Monday, November 11, 2013

Studying or Traveling Abroad? Going to Need That Passport...

The Honors College and Education Abroad Present:
Passport Day 2013: Begin Your Academic Getaway

Friday, December 6th
Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge
10am-3pm


The first step before going abroad is securing a United States passport. Therefore, the Honors College and Education Abroad are sponsoring Passport Day: a one-stop-shop to help you get a head start on your study abroad adventure! The US Department of State Washington Passport Agency will be on hand to personally process your passport application. Additionally, there will be a photographer present to take and print your passport photo.   Please see our website for photo fees as the event approaches.  Checks for this service should be made payable to “The University of Maryland.”  You may choose to get your own photo taken at a local retailer or other means.     

What do you need to do?  While you are home for Thanksgiving break, locate required documents such as a certified copy of your birth certificate.  All of what you will need to apply for a US passport is located on our website (www.honors.umd.edu/passport.php) and the US Department of State travel website (www.travel.state.gov).  You might want to also ask your parents for the $135 fee ($110 for the passport book and $25.00 processing fee).  Checks for the total amount should be made payable to the “Department of State.”   

It’s convenient, easy, and all in one stop! Register for an appointment to process your passport application at www.honors.umd.edu/passsport.php. Click on the Registration Form link to register.  Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis and registration will close Friday, November 29.

Questions, contact Ms. Traci Dula at 301-405-6771 or tdula@umd.edu.