I have lost my passport, what shall I do?
You must report the loss to the Her Majesty's Passport
Office (HM Passport Office) by calling the Passport Advice line
(Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm, weekends and public holidays 9am -
5.30pm) on 0300 222 0000 as soon as possible in order to help
prevent future misuse of the document.
This can also be done by submitting a lost/stolen declaration
form (LS01) to IPS obtained from selected Post Offices.
There is no requirement for any reference numbers if the passport
has been lost. However, if the passport has been stolen and
reported to police then the crime number has to be quoted on the
Sussex Police are no longer required to issue out Lost Property
numbers or document the report of lost passports.
If a lost passport is handed in to a police station then the
corner is to be cut off and immediately returned to the Passport
Office. You will no longer be able to legally use a passport once
it has been formally reported as lost or stolen, and subsequently
cancelled. If the passport later comes into their possession, it
must be returned to the Passport Office. It cannot be used for
travel or identification purposes.