Passports for U.S. Citizens

If You Already Have a Passport

Ensure your passport will be valid for at least six months beyond the end date of your program. If your passport has already expired or will expire before then, you should apply for a new passport immediately.


If You Need A New Passport or Do Not Have One Already

For instructions on how to apply for or renew a passport and for the most up-to-date information, visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel  page of the U.S. Department of State website.

Make sure to leave sufficient processing time, especially if you are participating in a program that also requires a visa. A student cannot apply for a visa without a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program. Routine processing to apply for or renew a passport is 4 – 6 weeks. You can also choose to expedite your passport (2 – 3 weeks) for an additional fee.

SU students can submit their completed application materials at the Post Office in Marshall Square Mall.


If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen

If your passport has been lost or stolen, you should report it immediately. If you are in the U.S. and traveling within two weeks, apply in person at a Passport Agency or Center  to replace your passport in eight business days or less. Read more about what to do if your passport is lost or stolen while still in the U.S .

If your passport is lost or stolen while you are abroad, notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance. Read more about what to do if your passport is lost or stolen abroad .