1. Is there an overseas emergency involving a friend or family member?
  2. Has a friend or family member been denied a travel visa to the United States?
  3. Have you had problems receiving your passport?
  4. Are you in need of a passport application?
  5. Do you need a passport immediately for an overseas emergency?
1. Is there an overseas emergency involving a friend or family member?
If you, your friends or your family should need help while traveling abroad, call Emergency Consular Services at (202) 647-5225 or (202) 647-0900. return to top
2. Has a friend or family member been denied a travel visa to the United States?
In accordance with Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), to get a visa, applicants are required to show their intent to return home once their visa is expired. This process includes proving ownership of property in their native home as well as financial and family ties. Applicants failing to show this intent may be denied. This denial cannot be overturned by a member of Congress, but my office would be happy to make inquiries to the Department of State as to why the application was rejected. return to top
3. Have you had problems receiving your passport?
If you are checking the status of your application, you may contact the State Department on its toll-free number 1-877-487-2778. If you are not able to find the information you need, feel free to contact my office for further assistance. return to top
4. Are you in need of a passport application?
You can find passport applications at most local post offices or via the State Department website. return to top
5. Do you need a passport immediately for an overseas emergency?
The National Passport Center charges an additional $60 per application to expedite your request. In an emergency, our office would be glad to assist with this process. return to top