Passport Services at HPL

HPL joins the U.S. Department of State’s Houston Passport Agency to provide passport services for U.S. citizens in Houston. Please note that we only process new passport applications. 

To apply for a passport at HPL, please provide the following

  • A completed passport application (new passports only, no renewals; obtain application forms from HPL passport acceptance locations listed below or online at,
  • a certified birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship,
  • proof of identity (example, a valid photo ID),
  • the appropriate fees, and
  • photos (HPL staff will take photos for $7.00; applicants may also bring in their own photos if they like but they must meet the 2x2 size requirements

Processing Fees

HPL will accept applications & send them to the Passport Agency for processing.

  • Passport application fees must be paid directly to the U.S. Department of State by the applicant as a separate payment with a check or money order, and it will be sent to the Passport Agency by HPL. Check the U.S. Passports & International Travel website to calculate your passport application fees.
  • Applicants must pay a $25 processing fee to HPL or $32 for processing and photos. We accept all forms of payment for the processing fee (cash, check, credit card, debit card or money order). The check or money order should be made out to "City of Houston."
  • Total fees will vary depending on the action/s being requested by the applicant such as a new application for an adult or for a child.
  • Applications will be sent to the Passport Agency in the mail. Expedited services (overnight shipping), if needed, can be paid for by the customer with check or money order. The Passport Agency will send customers their passport in the mail.
  • Customers will need to contact the Passport Agency directly for any inquiries.

Locations & Hours for Passport Services

Our passport wait list opens at the stated hour for passport services on that day. We recommend arriving at the time the passport office opens for that day. We currently have a large number of people requesting passports, so the wait list may close within the first hour of passport services.

Central Library   (Check in at Welcome Desk, 1st Floor)
500 McKinney, 77002 | 832-393-1313 
M 12 PM - 5 PM | W 11 AM - 6 PM | Tu & Th 11 AM - 7 PM | F & Sa 10 AM - 4 PM

McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library
7405 Stella Link, 77025 | 832-393-2630
M & W 12 PM - 7 PM | Tu & Th 10 AM - 5 PM | Sa 10 AM - 4 PM

Park Place Regional Library
8145 Park Place, 77017 | 832-393-1970
M & W 12 PM - 7 PM | Tu & Th 10 AM - 5 PM | Sa 10 AM - 4 PM