Get a U.S. passport

Emory Free Passport Initiative

In an increasingly interconnected world, getting a passport is a crucial first step in gaining international exposure to enhance global education. However, limited access to resources prevents many students from participating in activities abroad. To champion student flourishing and increase equitable access to global education experiences, the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives' Atlanta Global Partnerships implemented the Emory Free Passport Initiative, a program that covers the costs of passport application and/or renewal fees for a limited number of Emory students who receive financial aid.

This initiative is supported by Emory Global Student Travel Support. Sponsor a student’s passport fees of $170 ($130 passport book, $35 processing fee, and $5 photo) by donating to the fund here.


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How To Apply

The Free Passport Initiative is open to currently enrolled Emory students receiving financial aid. Accepted applicants will be scheduled for a dedicated appointment at Emory Passport Day. Please be sure to complete and bring all items listed on the checklist.

A special thanks to Delta Air Lines for its generous support during the fall 2023 cycle.

Fall 2023 Applications Open: September 1
Application Deadline: October 9

Applications Closed

Fall 2023 Passport Days
  • Atlanta Campus: November 16
  • Oxford Campus: November 30 
  • Must be a currently enrolled Emory University student receiving financial aid.
  • Faculty, staff, and students who do not qualify for the initiative are welcome to submit an application for an Emory Passport Day appointment, and if accepted are required to pay the associated passport fees. Please fill out the application above. Note: Appointment priority will be given to students.

Send all inquiries to For more passport application information visit: or call (877) 487-2778.

A Recipe for Applying in Person for a U.S. Passport

Applying in person for a U.S. passport is as easy as following a recipe. With this step by step video guide, the U.S. Department of State gives you all of the ingredients you’ll need to make a passport.

If you have any questions or are interested in future collaboration, contact Obse Ababiya, Associate Director, Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives.
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