Passport

Passport Expiration Date

Know when your passport expires! You must always have a valid passport while in the U.S. If you travel home, your passport must be good for AT LEAST six months when you return to the U.S.

Need to Renew your Passport?

  • Most passports can be renewed while here in the U.S.
  • Google “(the name of your home country) embassy in U.S.” to find your home country’s embassy here in the U.S. Contact them to find out what the process is for you.

Visa Replacement

  • Check with the embassy to see if they will return your old passport to you.
  • If they return your old passport to you with your U.S. F-1 visa, you should carry both your old and new passports for travel.
  • If they keep or destroy your old passport you will need to get a new visa when you travel
  • Make sure you remove your I-94 card from your passport before you submit your passport to your embassy.