Passport status

What Is My Passport Status?

Since the passing of the REAL ID Act (a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic flight or entering a military or federal facility), applying for a new identification card is now taking longer than ever. Once October 2020 rolls around, the REAL ID Act will be in full effect and citizens will no longer be allowed to board a domestic flight without proper identification. That being said, citizens who do not wish to update their license to be REAL ID compliant must have a valid passport.

With all the changes happening with REAL ID, passport processing is expected to have longer wait times. If you are a frequent traveler, you may want to avoid the future hassle and apply for a new passport sooner rather than later. You can find out your passport status by visiting the U.S. government’s online passport status system.

For more information on how to find out the status of your passport application, click here or visit Official Travel Documents for more updates.

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