Passport Services

Passport Information and Photos 

The International Programs and Partnerships office at Bowling Green State University now offers passport services to students beginning their Education Abroad experience in addition to faculty, staff and BGSU community members!

U.S. citizens requiring a passport should not wait until the last minute; to order and process your passport can take up to 4-6 weeks. If traveling within 4 weeks we suggest going through the U.S. Department of State. Here is more information on processing times and getting a passport in a hurry.

BGSU International Programs and Partnerships (IPP) is a Passport Acceptance Facility and accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. You may pick up a passport application, turn a completed passport application in and get your passport photo taken at IPP’s office (301 University Hall). 

Obtaining a First-Time Passport

Below is a list of the things you will need to apply for a new passport. 

  • Passport Application (DS-11 form)
  • Proof of Citizenship (birth certificate, proof of naturalization, consular report of birth abroad, or certificate of citizenship)
  • Current Identification (driver's license or government issued identification card)
  • Passport Photos - $12 for two photos, printed on site immediately after photo. 
  • Passport Fee is $110 with an execution fee of $35; $60 fee to expedite the process.  Fees are subject to change.

Getting your Photo

IPP has the ability to take and print your photos in our office located at 301 University Hall.

Passport Photos - $12 for two photos, printed on site immediately after your photo is taken. 

Payment Options

Passport fee: Check or money order (made payable to U.S. Department of State)

Photos & Execution fee: Check or money order (made payable to BGSU)

When you receive your new passport, make a photocopy of the page with your photo and signature and keep it separate from your passport. In the event of your passport being lost or stolen, having the information on this page handy will speed up the replacement process. Immediately report a lost or stolen passport to the U.S. consulate and U.S. officials will direct you as to what to do.

Passport Resources: You may also obtain your passport on your own. We encourage you to visit the U.S. Department of State web site which has complete passport information, applications and locations of passport offices. 

Passport Renewal: Check with the U.S. Department of State for specifics here.