Posted September 11, 2007

Passport Night makes process easy

Passport photo
Photo by Joseph V. Labolito
As part of the convenient all-in-one process, on Passport Night, students can have their photo taken for their passport.
The tedious passport application process is enough to send anyone running.

On Sep. 20, 4–7 p.m., the Temple Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers a remedy — Passport Night — a convenient all-in-one way to get a passport.

This event, offered to all Temple students, faculty and staff, will allow applicants to apply for a passport, have all documents verified by a U.S. passport acceptance agent, photos taken, and documents shipped and expedited.

“This is a great way to globalize the campus and be exposed to new things,” explained Gloria Angel, the assistant director of IGMS/CIBER.

“It is every person’s right to own a passport, and we would love to offer an opportunity for people to go out and explore the world.”

While the current passport process takes a minimum of 14 weeks, Temple CIBER’s Passport Night will allow students to receive their passports with an expedited service of three to four weeks on average.

Temple CIBER and the Fox School of Business’ International Business Association Student Organization are the main supporters of this initiative, with additional help from Temple’s Office of International Services, International Programs, and a travel stipend awarded by STA Travel.


This initiative compliments President Ann Weaver Hart’s program to pay passport fees of all first-year and transfer students who intend to study abroad and are applying for a passport for the first time.

For more information on Passport Night, go to

— Written by Rachel Knorr

For the Fox School of Business