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Holiday travelers should update or apply for passports now

September 16, 2008
Anyone planning overseas travel during the coming holiday season should make sure to have a valid U.S. passport. Those who do not can renew their old passports or apply for a new passport or passport card at the U.S. Passport Acceptance Office, part of ASU’s new Center for Global Education Services in the Tempe Center.

The office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves students, faculty, staff and members of the community. Normal processing time for a passport or passport card is three to six weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional fee.

“To avoid the rush as the holidays draw nearer, we recommend that people apply early,” said Catherine Ribic, who manages the office.

The U.S. Passport Acceptance Office is part of the Center for Global Education Services in the Tempe Center at 951 South Mill Ave., Suite 150, west of Coor Hall on the Tempe campus.

For more information, call (480) 965-0877, or visit for Center for Global Education Services website at http// or the State Department website at