How could I check if there are any issues with my passport form I submitted?

I have submitted my passport form to the post office about 3 weeks ago but I did not hear anything from the post office. How do I check the status of my passport form?

Melissa

Answer:

Those who have applied and want to see if there are any problems with the passport or just want to check the status to see when they can expect to receive it can go to  this url to check the status. At this web address, the status of the passport should be available 7-10 days after the application was submitted. To check the status, the applicant will need:

  • the last name, including suffixes and hyphens
  • the date of birth
  • the last four digits of the social security number

Those who prefer to check by phone, who are not seeing an updated passport status in the posted time frame, or who have a travel emergency, can also check by phone by contacting the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

When applying for a passport, there are a few reasons for the application to be denied. The most common is that the information supplied was not complete, such as photographs with a dark background or missing a birth certificate. The individual’s background will be screened during the process, however, which means that those who have these types of legal issues will have their applications denied:

  • unpaid child support
  • outstanding felony or criminal warrants (note this does not include civil infractions or parking tickets)
  • a conviction that denies the person the ability to go abroad

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