Student Financial Services

Passport Place

Passport Appointment Information

Before you schedule an appointment... 

We provide passport services for the following cases: 

  1. New applicants
  2. Minors age 0-15 (new or renewal)
  3. Adult renewals (16+) only in one of the following cases:
    • Your passport has been expired over 5 years
    • You are going from a minor to an adult passport (passports which are valid for 5 years are considered minor passports)
    • Your previous passport was lost or stolen (include DS-64 in your application or complete it online) or if it's been damaged or mutilated.

All other renewals must be done by mail directly to the National Passport Processing Center. See instructions below under Form DS-82.  (PDF)

We have transitioned to APPOINTMENTS ONLY. At the moment, our appointments are only bookable 2 weeks out. We recommend booking early in the morning as slots fill up quickly and there often isn't availability unless someone cancels their appointment.

 Click Here to Schedule a Passport Appointment

Planning on traveling or studying abroad and in need of a U.S. passport? You can now submit an application for a passport right on the Chico State Campus!

The Passport Place is located in the Student Financial Services Office, Student Services Center Building, Room 230, located on the corner of West 2nd and Ivy Streets.  The Passport Place is open to all Chico State students, faculty, and staff as well as any U.S. Citizens!

Please note that parking on campus is very limited, so allow yourself adequate time to locate a parking space.

Please take note of current passport processing times.  Routine service takes 6-8 weeks, and expedited processing (for an additional $60) takes 2-3 weeks. 

It may take up to 2 weeks for applications to arrive by mail at a passport agency or center, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive a completed passport in the mail after we print it.

Applying for a Passport 

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

  1. Complete Form DS-11  (PDF): Application for A U.S. Passport - Black ink only, or printed single-sided (which also can be obtained in person at the Passport Place in SSC 230). Application must be completed prior to appointment time. 
  2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In-Person – Student Services Center building, Room 230
  3. Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship - Original or Certified Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, or previous U.S. passport (Please bring original and one photocopy*). 
  4. Present Government Issued Identification - Photo ID (Driver's License, State ID, Military ID, etc.) and a photocopy* of front and back. 
  5. Pay the Applicable Fees (two separate payments)two checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's), OR two money orders NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED (see fee chart below)
  6. Provide One Passport Photo - NOT a service provided by the Chico State Passport Place
  • Minors (under 16) must be present with BOTH parents. 
    • If the child only has one parent/legal guardian, evidence of sole custody of the child must be submitted with the application.
    • Proof of parental relationship (Ex. Certified Birth Certificate, etc.) is required for all minor applicants (under 16) even if previous passport is submitted with DS-11 application.

*(copies can be made for a 25 cent fee + tax)

Getting a Passport Photo

The Passport Place at Chico State is NOT a location where you are able to get your passport photo taken.  There are certain parameters set forth by the Department of State.

Note: The application process must be completed in person. No part of the process can be completed by email or over the telephone. Applicant must be present to apply. 

Passport Fees Payable to...

 TWO separate checks OR money orders required

Check/Money order Payable to:

U.S. Dept. of State

Check/Money order Payable to:

CSU, Chico

US Passport Book
Adults age 16 & over $130$35
Minors age 16 & 17 $130$35
Minors age 15 and under$100$35
US Passport Card
Adults age 16 & over $30$35
Minors age 15 and under $15$35
Optional Service Fees
File Search Fee$150
Photocopies$0.25 per page +tax
Expedite Processing$60
Overnight Delivery Return (Passport Book Only)$19.53 (effective 01/23/23)
Outgoing Express Mail$30.45

Fee Chart also available on U.S. State Department Website.  (PDF)

Passport Forms

Passport Place Info

Acceptance hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

Who: 1st/Some Renewals
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Where: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 230
How: Appointment only

Closed on Following Dates: Jan 15, 2024; April 1, 2024; May 27, 2024; June 19, 2024

Questions? US Dept State(opens in new window)
Contact us: 530-898-6247