Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. For more information, please visit the STEP website. (https://step.state.gov/step/)
U.S. Embassies and ConsulatesTo locate the nearest U.S. or Embassy or Consulate, use the Department of State's online locator tool (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/emergencies.html).
UGA Common Phrases SheetsHeading to a country with an unfamiliar language? We have developed translation sheets with common phrases in a multitude of language to help you jump past that language barrier and create a better experience! Our Common Phrase Sheets are available in the following languages:
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Extending Your StayAdditional information coming soon. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
Lost U.S. PassportNo matter how much we plan and how safe we are, accidents are bound to happen. We encourage all students to keep their passports in safe places at all times, especially if traveling or moving prior to program departure.
In the United States
Contact the nearest Passport Agency. Normally, you may not be able to schedule an appointment last minute. In most cases, exceptions are made for individuals in a "pinch" and appointments are then made. If an appointment cannot be made, you are usually told to arrive at the Agency early in the morning. This will allow you time to explain your situation and complete all the necessary documentation.
AbroadContact the local authorities to file a police report as soon as you notice that your passport is missing. Next, you will need to contact the in-country U.S. embassy to apply for a new passport. Try to gather as much paperwork and information as you can prior to arriving to the embassy (i.e. passport copy, visa copy, IDs, acceptance letter, ID photos, etc.). A color copy of your passport is stored in the the GoAbroad Portal within your application.
Feel free to contact the UGA Education Abroad staff for additional assistance in locating copies of documents (i.e. passport copy, acceptance letter).