Lost or Stolen Passports
You must appear in person to report a lost or stolen passport and apply for a replacement.
- To make an appointment in Taipei.
If you would prefer to come to our Kaohsiung Branch Office, use the link below.
- To make an appointment in Kaohsiung.
If you have an emergency travel need and can provide proof of a paid itinerary for travel in less than one week, you may apply for a limited validity emergency passport which will be issued while you wait. Emergency passports are usually valid for three months (but could be valid for up to one year, depending on the individual circumstances) and cannot be extended. They should be replaced with regular validity passports as soon as possible. Pages cannot be added to emergency passports.
In the case of an emergency, if there are no appointments available in Taipei before your scheduled departure, please contact our offices to request an emergency service at (02) 2162-2306 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following items are required:
- written report of lost or stolen passport from the nearest National Immigration Agency. (Required to depart Taiwan.)
- one 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) color passport photos (head size 1” to 1 3/8” or 2.5 - 3.5cm) with a white background, taken within the past 6 months.
- valid photo identification (in English) as proof of identity.
- birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport as proof of U.S. citizenship, or certified copies of these items. (A regular photocopy of the missing passport is not proof of citizenship, but may be useful to research your citizenship).
- completed application form (DS-11) and lost or stolen form (DS-64)
Please note—for applicants with no social security number or an unknown social security number, make sure to enter all zeros in the appropriate field when filling out the application online.
- US$135 fee for adults and US$105 for minors.
After you have received a replacement passport from AIT, you must return to the nearest National Immigration Agency office where you filed the initial lost/stolen passport report. There, you must apply for an Exit Permit. An Exit Permit is required in order to leave Taiwan using this new passport.
A Consular Officer will determine whether you qualify for an emergency passport on a case by case basis. Parents of children under sixteen will need to provide additional documents, and should review instructions on the Requirements For Children Under Sixteen page. Your passport will be ready in approximately three to four weeks and will be sent to you by courier.