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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 4

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Passport application timelinePassport Palooza FlyerPassport Step 4: Get Passport Photos

Mark your calendar for several passport events:

  1. Passport Workshop, Aug 28
    Workshop Info | More info
  2. Passport photo services drop-ins:
    Sept 5 & Sept 6
  3. 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!

At this point, hopefully, you've completed the first three passport steps (#1 acquire proof of citizenship, #2 order gov't-issued ID, #3, fill out passport app), and you are now ready to move on to the next stage: passport photos.

How to get passport photos? Here are some options:

  1. Drop-in for passport photo services through UC Merced's Office of International Affairs:
    1. Sept 5
    2. Sept 6
  2. Go to a photo center or photo studio or pharmacy with photo services. You can expect to pay anywhere from $6 at a place like Costco to $15 for a pair.
  3. Enlist a friend to help.

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.