- Contact your local embassy or consulate to obtain a replacement passport.
- Report your lost / stolen passport to your local police or to the Tufts University Police Department. Obtain a receipt that confirms you made a report.
- While you are not required to leave the US if your passport is lost or stolen, you will likely need to apply for a new entry visa before you can return from your next international trip. Please talk to an International Center advisor about your specific travel plans.
- Produce a new Form I-94, which reflects your legal status in the US, by going to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov.
Note: the International Center may have a copy of your passport ID page and visa on file. We recommend having a copy of your lost documents if you do not have your own. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a copy.
Replacement Visa: As indicated above, you are not required to have a valid visa while physically present in the US. A visa is required, however, to re-enter the US following a trip abroad (exception: Canadian citizens are not required to have entry visas). If your passport is lost or stolen, and your entry visa is no longer available, you will need to get a new visa at your next trip outside of the US. We strongly recommend including extra time in your next travel plans to allow for a new visa to be issued.