23. Losing the Wallet and Passport

A: Officer, my wallet and passport are gone.

B: We'll file a report so that no one else tries to use your passport.

A: What about my credit cards?

B: You'll have to call the credit card companies and have them cancel the cards.

A: How will I get home without a passport?

B: You can't get home without a passport.

A: So what should I do?

B: Call the nearest U.S. Embassy and tell them what happened.

A: Will I need to apply for a new passport?

B: Most likely you will.

A: Is that going to take a long time?

B: Just take a copy of this police report and see if that will make the process faster.