Welcome to the UNL Passport Office website. We will process your passport application in an efficient manner.

Passport application steps

Application mailed to the State Department by the UNL Passport Office

Receive your passport in the mail

We are an appointment-based office.

The UNL Passport Office has an online appointment system. All appointments will be between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Please reserve an appointment time before you visit.

The appointment reservation system allows applicants to schedule an appointment up to 10 business days in advance.


Monday through Friday

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm

Contact Information

location icon1700 Y Street Rm 106,
Lincoln, NE 68588-0647

phone icon402-472-7446

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Important Passport Information

On June 1, 2009 the U.S. government implemented the full requirements of the land and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. These rules require U.S. citizens entering the U.S. at any point of entry to have a passport or passport card.

Adult Passports are valid for 10 years and are normally processed within 8 weeks. It is recommended that people apply for passports at least two months prior to the planned date of departure.

Department of State Processing Times

For routine service it is now taking between 7 - 10 weeks from the time of application until you receive your passport. You may request the U.S. State Department's Expedited Passport Processing Service for an additional $60. If you pay for expedited service it takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks for you to receive your passport. (Currently, the U.S. passport card is not eligible for Express Service.) Processing time begins the day the application is received at the passport agency or center, not the day it is processed at the UNL Passport Office.

U.S. Passport Card

A card that is valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. Not valid for international travel by air.

U.S. Passport Book

A booklet that is valid for international travel by air, sea, or land.
Find out more about the differences between passport book and card at travel.state.gov