Once you have completed your passport application and submitted all documents to the US Department of State the next step is to check your passport application status. You should keep track of your passport application to ensure you know when your passport will be issued and where your documents are.
It will take between 7-10 business days to verify the status of your passport application. Once it is verified online, you can track it online. After locating your passport status in the Online Passport Status System, you can receive automatic updates on your application status.
How To Track Expedited Passport Application?
You don’t need to do anything to track your passport application. At the time of your application, we will ask for your cell phone number. You will receive an automatic update to your phone regarding your application status.
How can we track Routine Passport applications?
You will need to visit the Department of State website to track your passport application. However, you’ll need the following information before you can apply for your passport:
- Last name: Use suffixes and/or hyphens where appropriate
- Date Of Birth: Month-Day-Year format
- The last four digits Social Security number
You can check the status of your passport application online or over the phone.
How do you check online?
- Visit the State Department’s Application Status section.
- To check the status of your application, click on the Online Passport Status System Link.
- Please read the Privacy and Computer Fraud & Abuse Acts Notices & Disclaimers. Click the “Submit” icon and tick the box.
- Enter your name, birth date, and last four digits for your Social Security Number.
- Enter the code in the box and click on “Submit.”
How to check using a phone?
You can also call the National Passport Information Center to speak with a Customer Service Representative. Here are the contact details
Timings can vary during holidays. You will be able to see the date that the passport office received the application online. It will also indicate the stage at which your passport was issued. Once your passport has been sent to you, you will be notified.
It will arrive faster, but it can take up to six weeks to receive your passport via mail. This is for routine passport applications. Normal expedited processing can take up to 3 weeks. You can get your passport expedited through an agency such as Emergency Passport Houston. Your passports will be ready in 24 hours.
Have you not received your passport?
If you have not received your passport within 10 business days of the change in status, please contact the National Passport Information Center. You will need to fill out a form (DS86 Form). The Department of State website states that if you don’t report non-receipt of your Passport within the 90 days following the date it was issued, you will have to reapply and pay all applicable fees.
Are you a new address?
You can contact the National Passport Information Center if you have changed your postal address since the submission of your application. This applies only to those who have a different passport delivery address than the one listed on their application forms.
This step-by-step guide will help you navigate the application process. For more information, visit our site. Or contact our regional office nearest you to answer your questions.
Texas Passport Center offers all passport services and several passport processing options depending on your situation. Whether it’s your new passport, or you need to renew passport in Texas, our professionals are well versed in the details of the passport application process.