If you plan to study away, the most important thing you need to do now is OBTAIN or RENEW your PASSPORT. Please note: your passport must be valid for three months after the end of your semester abroad — if it’s not, you need to renew it! Please visit travel.state.gov/ for information on how to do so. You may also renew or apply for your new passport at the NYU Passport Drive on October 24. Sign up information can be found here.
The processing time for routine applications is approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application. The processing time for expedited service is about 2-3 weeks. For more information please see Passport Processing Times.
The Office of Global Services urges students to consider expediting their passports, especially if participating in the NYU Prague program. Please note that all expediting fees are at the student’s own expense. Passport agencies or expediting services may require a letter from NYU proving an impeding visa deadline; please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request this letter, and be sure to include your Full Name (as it appears in your passport), your Student ID (N#), and your intended destination (i.e. NYU Prague).