There are 3 main steps to getting a new passport.
First make sure you meet the requirements for applying.
|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 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 $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
Need to print these instructions?
Here is our handy 3 Step Guide.
PASSPORT AGENCY FEE: $170
TEXAS TOWER PASSPORT FEES:
0 Same Day Processing: $225.00 (You must send your package by FedEx 1st Overnight with Signature Release.)
2-3 Passport Processing: $158.00
5-10 Passport Processing: $89.00