# How many digits are in a passport number?

### Table of Contents

- How many digits are in a passport number?
- Are all passports 9 digits?
- Where is the 9 digit passport number?
- Are passport numbers sequential?
- Can I lookup a passport number?
- What is passport ID number?
- How are passport numbers generated?
- Where is the ID number on a passport card?
- Can you lookup a passport number?
- Does your passport number change if you lost it?
- How many digits does a US passport have?
- How many characters does it take to validate a passport?
- Can a country use any format for a passport number?
- What is the series number on a passport?

### How many digits are in a passport number?

The passport number in India is alphanumeric with **J and 7 digits** after that i.e. JXXXXXXX. This passport number is found on two places in the passport.

### Are all passports 9 digits?

U.S. Passport and Visa Number Entry While **most U.S. Passport numbers are nine digits** and most U.S. visa numbers are eight digits, some are not. Last year, we implemented a workaround for entering document numbers that do not fit the usual pattern.

### Where is the 9 digit passport number?

This unique, nine digit number can be found on **the top right-hand corner of page one**, where your personal details are kept. This number is repeated down at the bottom left-hand side of your photo page.

### Are passport numbers sequential?

**Passport numbers are sequential** and thus not hard to guess a legitimate one, and most companies who request proof of ID won't actually verify whether the passport number matches the passport holder.

### Can I lookup a passport number?

Concerning the passport number, it is not possible to get the number online. You need to mail a notarized request for a copy of your passport record. A **search for your passport record is free with your notarized request**.

### What is passport ID number?

Passport Reference File Number is **a number provided to an individual when they apply for** a Passport. The Passport Reference File Number helps an individual track the status of their passport application online. This is a unique number provided to every passport applicant.

### How are passport numbers generated?

On a U.S. passport, the official number is listed on the **inside information page alongside your name, birthday, photograph and the passport's expiration date**. The number changes each time you get a new passport, so it will be different approximately every 10 years (or any time you renew your passport).

### Where is the ID number on a passport card?

Find the nine numbers that comprise the passport number **on the top right-hand corner of the identification page**. Before biometric encryption microchips were embedded in passports, the passport number was important for traveler identification.

### Can you lookup a passport number?

Concerning the passport number, it is not possible to get the number online. You need to mail a notarized request for a copy of your passport record. **A search for your passport record is free with your notarized request**.

### Does your passport number change if you lost it?

If you lose your passport, **the lost passport application will ask for your old passport number**. You don't need to provide this information if you cannot find it, but it does help with the processing of your application. When you apply for a passport renewal or a replacement passport, you will get a new passport number.

### How many digits does a US passport have?

Modern, US, bio-metric passports have 9-digit (numeric) passport numbers. This is a sample I got from the web. Please refer to the top right corner. It could range from 8 to 9 digits.

### How many characters does it take to validate a passport?

It says that each country is free to use any format it likes for the actual passport number (including letters or digits). Although in the machine readable schema these seem to be limited to 9 characters (which might cause problems for countries with billions of citizens if they were to just use digits!)

### Can a country use any format for a passport number?

If you look at the specs of machine readable passports: It says that each country is free to use any format it likes for the actual passport number (including letters or digits).

### What is the series number on a passport?

Typically, most of those characters are digits and they simply grow by 1 with every passport. Some countries will use alphabetic characters for the first 1–2 positions. So that you might have a passport number like AB1234567. When this is done, those first 1–2 characters are called the series.