State Department

To be directed to the Department of State’s website, click here. Before visiting a foreign country, you should ensure that all your travel concerns are addressed. The State Department can help answer questions about traveling abroad.

If you would like my help with a State Department issue, please print and complete the Congressional Inquiry Form for Review and then fax or mail it to my district office. Please note: If the difficulty you are facing with a federal agency is time sensitive, please call my district office.

As with any other issue of concern to you, I hope you'll take the time to let me know how you feel about this issue. To find the best means to contact me, click here.

Common questions related to the State Department:

I will be traveling to the Middle East next month. How can I find out if it is safe for me to go?
With the situation in the Middle East changing on a daily basis, you should check with the State Department to find out the most current public information available before traveling to the region. Click here to be directed to the current traveling warnings.

I will be traveling abroad this summer with my family. Will we need certain vaccinations?
Many countries require travelers to get vaccines against certain diseases. To find out if your travel plans require a vaccination click here.

I will be traveling to several countries this summer. I've got a passport, but are there any other entry requirements?

Every country's entry requirements can be different. You should inquire about entry visas for each country you will be visiting. The Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs has information on entry requirements. Click here to be directed to their website.