How to Get a U.S. Passport in Houston With Texas Tower
Getting your first US passport can be quite time-consuming. Having all of your papers in place only to find one thing has a small discrepancy that ruins your whole travel plan can be frustrating. Texas Tower can make getting a US passport quick and easy. We do all of the hard work for you, only requiring you to follow the steps listed on this page.
|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
|Copy of Flight Itinerary||To qualify for expedited service, your flight needs to be scheduled within 3 to 4 weeks.|
|Proof of U.S. citizenship||One of the following :
Original U.S. issued birth certificate
Original 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.||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 at http://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 $35|
|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
If you are still in need of assistance in obtaining your US passport, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 713-874-1420 for further information.