How and where can I check my passport status?

You can check the status of your application at any time online on this page. In order to track the status of your passport’s courier delivery please go to this page or send an email with your passport number in the Subject line to or contact the Visa Information Service. If you chose to retrieve your passport from a pick-up location, you will receive an auto-notification by email to inform you that your passport is ready for pick-up. Please ensure that the email address indicated in your online profile is accurate.

When will I receive my passport after visa is processed?

Although visa processing time is typically three working days, processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements. You may pick up the passport from the location you chose at the time of appointment scheduling.

How will I get my passport back after the interview?

An email or SMS notification will be sent to the email address or mobile phone you provided in your contact record when your passport is ready for pick up or delivery.

You must pick up your passport at the courier location you selected at the time you scheduled your interview. If you want to change this location you may do so until midnight of the day before your appointment. If you are planning urgent travel, the courier location closest to the location of your interview may result in a faster pick-up time. The cost of the courier service is included in the visa application fee.

If your passport is not collected from the pick-up location for 15 days, it will be returned as undeliverable to the Embassy/Consulate General which adjudicated your application.

How long can I stay in the U.S. on a tourist or business visa?

A U.S. nonimmigrant visa grants you permission to travel to a Port of Entry (airport/seaport) in the United States. When you arrive at your destination Port of Entry, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who processes your entry will determine the length of time that you may remain in the country. You may travel to the Port of Entry during the validity of your nonimmigrant visa up to and including the last day the visa is valid. The visa duration does not determine the length of time that you may legally remain in the United States; only the Customs and Border Protection officer can decide this upon your arrival in the United States.