Please read the section about General Information About Passport Applications in addition to this section.
Replace Lost, Stolen, Damaged or Mutilated U.S. Passport
All persons, including children, applying to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated passport must submit proof of their identity and U.S. citizenship. Frequently, sufficient proof of citizenship is provided by a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, the original of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen, or a U.S. Naturalization Certificate. All original documents will be returned.
Persons applying to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated passport will also be required to explain the circumstances of the loss, theft, damage or mutilation in writing on Form DS-64 and to sign the statement under oath or affirmation. Additionally, persons applying to replace a stolen passport must provide a copy of the Salvadoran police report that documents the report of the theft to local authorities.
Passport application form DS-11 is used to process these applications. The form can be downloaded from http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds11/ds11_842.html.
Applicants, or the parents of children under 16 years of age, will sign the form under oath or affirmation. All applicants also must provide one recent color photograph that provide a full front view of the applicant’s face against a plain light background. (See Photo Requirements.)
Additional procedures required for children less than 16 years of age are described in a separate Section.
The fee to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated passport for a child less than 16 years old is USD 105. Full validity passports will be valid for five years.
The fee to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated passport for a person 16 years old or older is USD 135. Full validity passports will be valid for ten years.