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Passport Validity

International students, exchange students, scholars, and international faculty are governed by regulations of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For purposes of immigration law, your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the period of your approved stay in the US. Check your passport expiration date and get an extension if you need one as soon as possible in order to maintain your legal presence. Use the directory of foreign embassies and consulates in the US if you need to locate your embassy/consulate to renew your passport or request any other service.