After we went to the US Consulate to get my brother’s temporary passport, we spent the day taking it easy in Vienna: eating, shopping, catching up on lost sleep and visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
- File a police report
- Make an appointment with the local US Consulate Office (for US Citizen Services)
- Cancel credit cards
- Collect items needed for an emergency (or replacement) passport
- Forms DS11 & DS64
- Passport photos
- Printouts (copies) of existing passport and driver’s license. A picture on your phone won’t cut it
- Money (credit card, local currency or USD will work)
- Anything else the local US Embassy/Consulate may require* The local police pointed us to the US Embassy, which was out of the way. We were redirected to the US Consulate (near the tourist areas), which was already closed by that time. Save some time and figure out the correct location and their hours (the Consultate was only open from 8 AM – 11:30 AM for Citizen Services).
- Current passport photos (Saves money and time looking for a passport photo place. You can get them for < $10 a stack at Costco. That said, there’s usually a photo place near the US Consulate.)
- An extra $135 (+ local currency) or credit card for emergency use. This process is much more difficult if you don’t have money to pay for the passport or for printouts, passport photos, etc.
- 1-2 copies of the passport’s picture page (as well as a snapshot on the phone/ in email inboxes)
After an action packed day, we took an easy day. We shopped, ate and visited St. Stephen’s Basilica.
We woke up early and headed to the Central Market. We spent the next couple of hours eating buying souvenirs. The strawberries from the market were the best we ever had, and we went through 6.5 lbs of strawberries in 2 days.
After taking an midday siesta, we dragged ourselves out to see the Parliament Building, City Park, Heroes Square and the Jewish Quarter.