GSU students in Paris

Global citizens thrive off adventure.

Global citizens welcome new cultures.

Global citizens lead the future.

Are you ready to become one? We thought so.


Take the First Step. Get a Free Passport! Become a Global Citizen.

With this one little book, get access to infinite experiences around the world. Whether you’re traveling abroad to study a new culture, practice a different language, or start an international career, you will need a passport to explore these opportunities. When you’re ready to safely catch flights, not you know what…Where do you want to go? Hold that thought.


Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

·       Be enrolled as a Georgia State University student at the time of submitting your “Free” Passport Initiative application

·       Be a U.S. citizen

·       Never have previously had or applied for a U.S. passport

·       Complete the “Free” Passport Initiative application through the GSU Study Abroad Website


How to Apply For a Passport through the “Free” Passport Initiative

**The “Free” Passport Initiative application is open from September 10, 2021, to April 29, 2022.

  1. Apply on GSU Study Abroad Website for the GSU “Free Passport” Initiative
  2. Complete the “Free” Passport Initiative application before April 15, 2022.
  3. If your application for the “Free” Passport Initiative is accepted, you will receive an email with instructions on how to prepare the necessary documentation and schedule an in-person appointment with GSU Passport Services or your local post office.
  4. Prepare the documentation for your in-person appointment with GSU Passport Services or follow the instructions from your local post office. If you use GSU Passport Services, you will be required to submit:
    1. Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
    2. Passport Fee of $130 via Money Order or check paid to “U.S. Department of State”
    3. Execution Fee $35 and Passport Photo Fee $5 paid to GSU via Cash, Debit, or Credit Card
    4. Passport Application – DS-11
  5. Receive a refund for the application fee ($130) and execution fee ($35) for a full refund amount of $165.00.  Students that submit payment will receive a refund up to 4 weeks after submitting their application.
  6. Receive your new passport.  Passport processing times are delayed according to the U.S. Department of State.  Check US Passport processing times here 


Get Your Free Passport. Apply Now > 

Don’t wait! Remember, passports are only available as long as funds last.


Share Your Passport #TravelFlex!

As a “Thank You” to Study Abroad Programs, please post a pic of you with your passport on social media and tag @GSUStudyAbroad with #GSUFreePassport.


Need Help?

Do you have questions or concerns? Having application issues? We’re here to help. Please email and include “GSU Free Passport” in the subject line.