Follow these steps at home and abroad for finding and replacing a lost or stolen passport.
Though your first instinct may be to call the authorities, have someone else sift through your belongings with fresh eyes, advises Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant secretary for passport services for the U.S. Department of State. “Once it’s been reported lost, too bad,” she says. The document is canceled, and details go into Interpol’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database.
(From Travel and Leisure Magazine)