How to Check the Status of Your Passport Application

The process for obtaining a passport can be both exciting and nerve-racking. While you are anticipating the moment for your passport to arrive at your doorstep, you also fear that there might be mishaps in the delivery or your application was denied. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to check the status of your passport application whether it’s through a phone call, an email, or online.

How to Check the Status of a Passport Application

Check by Phone Call

If you want to find out the status of your application by calling, you will need to call the Passport Information Call Center. Like most government call lines, this option is not possible on Sunday since the call center is not open.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8 am- 10 pm EST

Sat: 10 am- 3 pm EST

Numbers

1-877-487-2778

For hearing impaired: 1-888-874-7793

Check by Email

Check by email is most likely the easiest way of checking the status of your passport application. In order to do this, you will need to send an email to the following email with the following information:

  • Email: NPIC@state.gov
  • Last name (with suffixes)
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security Number
  • Birthdate
  • Application number

Check Online

If you are in a rush and need to know the status of your passport for any reason, doing so online is the way to go. In a matter of minutes, the status of your application will be given to after you follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Department of State official website
  2. Scroll down and click on ‘Contact Us’
  3. Fill out the application. The application must include
    1. Last name
    2. Date of birth
    3. Social Security Number
    4. Application Number

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