Apply for a Passport Oct. 15 at Study Abroad Fair

October 8th, 2008 by Adam

Students, staff, and faculty can apply for passports Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the PSU Study Abroad Fair.

Staff of the U.S. State Department will be here to process applications from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the HUB.

Advance registration is required.Visit the Bagley Center on Highland Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Any questions, please e-mail the Bagley Center.

Here’s the info you will need:

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET MY U.S. PASSPORT?

NEW APPLICANTS:

“Application for a U.S. Passport” (form DS-11), available online at http://travel.state.gov.

Do not sign the application until asked to do so by an acceptance agent.

Two (2) recent 2″ x 2″ color photographs with plain white background.

* Proof of U.S. Citizenship. (e.g. certified U.S. birth certificate with
seal, original Naturalization Certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, previous
U.S. passport, etc.)

Important note: birth certificates with notary seal(s) and
photocopied birth certificates will not be accepted. Seek guidance from the Passport Center staff to assist applicants.

Valid form of photo identification (driver’s license, government issued
ID, or military ID).

NOTE: You will need to appear in person if you are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time; if your expired passport is not in your possession; if your previous passport is expired and was issued more than 15
years ago; or if your previous passport was issued when you were under 16 or if your passport has been stolen.

For minors under the age of 16:

Each minor child shall appear in person.

All applications for children under 16 require both parents’ or legal guardians’ consent.
(for more information, please visit http://travel.state.gov.

For all minors ages 16 & 17:

Each minor child shall appear in person.

For security reasons, parental consent may be requested.

If your child does not have identification of his/her own,
you need to accompany your child and present identification.

RENEWAL OF A U.S. PASSPORT:

You can renew your U.S. Passport by mail if the following guidelines are all met:

Your most recent passport is available to submit and it is not damaged;

You received the passport within the past 15 years;

You were over the age of 16 when it was issued;

You still have the same name, or can legally document your name change.

Required items for renewal by mail:

Application for U.S. Passport by Mail (form DS-82)

Your most recent U.S. Passport

Two (2) recent color 2″ x 2″ photos

Marriage certificate or court order if your name has changed.

The Passport Card

Starting in June 2009, you will need a passport or passport card in your possession when you drive across our borders to the north or south or travel by ship to Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The new
Passport Card
not only costs less than a
Passport, but also makes
it a lot easier to have proof of citizenship for travel between countries on
the North American Continent by land or sea.(The passport card is
insufficient for international air travel)

Non-Refundable Fees:

Form DS-11

Application Fee

Execution Fee

Total

Passport Book (16 or older)

$75

$25

$100

Passport Book (under age 16)

$60

$25

$85

Passport Card (16 or older)

$20

$25

$45

Passport Card (under age 16)

$10

$25

$35

Form DS 82

Total Application Fee

Passport Book — $75

Passport Card — $20

All payments must be made by check or money order. No cash or credit/debitcards will be accepted.

Application fees are payable to the U.S. Department of State.

For more information, please visit the Passport Services Web page at

http://travel.state.gov.

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