Track & Retrieve My Passport
Passport/Visa Collection Locations

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Overview

If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa will be available for pick up at the U.S. Embassy. At the end of your interview, you will receive a colored card with the date that you can pick up the passport and visa. It is usually 3-4 business days after your interview. You can pick up the passport and visa on or after the date on the card Monday through Friday from 3-4 pm, excluding American and Lebanese holidays.

Check the Status of Your Visa

You can check the status of your application any time at this website:
https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx. Please wait at least three business days following your visa interview to check on the status of your application. The system may not have updated the status of your application prior to that time, and thus the message you receive may not reflect the actual status of your application.

Required Documents for Passport Retrieval

If a representative is collecting your passport from the document collection office on your behalf - even in case of family members - the representative must present:

  • Their own original government-issued photo ID for identification
  • A photocopy of your government-issued photo ID
  • A letter of authority, signed by you, authorizing your representative to collect your passport. The letter of authority must contain the following information:
    • Your representative's full name as shown on their government-issued photo ID
    • Your name

Note: In case of a group/family, a single letter of authority with the required information for each of the applicants will be accepted.

If the applicant is under the age of 14, the following documents are required:

  • An original, signed letter of authority from either of the applicant's parents
  • A clear photocopy of the government-issued photo ID belonging to the parent who signed the applicant's letter of authority
  • The representative's original government-issued photo ID

Note: School groups can designate one person to collect multiple passports for students and teachers from their institution traveling together. The person picking up the passports must have a signed letter from the school that officially authorizes this person to retrieve the passports on behalf of the group and lists the names of all the group members as they appear in their passports.