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Summer Public Office Hours: May 20 – August 9

During the summer months, the Office of International Affairs will observe revised hours during with the office will be open to the public:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These hours do not reflect any changes in availability for drop-ins, appointments, or other business. If you have specific needs, you may reach out or utilize the Connect page. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

#AdultingInAugust: Get Your Passport! Step 2

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Passport application timelinePassport Palooza FlyerPassport Step 2: Acquire Gov't-Issued Photo ID

Mark your calendar for two passport events:

  1. Passport Workshop, Aug 28
    Workshop Info | More info
  2. UC Merced Passport Palooza, Sept 11
    RSVP for a reminder | Add to calendar | Flyer | More info

Apply for your USA Passport on campus for the first time!


Once you've gathered or ordered your proof of USA citizenship, you need to be sure to have government-issued photo identification, typically a driver's license or California ID. If you don't have gov't photo ID, it's time to apply.

If you already have gov't-issued photo ID, fantastic! You're ready to move on to step 3: the passport application itself.

Check out this how-to video on applying for a passport:

How to Apply for a US Passport video

Passport help

Start Your Application

Ready to apply? Head over to the MyStudyAbroad Portal to begin your find your progam and being your application today.