Institute for International Business

How to Get Your Passport/Visa

To enter Hong Kong, you will need a valid passport that will not expire within six months of the program's start date. (New passports are valid for 10 years.) 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 have additional costs.

Hong Kong Visa Requirements

Dream Careers will provide guidance on the visa application process.

**Important note for International Students** If you're interested in applying to the Hong Kong program, our Hong Kong partner Dream Careers will talk with you prior to an interview with the Undergraduate Program Office. We recommend you complete these 2 interviews PRIOR to applying to this program. Please contact Stephanie Grebe to arrange your Dream Careers interview. Finally, please confirm your U.S. visa eligibility to participate in this summer program with your UI ISSS Advisor prior to applying--pay particular attention to the dates on your visa.