Global Engagement

Pre-Departure Information

Passport: Make sure that your passport is valid at least 6 months after your planned date of return to the US. Apply for a new passport or renew your passport as soon as you can.

  • Visa: Apply for a visa if necessary. Please visit and view the list of international consulates and embassies in the United States. Foreign Consulate and Embassies based in the U.S. often grant visas to people who live within a specific U.S. region. A visit the foreign embassy or consulate's website within the jurisdiction of your permanent residence is highly recommended. Requirements for applying for visa requirements vary, so make sure you have the correct paper work and check with the embassy and consulate accordingly.

Important Reminder: Scan your passport and visas, then bring one copy with you and email yourself a copy of your passport and visa. You should also email your documents to a close friend or family member.

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