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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 3

UC Merced Study Abroad Stories of Interest

Passport application timelinePassport Palooza FlyerPassport Step 3: Fill Out Passport App

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!


By now, you should have gathered or requested your proof of citizenship and government-issued photo ID. Now let's work on the actual passport application. Most UC Merced students will need to fill out the Application for a New USA Passport (Form DS-11). Check requirements to determine which passport application is right for you:

Coming next week: step 4, passport photos.

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.