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All students participating in a study abroad program need a passport valid for at least six months after your return date. If you do not have a passport or need to renew your passport, see instructions online, including an application form and required documentation. The normal processing time is six weeks, three weeks for expedited processing.
A visa is a stamp inside of your passport. This endorsement from a foreign government permits you to enter that country for a specified reason and length of time. The visa application process prior to departure can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you are participating on a term-long DePaul-sponsored program, read the Visa Information and Resources Page for the country specific to your program.]
Study Abroad can provide verification of your participation in an academic program if your visa application requires supporting documentation. Some countries may also require that you submit proof of medical insurance, proof of financial means, and medical information. Remember: it is your responsibility as a student and global citizen to research the entry requirements for the country to which you are traveling and obtain a visa, if required.