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Need Your Passport Fast for a Business Conference in Taiwan-Taiwan is a hot destination for
business conferences, particularly in the oil and gas and IT industries. It’s not an unusual situation to realize at the last minute you need to renew your passport. Remember, if there’s less than six months left until the expiration, you need to renew.

All you need to do is fill out the passport paperwork and we do the rest.
American citizens do not require a travel visa for business or personal travel to the country of Taiwan.

However your nationality may require a travel visa. Fortunately, we can help you.

Our visa services include making an appointment for the consulate or embassy so you don’t have to. We will also get any necessary travel documents certified and translated as needed.

Taiwan FlagCall us at (713) 874-1420, a staff member can help you see if you need a travel visa to enjoy Taiwan.

Questions and Answers about

We process all types of passport requests here at Texas Tower. Renewing passports that have expired, helping people get their name changes done due to marriage, divorce, or other life change. And one of the most common types of questions we address on a daily basis has to do with passports for children. Here are some of the most common questions we get.

What are the requirements for a child’s passport?
The child must be from newborn to age 15.

Is it true newborns need a passport?
Yes. Even newborns need a passport in their own name.

What is the soonest departure date for a child’s passport?
Your departure date should be at least 3 days from the day you apply for a child’s passport.

What type of passport would a 16-year old need to apply for?
An individual age 16 and above will need to apply for an adult passport.

How fast can Texas Tower obtain a child’s passport?
Standard time service is 8-12 days and we can expedite the passport to receive in 24-hours.

How will I show proof of identity?
A certified birth certificate will be necessary. If you need one, our office can assist you in obtaining it from anywhere in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Will passport photos be necessary?
Yes you will need two passport-type photos. If you aren’t sure where to get them made, talk to us – we can assist you.

We want to help make travel with your kids as easy as possible, if you need passports for visas for young travelers – call us today 713-874-1420 or write us at and one of our trained staff will be happy to assist you.

We can make your travel to Uganda easy! Let us go to the embassy for you and get your travel visa ready to go. Then all you have to do is pack and plan your trip.

If you’re looking to obtain an E-Visa for Uganda entry, talk to us – we can assist you in obtaining that too.

The process is slightly different for business-class visas and tourist visas, we can obtain either one for you.

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We can also translate any documents you require. Also, travelers from the United States entering Uganda will need proof of a Yellow Fever vaccination. If you aren’t sure what you need to meet that requirement, contact our offices and we’ll be glad to help you.

Get started at Uganda Travel Visa.

Take a deep breath, this situation is fixable.

First, report it.
If you lose your passport or believe it has been stolen, it should be reported immediately to protect your identity. Your missing passport will be rendered invalid for travel. You can report it online or call the Department of State at 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793)

Second, replace it.
Replacing your passport is a simple process Texas Tower can expedite for you.  Just go to the Department of State and complete the DS-11 form online. Then print the passport application but do not sign.


Next, you will need to print a copy of the DS-11 Passport form. Again, do not sign this form either. This copy will be included with your Texas Tower order

Then you will need to fill out a DS-64 form which is a Statement for a Lost or Stolen Passport. Print one copy and sign in black ink only. The original must be included in the sealed envelope you take to the Passport Deputy (also known as your local Post Office). The copy you just made will go on the outside with your Texas Tower authorization form.

stolen-passportPassport Photos
Now you need to get two recent passport-quality photos taken. We recommend that you have these pictures taken by a facility familiar with passport photo requirements such as Walgreens, CVS, or Kinko’s.

Proof of Identity
To get your passport reissued you will need to provide proof of U.S. citizenship and identification. You can provide proof of citizenship using one of the following documents:

  • Original U.S.-issued birth certificate
  • Original U.S. Naturalization Document
  • An expired U.S. passport that was issued for 10 years

Proof of identification can be in the form of a state-issued or federal issued I.D. You will need to make a clear back and front copy. Examples of I.D. can be

  • a valid state drivers license,
  • military I.D., or
  • government I.D.
  • The identification used must have been issued more than 6 months ago.

Need to get your passport reissued faster?
Use a flight itinerary or company letter requesting rush service. We can help you with a sample letter to meet the requirements of the passport office.

Last, because you are using our service to expedite the reissue of your passport, you will need to include an Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf. Please make two copies and place one inside the envelope to be sealed by the Passport Deputy and one on the outside.

Take your documents to your local post office to be witnessed, signed, and sealed. Do not open this envelope once sealed.

Need help finding a passport agency deputy?
You can find a complete list of local agencies at
Be aware the Passport Agency Deputy will charge an execution fee of $25 for witnessing your document signing and sealing of your envelope.

Once completed, mail or overnight your sealed envelope, copies for Texas Tower, and payment (See fees at the bottom of this page) to:
Texas Tower Passports & Visas
2020 Montrose Blvd. Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Phone (713) 874-1420

A member of our staff will handle your order, and you can track the status of your passport reissue in real-time.

If you are a United States citizen traveling to Sri Lanka, you’re going to need a travel visa for entry along with your passport. Here is how easy it is to get your travel visa through Texas Tower.

What types of travel visas are available for Sri Lanka?
Tourist and Business-type travel visas are required depending on the nature of your visit to the country.

How long is a Sri Lanka visa good for?
Maximum stay is 30 days.

What paperwork is needed?
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Where can I check to see if any travel warnings have been issued for Sri Lanka?
At the time of this writing, there is a travel warning issued by Qatar for travel to Sri Lanka due to the H1N1 flu outbreak. The U.S. has not as of yet issued any travel warnings. If you want to know more regarding current travel warnings, you can either ask us, or go straight to the State Department’s travel warning page for Sri Lanka.

How fast can I get a Sri Lanka visa?
Our standard processing ranges from 5 to 8 working days. If you need your travel visa expedited we can obtain it as fast as 1-2 working days. Just discuss with our staff how quickly you need your travel documents. We handle each client individually to make sure you get exactly the travel documents you need as fast as you need them.  Get started here


Nigeria is a beautiful country with a lot of fun to offer travelers. You will need both a valid passport and travel visa for entry to the country. Tripadvisor has put together some of the best things to do in Lagos when you visit.

Source: Nike Art Center
  1. Nike Art Center
    This is not only an outstanding art gallery but also a textile museum, run by Nike herself.  The gallery is open 7 days a week often holding art exhibitions, workshops and cultural days. If you’re feeling creative you can take an art course with Nike or go on one of her week-long retreats outside of Lagos in Osun state (Osogbo), Kogi state (Ogidi) and Abuja, all of which you can visit with ‘Nike Tours’. The tours offer overnight accommodation at her guesthouses and partake in creating traditional African crafts such as adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, or carving.

  2. The Lekki Conservation Centre is a great way to spend the day bird watching, exploring dense jungle areas, taking in the mangrove forests, and viewing aquatic fauna in a natural habitat setting.
  3. Lekki Market
    Get your shop on at this market where you can find a huge number of bargains. There are paintings, jewelry, fabrics, and more. The key to buying in this marketplace is to haggle and bargain on everything.

  4. Ikeja City Mall
    This is an indoor collector of shops, grocery store, mobile phone kiosks, and movies. It is a great way to spend an afternoon with the family and a good place to go when the weather is too hot or rainy to explore Lagos outdoors.

  5. Freedom Park
    A trek through this oasis nestled in Lagos will give you a cultural narrative and historical context that will clue you into the richness and diversity of Nigerian Culture. It is an artistic nirvana from modern to traditional outdoor sculptures. Take a stroll or grab a bite and take in the sites. It’s also a well-known music venue and if you are there at the right time you can catch a show.


passports and visa servicesYou have choices when you apply for your first passport or renew.  You can go through the U.S. Passport Agency, and the wait time can be up to four to seven weeks, with the average time around six weeks.

The other choice is outsourcing your passport acquisition to a third party agency like Texas Tower.

We make it very simple for you.  Simply click the link for the type of passport service your individual situation requires, and then use our checklist to get the necessary documents printed and signed. Then we’ll do the rest of the leg work for you.


Our standard turn around time is 6-12 days or you can get an expedited passport rush in just 24 hours.  The U.S. Passport Agency does not offer 24-hour service.

There is a fee for using our service, but it frees you up to plan your trip and not hassle with the passport agency. When you’re ready for your passport, we’ll have it for you.

If you have any questions about obtaining your passport or feel you have a unique situation, just contact our office at 713-874-1420, and one of our specialists will be happy to assist you.

How to Get Your Very First PassportBetween now and 2020, several states will need to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and their state issued i.d.’s will need to meet certain requirements. If not, a passport will be a necessary for state to state travel within the United States. Also, it’s a good idea to have a valid passport.

Don’t have a passport? It’s time you did!
There are just 3 main steps to getting your passport and then your boundaries for travel will broaden dramatically. Using a passport expediting service can make the process even easier.

passportaStep One
You will need to complete and print out the application from the Department of State. However, don’t sign just yet. You will need to wait to do that in step 2. You will need to make a copy of the DS-11 form to include with your order to expedite your passport. The next step will be to obtain two passport quality photos. You can get these done at any Walgreens, Kinkos, or CVS. Now, you’re going to need proof of your identity in the form of a certified birth certificate or U.S. naturalization document.
You will also need to print out a copy of the authorization letters for Texas Tower to act on your behalf.

compareserviceStep Two
An authorized Passport Agency Deputy (also known as a local United States Post Office) will need to witness and execute your documents you filled out at the Department of State website. If you need help finding a local agency, you can go here: The Passport Agency Deputy will charge a required fee of $25 to execute your documents and that will be paid separately from your passport expediting fees. The Deputy will place your signed and witnessed documents into an envelope that is sealed. Do not reopen this envelope. Ask for your documents back and state you will be using our services to process your passport request.

Step Three

Send your documents in the sealed envelope with your order form to Texas Tower.

That’s it, that’s all the steps you have to do to get a passport. Ready to get started? Just click here and you can begin the steps to getting your passport today.

Today we’re going to be highlighting Indonesia.

U.S. citizens visiting Indonesia require a travel visa for entry to the country. Here are some of the most common questions travelers have.


What is the maximum stay?
The maximum stay is 30 days.

Do passport photos need to be submitted when applying for a visa?
Yes you will need to submit 2 (two) passport-type photos.

Any special requirements for using a passport for entry into Indonesia?
Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page are required.

What about travelers who have a passport valid outside the United States?
Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94

Any special requirements for business travelers?
Business travelers will need to submit one copy of flight itinerary and a company business letter.

What types of visas are available?
Single entry valid up to 60 days and multiple entry valid up to 12 months.

Have a question about getting your passport or Indonesia visa? Contact us on Facebook or contact our offices at 713-874-1420.
We are ready to help you!

Need to make travel plans to go to Albania? The good news is that if you are an U.S. Citizen, you don’t need a travel visa to visit Albania.

You will need a valid U.S. passport and if you may need an Apostille on your travel documents.

Your nationality may require an Albanian visa. Contact our offices today to find out and one of our friendly staff is ready to assist you.

There are currently no explicit travel warnings for U.S. citizens visiting Albania, keep up with the latest information for travelers from the State Department’s Albania Travel page.