Visa & Passport Services
Travel Document Requirements
Each country's visa and passport requirements are different and depend on your citizenship, reason for travel, length of stay, and number of entries required. Make sure you understand your destinations’ requirements and apply early to avoid delays or disruptions in your travel.
Outbound Visa and Passport Applications
We’ve negotiated a reduced rate with A.Briggs, a visa and passport services vendor with a Boston office. For free, they’ll advise you on your visa requirements; and for a small fee, they’ll assist you with routine and expedited applications.
Alternatively, you can obtain a visa on your own from your destination country’s embassy or consulate in the U.S. For U.S. citizens, you can also apply for your passport directly through the U.S. State Department. Review their processing times and expedited services.
International Students and Scholars
International students and scholars should always consult advisors at the Harvard International Office before leaving the U.S. to ensure you can return without incident. If you have a single-entry U.S. visa and you plan to return to the U.S., you’ll need to obtain a new U.S. visa while you’re abroad.
Proof of Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage
If you're required to show proof of evacuation and repatriation coverage in order to obtain a visa or other travel document, you can request a letter through our webform. We’ll send you the required letter as a PDF file, or contact you within one business day if additional information is required.
Note: You may also need to show proof of health insurance coverage. Contact your health insurance provider to request that letter.