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The Passport Center

Apply for a passport or have a visa photo taken at Lippincott Hall, Room 108. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all invited to use this service. The Passport Center cannot accept credit or debit card payments

  • Appointments are required. Passport services are available the following days and times (except KU/Federal Holidays):
    • Monday: 9:30am – 1:30pm
    • Tuesday: CLOSED
    • Wednesday: 9:30am – 1:30pm
    • Thursday: 9:30am – 1:30pm
    • Friday: 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Book your appointment here, call 785-864-3742, or stop by Lippincott Hall, Room 108. 
  • We strongly encourage you to use the Passport Wizard.  The Passport Wizard is not an online application. It directs you through the documentation and fees required to apply for a passport, whether it’s your first time applying, you’re renewing a passport, or you need a passport for a child, this is a helpful first step.
  • Go to travel.state.gov to learn about the processing time for a new passport and to find printable applications. Hard copies are available at the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Office.
  • We are unable to provide digital versions of passport photos.
  • Our office does not process renewals. For your convenience, the U.S. Department of State processes passport renewals through the mail. Click here for the mail in passport renewal instructions.

What to Bring

  • Completed Form DS-11 , but do not sign until you’re at the Passport Office
  • Primary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (only need one of the following)
    • Certified birth certificate (not a copy) issued by the city, county, or state
    • Valid previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Primary Identification
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Current Government ID (city, state, or federal)
    • Current Military ID (military and dependents)
    • Valid previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport (cannot be used for both evidence of citizenship and ID)
    • Naturalization Certificate
  • Application Fees - for a full list of possible application fees, please click here.
    • The application fee is paid to the U.S. State Department. This fee is included with your mailed application. Must be a check (personal or cashier) or money order.
    • The acceptance fee is paid to the University of Kansas. Must be a check (personal or cashier) or money order.
  • Optional: Two Passport Photos
    • You can view the photo quality requirements here.

We can take your passport photos in the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Office for a $15.00 fee

Click here for a list of FAQ's for passport services.


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