All participants must have a passport!
Passports must be valid for a full six months after the return date of the program. If a participant’s passport expires before this projected date, he/she will need to renew his/her passport.
There are no exceptions to this policy.
If participants do not have a U.S. passport, they must notify Biblical Expeditions since special circumstances may apply to their entry into their program’s countries. If participants have an entry or exit stamps in their passport reflecting previous travels to an Arab or Muslim nation, the participant must notify Biblical Expeditions.
Participants needing to obtain or renew their passports must take steps immediately to go through the process. This is most important. Dozens of administrative documents are dependent upon participants having their passport information.
See the following U.S. State Department website for passport information:
Seven to ten days after submitting an application for a passport, participants may view the delivery status of their passport at the following
U.S. State Department website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html.
The U.S. Postal Service also has passport applications to secure a new passport or to renew an old one.
Visit https://www.usps.com/. Perform a search for “Passport” and follow the links.