Passport Application Office

Fall 2020 Operations

Through October 18: Due to the university's response to COVID-19, the Passport Application Office is not currently able to accept appointments. Please reach out to other nearby offices to determine their appointment options. You might consider contacting the New Orleans Passport Center during this time. 

Beginning October 19: Our office will be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Note: Our office does not issue the physical passport. All paperwork done through our office is submitted to the U. S. State Department for processing and approval. Your passport should arrive within 10-12 weeks (due to delays related to COVID-19). The State Department does offer an expedited service option to reduce that processing time to 4-6 weeks (due to delays related to COVID-19), for an additional fee. If you are traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks you must schedule an appointment with the New Orleans Passport Center.

Please visit for official information about U.S. passports and international travel.

Helpful Information

You can get a passport photo at the Tiger Card Office

Prior to your appointment, please review the Passport Application Checklist and Fees document to ensure that you have all the correct documents and forms of payment.

The State Department only accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's - starter/temporary checks are not permitted)
  • Money Orders

Frequently Asked Questions

Passport Related Videos

"A Recipe for Applying in Person"

Applying in person for a U.S. passport is as easy as following a recipe. This step-by-step guide will give you all the ingredients you need to make a passport to enjoy a successful travel treat!

How to Apply for Your Child's Passport

This video demonstrates how easy it is to obtain a passport for your child. If you have wondered how to go about getting a passport for your child, check out this video for details.

Vacation vs. Staycation: Can You Travel On Your Passport?

Many countries require that your U.S. passport have as much as six months validity remaining for entry. If your passport doesn't have the required validity, your vacation could become a staycation. Watch this video for more information: