You must have a valid passport in order to travel abroad. If you do not already have a passport you will need to apply for one at your earliest convenience. Passports take 6 weeks to be processed from the time your complete application is received. In case of emergency, expedited passport service is available for additional $60, with proof of urgent departure. Expedited passports are processed in 3 working days. Passport application forms and information on how to apply are available online.
Passport applications can be picked up at the following Fort Wayne location:
Fort Wayne Post Office
1501 S. Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Passport applications are processed in Chicago:
Chicago Passport Agency
230 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 380
Chicago, IL 60604
In addition to the application form and the appropriate fees, you will need official passport photos for the application, valid state identification, and birth certificate. The photos can be obtained at a variety of locations including most photo studios.