Education Abroad

Get a Passport

"Opportunities for service trips and sessions abroad can come quickly. Having a passport in hand will empower students by giving them access to those life-changing experiences." - President E. Gordon Gee

Having a passport already in hand will facilitate studies abroad, broaden your worldview and open doors to countless international opportunities.

Quick Facts

How to Apply

You must apply for a passport in person if:

You can apply for a passport in person at the main post office located at 850 Twin Rivers Dr. Passport processing hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 - 11 a.m. Other nearby post offices that are passport acceptance agencies can be found at iafdb.travel.state.gov. Note: There is currently no passport agent at the university post office.

Application Checklist

There are several components to your application that you will need to bring with you to the post office:

  1. A completed DS-11 form. Go online to the U.S. Department of State website to fill out the form. Print it out, but do not sign it until you arrive at the acceptance facility.
  2. Two passport photos. You will need to provide two identical color photographs to be used in your passport. These photos must be two inches square and taken within the past six months (reflecting your current appearance, with your full face front) in normal street attire in front of a plain white or off-white background.
  3. Proof that you are a U.S. citizen. Acceptable forms of citizenship include:
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Certified birth certificate (if you do not have a copy of your birth certificate, you can go online to obtain one)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Certificate of citizenship
  4. Proof of your identity. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Valid driver's license
    • Current government ID (city, state or federal)
    • Current military ID (military or dependent)
  5. Fee payment. The standard fee for applicants over the age of 16 is $110. There may be an additional $25 charge from the passport acceptance facility. Additionally, there is a $60 expedition fee for passport processing taking less than four to six weeks.

Passport Renewal

If you currently have a passport, check the expiration date. Most countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the end date of your study abroad program. To renew a previously issued passport, visit the U.S. Department of State website.