Passport Acceptance Facility

Apply for a New U.S. Passport

At FGCU we value the importance of world travel, and as such we are an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility. We serve FGCU students, faculty, staff and members of the community.  

          FGCU Passport Appointments are available each Wednesday from 10AM to 2PM

(Please allow/schedule 30 min for each applicant)

ALL APPLICANTS:  Please bring the following items to your Passport Appointment:

1.  Form DS-11 Passport Application.  Available online at travel.state.gov or in our office.  Complete in black ink only.  If you are printing completed Form DS-11, please print single sided.  

2.  U.S. Citizenship Document Original/Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, previous undamaged fully-valid U.S. Passport Book or Card (can be expired), Certificate of Birth Abroad OR original Certificate of Naturalization. Photocopies are not accepted as original physical evidence.  The U.S. Department of State requires long-form birth certificate with parental information.  Please see travel.state.gov for further information on U.S. Citizenship Documents.

3.  Photo Identification Florida driver's license or review list for other acceptable primary photo IDsA secondary form of photo identification may be required for non-Florida Driver's Licenses.

4.  One 2 x 2 Passport Photo.  We do not take photos for passports in our office.  There are passport photo services in local establishments outside of FGCU.  Please review the U.S. Passport Photo requirements for further assistance.

TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS:

5.  Check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.  They do not accept starter checks or credit/debit card payments.   This payment gets mailed with the passport application.  Please see the Passport Fee Chart for further details. 

6.  Check, money order, or credit/debit card payable to FGCU.  $35 FGCU Facility Execution Fee.                                                                    Add USPS Express Mail (1-2 day delivery) for an additional $23.50 = $58.50 FGCU Fee with Express Mail.

COPIES:

7.  Copies (single sided) - Copy of the front & back of photo ID on 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper and copy of the front & back of U.S. Citizenship document on an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  DO NOT ENLARGE copies

Applicant's Age 16 or 17 eligible for Adult Passport:

  • Parental Awareness:  The applicant and at least one parent/guardian along with their photo identification must be present at the time of the Passport appointment.  Both parents along with their photo identification are helpful in the passport processing of children age 16-17.  Please let us know if only one can attend for further instruction.
  • Copies (single sided) - Copy of the front & back of both parent(s)/guardian(s) photo ID on an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper.                           DO NOT ENLARGE 

Applicant's Under Age 16:

  • Child applicant and both parent(s)/legal guardian(s) must be present at time of the appointment to sign off on the application.  
  • Both Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Photo Identification and photocopy of front and back of ID printed single sided on an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  DO NOT ENLARGE copies
  • Child's original/certified U.S. birth certificate and photocopy of front and back single-sided on an 81/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  

Please review More information about passports for children under the age of 16 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Proof of Name Change:  If your name has changed for any reason (marriage, adoption, etc) you will need to bring in original documentation to support your name change (marriage certificate, adoption papers, court order name change documents, etc).

If you have any issues meeting the above listed criteria, please contact our office, 239-590-7691.

Please call 239-590-7691 to schedule your FGCU Passport Appointment

FGCU Passport Appointments are available each Wednesday from 10AM to 2PM every 30.

Prior to coming to your scheduled appointment, it is important to review the Passport Appointment Requirements tab above.

A separate appointment is required for each applicant if scheduling for more than 1 person.

Thank you for making an appointment with us to help you process your passport application.

 

ADDRESS: 10501 FGCU Blvd. S.  Fort Myers, FL 33965

Located in Reed Hall 122

There is no parking available next to Reed Hall 122. 

Please make sure to provide yourself with at least 10 minutes to park and find our office on campus.

  • Enter through the main FGCU campus entrance via Ben Hill Griffin Parkway.  
  • A Parking Permit is required to park on campus.  Please stop by the FGCU Information Booth at the FGCU main entrance for your parking permit. Map from FGCU Entrance to Parking.
  • After getting your parking pass, turn left at the stop sign onto FGCU Blvd North and follow it to the second parking garage on your right, Parking Garage #3 or immediately after PG#3 in Parking Lot #5.
  • Then walk towards the campus buildings between Parking Garage #3 and Parking Lot #5 crossing the bridge towards Reed Hall 122.  Map from Parking Garage#3 or Parking Lot#5 to Reed Hall.
You may not need to make an appointment with us if you can renew your Adult U.S. Passport by mail with the DS-82 Form
 

You can review your passport by mail if you answer Yes to ALL 5 Statements:  1.  You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application.  2.  It's undamaged other than normal wear and tear. 3.  It was issued when you were age 16 or older.  4.  It was issued within the last 15 years.  5.  It was issued in your current name or you can document your name change.

Source:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/have-passport/renew.html