I just discovered a method by which you can trace the location of your Google Adsense check using your check "Payment Number" instead of the "DHL tracking number". This will enable you to easily track your check once you see the "Payment issued" link on your Google Adsense Payment History Page.
If you always observe your Payment details carefully, you will agree with me that the "Payment Number" is always there once the payment has been issued, compared to the "DHL Tracking Number" which might take up to the 4th of the following month before you can notice it in your Payment details.
Henceforth, if you opt in for "Secure delivery" as your mode of payment, you no longer have to be waiting for your "DHL Tracking Number" before you can trace the current location of your check. Irrespective of which part of the world you are, in as much as DHL is the courier that handles your Adsense check, you can track your check on DHL website using your check "Payment Number".
Login to your Adsense account and click on "Payment". If you are using the "old interface", Login, click on "My Account", then "Payment History".
Then, click on the details link for the latest "payment issued". Take note of the "Payment Number" and paste it in DHL's website below:
For the shipment pickup date range, enter the payment date in your Adsense payment details for "FROM" and today's date for "TO". Leave the rest blank and click "Track".
You will see a new page with detailed information about your check.
I hope this helps....
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