Declare a passport lost or stolen
Your passport needs to be cancelled if it’s lost or stolen. If you don’t replace it, you need to complete a stand-alone declaration so it can be cancelled.
Cancelling a lost or stolen passport stops others using it illegally and protects your identity.
You only need to complete a declaration if you are not applying for a new passport because you will be asked this as part of your application.
To make a declaration, download and complete the form below. You will need:
your passport number - call us to get this if you don’t have it. Phone 0800 22 50 50 or 00 64 (4) 463 9360 if overseas
tell us briefly what happened, where and when
if your passport was stolen you also need to get a police report.
Once your passport is cancelled it can’t be used for travel again.