Passport Services for the United States are significantly delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Passport Agencies and Centers throughout the U.S. are beginning phased re-openings, but processing times are still delayed. Please check the State Department's Passport Services webpage for updates. Other countries may or may not be experiencing delays with processing. Please be sure to check your local passport services office for information. 

US Passport

If your passport has expired, or you are a US citizen who has never before applied for a passport, you must get a new one before you travel internationally.

International Students

Contact the agency responsible for issuing passports for your home country to learn more about how to get a passport. Remember to keep your passport valid at least six months into the future.

If you renew your passport while you are a student at NYU, please provide a copy of your new passport photo and biography page to OGS.

US Citizens

The US Department of State is only processing emergency passports (no renewals, first or lost passports) at this time. The NY Passport Agency is currently closed to the public.

If you are a first-time US passport applicant:

You MUST apply in person at an NYU Passport Drive (see information below) or at an approved passport acceptance facility.

You are considered a first-time applicant if:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous US passport was issued when you were under age 16

If you are not a first-time US passport applicant:

Read on for details on how to get a new passport if you need to

NYU US Passport Drive

At our NYU Passport Drive (PDF: 386 KB) you can apply for a new US passport on campus. Our next NYU Passport Drive will occur on February 24th, 2023. Please be sure to sign up for an appointment!


US Department of State image of passport with text to apply

If Your Passport Is Lost or Stolen

If your passport is lost or stolen while on an NYU Program outside of the United States:

» Report the loss to the local police and get a copy of the police report

» Contact the OGS to inform us of the loss so that we can provide additional documentation and information to help you get a new passport and replacement visa as soon as possible.

» Contact NYU site staff at your current study location immediately to notify them of the loss. This is particularly important if you have traveled outside of your site country and may be delayed returning to classes.

» Contact your country's local consulate or Embassy in order to get a replacement passport. If you saved a copy of your now lost passport digitally, please print and bring with you for proof of identification.