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Passport Information

PASSPORT DAY: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
The United States Post Office (USPS) in Plattsburgh is hosting a Passport Day on Friday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Angell College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh.  This opportunity to apply for a passport is open to students, faculty, and staff, along with any friends or family of the Plattsburgh community. 
 
The USPS staff has requested that anyone planning to attend please RSVP so that they may send the appropriate number of staff in order to reduce wait times.  Those that do not RSVP will be accommodated as soon as possible, but the wait time may be longer.  To RSVP please call the USPS Plattsburgh office at (518) 563-1450.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
  1. Here you will find USPS Passport Day Info.pdf on what to bring, which includes completed (but not signed) passport application DS-11, proof of citizenship (original birth certificate), photo ID (such as driver’s license), front and back photo copy of your proof of citizenship and ID, as well as checks or money orders to pay fees ($110 passport fee and $25 processing fee for passport book). The Global Education Office (Kehoe 210) has form DS-11 available at the front desk.  You can also get it online at: www.travel.state.gov.
  2. Here you will also find a Vital Records List.pdf by state for those that need to access their original birth certificate. 
  3. USPS will take passport photos during your appointment for a $15 fee.  If you bring your own photos, please be sure they meet the requirements online at www.travel.state.gov
  4. Those seeking to RENEW a passport may have their documentation reviewed and photos taken (for the $15 fee) on the 29th, but will still need to visit the local post office or shipping carrier to mail the documents.  Please note that renewals require form DS-82, which is available at www.travel.state.gov.   
  5. Questions should be directed to the USPS Plattsburgh office at (518) 563-1450.

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 travel.state.gov 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.