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Announcements : Alert: US Passport Processing Delays
Announcement: Alert: US Passport Processing Delays

12-18 weeks now advised for a new or renewal passport


As we prepare for a return to mobility, we must make you aware of an unprecedented backlog in passport processing times. Failure to secure a passport will impact your ability to study abroad. 

The State Department website advises of the following timelines:

* Routine - 18 weeks (includes up to 12 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing)
* Expedited - 12 weeks (includes up to 6 weeks processing and 6 weeks mailing)


For programs requiring a student visa, you'll need your passport in hand months ahead of your actual departure date.

If you already have a passport, check the expiration date. Make sure it is valid for 6 months beyond the end date of your study abroad program or you will need to renew. 

The most up to date passport processing times can be found online at: https://travel.state.gov/.../how-apply/processing-times.html