Assistance with a Federal Agency : International Travel  


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U.S Passports

Apply for a U.S. Passport

U.S. Department of State: Online Passport Application
Apply for a passport book, passport card or add visa pages to your existing passport. Learn about current fees, processing times and checking the status of your application.

Urgent Passport Requests:

If you need your passport issued or renewed immediately due to an emergency or a special circumstance, we may be able to assist. You can telephone our Oakland office at (510) 286-8537, and state that you have a passport emergency. We will then direct you to a caseworker who can assist you.

Traveling Abroad

Travel Information by Country or Region

U.S. Department of State: Consular Information Program
Find key information about thelocation of the U.S.embassy or consulate in foreigncountries. Learn aboutentry and exitregulations, customs restrictions,health conditions, currentpolitical climate,currency and security information.

Tips for Traveling Abroad

U.S. Department of State: Tips for Traveling Abroad
Find information about steps you can take to make your travel easier and safer.

U.S. Department of State: Travel Registration
Register your travel or overseas residence with the Department of State.

Health and International Travel

Department of Health and Human Services: Traveler's Health
Information about maintaining your health including vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel

Assistance With Overseas Emergencies:

U.S. Department of State: How to Contact
Learn about available consular assistance for crises abroad.

If you or a family member is in need of consular assistance while abroad, you may telephone our Oakland office at (510) 286-8537, and state that you have an overseas emergency. We will then direct you to a caseworker who can assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a U.S. passport?

The State Department website has a section devoted to passport questions. Click here to go to the State Department's Passport Information section.

If you need your passport issued or renewed immediately due to an emergency or special circumstances, we may be able to assist. You can telephone our Oakland office at (510) 286-8537, and state that you have a passport emergency. A staff assistant will then direct you to a caseworker who can assist you.

How can I get a visa to a foreign country?

The State Department's Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets webpage includes entry requirements for all the countries listed, consulate addresses, and phone numbers to call. Click here to view.

You can also find consulate numbers listed in the Yellow Pages under "Consulates" and in the Federal Government section at the front of your phone book.

Is it safe to travel overseas?

The State Department's "Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets" webpage has useful information about individual countries and hazards for travelers.