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The CIEE Passport Caravan
By Appointment
Perry World House | Global Policy Lab

The first step to globalizing your Penn experience is getting a passport!  

In partnership with CIEE, Penn Abroad is excited to bring you one step closer to going abroad with the opportunity to receive a FREE U.S. passport (a $145 value).  Eligible Penn students will also receive free passport photos from the Penn Card Center, in addition to a fully-funded passport!  The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be present on January 31, 2020, to accept passport applications. Take the first step now by signing up. Once you sign up, you will receive more information about the pre-check process and registering for a time slot during the event.   

The deadline to sign up is Friday, January 17. 

Step 1: Make sure you’re eligible: 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen; 

  • Must be 18 years or older; 

  • Must be a current, degree-seeking, first-, second-, or third-year undergraduate student at Penn (eg. no seniors or graduate students); 

  • Must be a first-time passport applicant; 

  • Must be financial aid eligible. 

Step 2: Signup by January 17th 

  • You must sign up in order to secure your space, however, your appointment is not confirmed until you have attended and completed a document pre-check in the month of January. 

Step 3: Prepare and attend a pre-check day: 

  • Details on pre-check days will be sent to all eligible students who sign up. 

  • Please come to a pre-check prepared with the required documents detailed here

  • You will make you official passport application appointment to submit your application to USPS at this pre-check 

Step 4: Attend the Passport Caravan on January 31st 

  • Arrive on time for your appointment to submit to a USPS agent during the event, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about global opportunities for Penn students. 

  •  Late arrivals may lose their space and opportunity to submit a passport application.  

Sign Up

Questions? Contact Penn Abroad at