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Passport and Visa Information


A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel. Any individual leaving their country of citizenship must be in possession of a valid passport.

All U.S. citizens can apply for a passport through the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement (Cook Hall, Rm 105, 713 Fairfax Street, Radford, VA 24142). Please visit the U.S. Department of State for application requirements. Citizens of other countries must contact their embassy or consulate in order to apply or renew a passport.


A visa is a document that allows a student to stay on a particular country for the duration of his/her studies. A visa usually comes in the form of a "sticker" placed on a student's passport.

Many countries require students to have a student visa prior to arriving. Because of this, it is important that students research the host country requirements and processes for applying for a student visa. Information about students visas can also be found at the host country's Embassy or Consulate's webpage.

The McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement will assist and guide students through the visa process as much as possible. However, it is the student's responsibility to apply for and obtain a visa.

Please note that Radford University and the McGlothlin Center for Global Education and Engagement are not responsible for any visa complications, errors, delays and/or rejections as student visas are issued at the sole discretion of the host country.

Visa Services

The following companies may be able to assist you in applying for your visa: