Passports

DAVID M. HENINGTON-ALIEF REGIONAL LIBRARY
7979 S.KIRKWOOD HOUSTON, TX 77072
(832)393-1820

PASSPORT OFFICE HOURS

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
12 - 7 PM
(Please arrive no later than 6 PM)

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
10 - 5 PM
(Please arrive no later than 4 PM)

SATURDAYS
10 - 4
(Please arrive no later than 2 PM)

The passport wait list opens at the stated hours 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.

*WALK-INS ONLY; NO APPOINTMENTS.



To apply for a passport  at Houston Public Library, please provide the following:

1) COMPLETED DS-11 Passport application Form - use BLACK ink and do not sign. We do not process DS-82 Forms at this facility.

2) PROOF OF U.S CITIZENSHIP - One of the following is needed:
  • Certified Birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state
  • Previous U.S Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of U.S birth abroad
3) PROOF OF IDENTITY - an original of one the following:
  • Valid state issue driver's license or ID card
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Prior U.S Passport
  • Government employee ID
  • Official Military ID card
4) PHOTO COPY OF PROOF OF IDENTITY:
  • Photocopy of each ID, front and back, on plain white 8 1/2" X 11" paper
  • Images must be on only one-side, two separate pages may be submitted
5) PHOTOGRAPH
  • HPL staff can take photos during passport hours for $7
  • Applicants may bring their own photo, but it must meet U.S Department of the State requirement.
6) PROCESSING FEE -- TWO separate payments are required:
U.S Department of State* -- Passport and expedite fees payable by check or money order ONLY.

Passport book Fee for routine delivery of 6-8 weeks
Adults (16+) $110
Minors (Under 16) $80

Passport Card Fee for routine delivery of 6-8 weeks
Adults (16+) $30
Minors (Under 16) $15

Expedite processing fee for delivery of 2-3 weeks
ADDITIONAL $60/passport book or card

Overnight delivery Return for your passport book only the fee is an additional $15.45 per passport book.

*YOU MAY COMBINE ALL FEES PAYABLE TO THE U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE ON ONE CHECK.

City of Houston* -- Acceptance and/or photo fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card. (No American Express)
This is a separate fee from the Passport Fee.

Acceptance fee is $25 or $32 with HPL photo fee for each application processed.
*YOU MAY COMBINE ALL FEES PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF HOUSTON ON ONE CHECK


Check application status. 
Travel.state.gov > U.S Passport > CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS
National Passport Information Center: 1-877-487-2778





FAQ:

One of the parent can not make it to the process, what do I do?
For Minors (Under 16) both parents that are listed on the birth certificate have to be present. If a parent can not make it then a copy of their identification is needed along with DS 3053 notarized. 

What If a parent is missing and no where to be found?
The legal guardian can sign DS-5525 form, in which they will need to fill in as much information as possible about the missing parent.