Fast Answer: Apply for New or Renew Your Passport?
If you’re unsure which service you need, here is a fast answer for you.
Already have a passport? If you can answer “yes to all these questions, then you can renew – otherwise, you’ll probably have to reapply for a new passport.
Here is all you need to do to renew your passport:
|All Documents Needed||Where to Get|
|One completed and signed application for passport renewal. This must be completed online||Department of State’s passport portal.|
|Two passport type photos.||We recommend that you have these pictures taken professionally by your local CVS or Walgreens.|
|Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf at the Passport Agency||Authorization letters|
|Include your current passport||Please note that your passport number will change. Your cancelled passport will be returned to you|
|Flight itinerary or company letter requesting rush service.||Sample rush request letter|
|Texas Tower Passport & Visa order form||Texas Tower Order Form|
|Send to||Texas Tower
2020 Montrose Blvd., Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Toll Free: (855) 715-1062
Local Phone: (713) 874-1420
If the above does not apply to your current situation. You might need to apply for a new passport instead of renewing. If you can answer “yes” to all these questions – you need a new passport.
Here is all you need to do to get your new passport, there are three basic steps:
|Step 1 – Documents you will need||Where to Get|
|Complete and print the passport application online at the Department of State. Do not sign.||Department of State’s passport portal.|
|Make a copy of the unsigned DS-11 (passport form)||This will be included with your Texas Tower order|
|Include 2 passport quality photos.||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 U.S. citizenship||One of the following :
Original U.S. issued birth certificateOriginal U.S. Naturalization DocumentAn expired U.S. passport that was issued for 10 years
|Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf . . Please place one inside the sealed envelope and leave one out for us.||Authorization letters|
|Step 2||Visit your local post office|
|You will need to take the above documents to an authorized Passport Agency Deputy (also known as a local United States Post Office.
Most require appointments and do not accept walk-ins.
|You can find a complete list of agencies athttp://iafdb.travel.state.gov|
|Passport Agency Deputy is required to charge an execution fee of $25.00 and should be paid separately from the Passport Agency fees.||Execution fee $25|
|The Passport Agency Deputy will collect all of the above documents in step 1, witness you
signing your passport application and place into an envelope that will be sealed by the
|Do not open this envelope once sealed as it will void your application.|
|Get your sealed envelope back from the Passport Agency Deputy||Inform the clerk you will forward the sealed envelope to a service in Houston for processing.|
|Step 3||Almost done!|
|Make sure you have the following documents:||–Sealed envelope
–Texas Tower order form
–Copy of your DS-11 form you made in step 1
|Mail to Texas Tower||Texas Tower Passports & Visas
2020 Montrose Blvd. Suite 400
Houston, TX 77006
Phone (713) 874-1420
We can expedite either type of passport application as fast as 24-hours. If you’re unsure which service you need, just call our offices at (713) 874-1420 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.