Track U.S. Passport Application Status Online
Applying for a passport can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process, but once you've submitted your application, you might be eager to find out when it will be ready for collection. Fortunately, many passport offices now offer online tools to help you track the status of your passport application.
In this article, we'll guide you through the steps you can take to track your passport application status online.
Step 1: Wait for Processing Time
Before you can start tracking your passport application status online, you'll need to give the passport office enough time to process your application. The processing time varies depending on the type of passport you're applying for and the country you're applying from. You can check the average processing time on the passport office's website.
Step 2: Locate your Passport Application Number
Once you've given the passport office enough time to process your application, you'll need to locate your passport application number. This number is usually located on the top right-hand corner of the receipt you received when you submitted your application. The passport application number is unique to your application and is essential for tracking your application status online.
Step 3: Visit the Passport Office Website
The next step is to visit the passport office website https://passportstatus.state.gov to track your application status. Once you've go to the website, look for the "Passport Application Status" or "Track Application" section.
Step 4: Enter Your Passport Application Number
In the "Passport Application Status" or "Track Application" section, you'll be prompted to enter your passport application number. Make sure you enter the correct number and click "Submit" or "Track" to view your application status.
Step 5: View Your Application Status
Once you've entered your passport application number, you'll be able to view your application status. The status might be one of the following:
- Application received: Your application has been received, and processing has started.
- Under review: Your application is being reviewed by the passport office.
- Approved: Your application has been approved, and your passport is being printed.
- Dispatched: Your passport has been printed and is being dispatched for delivery.
- Delivered: Your passport has been delivered to the address you provided.
Step 6: Contact the Passport Office
If you're unable to track your passport application status online or if you have any concerns about your application, you can contact the passport office customer service number 1-877-487-2778 directly. Look for the contact details on the passport office website, and provide your passport application number when you make your inquiry.