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Passport Assistance

If you are experiencing a passport issue and would like to request assistance, my office is here to help residents of the Fourth District get answers although we cannot guarantee the outcome of an inquiry.

In order to help with passport issues, federal law requires my office to have a privacy release from you. Once we receive your completed release form, we will inquire to the passport agency on your behalf. If you are a resident of the Fourth District and need assistance, we encourage you to complete a privacy release form and return a signed-in-ink copy to my office. 

To download and fill out the privacy release, please CLICK HERE.

Read on for additional passport information, resources and advisories. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of my staff, please contact my Norman office at 405-329-6500.

First-Time Passport Requests

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, please CLICK HERE.

Expect Passport Processing Delays

The ongoing pandemic has complicated many things, including foreign travel and passport applications and renewals. If you are hoping to travel abroad anytime soon and need to either renew your passport or apply for one, be advised that you will likely experience much longer than usual processing times due to application backlogs. In fact, routine passport applications could take up to 12 weeks or longer to process and expedited passport processing could take between 4-6 weeks.

To ensure you have your passport in time for any scheduled vacations or trips, the U.S. Department of State recommends that you apply very early in case of delays.

Learn more about the process and begin your own application here.  

Travel Alerts & Preparation

If you are traveling abroad soon and want to receive safety and security updates and allow someone from the State Department to reach you in case of an emergency, it is highly recommended that you enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) here

For the latest travel alerts and warnings associated with your upcoming destination, click here

For more information about passport requirements when traveling in the western hemisphere, visit the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative page hosted by the Department of Homeland Security. 

Some countries around the world require at least six months of passport validity before entering their country. This means that travelers leaving the United States may be required to be in possession of passports that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay. For a listing of the countries with this requirement, click here.

Finally, for a comprehensive checklist to complete before you travel, click here.