Passport Information

You must have a valid passport to participate in any International Program, including Washington, D.C. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return date. If you do not have a passport, or your passport has expired, you should start the application process immediately.

Applying for or Renewing a Passport

Necessary Passport Application Documents

  • Birth Certificate (original or certified copy)
  • 2 Passport-sized color photos
  • Your Social Security number
  • Identification (current, valid driver's license or previous passport)*

*Note: Social Security cards are not considered valid identification.

Helpful Links

Local Passport Offices or Agencies

Find a passport agency in your area of the U.S.

Malibu City Clerk's Office
Address: 23815 Stuart Ranch Rd. Malibu, CA 90265
Phone: (310) 456-2489
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm; Friday: by appointment only
Services: New passport processing
Web Address: Malibu Passport Acceptance Office

Santa Monica Post Office
Address: 1248 5th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 576-6786
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm
Services: New passport processing 

Beverly Hills Post Office
Address: 325 N. Maple Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 247-3470
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm (appointments only)
Services: Expedite or regular passport, photos on location for $15

West Los Angeles Federal Building
Address: 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000. Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (877) 487-2778
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00pm-3:00pm
Services: Only passport expediting
Web Address: Los Angeles Passport Agency 

National Passport Center
Address: P.O. Box 371971. Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7971
Phone: (877) 487-2778
Hours: Speak with a representative Monday - Friday: 8:00am-10:00pm, EST
Services: obtain new, renew, correct or change passport information
Web Address: National Passport Information Center

Applying for a Second Passport

What is a Second Passport?

Students who require a visa for their program and who will be traveling internationally in the 90 days prior to their program departure may be required to obtain a secondary passport. This will allow them to travel freely while also submitting one of their passports to a consulate for visa processing. Check here to determine if a second passport is necessary, and learn how to apply for a second passport.

Students who are required to obtain a second passport must have it in their possession by April 2, 2021.

Real ID and Studying Abroad

What is a Real ID?

Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.

If your student is studying abroad in the spring only 2021 term and plans to travel domestically during the fall 2020 term, they should obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver's license as soon as possible. This will prevent any travel conflicts during the time your student may be required to release their passport as part of a visa process. Learn more about REAL ID here.

Passport and Visa Photos

What are Passport and Visa Photos for?

In addition to the two passport photos needed for a new passport, all program participants must bring two additional passport photos in their emergency envelope. These photos will be used in case the student's passport is lost or stolen. Additional photos may be required as part of the visa process as well. Passport photos can be purchased at most drug stores or post offices. Costco Wholesale is a good option for affordable passport photos.

The Malibu IP Office now has a passport photo machine and can take and print photos for a discounted rate. Passport and visa photos are available in the IP Office. Please bring $5 cash, and avoid wearing a hat, sweatshirt or white clothing.

Local Malibu Passport and Visa Photo Vendors

UPS Store

23823 Malibu Rd Ste 50, Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 456-6226

Postal Annex

30745 Pacific Coast Highway #21, Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 589-4800