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There is a question on the Russian Visa Application Form that asks:

Has your passport ever been lost or stolen?

My girlfriend submitted a lost passport report with the US government but later found the passport. Should she answer yes or no to this question?

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The answer is yes.

She lost a passport and reported it lost. At that point the government invalidated it and it can no longer be used for travel, even if she found it again.

Do not attempt to use the passport that was reported lost to apply for a visa or travel. You must replace the passport.

  • Thanks. She did replace the passport and is using that for the visa and travel. We were just wondering about the question on the form. – jonstieg Jan 22 at 18:58

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