If you lose your passport, what do you do?
Report your passport as being lost or stolen immediately as this will make is useless for anyone else to use internationally.
Contact the Embassy. If you registered with the US State Department, they notified you of the nearest Embassy.
Apply for a temporary passport. Again, the Embassy will be able to help with that. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, if you have a copy of your passport, an additional passport photo, and correct identification with you when you go to the Embassy, this will speed up the process.
How do you travel with your passport? Do you keep it safe at all times? Do you keep it on you at all times, or do you leave it in the hotel safe? Be aware, the hotel room safe might not actually be safe.
If it’s with you…make sure it is protected and safely carried.