Are you thinking about studying abroad in spring 2022? Do you have a passport yet? If not, start your planning process by applying for a passport ASAP!
Current passport processing times are significantly delayed; routine processing can now take up to 18 weeks. Everyone applying for a study abroad program in spring 2022 is encouraged to apply for a passport immediately if you don't already have one, and to consider purchasing expedited service, which involves an additional $60 fee - but the peace of mind will be priceless. Remember, if you do not have your passport by the time of departure, you won't be able to participate in your program, and there is nothing we can do about it! Don't wait until it's too late!
For U.S. Citizens
- Review the U.S. Department of State website for application information.
- If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid for the entire length of your program abroad. Some countries require that it be valid for at least six months after your return date; if yours expires before then, you should get it renewed ASAP.
Student Union Passport Services
- Passport application and photo services are available in Union Station in the Popp Martin Student Union.
- Passport processing is best done by appointment (704-687-5893). Appointments are available 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Be sure to bring all required documents and a completed application to your appointment.
For Non-U.S. Citizens
If you are not a U.S.citizen, please consult your home country's embassy or consulate for more information.