Between 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.
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.
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: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov. 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.
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.
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:
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 Document
An 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.
||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.
|Make sure you have the following documents:
–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.