Before visiting a foreign country, you should make sure all your travel documents are in order, including your U.S. passport. The U.S. Passport Agency encourages applicants to apply at least 6 months in advance. Please note, passports are valid for 10 years for those age 16 and over, and only 5 years for children under age 16.
To apply for a U.S. passport for the first time or a renewal, to obtain the latest processing times, to check the status of your passport, or obtain guidance on expedited processing, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html
If you need assistance with your U.S. passport application, please download my privacy authorization form so that I may contact the U.S. Passport Agency on your behalf. If you have any questions, please contact my district office at 920-907-0624.