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Your Passport Book or Passport Card is:

Lost or stolen


Lost or stolen

  • Let the Passport Service know immediately.
  • We report the details to Interpol.
  • The passport is no longer valid for travel.
  • If you report a passport as lost or stolen do not travel on it.
  • We recommend you let the Police know to protect yourself from identity fraud.
  • We may restrict the validity of your next passport. Losing two or more passports may mean you do not get a full 10 year passport. You may get a new passport valid for somewhere between 1 and 10 years. This will depend on how many passports you have lost or had stolen over the last 10 years.
  • It may take longer to process the application for your next passport.


  • If your passport has been damaged you will need to return the damaged passport when you are making an application for a replacement. 
  • If your passport is damaged do not travel on it.

Get a replacement

Apply online

Apply by paper application form

  • Fill out Section 6 of the application form and explain how your passport was lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Get Section 6 witnessed and stamped.


If your passport is lost, stolen or damaged while you are overseas and you need a travel document to return home, your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate may be able to help.