Passport Documents

You MUST bring the following 6 items to file your passport application:

1. Completed passport application (U.S. Department of State Form DS-11)

  • Form MUST be completed once you reach the front of the line 
  • You may bring the printed copy if you filled it out online
  • If handwritten, use BLACK INK ONLY; do not use correction fluid
  • You may also pick up the form at any of our 5 passport locations 

2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  • Bring the original of one or more of the following documents:
    • Birth certificate or certified copy issued by the city, county, or state
      • Long form is preferred
      • For minors under 18, birth certificate must be presented
    • Previous U.S. passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad

3. Photocopy of the Citizenship proof that is being used

4. Proof of Identity

  • Bring the original of one or more of the following IDs:
    • Valid driver’s license (or state ID)
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Prior U.S. passport
    • Government employee ID
    • Official Military ID card

5. Photocopy of the front and back of the proof of identity that is being used

6. TWO payments, one of which can only be paid by using a check or money order

  • 1st Payment
    • Payment to the City of Houston may be cash, check, money order, credit card (American Express not accepted)
    • $25 per applicant
    • Optional $7 charge for onsite photo
  • 2nd Payment
    • Payment made out to the U.S. Department of State (must be check or money order; separate check or money order for each application is recommended)
    • Make your 2nd payment based on the cost tables below:
Adult (16 and older) Passport Book (travel by land, sea and air) Delivery Cost Passport Book & Card
Routine 6-8 weeks service $110 $140
Routine service with overnight return delivery   $125.45 $155.45

Expedite

2-3 weeks service $170 $200
Expedite and overnight return delivery   $185.45 $215.45
Adult Passport Card (travel by land and select Caribbean destinations by sea) Delivery Cost
Routine 6-8 weeks service $30
Expedite 2-3 weeks service $90
Overnight return delivery not available for passport cards    
Minor (15 and under) Passport Book (travel by land, sea and air) Delivery Cost Passport Book & Card
Routine 6-8 weeks service $80 $95
Routine service with overnight return delivery   $95.45 $110.45
Expedite 2-3 weeks service $140 $155
Expedite and overnight return delivery   $155.45 $170.45
Minor Passport Card (travel by land and select Caribbean destinations by sea) Delivery Cost
Routine 6-8 weeks service $15
Expedite 2-3 weeks service $75
Overnight return delivery not available for passport cards    

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