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  • Replacing Lost or Stolen Documents

    Replacing Lost or Stolen Documents

    If your personal documents were lost or stolen, the IOCP office may be able to assist you in replacing these. If your documents were stolen we recommend that you contact the Hamline Safety and Security office and/or the local police to file a report. Please contact us if you need help with this or if you have questions or concerns. 

    Passport: Contact your home country’s consulate or embassy in the United States to apply for a replacement or renewal of your passport. See a list of foreign embassies in the US

    I-20 or DS-2019: Schedule an appointment or contact IOCP by email to request a replacement of your I-20 or DS-2019. 

    I-94 card: The I-94 arrival/departure record may be replaced through USCIS, but it may take up to 4-6 months. If you are leaving the US soon after the time that your I-94 was lost or stolen, notify IOCP so that we can advise you properly. The following documents are required to replace your I-94 card through USCIS: 

    • Form I-102 (Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document) 
    • $330 check or money order payable to “Department of Homeland Security" 
    • Copy of previous I-94 card, both sides (if available) 
    • If you would like to receive an email or text message with receipt information: Form G-1145 (optional) 

    US visa: The US visa is an entry document, and therefore cannot be replaced from within the country. The next time you leave the country you will need to make plans to apply for a new visa at a US embassy or consulate abroad

    Social Security Card: See the Social Security Administration website for more information about replacing a social security card. Please note that your social security number is an important and private number that others should not have access to, as this number is sometimes used in cases of identity theft. Your SSN card should be kept in a safe place at home – do not carry this with you in your purse or wallet.  

    Employment Authorization Document (for students on OPT, or for J-2 dependents with work authorization): If you misplace your EAD card or it is stolen, you will need to file a new application (including the application fee) through USCIS. It may take up to 3 months to replace a lost or stolen EAD card. The following documents are required:  

    • Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) 
    • $380 check or money order payable to "Department of Homeland Security" 
    • Copy of I-20 signed within the past 30 days (contact IOCP for a new signature) 
    • Copies of biographical page of passport, US visa, and I-94 card (front and back) 
    • 2 passport-size photos 
    • Copies of any previously issued EAD cards 
    • If you would like to receive an email or text message with receipt information: Form G-1145 (optional)