With winter in full effect, many Huskers are dreaming of traveling to warmer climes — and, with assistance from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, some are taking a step to do just that.
The university’s passport office has seen an increase in applications since Christmas, according to passport manager Rhonda Zugmier. Many of the applicants are students at Nebraska preparing to travel abroad for spring break.
The office, 1700 Y St., is one of only two passport agencies in Lincoln. It is open to the university community and public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online reservations can be made up to 10 days in advance here.
“We have plenty of openings,” she said. “Often a person can make an appointment in the morning, and we can get them in that afternoon.”
Passport applicants should bring a completed but unsigned Form DS-11, primary evidence of U.S. citizenship and primary identification, as well as checks or money orders to cover fees. For more information on what to bring, click here.
Applicants can bring in a photo or have it taken at the office. For information on photo requirements, click here.
Here’s a look at the university’s passport office by the numbers:
2 full-time agents
36 appointments per day
10-15 minutes per appointment (on average)
4,068 passports processed in 2017
2009 was when the university began processing passports via the NCard Office
2014 marked the year the passport office moved to its current location
$110 is the U.S. State Department application fee for a passport book for an adult. The cost for those under 16 is $80. The passport office also charges a $25 acceptance fee for first-time applicants. The booklet is valid for international travel by air, sea or land.
$30 is the U.S. State Department application fee for a passport card for an adult. The cost for those under 16 is $15. The passport office charges a $25 acceptance fee for first-time applicants. The card is valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports of entry. It is not valid for international air travel.
$15 is how much it costs to get a photo at the passport office. The office can also take visa photos.
4-6 weeks, on average, is how long it takes to receive a passport
$60 is the cost of expedited passport processing
2-3 weeks, on average, is how long it takes to receive an expedited passport
Learn more about the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s passport office.