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Help with Passport Applications

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With so many Americans planning to travel, the United States Department of State is experiencing delays in processing passport applications, leaving thousands of people waiting anxiously for their passport to arrive.

My office can help expedite U.S. passport applications in emergency situations, and provide other assistance regarding U.S. passports. If you need help, please call us at (916) 635-0505 or visit If your issue is something we can help with, we will ask you to fill out a Privacy Act Waiver to authorize our office to contact the federal agency on your behalf.

Visit the State Department passport application website to see how you can apply for a passport. To get help with general questions, see the State Department's Frequently Asked Questions  page regarding passports.

Quick links:

  • Track the status of an open application by clicking HERE.
  • Contact U.S. Passports by clicking HERE.

Phone information for the National Passport Information Center (NPIC):

  • Representatives are available Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, or on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. They are closed on federal holidays.
  • The primary number is 1-877-487-2778.
  • Se habla español.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-888-874-7793 for TDD/TTY teletype services.
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