Passport Guide

COVID-19 2022 Update

According to the U.S. Department of State, the current wait time for a routine passport application is 8-11 weeks and expedited service is at 5-7 weeks.  If you plan to travel abroad this Summer or Fall 2022 APPLY NOW!

Details can be found on this website: Passport Operations in Response to COVID-19 (

Passport Guide

Applying for a passport can be a daunting task, but the links below make it easy!  It is recommended that you apply for  a passport Right Away when applying to a study abroad program!

Generally passports take 4-6 weeks to process and you are required to submit a copy of your passport to the Office of International Education (OIE) within weeks of your acceptance to the program.  Some programs may require a passport with the application process due to lengthy visa or permit procedures.  If required this will be indicated on the program website and/or your study abroad application.

All passports are recommended (or required, depending on country) to be valid for 6 months beyond your intended return date.  If your passport will expire before then please renew right away! 

Some programs require you to have a visa (a document issued by the host country).  What is the difference between a passport and a visa?  Read this article to learn more.  If a visa is required your OIE advisor will meet with you to review the process and requirements.  

To learn more about exit and entry requirements for countries and to find if a visa is needed please visit the U.S. Department of State Country Information site.  

Helpful Web Links

Locations to Process a Passport in Green Bay

**Note:  Call ahead to see if an appointment is needed to process a passport application
  • Brown County Clerk
    305 East Walnut Street – (920) 448-4016
  • Green Bay Downtown Post Office
    118 North Monroe Street – (920) 432-0229
  • Green Bay Main Post Office
    300 Packerland Drive – (920) 498-3895
  • Hansen Road Station Post Office
    790 Hansen Road – (920) 405-0665
Many other local post offices and county clerk's offices can process applications.  You may want to call and see if an appointment is needed or if you need to go to a specific location.


Passport Photos

You will need a passport photo for your application (and potentially for visa applications as well if you are required to apply for one).  You can get photos taken at these locations (call or check website for specific locations in your area- not all locations offer passport photo services and some may require an appointment):
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Post Office
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • Wal-Mart
  • Costco