Reporting a child/adult passport lost/stolen

A. Marfo made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to HM Passport Office

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Dear HM Passport Office,

Full Disclosure: Reporting a passport lost/stolen

1. Can you share the link/document/procedure to go to report a adult/child's passport stolen/lost?

2. What is the criteria to report lost/report stolen a passport:
a.Do you need their passport number (UK)?
b.Does the parent/guardian/carer/social services have to have legal parental responsibility?
c. How does the passport office prevent fraudulent activity of impersonators reporting lost/stolen passports in the UK?

3. Under the Children Act 1989 can a court declare a passport lost/stolen, if the parents still have it in their possession?

4. If the parents/guardian have the passport in the possession and the passport is lost/stolen by individuals/organisation what is the process?
a. How does the HM Passport Office prevent fraud?
b. What procedures does HM Passport put in place to prevent individuals from impersonating others?
b. Does the person have to pay for a new passport?
c. Does/How HM Passport office prevent/have the intelligence (individual by phone/IP address) to check who made the application to report a passport lost/stolen?

Yours faithfully,

A. Marfo

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FOI, HM Passport Office

Dear A. Marfo

Thank you for your email below.  Your request is being handled as a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We will aim to send you a full response by 11 March 2020, which is twenty working days from the date when we received your request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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FOI, HM Passport Office

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Dear A Marfo

Further to our email below, please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely

Her Majesty’s Passport Office

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