Passports and Visas

It is the responsibility of the group leaders to make sure that all of the travelers have a valid passport and appropriate visas.

Travelers must have an official copy of their birth certificate and one-passport photo.  Travelers will need to turn in their applications and show the supporting documentation at one of the official passport offices; the closest office to Newberg is the Dundee Post Office, 279 SW 5th Ave. Dundee (8:00am- 12:30pm M-F, 10:00am-11:30am Saturday).  Photos are also available at the Dundee Post Office. Photos can be taken at any place that does passport photos. 

Passport applications for U.S. citizens are available online. Detailed instructions and lists of charges are on the passport application, which can be found online https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html).

PLEASE encourage travelers to get this done as soon as possible.

VISAS

It is the responsibility of the trip leaders to determine the visa requirements for the trip.  This can be a frustrating experience as countries continue to change requirements. The ease of obtaining visas run the spectrum of showing up in the airport of the country and obtaining a visa to having to go in person to the countries consulate, typically in San Francisco. 

  • Students should be made aware of any costs associated with obtaining their visa.  
  • George Fox has an account with CIBT, a company that helps people obtain visas.  Contact the Center for Study Abroad for more information.
  • This process should be started as soon as possible.
  • International studentswho do not have a US passport often need visas to countries that US students do not. This can take considerable time and thus should be done as soon as possible.  Please communicate this to any foreign students. It is their responsibility to obtain these visas. It is quite possible that a student will need to travel to San Francisco to get their visa in person.