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US Passports

June 19: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect employees, the State Department significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. Expedited processing was no longer offered and only applications involving life-or-death emergencies were being processed. As global conditions evolve, the State Department has resumed operations in phases. 

As of Friday, June 19, a total of 15 passport agencies and centers are in phase one of the State Department's three-phase reopening plan. During phase one, the State Department is limiting appointments to customers who must travel internationally in the next 72 hours due to a life-or-death emergency. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information.

You can apply at an acceptance facility or renew by mail now, but unless you have a life-or-death emergency, you will experience delays before receiving your passport and the return of your citizenship documents such as previous passports, and birth and naturalization certificates.


If you are travelling outside of the United States, a US Passport is required. 

To apply for a US Passport book or card, please visit

If you need assistance with your US Passport application, either checking the status or help expediting the application, please complete my Passport Inquiry and Privacy Release Form and contact my Brookfield Office at 262-784-1111 or 800 242-1119.

International Travel

Before traveling outside of the United States, please refer to the U.S. Department of State’s website at  Here, you will find country specific information, travel alerts and warnings to help determine if it safe for you to travel, and the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) which will assist Americans in case of an emergency while traveling. 

Additionally, the “Traveler’s Checklist” contains important information as you prepare to travel internationally.