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New Passport

If you have never had a passport, if your passport has been expired for more than five years, or if you were under the age of 16 when your last passport was issued, then you will need to apply for a new passport.

When applying for a new passport, you will have to take your documents to a local passport acceptance agent to prove your identity. The passport acceptance agent will seal the documents in an envelope. Texas Passport Center will take it from there and ensure same day processing!

Apply for a New Passport with Texas Passport Center in 3 Easy Steps!

  • 1

    Apply for a new passport on our website

  • 2

    Gather the documents required to renew your passport

  • 3

    Stop by or mail your new passport documents to our office

Start application now!

It takes less than 5 mins.

Required Documents Checklist

Here is everything you’ll need:

DS11 Application for Adult Passport

  • Complete, download, and print two copies of the DS-11 application form from the government website. Hand written applications are not accepted.
  • DO NOT sign the application.
  • You must sign the DS-11 application in front of an acceptance agent two weeks before your trip. One month if a travel visa is required. Find an acceptance agent in your area
  • One copy of the DS-11 is for the acceptance agent and one is for us.

Photograph (No Glasses or Hat)

  • One recent, clear, front view, in color, professional 2″x2″ passport photo of the applicant with a plain white or off-white background.
    • In color
    • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
    • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
    • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
    • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
    • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
    • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

Itinerary Required:

  • Copy of your round-trip ticket, reservation, or letter from a travel agency under applicant’s name, listing flight number and arrival/departure dates and reservation code provided by the airline/cruise company. Official company letter on company letterhead are also accepted.

Government Fee (Check or Money Order):

  • Make Payable to: U.S. Department of State. (Written Exactly)
  • Check amount $209.53 for passport book or $239.53 for book and card.
  • Unaltered (Do not change any of the printed information on the check)
  • $35 execution fee. This can be paid by cash or credit card at the acceptance facility.
  • No temporary checks.

Proof of Citizenship:

Original certified copy if U.S. Birth Certificate (must contain Both Parents names, Hospital Name, and has the registrar’s raised, embossed, or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office; which must be within 1 year of your birth.) Please note that some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.

  • A previous valid U.S. Passport
  • Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS – 240)
  • Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS – 1350)
  • Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization from the USCIS

Primary Identification:

Please provide one of the following documents:

  • A previously issued & undamaged U.S. passport
  • A Valid Driver’s License
  • A Naturalization Certificate
  • A Current Government ID (sit, state or federal). Or
  • A Current Military ID (for military applicants and dependents)

Complete Letter of Authorization:

The Letter of Authorization simply enables us to act in the capacity necessary to resolve and answer any problems that may arise.

Please read this section carefully as the process can be delayed if done incorrectly.

  • The Letter of Authorization will be emailed once we have spoken and confirmed the order.
  • Print the Letters of Authorization twice. One letter is for the acceptance agent and one is for us. Give one Letter of Authorization to the acceptance agent and give us one with your package.

Acceptance Agent: Once all documents have been gathered you will need to have them sealed by an Acceptance Agent. Locate an acceptance agent at

Notice: Once you have the documents sealed, they must be shipped overnight or dropped off to our office that Same Day. Please do not use USPS as it will take too long. The document expires after 5 business days so they will be returned if not shipped in time for us to submit them.

Start application now!

It takes less than 5 mins.

Order Our Service

After placing your order we will email a check list of required documents and a customer service agent will call and go over the details of your case.

Drop-off or
Mail Documents

Drop off your documents at our Woodlands Office, or mail them.

Receive your documents

When you documents are ready we can mail it to you via FedEX Overnight or you can pick it up at our office.

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Texas Passport Center works directly with the US Department of State.
Your personal information is never exposed to anybody outside of Texas Passport Center and US Department of State.
When you apply to expedite your passport on our website, all your personal information is encrypted, and gets routinely deleted from our system. We do not save your credit card information in our system.

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