Passport Frequently Asked Questions

Study Abroad & Global Engagement is here to help answer your questions about the passport application process. For information on the services we offer, visit The Passport Center page below.

The Passport Center


Each appointment takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Each applicant needs to have a separate appointment and needs to come with the application completed, but not signed.

  • The Routine processing time can take up to 8-11 weeks. Expedite service ($60 extra fee) is taking up to 5-7 weeks.
  • For current processing times, please visit the U.S. Department of State. 

Yes, all applicants are required to be present. For children, parents listed on the birth certificate are required to be present and sign the application.

For a child, parents listed on the birth certificate are required to be present and sign the application. We will use the parents’ ID for the application

Yes, we will need to submit the citizenship evidence with the application. It will be returned to you in a separate mailing up to 4 weeks after you receive your passport.

Refer to our Application Fees page, as adult and children fees differ. Payments must be paid in the form of a check or money order.

No, your photo can be taken in the Study Abroad & Global Engagement office for a fee of $15.00.

The Passport book is a full travel access passport, while the Passport card is only valid for land travel and some U.S. port cruises. Please refer to the U.S. Department of State’s travel site for detailed information.

Call 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment at a passport agency. Proof of need to travel will be required.

You will need to submit the passport with Form DS-5504.

Call 1-877-487-2778 to report the loss or theft immediately.

Yes, we prefer that you are ready at your appointment time. If you need to fill out the application in the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Office, please arrive 15 minutes early to your scheduled appointment

Yes, we welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members

Yes, there is a parking garage located next to the Kansas Union. It has entrances on both Mississippi Street and Oread Avenue. From there, it’s a short walk down Jayhawk Boulevard to Lippincott Hall. There are also plenty of side streets that have free parking, but when classes are in session those tend to be full.