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Topic: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2008-10-23 21:52:39 and read 2618 times.

I can't find my passport. I kind of need it. Soon.

If it was found and returned to police how long might it be kept? Would they have tried to contact me or just waited for me to contact them (I mean its got my home address, you'd think they'd send it?). How would I know if its been stolen? Can I find out if its been scanned? Aside from identity theft (looking into it), how do I find out if anyone is using my passport?


Also... has anyone seen my passport?

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Roadrunner165
Posted 2008-10-23 22:01:03 and read 2615 times.

Ah, when did you use it last? Is it possible you just misplaced it in your home.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: PIA777
Posted 2008-10-23 22:01:41 and read 2614 times.

Thats scary. I am a naturalized Citizen back in 1982 when my Parents became citizens.
I was born in Pakistan so that is the only document which tells me that I am a citizen of
USA. I once misplaced it and tried to get it replaced and it was such a long process. Thank god I found it.

PIA777

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: ShyFlyer
Posted 2008-10-23 22:13:05 and read 2611 times.

This link should be useful to you:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/lost/lost_849.html

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2008-10-23 22:22:48 and read 2604 times.



Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 1):
Ah, when did you use it last? Is it possible you just misplaced it in your home.

I haven't used it since June, and usually keep it in the drawer with random foreign currency and my money belt. Its not there and I've been tearing my place apart.

Quoting PIA777 (Reply 2):

Scary stuff, luckily the worse that will happen for me is a missed vacation.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Alias1024
Posted 2008-10-23 23:57:26 and read 2584 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 4):
I haven't used it since June, and usually keep it in the drawer with random foreign currency and my money belt. Its not there and I've been tearing my place apart.

Did you tear apart your flight case and overnight bag? Not sure if you used it last for work or not, but could it possibly be in one of those to places?

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2008-10-24 00:31:42 and read 2571 times.



Quoting PIA777 (Reply 2):
I am a naturalized Citizen back in 1982 when my Parents became citizens.
I was born in Pakistan so that is the only document which tells me that I am a citizen of
USA.

Your screwed, my friend.

 duck   duck   duck 

Just kidding.

Try this site. It will help you find a local passport office near you.

http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2008-10-24 00:46:20 and read 2564 times.



Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 5):
Did you tear apart your flight case and overnight bag? Not sure if you used it last for work or not, but could it possibly be in one of those to places?

I tore out the backing, unzipped the liner, and checked every pocket 8 times. I'm sitting the middle of my apartment with the contents of the rest of the rooms all around me. I've essentially moved out of my apartment, and am now moving in, piece by piece, item by item. Pretty sure that thing is lost.

It shouldn't have been in my car, but someone rummaged through my car a few weeks ago (I never [knowingly] leave any thing of value in there), so I just leave it unlocked to avoid window breakage. Thats one option. Another option is that it just fell out of my flight case at some point. It was in a zippered pocket within a zippered pocket, but so far thats all I can come up with.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: L410Turbolet
Posted 2008-10-24 01:35:27 and read 2548 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Thread starter):
how do I find out if anyone is using my passport?

E.g.: The police stops you (in a country you've never been to before) and to your great surprise the cops tell you that you happen to owe several thousand USD/EUR for speeding tickets.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: PNQIAD
Posted 2008-10-24 06:31:09 and read 2502 times.



Quoting PIA777 (Reply 2):
Thats scary. I am a naturalized Citizen back in 1982 when my Parents became citizens.
I was born in Pakistan so that is the only document which tells me that I am a citizen of
USA. I once misplaced it and tried to get it replaced and it was such a long process. Thank god I found it.

PIA777

You should have your naturalization certificate - or at least your parents should.... that + following procedures to replace lost passport should be sufficient to get a new passport....

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2008-10-24 08:57:12 and read 2461 times.

After 7 stressful hours, found it. [deeeeeep sigh of relief].

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: ThePRGuy
Posted 2008-10-24 09:11:47 and read 2457 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 4):

I haven't used it since June, and usually keep it in the drawer with random foreign currency and my money belt. Its not there and I've been tearing my place apart.

This happened to me back in August - turned out after a whole day of tearing the house apart and driving 300 miles around London that it was in my blazer pocket in the back of my mates car. D'oh!

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Phlstudent
Posted 2008-10-24 09:35:05 and read 2446 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 7):
It shouldn't have been in my car, but someone rummaged through my car a few weeks ago (I never [knowingly] leave any thing of value in there), so I just leave it unlocked to avoid window breakage.

You leave your car unlocked at all times just to avoid someone breaking your window or am I missing something.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Jpax
Posted 2008-10-24 11:57:31 and read 2407 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 10):
After 7 stressful hours, found it. [deeeeeep sigh of relief].

Where was it, in the refrigerator? I've done that before with the remote control...  banghead 

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Andaman
Posted 2008-10-24 13:44:38 and read 2375 times.

I lost my passport a couple of years back and that time it was the only official ID document I had... Well the police interviewed me, asking details of me and my parents. I was surprised how much data they had actually!

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Alias1024
Posted 2008-10-24 16:55:56 and read 2339 times.



Quoting Jpax (Reply 13):
Where was it, in the refrigerator? I've done that before with the remote control...  

I thought I was the only one that had left the remote control next to the leftovers and tasty adult beverages!

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: GOCAPS16
Posted 2008-10-24 22:19:01 and read 2302 times.



Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 11):
tearing the house apart and driving 300 miles around London that it was in my blazer pocket in the back of my mates car. D'oh!

It's funny how simple you can lose a document, keys, anything in your pocket.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: ShyFlyer
Posted 2008-10-24 22:24:30 and read 2300 times.



Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 16):
It's funny how simple you can lose a document, keys, anything in your pocket.

Or on your face. Some of these stories remind me of the time I lost my glasses. I looked everywhere for them. Beside the bed. In the bed. The kitchen table. Even the refrigerator! Then, in a flash of brilliance, it occurred to me why I couldn't find them and why I could see clearly: I was wearing them.  ashamed 

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Doug_Or
Posted 2008-10-25 06:21:26 and read 2257 times.



Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
You leave your car unlocked at all times just to avoid someone breaking your window or am I missing something.

Yeah. I don't have anything valuable in my car, so I don't usually bother locking it. The radio is pretty lousy and aside from Taco Bell receipts and catsup packets there's not much to take. If someone broke a window because they thought that pile of garbage was concealing a laptop or whatever then I'd have to buy a new window (or go driving around with plastic and duct tape).

Quoting Jpax (Reply 13):
Where was it, in the refrigerator? I've done that before with the remote control...

I've left the cereal in the fridge (milk was, unfortunately left in the pantry-ewww). Whops.

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: SkySurfer
Posted 2008-10-25 21:17:17 and read 2180 times.

Ouch i sympathize! A UK passport is valued at one of the most expensive on the black market at 1000 gbp! Hope you find it or get it replaced with no problems!

Cheers

Stu

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: Coal
Posted 2008-10-29 07:34:02 and read 2063 times.



Quoting PIA777 (Reply 2):
that is the only document which tells me that I am a citizen of
USA

...that and your naturalization certificate  Yeah sure

Cheers
Coal

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: JJJ
Posted 2008-10-29 09:02:37 and read 2033 times.



Quoting SkySurfer (Reply 19):
Ouch i sympathize! A UK passport is valued at one of the most expensive on the black market at 1000 gbp! Hope you find it or get it replaced with no problems!

How much for a Spanish one? Replacement passports cost around 30 euro and this would be a way to make some quick cash Big grin

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2008-10-29 10:59:00 and read 2012 times.



Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 10):
After 7 stressful hours, found it. [deeeeeep sigh of relief].

It only took you 7 hours to "move out" of your apartment? Damn, you're lucky  Silly

Topic: RE: Might Have Lost My (US) Passport
Username: 57AZ
Posted 2008-10-30 23:47:02 and read 1947 times.

I actually had one guy applying for a replacement passport because someone got a hold of his and tore out the page with the identification on it.

Today I had a guy who needed assistance because his passport application was in process, but he had a family emergency and needed to go to Mexico ASAP (parent passed away unexpectedly). Problem was that since his application is still in process, the Department of State has his Certified Record of Birth/Naturalization Certificate. I gave him the information he needed to get emergency assistance from the National Passport Information Center, so hopefully things worked out for him.


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