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Passport & Visa

Apply for a passport several months before leaving for the program

Passport

You need a passport to travel to India, and it should be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. If you do not currently have a passport and are an American citizen, review the information on the US Department of State website and apply for a passport several months before leaving for the program. If you are a citizen of another country and need to renew your passport, contact the nearest consulate or embassy.

You need a visa for your travel to India. The Indian government has implemented a complex application process, and the ACM office in Chicago will provide complete information when you are accepted to the program. Applying for the visa requires submitting your passport with the visa application, so do not plan any travel requiring a passport during the three months prior to the beginning of the program.

If you are an international student studying in the United States, contact the ACM office in Chicago for information about a visa and any required documents to study in India.