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Locator Numbers

July 2, 2023

Which passport agency is processing my application?

How do I know which agency is processing my passport application?

We are finding that different passport agencies are processing passports quicker than others. Therefore it is useful to know which agency is processing your passport. Your locator number relates to the agency that is dealing with your application.

Your locator number is the first 2 digits of your nine-digit passport application locator number.

What are the locator numbers for each US passport agency?

Arkansas Passport Center 65
Atlanta Passport Agency 74
Boston Passport Agency 10
Buffalo Passport Agency 77
Charleston Passport Center 34-39  (This center is not open to the public. You can contact this center by mail at: 44132 Mercure Circle, PO Box 1031, Sterling, VA, 20166-1031)
Chicago Passport Agency 18
Colorado Passport Agency 17
Connecticut Passport Agency 14
Dallas Passport Agency 55
Detroit Passport Agency 56
El Paso Passport Agency 78
Honolulu Passport Agency 12
Houston Passport Agency 79
Los Angeles Passport Agency 50
Miami Passport Agency 51
Minneapolis Passport Agency 54
National Passport Center 15, 20-29, 68, 69
New Orleans Passport Center 40-42
New York Passport Agency 11
Philadelphia Passport Agency 58
San Diego Passport Agency 76
San Francisco Passport Agency 05, 57
San Juan Passport Agency 67
Seattle Passport Agency 53
Vermont Passport Agency 75
Washington Passport Agency 19
Western Passport Center 61

Special Issuance Agency 16, 59, 60, 80, 90 Issues diplomatic, official, service, and no-fee regular passports, and facilitates visa processing for those traveling on behalf of the U.S. government. You will not be able to access this webpage if you’re not browsing the web on a U.S. government-issued computer or mobile device.

What are the average wait times for each US passport agency?

We are currently collecting data for each agency to then calculate an accurate average for each one. Please check back on our website where we will be soon displaying these averages. Once you have received your passport it would be really appreciated if you could submit how many days it took and which agency processed it here

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