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Go Global! Apply for a Passport at UNC, Nov. 15-16

November 4, 2016
UNC Global

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16 during UNC Global’s annual Passport Drive. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend.

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days to accept new passport applications and renewal applications. Application forms will be available at the event.

During the 2015 Passport Drive, over 330 students, faculty, staff and their family members submitted passport applications.

“The Passport Drive has proven to be a great way to support the Carolina and local community in their international endeavors,” said Katie Bowler Young, director of Global Relations. “I’m especially proud that this event provides an opportunity for eligible students who have never had a passport to get one for free through an affiliated program sponsored by the Center for Global Initiatives.”

A couple applies for their passports at the 2015 UNC Global Passport Drive. Photo by Shannon Harvey ’12 M.A.
A couple applies for their passports at the 2015 UNC Global Passport Drive. Photo by Shannon Harvey ’12 M.A.

The Center for Global Initiatives offers Passport to GO! (P2GO!) fellowships to eligible first-year and transfer students. This year, 44 students were awarded funding for their first U.S. passports. P2GO! is part of a larger campus effort spearheaded by CGI to expand access to international education. CGI anticipates offering the fellowship again next year; applications are typically due early in the fall semester.

Passport applicants can have a passport photo taken before the event at the UNC One Card Office or at the event for $7. Applicants are encouraged to get their photos taken in advance to minimize wait time. Please note that as of Nov. 1, 2016, Passport Services will no longer accept passport photos with eye glasses on. Applicants must remove their glasses for the photo. Please visit the U.S. State Department website for additional information on photo requirements.

The passport drive will be held in room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St. No public parking is available during this event. Learn more about required materials and the fees for first-time applications and renewals on the UNC Global website.

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