Due to the current surge in passport applications, my staff and I can assist 3rd District constituents with tracking the status of a passport you have already submitted, or assist with attaining passports.

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I Need Emergency Assistance

Please fill out the Passport Intake form with your signature and either 1) email it to SamJohnsonCasework@mail.house.gov, OR 2) fax it to our Plano office at 469-304-0392. On the fax cover sheet please write “Passport – Urgent.”

Help with a Passport
Please contact my District Office in Plano for assistance at 469-304-0382. 

Be prepared to provide the following information to our passport caseworker:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Departure
  • Passport locator number

Current Passport Waiting Time

  • Standard application/renewal : 4-6 weeks
  • Expedited service: 2-3 weeks
  • Expedited at agency: 8 business days

Important Passport Information

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires all travelers – U.S. citizens and foreign nationals alike to present a passport or other document (or a combination of documents) that denotes their identity and citizenship when entering the United States.

Congress amended portions of the Act in 2006. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) is the Administration’s proposed plan to implement this mandate.

Accordingly, WHTI requires all people traveling to and from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to present a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States. The goal is to strengthen border security and facilitate entry into the United States for U.S. citizens and legitimate international travelers.

Helpful Websites
Are you applying for the first time for a passport? Please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State.  

For more information about passport requirements when traveling, traveling alerts, and tips, please visit:

*You can also refer to the Passports section on my Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Links page.