Indian Passport Tracking with VFS

Indian Passport Tracking with VFS

Follow the below steps to track the status of your passport applied for in the USA with VFS.

  • Tracking ID is same as your Government Reference Number or Application Reference Number (ARN).
  • If you do not remember the ARN, within your registered email search for VFS and find the email that contains guidelines for shipping service where the reference number would be mentioned.
  • Reference number should be in the following format: two numbers followed with hyphen, then followed with 10 numbers XX-XXXXXXXXXX.
  • Visit the VFS passport tracking page and click on the Track your application button which will open up a new page.
  • In which enter the Tracking ID i.e., ARN as it is and enter your date of birth in the Indian format i.e., DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Finally, enter the captcha characters and click submit.
  • If all the information is correct, you will see the status below in blue characters.

“Your application has reached the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process.”

  • Look for any missing document information and act accordingly.
  • You will not get a timeline, but just a message stating where your application is currently.


July 22 – Sent through FedEx (pre-printed label)
July 25 – Received an email to send an incomplete document.
July 27 – Sent them the requested document. (Via FedEx this time I paid for overnight delivery)
July 28 – Confirmed the document was delivered in VFS
July 29 – Received notification that “We have received your application and your application is now under process at Houston and will be submitted to the Mission for decision making.”
July 30-Aug17 – “Your application has reached at the Embassy/Consulate and is currently under review process”
Aug 18: Got an update from VFS
“Your Application has been reviewed by the Embassy of India/ Consulate General of India & will be dispatched using the courier service you had opted.”
Aug 19: Received an email from FedEx with Tracking number.
Aug 22: Expected Delivery
I have not made any changes to my address. It is the same address that I had in my previous passport (India address).

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Note: This information was verified on 08/09/2022. If you find it different, please let us know we will help the community by updating it.

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