Passport Acceptance Facility

Office of International Programs

How to Apply

  • Book an appointment
    • Select the service you need. Select the day and time. Enter accurate contact details.
    • Notate how many applicants we should expect in the blank with the appropriate age range (not to exceed 3 per appointment).
      • For example: in the # of minors/16-17/18+ boxes, we expect to see a number between 0-3, NOT the age of applicants.
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      • If you know what types of Department of State services you need, you can indicate with a yes/no response, or leave it blank.
      • If you cannot receive text messages or wish to opt out of the text reminder, indicate by typing "no".
      • If you would like to provide additional information or input you think we will find helpful, please use the comment box.
  • Complete the DS-11 Application
    • DS-11 Application is for first time, minor, previous passport lost/stolen, previous passport expired over 5 years ago
    • This is the only application we are authorized to handle
      • Additional forms like the Lost/Stolen Passport Report, Statement of Consent for Issuing a Passport to a Child form, etc are usually submitted alongside the DS-11 and serve as accompaniments to the DS-11, thus we will accept them
      • We will not review other application forms like the DS-82 and DS-5504 which must be submitted by the applicant. 
    • Renewals can learn more here
  • Collect required documents
    • Certified citizenship document that is valid for passport applications - just because it's all you've ever had, doesn't mean it is the proper form for passport issuance. Please compare your document to the examples we have here.
    • Valid photo ID - If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID. Parents note: Minors are identified by the parents as they appear on the child's birth certificate, or by certified court order/guardianship paperwork. 
  • Collect and prepare any additional forms that may be needed, based on applicants situation, like non-appearing parent, mailing address different from ID, previous marriages, etc.
  • Get an acceptable photo, or we can take it for you if you've indicated the need in your appointment booking
  • Make sure to have proper forms of payment so you don't have to reschedule - DOS and UT Tyler are not one and the same, so both receive individual payments
  • Make sure everyone applying comes to the appointment - 3 max per appointment!


I need specifics on...

Adult Application | Minors (under 16) | 16-17 year olds | Proof of Citizenship | Proper ID

Previous Marriages | Renewing a Passport | Proper Payment  | Everything


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U.S. Department of State
View the official DOS website to obtain all necessary forms. Contact direct at 1-877-487-2778 for status updates.

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Frequently asked questions with answers are listed here


About Us

The Office of International Programs serves as a Passport Acceptance Facility for the UT Tyler community and the general public. OIP is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to execute and mail-in Form DS-11 passport applications. Passport and immigration-style photos are available for purchase separately, providing a convenient service to anyone filing a government application, including international students applying for practical training authorizations. 

We are open to the public and happily serve our students, faculty and staff, East Texas community, state, and surrounding-state citizens. 

Hours and Contact

  • No walk-ins.

    Monday - Friday

    Appointment Only - Availability generally between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


    Contact us!

    Email (recommended method!): Email is the best method of contact.

    Facebook: Find us here or Messenger us.

    Call: 903.565.5701.

    Text: ‪430.201.4644‬

    You can find answers to most questions here on our website or at


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