Passport Caravan

Passport Caravan

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found
between the pages of a passport.


The Passport Caravan is coming, and it’s bringing 110 FREE PASSPORTS for UMW students! UMW undergraduate students can apply to benefit from a FREE PASSPORT provided by our friends at CIEE and UMW’s Center for International Education.

Requirements to Apply

If you are:

•A fully registered UMW undergraduate student for the 2016-17 academic year

•Planning to participate in an education abroad program while at UMW

•Eligible to apply for a US passport but do not hold one

then you are eligible to apply. Applications are currently being accepted at the Center for International Education. Qualified students will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

The Passport Caravan will be on campus on September 15, 2016, with appointments available from 9:00am to 3:30pm on Ball Circle. If you are selected to receive a free passport, you will be able to choose a time that works with your schedule.

I Qualify! Now What?

In order to reserve a spot to receive your free passport, you MUST bring your documents to the Center for International Education (CIE – Lee Hall 434) to verify that all required materials are in your possession and ready to be presented at the time of your scheduled appointment. Once CIE verifies your documents, we will schedule you a Passport Caravan appointment at the time of your choice on a first come, first served basis. Appointments can be scheduled during CIE business hours.

Documents Required

NOTE: There are absolutely, positively no exceptions to what is detailed here. Everything must be completed EXACTLY as described below, and each item is required.


•Passport Application Form DS-11 UNSIGNED

  • This should be completed ahead of time in black ink only, but DO NOT SIGN. It must be signed in the presence of a Passport Agent at the Passport Caravan.

•Proof of US Citizenship (provide only ONE of the following)

  • Certified US birth certificate – photocopies CANNOT be accepted
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship

•Proof of Identity (provide only ONE of the following), along with a photo copy of the front and back of the valid photo ID that is being presented.  Black and white photocopies are acceptable.

  • Current, valid Driver’s License or State ID. If an out of state Driver’s License or State ID is presented, a second photo ID, such as a UMW Student ID, may be required by the passport agent.
  • Government Employee ID
  • Military ID
  • Recently issued Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship with easily recognizable photo

•Official Passport Photo

  • Must be an official passport photo. Photos made at home or cut from previous pictures CANNOT be accepted.
  • Official passport photos can be obtained at most CVS / Walgreens / RiteAid stores, FedEx Office Print and Shop Stores, or at most passport-issuing locations, such as your local Post Office.

Once CIE verifies your documents, we will schedule you a Passport Caravan appointment at the time of your choice between 9:00am and 3:30pm on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 on Ball Circle (rain location Lee Hall 4th Floor).  Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. You must bring your documents to the Passport Caravan at your designated appointment time to receive a free passport.

Contact CIE for more information.