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Spring 2024 Passport Drive
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Penn Abroad | 3539 Locust Walk

Penn Abroad is excited to announce the Spring 2024 Passport Drive, which will be held on February 29th in the Penn Abroad Office (3539 Locust Walk).

U.S. Passport Agents will be available to aid students in applying for new (first-time) U.S. passports. Pre-registration for this event is required and will close on January 23rd, or until spots are full.


Please note that passport processing time will take several weeks and should not be relied upon for spring or summer 2024 international travel.

Eligibility Requirements

Qualified students who have never held a US passport are eligible to apply for a fully funded passport. Funded passports are limited, and applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received. Those not selected for a funded passport will be placed on a waitlist and may be funded as spots become available. 

Qualifications to be eligible for a fully funded passport:

  • Must be an undergraduate student.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be applying for a new (first-time) passport.
  • Must be available for an in-person appointment on February 29th, 2024.
  • Priority will be given to undergraduate students in the classes of 2026 and 2027.
  • Priority will be given to undergraduate students that receive financial aid.

Required Documents

Prior to participating in the Spring 2024 Passport Drive, Penn Abroad will conduct a materials check to ensure that each applicant has the necessary documents to receive a U.S. Passport. Please carefully review the documents required to apply for a U.S. Passport on the State Department website and make sure you have the following materials in-hand to complete a materials check with Penn Abroad staff January 29th-February 2nd, 2024. 

1. To apply for a U.S. Passport, you must provide evidence of U.S. Citizenship through one of the following:

  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements: 
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists your parent(s)' full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar's office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar's signature
    • Has the seal or stamp from the city, county, or state which issued it
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Naturalization 
  • Certificate of Citizenship

2. You must also present one photo identification document as outlined on the Photo Identification page of the State Department website.

3. Passport photos will be funded through the PennCard Center. Before participating in the Spring 2024 Passport Drive, you will be asked to make an appointment at the PennCard Center to have your Passport photo taken. 

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