How to Get Your Passport
To enter the United Kingdom, you will need a valid passport that will not expire within six months of the program's start date. For example, if your official program end date is August 5, 2011, then your passport must be valid until the February 5, 2012. If this is not the case, you must apply for a new passport. Students who are U.S. citizens and need to obtain a new or renewed passport should visit the U.S. State Department website.
First-time passport holders need to apply at one of the official Passport Acceptance Facilities. In Iowa City, this office is located at the U.S. Post Office at 400 S. Clinton St., Iowa City (Phone: 319-354-1560).
Students can arrange for expedited service for the processing of their application. This service allows students to receive their passport in two weeks. Expedited service has additional costs.