The National Center for Health Statistics has a list of how to obtain a birth certificate for each U.S. state and terrority.Find your state
We are not able to assist you with obtaining visas to visit other countries. You should contact the embassy or consulate for the country you wish to visit, or use a visa service.
IU faculty, staff, and students have access to a negotiated contract with CIBTvisas. This company can help you obtain visas. If IU is paying for the visa and you desire to use a company, you need to use CIBTvisas. Learn more.
A passport card is a full passport that has limited use: you can only use it when visiting certain countries in the Americas by land or sea. You cannot use a passport card when traveling internationally (to any country) by air.
A passport book is what many would consider the "traditional passport." The restrictions on the passport card do not apply to the passport book. The downsides of the passport book are that it is more expensive and larger than the passport card.Learn more about passport cards versus books
The Department of State maintains current processing times for passport applications. You should review their times, with the understanding that it does not necessarily represent a guarantee. Ultimately, it is your decision whether or not to expedite your application.
If you are affliated with IU and need rush service, you can use a negotiated contract with CIBTvisas. This company can help you obtain a passport in as little as one day. Learn more.
For best results, we recommend that you wear a dark or bright color shirt or top when taking your passport-style photos. Light or white tops do not work well.
We do not have any information about your passport application after it is submitted. The Department of State makes all decisions about passport applications. If your application is denied, they will contact you about your application decision.