Travel & Passports
We may be able to help you expedite your passport application in an emergency, report lost passports, and monitor overseas travel restrictions. For general questions regarding the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs passport services, see the State Department's Frequently Asked Questions about Passports web page or call the Passport National hotline: 1-877-487-2778.
Further, one can pay fees to expedite the processing, which currently is taking around 12 weeks; therefore, best to allow for about 12 weeks to get the passport. We are also encouraging everyone who has filed and needs an appointment due to departure date nearing to go online and try to get the first available appointment (at any US Passport facility in the country) in the case you have not received the passport by at least the 10th week. Emergency travel must have some documentation to show reasons (family funeral; wedding; terminally ill family member, etc).
Please reach out to my office if you encounter the following when trying to obtain a passport:
- If you have emergency travel and unable to get an appointment 72 hours before departure
- Pay expedited fees for your passport and it has been 12 weeks and you have not received it yet
- If you receive a letter from the Passport Agency requesting more information
The following information is for immigrants. Please contact my office for assistance with any questions or problems you may have.