Apply for a Passport
*Passport processing times are EXTREMELY delayed. Right now, normal processing is 18 weeks, and expedited is 12 weeks. This is more than 3x the normal wait. If you do not have a passport or need to renew your passport, you would need to do so ASAP*
Students must have a passport in order to study, intern, or conduct research abroad. If you do not already have a passport, apply now. If your passport will expire during or within six months from the end of your study abroad program, renew now. During the application process, we will ask you for your passport information, including your passport number and a copy of the photo page of your passport. If you do not have a valid passport at the time of application, please tell the Manager of Education Abroad and International Fellowships immediately and apply for a new or renewed passport as quickly as possible, and submit the required information to your application as soon as you receive your new passport.
Spring 2022: Are you thinking about doing a study abroad program in Spring 2022? Let's get you ready for travel! Current passport processing times are significantly delayed and we don't want you to miss out on a semester abroad because you don't have a valid passport. Apply by the 4th of July for the least stress in processing times! You will need to apply using expedited processing, don't let anyone talk you out of that expedited processing. We want you to be successful in your application and for many study abroad programs you need your passport months ahead of your actual departure date. If you aren't sure if you need to renew your passport, check the expiration date and make sure it is valid for 6 months after the end date of your Spring 2022 study abroad program and contact your study abroad advisor on campus or your program provider.
Students must have a passport in order to study, intern, or conduct research abroad. If you do not already have a passport, apply now. If your passport will expire during or within six months from the end of your study abroad, renew now.
U.S. Citizens: Passport application forms can be found online at www.travel.state.gov or at your local post office, though one particular post office in your area may be designated for processing. It is recommended that you apply at least three months in advance of your departure. If you will travel within 14 days and have not yet renewed or applied for your passport, you must make an appointment to do so in person at a regional passport agency. If you wait to renew your passport or get a new passport you may have to pay an additional fee to get it in time.
Non-U.S. Citizens: Any non-U.S. citizen leaving the United States needs to be in possession of a valid passport from his/her home country. Non-U.S. citizens must also check in with the ISSS office at Gallaudet prior to leaving for an abroad program outside the U.S. The ISSS staff will advise international students on how to remain in legal visa status during their semester abroad and how to re-enter the United States legally to complete their studies at Gallaudet. Please be sure to tell the Manager of Education Abroad and International Fellowships your country of origin to assure you will be given appropriate visa advice for your program.