UT Tyler Passport Acceptance Facility

Office of International Programs

Passport Acceptance Facility

Do you need a passport? Has your current passport expired? We can help! See the Passport Checklist to find out what you need to do!

Visit the OIP to complete the process to apply for a passport, obtain a passport picture, make changes to your current passport, or to receive help with a renewal.

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OIP Passport Acceptance Facility Hours:
Monday - Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Passport application check in closes promptly at 4 p.m. each day. Unfortunately, applicants arriving after that time can not be served due to passport mailing regulations. For more information about our hours and services, visit our page on the official website of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.  Morning appointment times are available for special circumstances. 

Call: 903.565.6155 or email: passport@uttyler.edu to find out more!

Expedite Processing: Three weeks (minimum). If you are travelling in fewer than eight weeks, consider using Expedite Processing.

Routine Processing: Six weeks (minimum). If you are not travelling for eight or more weeks, please use Routine Processing.

Processing times for passports can increase with short notice. Please make every effort to apply for your passports as early as possible!

When you use any Passport Acceptance Facility, two separate payments must be made as follows:

To the US Department of State: Personal or cashier's check, or money order. The name of the applicant and the birth date of the applicant must be included on the memo / for section of the check or money order. No credit or debit cards are accepted on behalf of the US Department of State.

To the OIP at UT Tyler: Personal or cashier's check, or exact cash (no change is available). No credit or debit cards are accepted at the OIP.

Are you renewing? Check your eligibility to use the DS-82 Renewal Form. 
For those using the DS-82 Renewal Form, even though you aren’t required to use an acceptance facility, we are happy to assist if you have any doubts or concerns, and we have mailing services available to you for a $15 fee. While you’re here, you can also get your required photos ($15) and photocopies (starting at $.50) made and printed.

Making a name change or correction to a current passport?
You don’t need to come to an Acceptance Facility. See how you can do it yourself. If you decide you need assistance, we are happy to help you, and we also have mailing services available to you for a $15 fee.  

Replacing a limited passport?
You can possibly do this on your own as well. Check eligibility. If you decide you need assistance, we are happy to help you, and we also have mailing services available to you for a $15 fee.  

Birth Certificate Requirements

Before you come in, please confirm that you have the correct birth certificate form. 

The US Department of State does NOT always accept documents entitled “Certificate of Live Birth.” If this is what you have, you may need to request a certified Birth Certificate, with a specific request for passport usage. 

The US Department of State also does not accept “Abstracts” or “Short-form” copies. If you need a new form, you can file online, through postal service, or in person. In person is the most expedited way. If it’s not possible to appear in person, you can order online and should receive it in about 10-15 days, or use the postal service and receive it in about one - two weeks. These times are subject to change or have delays during national holidays.

**For information on how to obtain a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, contact the Office of Vital Records in the state where the birth occurred, or refer to the CDC website.

The following MUST be on the birth certificate submitted to the US Department of State:

Name: the full (including given) name of the applicant
DPOB: the applicant’s date and place of birth
File Date: date the certificate was filed in the registrar’s office (within one year of birth)
Signature: the signature of the registrar or custodian of birth records
Seal: raised, embossed, or multi-colored authorized seal of the issuing registrar’s office
Parents: the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer are required for all applicants, regardless of age

Additional information can be found at the Vitalchek website and the Texas DSHS website:

16- and 17-Year Old Applicants

If you are in this bracket, please read the information to ensure that you have all the proper paper work and approval so that you can get your passport without a hitch!

Notice:

An acceptance facility cannot deny your ability to apply based on evidence submitted that seems insufficient. You will be notified if something appears to be missing at the time of application, and you can decide whether or not to provide the suggested evidence. The final decision on passport issuance is ultimately up to the US Department of State. In the event that proof is rejected by the US Department of State, you will receive a letter giving you instructions on how to correct the situation, and you will typically have 90 days to provide requested proof.

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