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Visa Information for Travel to Other Countries


To travel abroad to almost any other country (including, effective 2007, Canada and Mexico) you will need a passport. You will need to apply for a new passport if you have never had one before, if your passport was issued before your 16th birthday, or if you passport is more than 15 years old.  Your passport must be valid 6 months from your expected date of return. You can apply for a new passport at the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Post Office on Olympic Drive or the UGACard Passport Application Acceptance Facility in Athens.


To review a list of embassies in Washington DC, click here:

To review a list of U.S. embassies in other countries, click here:


A visa is a sticker, stamp or piece of paper attached to your passport that allows you to travel to a country for a certain period of time for specific purposes (e.g., tourism, business, studies). For most countries you will need a visa if you will be staying over 90 days. However, you should confirm this with the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you will be visiting.  Visa requirements will differ by country depending on the citizenship of the applicant.  U.S. permanent residents will need to apply for a visa to another country based on their country of citizenship.

If you need help obtaining a new or replacement passport or a travel visa, please see information below regarding "A Briggs".

DISCLAIMER: This information is provided as a courtesy; UGA does not endorse passport expeditors, but several are available in the Atlanta metro area.

A Briggs works with the U.S. Passport Agency and foreign embassies and consulates to secure passports and travel visas as quickly as 24 hours.

Anyone in the UGA community, that is, students, administrators, faculty, staff and their parents and dependents, who uses the login, will receive a 10% discount on our services.

No discounting is available on 1-2 day passport service or UK Passports.

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 20:41