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The very first thing you should do to start your study abroad experience is apply for a passport. All students applying for Geneseo study abroad programs must submit a color copy of the biography page of their passport with their application.
A passport is “an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the holder” (NAFSA). You cannot travel internationally without a passport. In addition, your passport must be good for at least 6 months after you return from your international destination.
To apply for a US passport, you will need the following:
For the most up-to-date and accurate passport requirements, plus everything else passport related (lost or stolen passports, passport corrections), check out the State Department’s passport website.
So in total, expect to pay about $140 - $150.
There are two places in Geneseo where you can apply for a US passport:
Passports generally take 4 – 6 weeks to process. You can, for an extra $60 fee (plus shipping costs) expedite your passport application if you feel it is necessary. For more details see the Get Your passport in a Hurry page of the State Department’s website.