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What should I do if I lose my passport? Practical tips

Unfortunately, many people, discovering that they have stolen the main document, or losing it for other reasons, are lost: what to do if you lose your passport? Where to run and whom to contact? First, you need to stop panicking, and secondly, immediately go to the police.

How to apply?

In principle, the application can be submitted to any police station, and it must be accepted. Then you will be given a coupon, which indicates the fact of your treatment. What should I do if I lose my passport? It all depends on the circumstances under which the document was lost.

If the passport is stolen, then police officers must initiate a criminal case and conduct an investigation. If the document is simply lost, an appropriate decision will be made to refuse to establish a criminal case, but the police will be obliged to fix the fact of the loss. If the passport was lost due to negligence, you will have to pay a small fine in the amount of 100 to 300 rubles.

Scammers do not slumber

Submit an application if you lose your passport in order to protect yourself from intruders. After all, they can register a one-day business for your personal document, take a loan for your name or commit other unlawful actions. Your application to the police will serve as a confirmation of how long you have been without a passport, and for all the further actions that can be carried out with the help of this document, you will not bear any responsibility. If you are called from a financial institution or collectors, then explain to them that the passport was lost, therefore, you did not take any credit obligations.

Contacting the Federal Migration Service

What should I do if I lose my passport after paying the fine? You should contact the territorial department of the FMS to get a new document. You will be given it within two months. At your request for this period you can get a temporary identity card. The period of validity of such paper is 2 months, if during this time you do not have time to issue a new passport, the validity of the certificate will be prolonged.

It is worth noting that if a passport is lost, the above-mentioned document can almost completely replace it. Based on the identity card, you have the right to buy rail and air tickets for travel around Russia, settle in a hotel, etc.

Loss of the passport

In case you, due to certain circumstances, were left without a passport on the territory of Russia, then the procedure for its restoration, in principle, will not be particularly difficult. But what if I lose my passport abroad?

The first thing to do in this situation is to ask the local law enforcement agency to state that your passport was lost or stolen. After applying, you will be issued a certificate. With such a document, you should apply to the embassy or consulate of the Russian Federation, where you must prove your identity (you can show a Russian passport, a copy of it, a copy of the passport or bring 2 witnesses) and submit your photos.

The loss of the passport gives grounds for issuing to you in the consulate a document that will confirm your identity. With such a certificate, you can return to your homeland. For issuing a temporary document, a consular fee is paid.

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