For Global Travelers

Passport and Visa Information

Is your passport valid? Validity is not the same as your Expiration Date. Do not assume it is valid or not expired. If it is not valid for at least 6 months after your return date, or it is expired, you may need to replace it. Visit the "Quick Facts" section of your intended Country Information Page (Look for "Passport Validity" in the blue "Quick Facts" box) to be sure.

Make a copy of your passport. If your passport is lost or stolen abroad, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance. You can also contact 24/7 International Assistance Line at +1 (813) 317-5815 for assistance.

Visas are the responsibility of the traveler. All Non-U.S. citizens will need to check with Consulates or the Embassy of your international destination to see if a visa is required for you. 

For U.S. citizens, to find out if a visa is required for a particular destination, visit travel.state.gov and search for your intended country. A visa is an entry/residency permit granted by the authorities of a country. A visa allows you to enter and remain in that country. Obtaining your visa can be a lengthy process. Whether or not you need a visa depends on your citizenship and where you are traveling.

All Non-U.S. citizens will need to check with Consulates or the Embassy of your international destination to see if a visa is required for you. International Students studying on a visa at USF must initiate an E-Form in iStart well before departing the U.S. Click here to initiate an E-Form in iStart. If you have questions about this process, you may make an appointment on the USF International Services website.