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Your passport is your official document issued by your own government verifying your identity and citizenship and eligibility to leave and re-enter your home country.

Ensure that your passport is valid 6 months into the future at all times. To renew from within the United States, contact your local embassy. If you need a letter confirming that you are enrolled at the University of Tampa, you can request an official letter from the Registrar Office.

Your passport contains:
  • Identifying photo
  • Passport number
  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • An issuance and expiration date, during which time it is valid
  • Visas permits that you may have been granted
  • Port of entry stamps from countries you have entered
Passport Example (from

Passport Example