Passport Announcement 2021/2022

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Due to the current global situation, processing times for travel documents are significantly delayed. If you require a passport and/or visa for your global experience, please plan to apply as soon as possible. 

Note: Passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally



Processing times to obtain a new passport or to renew an existing one are taking up to 16 weeks, even with expedited service.  For more information on how to apply for or renew your passport, please visit this page from the U.S. Department of State:



For obtaining student visas when necessary, the process can be quite lengthy and most visa applications are experiencing longer processing times. Regardless of intended program participation, please carefully review any instructions provided by your host institution. 

If you are participating in a Pitt Recognized Program, please work directly with your provider for your visa requirements. 

You may also want to consult with the official Embassy or Consular Office web site for the country in which you plan to study to review the requirements and to ensure that you fully understand the process.