Passports and Visas
Laker Turf Stadium kick-off ceremony
Prior to the men's soccer game, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley will officially open the facility together with Vice President for Student Affairs Jerald Woolfolk, Director of Athletics Sue Viscomi and esteemed alumnus and member of the 1966 SUNYAC men's soccer championship squad Dan Scaia, a 1968 Oswego graduate. The first 200 students in attendance will receive a free "Laker Turf Stadium Kickoff" T-shirt and a free soft pretzel. Free. 312-3056.
Location: Laker Turf Stadiium
Tuesday, Sept 1, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Concert: Bach cello suites by Matt Haimovitz
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. (The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3 p.m. appearance at the River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library.) The remaining suites at 7:30 p.m. Sheldon Hall: $15 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall. http://www.oswego.edu/arts. 312-2141.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Wednesday, Sept 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Lemoyne
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Saturday, Aug 29, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
2015 New Jersey Event
Find out more and register: http://bit.ly/1T3Y0iT
Location: Ridgewood Country Club 96 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, N.J.
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/453070221388940 for the latest locations or suggest your own!
Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Sept 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
What is a passport, why do I need one, and does it need to be valid?
In order to regulate international travel people must carry identification with them when entering another country. The only form of identification that is recognized throughout the world is a passport (with the exception of certain established relationships, such as the Schengen Agreement). A passport also entitles its bearer to the protection of his or her own country, as well as that of the country visited. If you currently have a passport, check it NOW to make sure it is valid (not expired). An expired passport is NOT acceptable. You are responsible for requesting and purchasing your own passport.
If you do not have a passport (OR your current passport has expired), applications can be obtained and processed at your Town or County Clerk's Office and at some U.S. Post Offices (in Oswego: 391 West 1st Street). Bring with you:
- Birth certificate (from Bureau of vital Statistics with embossed seal)
- Drivers license (or other valid photo id)
- Two (2) photos of passport size quality
- Payment in money order form
After you submit your application, expect about a 6-week wait (or longer during some seasons) for your passport. For emergency situations, an extra fee can be paid to obtain a passport as soon as possible.
Passport applications are also available online. Applications for passports can now be downloaded from the internet, completed and printed out. You must apply in person if you are applying for the first time. Passport renewals can be submitted by mail. Check online for in-person application sites.
What is a visa? (No, not the credit card)
A visa is a travel document that permits the holder to enter the country of destination. The visa is usually a stamp that is affixed in your passport by the appropriate official representing your host country. For US citizens traveling as tourists, the tourist visa is often the stamp that is placed in your passport once you arrive at your host country. However, as students you may be required to obtain a student visa prior to your departure from the US in order to STUDY in your host country. You will need to send your passport and two or more photos to the appropriate Consulate of your host country, with the completed visa application in order to accomplish this.
Contact your program specialist to see if a student visa is requied fro your program. You are responsible for requesting and purchasing your own student visa.