Passport Drive at the U of M, Crookston Slated for Tues., Oct. 12, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center

The Office of International Programs at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is sponsoring a passport drive, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center.  The drive is open to anyone from the campus or from the community.  

Each individual applying for a passport will need to provide:  a certified copy of his or her birth certificate; a $25 check or money order made payable to the Polk County Recorder (cash not accepted); and a $110 check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State (cash not accepted).  Passport photos will be taken and will cost $5 for UMC students and children under age 16; $10.00 for faculty, staff and the public.  Make checks or money orders for photos payable to UMC.  Be prepared to respond to questions regarding your mother/father's birth date information.

You must have a copy of your birth certificate; photocopies are unacceptable. If you were born in Minnesota, you can obtain a copy of the certificate at the Polk County Courthouse in Crookston. I fyou were born out-of-state, you will need two forms of identification such as your driver's license and U-card. Passports may also be renewed at this drive.
For more information regarding the passport drive, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: Rae French, coordinator, study abroad, 218-281-8339 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (