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VSU Passport Day Returns

Published date: November 7, 2013

The Dr. George H. Bennett Office for International Education and the Department of Student Activities will again sponsor “VSU PASSPORT DAY” on Thursday, November 7, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Foster Hall 210. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to complete the entire application process for a new or renewed U.S. Passport. Officials from the U.S. Passport Office in Washington, D.C., will be on campus once again to accept the required documents and fees necessary to complete the application process.

A U.S. Passport is now required for travel across any of America’s borders by every citizen—from infants to the elderly. VSU PASSPORT DAY offers the convenience of applying for either the Passport Book or the Passport Card (or both!) right on campus. Individual processing of each application is expected to take about 10 minutes. The one-stop service will include the opportunity to purchase passport photos on site as well. 

An adult U.S. Passport Book, which may be used for travel by land, sea, or air, costs $135 and is valid for ten years. The U.S. Passport Card—about the size of a driver’s license—is valid for entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. The U.S. Passport Card for adults costs $55 and is also valid for ten years. However, only the U.S. Passport Book can be used for international travel by air. Both the U.S. Passport Book and Card can also be purchased for minors (under age 16) and are valid for five years ($120/Book and $40/Card). 

More information about U.S. Passports can be found at the U.S. Department of State web site: http://travel.state.gov.

Passport appointments can be easily scheduled by contacting the Dr. George H. Bennett Office for International Education, located in Trinkle Hall 205 (Phone: 804-524-8347). Requests for appointments can also be made by emailing rjarratt@vsu.edu. Early bird appointments (by October 25) are encouraged. For more information contact: Maxine Sample, Ph.D., Director of International Education (email: bennettOIE@vsu.edu). 


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