If you live in Texas and need to apply for a passport, there are a number of locations where you can do it. Besides the hundreds of passport application acceptance facilities, there are two regional agencies located in the state. Read on to discover where Texas residents can apply for a passport.
Since Texas is the state with the largest number of counties, it would take up too much space to list all the ones where an application acceptance facility can be found. The counties that have at least three or more locations where you can apply include Bexar, Brazos, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ellis, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Hidalgo, Jefferson, Johnson, Liberty, Lubbock, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Patricio, Tarrant, Travis, Webb, Wharton, Williamson.
If the county where you reside is not listed above, it does not necessarily mean that there to is no passport office located there. The best place to check is the post office, county clerk’s office or public library. If you discover that there is none, try looking in a neighboring county.
Dallas County has the highest number of locations. There are a dozen Texas passport offices in the state capital. Two are given below.
Austin Downtown Station Post Office
510 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701
Travis County District Clerk
1000 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78701
When applying for a new passport, you have the option of either regular processing or expedited service. Your passport should be delivered in 4-6 weeks if you select regular processing. This time can be reduced to 2-3 weeks if you choose to expedite the application.
For situations in which you need to get a passport in less than two weeks, you can apply one of the regional passport agencies located in Texas or through a private expediting service. Either way, you can get your passport as quickly as the same day.
One passport agency is located in Houston and the other is in Dallas. The addresses of both are provided below.
Houston Passport Agency
George Thomas “Mickey” Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002
Dallas Passport Agency
Earle Cabell Federal Building
1100 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75242
Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment at the agency nearest you. Frequently, it can take many attempts until you are attended. You need to take the completed, but unsigned application form, evidence of citizenship, proof of identity, two passport photos and the payment for the fees.
If you do not have time to schedule an appointment and visit one of the regional agencies, you can get your passport as quickly as the same day through a private expediter. Since you can apply online for this service, it is not necessary that the expediter be located in Texas.