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Passport Drive

Each year, hundreds of Carolina community members obtain or renew a passport at the annual Passport Drive hosted by UNC Global. During the event, officials from the U.S. Department of State are on campus to accept new and renewal passport applications and to answer questions from Carolina students, faculty, staff and their families. Participants are also able to submit forms for a name change, lost/stolen passport, passport card and other actions.

Application forms are available at the event or can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of State website.

Passport photos can be taken at the event for $7 (cash or check only) by UNC One Card office staff or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. Participants are encouraged to have photos taken before the event to avoid waiting. Please review the photo requirements on the U.S. Department of State website.

Information about passport requirements, fees and procedures is available on the U.S. Department of State website.

Next Drive

The passport drive is typically held in November – exact dates for the 2020 Passport Drive will be posted in August.


Support for Eligible First-Year and New Transfer Students

The Passport to GO! program offers eligible UNC-Chapel Hill first-year and new transfer students the opportunity to receive funding for their first passport. For more information, please visit the Center for Global Initiatives website. The deadline to apply is typically at the end of September.

Additional Information

For questions about the Passport Drive, please email Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer, at


UNC Global

U.S. Department of State

UNC One Card Office