Study Abroad & Exchange

Passport Place

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 was established in March of 2019 and is located in the International Education and Global Engagement (IEGE) Office, Student Services Center Building, Room 440, located on the corner of West 2nd and Ivy streets.  The Passport Place is open to all CSU, Chico 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.

Types of Passports Processed

The CSU, Chico Passport Place is only able to process certain types of passports.  Please review the types of passports that may be completed in SSC 440.

Please note that current processing times are longer than usual. Routine service takes 8-11 weeks, and expedited processing (for an additional $60) takes 5-7 weeks. 

  • First-time passport applicants
  • Renewals if...
    • Your old passport has been expired for over 5 years.
    • You are going from a minor to an adult passport.
    • The passport is for a minor.

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

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 (which also can be obtained in person at the Passport Place in SSC 440)
  2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In-Person – Student Support Services Building, Room 440
  3. Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship - Certified Birth Certificate OR Naturalization Certificate (Please bring original and one photocopy). 
  4. Present government issued Identification - photo ID (driver's license or military ID) and a photocopy of front and back (copies can be made for a 25 cent fee)
  5. Pay the Applicable Fees—two checks (personal, certified, cashier's, traveler's), OR two money orders only—NO CASH OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED (see fee chart below)
  6. Provide One Passport Photo - NOT a service provided by the CSU, Chico Passport Place

Getting a Passport Photo

The Passport Place at CSU, Chico 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.

Passport Fees Payable to...

*New Fees effective December 27, 2021

 Dept. of StateCSU, Chico
US Passport Book
Adults 16 & over - first time*$130$35
Adults 16 & over - renewal*$130$35
Minors 16 & 17 - renewal*$130$35
Minors under age of 16*$100$35
US Passport Card
Adults 16 & over - first time$30$35
Adults 16 & over - renewal$30$35
Minors under age of 16$15$35
Optional Service Fees
File Search Fee$150
Photocopies$0.25 per page +tax
Expedite Processing$60
Overnight Delivery Return (Passport Book Only)$18.32
Outgoing Express Mail$25.50

Passport Forms

Passport Place Info
The CSU, Chico Passport Place is currently CLOSED due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please contact us by phone or email for any questions. Thank you for your understanding.

*We are anticipating reopening in Spring 2022* 

Who: 1st/Some Renewals
When: Closed until further notice*
Where: SSC 440
How: Walk-in only

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