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Passport Information

How to Apply for a Passport
If you do not yet have a passport or you need to renew your passport, it is important that you apply as soon as possible. The processing time can sometimes take up to two months. Please consult the USPS Passport page for detailed application information. You should consult this Passport Fees page to determine how much you will be expected to pay for your new passport. You will also need to complete an application that can be found here and you will need to provide proof of citizenship/identification as well as a 2" by 2" color passport photo. You will then need to submit your materials at an acceptance facility or passport agency. Post Offices may have limited hours for passport services an you can use this location search to find the nearest Post Office that offers passport services.

Lost or Stolen Passport
If you loose your passport or it is stolen, please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate immediately. Before departing, make a copy of their passport and leave it with their parents and take a copy with them abroad in case a situation like this arises. When you apply for your study abroad program, we will have a copy of your passport on file as well, so you can always reach out to us for a copy if you need it. Please consult for additional information.

If your passport is lost or stolen, you should:
  • Contact the nearest embassy or consulate for assistance.
    • Ask to speak to the Consular Section to report your lost or stolen passport
    • If you have been the victim of a serious crime, report it to the consular officer
    • Provide consular staff with details of your travel 
  • Get or bring the required documents:
    • A passport photo (if possible, bring this with you when you go abroad)
    • Identification
    • Evidence of citizenship
    • DS-11 Application for Passport
    • DS-64 Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport
  • File a police report.
    • A police report is not mandatory, but it can help confirm the circumstances of loss or theft.