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Bank Passbook Missing/Lost Letter to Police Station for FIR

In case, you have lost your bank passbook by any reason either somewhere out of home or in office or while in transit / travelling to some place or you've kept at some place but forgotten for a long time or it was stolen along with other items from you - then as a precautionary measure it would be advisable for you to lodge a F.I.R. with the nearest police station, having jurisdiction for the locality where you are staying or where you might have lost the passbook.

how to write a letter to police station for lost bank passbook
The police may ask you to lodge an application in a specific format - in case they don't, you can use the following format to inform them about the matter.

The chances of finding the passbook is very minuscule, but it's always better to keep them informed in case any miscreants misuse your passbook in any wrongful way.


Date: ................

(Name of the Complainant)
(Full address)
(Mobile No.)
(Email id, if any)

The Officer In-charge
............ Police Station
(Pin code)

Sub: Loss of my ....... bank passbook

Dear Sir/ Madam,

With due respect, I would like to inform you that I have lost my bank passbook on (date) while travelling from (locality) to (locality). I believe I might have dropped it somewhere in between by mistake. Following are the details of my passbook for your kind information:

(a) Bank Name: ................
(b) Account No.: ..................
(c) Account Type: Savings/Current
(d) Passbook No.: ...................
(e) Account holder name: ...........................

I am enclosing herewith a copy of the front page of the passbook which was available with me earlier. I am also providing herewith copies of my identification and address proofs for verification purposes as may be required.

would appreciate it if an FIR is duly lodged in this regard and FIR no. is provided to me for future reference. Any efforts to recover the lost passbook from your side is highly appreciated.

Kindly do the needful.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Complainant)

(1) Copy of PAN card
(2) Copy of Aadhar card
(3) Copy of passbook front page

how do i write a letter to the police station for lost bank passbook


  1. Rajeev Motwani13 July, 2018

    It is always advisable to report the loss of bank passbook to police. Someone might misuse your information and it may bring financial and other troubles for you. Thanks for the format!

  2. Thulasi Prathap Reddy08 August, 2018

    Yes, you are right, Rajeev. That's why I reported it to Police. It's always safe to report to the Police on the lost goods and items of financial or legal importance.

  3. Pawan Jadhav18 August, 2018

    The letter format was useful for me. Thank you for that.

  4. This seems to be a fairly good format. I will use it for sure. Hope the police will accept my letter.

    1. Did police accept it#?

  5. Can we file this through online

    1. You may file online complaint to the police, only if the police station (under whose jurisdiction this complaint should be lodged) has made available through their "website" an option to file complaint. Please check at first.

      If online option is not available, go to the police station to lodge complaint and collect copy of FIR.

      If you register complaint online, please follow up and insist on a copy of the FIR (free of cost) from the concerned police station.

      The important thing is to get a copy of the FIR which may be useful in future.

  6. Anonymous15 May, 2019

    What if i dont have the front page of my lost passbook

    1. No need to worry. You can provide whatever information available with you like bank account number, etc. It's not a compulsion to submit the front page of the passbook.

  7. Instead of FIR, we need to write "missing diary", otherwise they were not accepting it.

  8. What about if I lost my documents as well

    1. if you have lost any other documents as well then mention the details of those documents in the letter.

      mention the name of the document and also if possible the the relevant number of the document viz. if you have lost driving licence, then mention driving licence number.

  9. Thank you so much it's helpful for me

  10. Anonymous21 May, 2023

    How can I submit my fir through online?

    1. Online submission of FIR is not available for most of the police stations. Please visit the nearest police station and lodge your complaint.


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