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A passport is an internationally recognized travel document detailing an individual’s identity and nationality.  A valid U.S. passport is required for nearly all international travel, and can only be issued, renewed, or verified by the U.S. Department of State.

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Passport Acceptance Facilities Near Loyola

First Time Applicants

General Procedure: these items must be brought with you to the Passport Facility

  1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship – Submit a previous U.S. passport or certified birth certificate. 
  2. Proof of Identity – You may submit items containing your signature and physical description or a photograph that is a good likeness of you such as: previous U.S. passport, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, driver’s license (not temporary or learners), or government employee identification card or pass.
  3. Two Recent, Color Photographs – Submit two color photographs of you alone, sufficiently recent to be a good likeness of you (normally taken within the last six months), and 2x2 inches in size.  To obtain the photos near Loyola’s Lake Shore campus, you could go to either Osco Drug (Broadway and Granville) or Walgreen’s (Broadway).   
  4. Fees – The passport processing fee is $55, the application execution fee is $30, and the security surcharge is $12, therefore your total cost for the passport will be $97.

Passport Renewals

If you need to renew your passport, you can do so by mail.   This application can also be downloaded off the U.S. government website.  However, please refer to the www.travel.state.gov website for further directions since some restrictions apply.   


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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