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US Passports

September 28th: Following the suspension of expedited processing for non-emergency passport applications in March 2020, the State Department has announced that this service is again being offered.

While all passport processing facilities have returnned to service, applicants are advised that processing times are elevated from what could be expected prior to COVID. Currently, the State Department estimates processing times of:

  • 10-12 weeks for Routine Service 
  • 4-6 weeks for Expedited Service (the $60 fee is still being charged)

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.

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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 www.travel.state.gov.

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 www.travel.state.gov.  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.