Passport Information

As part of your preparation to study abroad, you will need a passport. The information here will assist you in applying for the first time or in renewing your current passport.

You can find passport application instructions on the U.S. State Department and U.S. Postal Service web sites. If you already have a U.S. passport, and over the age of 16 when it was issued, it will be valid for 10 years from date of issuance. In order for you to travel/study abroad, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your program. You may stop by the Education Abroad Office (Greenquist 210) to pick up a passport application.

Applying for the first time? Information for first-time applicants
To obtain a passport for the first time, you will need to go in person to one of the post offices below and bring:

If you submit your application successfully, you will receive your passport by mail in approximately 6 weeks.

Renewing your passport?
Be aware of a passport that is about to expire since certain countries will not permit you to enter and will not place a visa in your passport if the remaining validity is less than 6 months. For more information on renewing your passport, please see
Nearest Passport Locations
Below is a list of some nearby facilities that distribute passports. Please see the U.S. Department of State web site for a complete list.
  • Kenosha Post Office
    5605 Sheridan Rd Kenosha , WI 53140-9998
    (800) 275-8777
  • Pleasant Prairie Post Office
    4225 101st Pleasant Prairie,WI 53158
    (262) 694-6013
  • Racine County Clerk
    730 Wisconsin Avenue Racine , WI 53403
    (262) 636-3482
  • Racine Main Post Office
    603 Main Street Racine , WI 53403-9998
    (800) 275-8777
  • Zion Township
    2800 Sheridan Road Zion , IL 60099
    (847) 872-2811
  • West Racine Post Office
    1300 Perry Avenue Racine , WI 53406
    (262) 632-1691
  • Racine 4-Mile Station Post Office
    2635 4-Mile Road
    Racine , WI 53404-9998
    (262) 681-6343
  • Antioch Township Clerk's Office/Appt only
    1625 Deep Lake Road Antioch , IL 60002
    (847) 395-3378
  • Gurnee, IL Post Office
    1 N. O'Plaine
    Gurnee, IL 60031-9998
    (847) 662-6943
  • Circuit Court Clerk (Lake Co.)
    18 N. County Street Waukegan , IL 60085
    (847) 377-3209

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900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345