Lost U.S. Passport
No matter how much we plan and how safe we are, accidents are bound to happen and emergencies always arise. While students in the past go through this passport "emergency renewal process", we encourage all students to safely guard passports at all times, especially if traveling or moving prior to program departure.
If you are in the U.S., you should contact the Chicago Passport Agency. Normally, you will not be able to schedule an appointment last minute. This is normal. On most occasions, exceptions are made for individuals in a "pinch" and appointments are then made. If an appointment cannot be made, you are usually told to arrive at the Agency in Chicago early in the morning. This will allow you time to explain your situation and complete all necessary documentation.
If you are abroad, you should contact the local authorities to file a police report. Next, you need to contact the in-country U.S. embassy to apply for a new passport. Try to gather as much paperwork and information as you can prior to arriving to the embassy (i.e. passport copy, visa copy, IDs, acceptance letter, ID photos, etc.)
Feel free to contact the Study Abroad Center staff for additional assistance in locating copies of documents (i.e. passport copy, acceptance letter)