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Securing a U.S. Passport, especially on short notice, can be a confusing process.  Often times, figuring out where to submit your application, determining what application to use, and deciding when you need to submit your application to ensure that you receive your Passport prior to your travel date can be difficult.  Additionally, changes in the law (see link to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Information below) now require those traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a valid U.S. Passport (or Passport Card) to travel.  If you require assistance with your efforts to secure your U.S. Passport, my office is happy to be of assistance to you.

If you need immediate assistance, please visit my emergency passport assistance web page for additional information or call my office toll-free at 1-888-909-RYAN (7926) for immediate help.

If you are unable to secure the assistance you need from the following resources, I am happy to try to help you. However, I will need your written permission to help with passport issues. A Privacy Act Release form will need to be completed and sent with a detailed explanation of your request for assistance to:

  Office Location:  20 South Main Street, Suite 10 
 Janesville, WI 53545

  Mailing Address:  Congressman Paul Ryan
 1233-B Longworth HOB
 Washington, DC 20515 
  Fax:   (608) 752-4711


Bureau of Consular Affairs

Passport Services Directorate

Tips for Traveling Abroad

State Department Travel Warnings

Country Information Sheets

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the new U.S. Passport Requirements under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)?

How can I obtain a U.S. Passport?

Where do I go to file my application for a U.S. Passport?

How do I renew my expired U.S. Passport?

Where can I obtain proof of my passport application?