Check Your US Passport Application Status OnlineYou can gauge your app's progress by looking online at the Department of State's website:
Be prepared to enter this information:
- Your last name, including suffixes without punctuation except the hyphen (for example: Smith III, Crislip Jr, Jones-Smith)
- Your date of birth in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number
The guv says you should know that it is currently (winter 2011) taking 7-10 days to see what's going on with your app online (in other words, wait that long after submitting and before looking).
Check Your US Passport Application Status by PhoneYou can also check your US passport application status by phone between 6 a.m. - 12:00 midnight Monday-Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (excluding federal holidays). The Department of State says the best time to call is between 8:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. EST.
- 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
- TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793
Leaving soon?If you're leaving the country within 14 days and urgently need to submit an app, the government actually makes that really easy to do -- you do not need to pay an expediting service. Learn more: