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Sept. 24, 2019

Media Advisory: UA to Host Passport Day

  • What: Passport Day
  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: UA Global Center, 615 N. Park Ave.
  • Parking is available on the west side of Tyndall Avenue and in the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 711 N. Tyndall Ave.

TUCSON, Ariz. — In support of Gov. Doug Ducey's "Don't Get Grounded" campaign to ensure that all Arizonans obtain a federally valid ID by the October 2020 deadline, UA Passports will host a special Passport Day application event Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Applicants can either bring a recent color photo (2-by-2 inches) or have their picture taken on site for $10. First-time applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, and all applicants (or parents of minor applicants) must have acceptable photo identification. You can find more information about required documentation and fees on the UA Passports website.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, domestic travelers will have to present a Real ID to board a flight. State driver's licenses without a gold star will no longer be accepted, but a passport will fulfill the federal identification requirements after the deadline.

Media contacts:
Kelly Adams Keller
UA Global

Katie Seidl
UA Passports

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the UA is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The UA ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The UA advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.