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Division of Continuing and Global Education

The Passport Place at Fresno State

We will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, Novemer 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Schedule an Appointment

Did you know?

The Passport Place at Fresno State is dedicated to supporting Fresno State student international travel. When you visit the Passport Place, the standard execution fee you pay goes directly towards funding study abroad programs and providing grants for students. In an environment of social and economic global connection, it is imperative that our students experience international culture both in and out of the classroom.

Support Study Abroad

What to bring to your appointment

  • The day of your appointment, please come prepared with the necessary forms completed and filled out in black ink. 
  • Bring proof of citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization certificate).  You must present the original and one black and white photocopy.   
  • Bring identification (driver’s license, state ID card or military ID card). You must present the original and one photocopy with the front and back of the document on the same page.
  • We do not provide photo services in our office. You must bring an acceptable/valid passport photo when you apply for a passport.
  • If you are applying for a passport for a child under the age of 16 please visit travel.state.gov and review the requirements carefully. The child must be present for the appointment. Both parents are typically required to be at the appointment.
  • Payments to the U.S. Department of State and Fresno State are required:
      • Check or Money Order accepted for Passport Fee(s) payable to the U.S. Department of State for the specific services being requested (amount is TBD based on the services requested)
      • Debit/Credit Card accepted for Fresno State Execution Fee (amount is $35 per application processed)

Applying for an ADULT Passport

Please note: that passport renewals do not require a visit to a Passport Acceptance Facility. Renewals can be mailed to the National Passport Processing Center. See instructions below under Form DS-82.

Important Note: Do NOT submit any passport application information to our office via email. We cannot accept applications via email. You must bring your application to the Passport Place in person.

To apply for a United States Passport, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Complete Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport
  2. Submit completed form DS-11 In Person - Kremen Education Building, Room 140
  3. Provide evidence of U.S. Citizenship - certified birth certificate OR naturalization certificate (Please bring original certificate and one copy)
  4. Present identification - photo ID (driver's license or military ID)
  5. Submit a photocopy of the identification document(s)
  6. Pay the applicable fees—two payments as prescribed below—NO CASH ACCEPTED (see the fee section below)
  7. Provide one passport photo

To apply for a United States Passport, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Complete Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport
  2. Submit completed form DS-11 In Person - Kremen Education Building, Room 140
  3. BOTH parents need to be present (If one parent has legal and physical custody you must provide original court order)
  4. Provide evidence of U.S. Citizenship - certified birth certificate OR naturalization certificate (Please bring original certificate and one copy)
  5. If child has previous passport, please bring BOTH passport and original birth certificate.
  6. Present parental identification - photo ID (driver's license or military ID)
  7. Submit a photocopy of the identification document(s)
  8. Pay the applicable fees—two payments as prescribed below—NO CASH ACCEPTED (see the fee section below)
  9. Provide one passport photo

Form DS-11:

  • Applying for a U.S. passport book or card for the first time
  • Current U.S. passport is valid but has been lost, stolen or damaged
  • Previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

Form DS-64:

  • Used to report the loss or theft of a valid U.S. passport book or card
  • Submitted with Form DS-11 and supporting documents to replace a previously lost or stolen passport
  • Used alone to report the loss or theft of a passport even if you do not want a replacement passport

Form DS-3053:

  • Minors under age 16
  • Completed by the non-appearing parent
  • Must be notarized within the last 90 days, and must be accompanied by a copy of the non-appearing parent's photo ID
  • Submitted with Form DS-11

Form DS-82:

  • To renew an existing, 10-year passport
  • To replace a limited-validity passport that is more than 1 year old
  • Only use if current passport was issued less than 15 years ago
  • Only use if name on the application and the previous passport are the exact same (unless you are submitting a legal name change document or marriage certificate)
  • Only if the passport is undamaged and can be submitted by mail with Form DS-82
  • In order to protect the contents of your mailing from the elements throughout the delivery process, it is strongly recommended that you mail your passport application and personal documents in an envelope large enough to fit the application without folding. Please do not use a standard letter-size #10 (4 1/8" x 9 1/2") envelope.

Form DS-5504:

  • To request a name change
  • To correct data errors (typos)
  • To replace limited-validity passports (if eligible)
  • You may submit Form DS-5504 by mail
     

For specifics on travel/passports, visit the National Passport Information Center/U.S. Department of State's website or call their customer service line at 877.487.2778 or Passport Duty Office (Life and Death Travel Emergencies ONLY) at 202.647.4000.

For more information on the services we offer at Fresno State, please call our office at 559.278.0013, or email passportinfo@csufresno.edu.

Writing a bad check is against the law. Recipients of bad checks may sue the payer in Small Claims court for three times the amount of the check or $100, whichever is more. In addition, suit may be made against the payer for the face value of the check and all court costs. (California Civil Code, Chapter 522, Section 1719.)

  • Writing a bad check will result in the following:
  • The individual's Passport application will be attached and the individual will be denied all services.
  • The individual will be charged $20 for processing in addition to the face value of the check
  • Payment of returned checks must be made with a cashier's check or money order.
  • Personal checks will not be accepted, including checks written by a friend or relative.
  • Placing a "stop payment" or closing an account will not release the individual from financial obligation.

 You will need to bring two forms of payment with you:

  1. Check or Money Order accepted for Passport Fee(s) payable to the U.S. Department of State for the specific services being requested (amount is TBD based on the services requested - see below)
  2. Debit/Credit Card accepted for Execution Fee (amount is $35 per application processed)
Passport Fees
 

Passport Fee Payable to U.S. Department of State

*New fees effective December 27, 2021

Execution Fee
Payable to Fresno State
U.S. Passport Book    
Adults age 16 & over - first time *$130 $35
Adults age 16 & over - renewal *$130 $0
Minors under age 16 *$100 $35
U.S. Passport Card    
Adults age 16 & over - first time  $30 $35
Adults age 16 & over - renewal $30 $0
Minors under age 16 $15 $35
Optional Service Fees    
File Search Fee $150 $0
Expedite Fee $60 $0
1-2 day delivery service fee (passport book only) $18.32 $0
Outgoing express mail (per family) $0 $26.95

Coming to campus and parking

  1. Free 30-minute parking is available in front of the Kremen building with metered and day-pass parking available across the street in the green parking sections of lot P1. Metered parking payments are made at the meters adjacent to individual spaces and day-passes can be purchased from the designated pay stations in the lot. 
  2. Please use the Continuing and Global Education entrance to the Kremen building and check-in with our staff at the Passport Place table down the hall. You will be escorted into the office when your certified agent is ready to serve you.
  3. The Passport Place at Fresno State is conveniently located in Continuing and Global Education, Room 140A of the Kremen Education Building (northwest corner of Shaw and Maple Avenues; campus map can be found here).

Office Hours:
Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact
passportinfo@csufresno.edu
559.278.0013