damaged, or Stolen I-20 or DS-2019

The OGS can issue a replacement document for you. You will receive your new I-20 or DS-2019 within a week of requesting the replacement. If you want your I-20 or DS-2019 replacement right away, come to our advising hours with your passport and I-94 record.

Follow the steps below to request your replacement I-20 or DS-2019 online.

Steps to request a replacement I-20 or DS-2019