Study Abroad & Exchange

Passport Place

We have transitioned to APPOINTMENTS ONLY. 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 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 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 10-13 weeks, and expedited processing (for an additional $60) takes 7-9 weeks. 

Types of Passports Processed

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

  • 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 - Black ink only, or printed single-sided (which also can be obtained in person at the Passport Place in SSC 440). Application must be completed prior to appointment time. 
  2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In-Person– Student Support Services Building, Room 440
  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 only—NO CASH OR CREDIT CARD 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. 

*(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 Fes 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$27.90

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

Passport Forms

Passport Place Info

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

Who: 1st/Some Renewals
When: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-1:30pm 
Where: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 440
How: Appointment only

Closed on Following Dates: January 16, March 31, May 29

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