The passport file search request is used for applicants applying for a lost passport replacement and the applicant does not have a certified copy or original birth certificate to submit as proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- To request a file search with the U.S. Passport Agency:
- Include a written request - fill out Request for a File Search and include it with the other required documents.
- Include an additional personal check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State for $150.
- Note: File search fees are in addition to the standard government processing fees. A file search may take an additional 5 days to process.