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Can I Apply for a Passport at Houston Public Library?

   Are you applying for your first U.S. passport?

   Are you under the age of 16?

   Was your previous U.S. passport:

          Issued when you were under age 16?

          Lost, stolen or damaged?

          Issued more than 15 years ago?

If none of the above statements apply, you may be eligible to renew your passport by mail using Form DS-82.


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Passport Photos

You are able to take your passport photo at one of our 5 acceptance facilities.

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Información en español

¡Obtener su pasaporte es más fácil que nunca!

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For Minors

All legal guardians must be present or submit a consent form. Valid ID is required for ages 16+.

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Processing Times

Processing times may vary depending on time of year, so apply as early as possible.

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Passport Prices



City of Houston Application Acceptance Fees:
The fee is $35 plus $10 for a photo if needed. Payable by check, money order or credit card to "City of Houston".


U.S. Department of State Processing Fees:
Use the Fee Calculator to verify your State Department Passport Fees at Payable via check or money order to “U.S. Department of State”.
*Application cost is non-refundable and is retained by HPL and the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.



I Qualify, What's Next?
Complete a passport application in black ink prior to arrival.
Passport step two
Bring two separate payments per application payable to City of Houston and U.S. Department of State.
Have an original and one photocopy of the applicant's proof of citizenship and identification.

Schedule your appointment

Allow up to 2 weeks in advance and arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.




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