How to check your passport status

If you’ve applied for your passport and want to check your passport status you can use the U.S. Passport Application Status tool to lookup the status of your passport application. However, your passport status will not be available for 7-10 business days after you’ve sent in your application.

The tool isn’t for verifying the validity or existence of an existing passport; only for checking the status of a passport application. A few other caveats about the online tool:

If you haven’t applied for a passport and need one within three weeks, check out our article about how to get an expedited passport.

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