How can I pursue my passport application?

After completing your passport application procedure and submitting all documents to the Russian Federation, The next thing to do is to verify your passport application status. It is imperative to pursue your passport application status so you know when to get your passport or where your documents are.

To check the status of your passport application, it takes 7-10 working days; then, it will be pursued online. Automatic updates can also be received in your application status by providing an e-mail address after finding your due application in the Online Passport Status System.

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How do I pursue my expedited passport application?

To pursue your passport application, you do not have to do anything. The agency will ask you at the time of application after your mobile phone number, and you will gain an automatic update on your mobile about your application status.

How do I pursue my routine passport application?

To pursue your passport application, you must visit the Department of State site. However, before that, you must have the following details:

  • Surname: Consider suffixes and hyphens as appropriate
  • Date of birth: MM-DD-YYYY format 
  • The last four numbers of the Social Security Number

The Passport application progress can be checked either online or by mobile phone.

How can you check online?

  • Click on the Application Status section of the website of the State Department.
  • Select the Online Passport Status System link to verify the application status.
  • Read the privacy, Abuse Act, and Computer Fraud Disclaimers and Notices. Check the box and click on the "Send/Submit" icon.
  • Enter your surname, date of birth, and the last four numbers of your social security number.
  • Enter the code shown in the specified area and click on "Submit/Send."

How do I check by phone?

If you want to talk over a mobile, call the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) and speak with a CSR (Customer Service Representative).

Opening hours:

Mon - Friday: 8:00 to 22:00 (Eastern Time)

Saturday: 10:00 to 15.00 (Eastern times)

The timings can vary during the holiday.

If you enter your details online or by phone, you have information on the date the Passport Office gets your application and point out which phase of the application procedure your passport is. You will also be informed when the passport will be sent to you by e-mail.

In general, it would arrive earlier; however, it is estimated that it will take up to six weeks for the passport to arrive by e-mail. It applies to the regular passport application. For standard, expedited processing, it will take up to three weeks. If you have decided to accelerate your passport in an agency like a 24-hour passport and visa, you have your passports within one day.

Did you not receive your passport?

After ten working days after changing the status and you have not received your passport, please get in touch with the National Passport Information Center. A form will be filled in. The Department of State Website also states: "If you do not report the non-receipt of your passport within 90 days from the date passport was issued, you will be required to reapply and pay all applicable fees."

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