How can I check the status of my passport?

Passports are processed and issued by the U.S. Department of State. If you have already applied and would like to check the status of your application, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY at 1-888-874-7793 or visit their website.

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1. How can I check the status of my passport?
2. Do you take passport photos?
3. Do I need to bring my children with when I apply for their passports?
4. Will I need to bring my Social Security Card when I apply for a passport?
The U.S. Department of state requires applicants to provide their Social Security Number on the passport application; however, the physical Social Security Card is not required.

Please note, a Social Security Card may serve as Secondary Identification if an applicant is unable to provide Primary Identification with their application. You can read more about primary vs. secondary identification here.

5. Can I submit my passport application online?