Don’t panic. Go to your nearest US Consulate. Fortunately, they are great about quickly issuing temporary passports, that are valid for even international travel.
Next note: They are particularly helpful if the passport expired only recently. Passports that expired months-ago are not as easy to deal with.
When you go to a US Consulate, generally no appt. is necessary for passport emergencies. At our local US Consulate in Merida, Mexico: As a US citizen with an emergency, you likely do not even have to wait in line. Go to the front of the line, and ask them how to handle it.
Our US Consulate in Merida contact info (Calle 60 & Calle 31 – about 2 blocks down from Av. Cupules)
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