Office of International Programs
Passport Acceptance Facility
Effective January 23, 2017, the fee for overnighting your passport book has decreased to $15.45. Routine processing is at 6 weeks, and expedite is still at 2-3 weeks but only guaranteed if also overnighting. Please remember overnight return works for books, not cards, which are sent to you via First Class Mail.
Effective January 9, 2017, the US Department of State is requiring all applicants to provide a clear black-and-white photocopy of their proof of citizenship. For more information, view the FAQ provided from DoS. If you are submitting an expired passport book or passport card, the additional photocopy is not required.
Passport Application Acceptance Services
Do you need a passport? Has your passport already expired? We can help! Visit the OIP to complete the process to apply for a passport, obtain a passport picture, or to receive help with a renewal or correction. See the basic Passport Checklist to find out what you need to bring if you are a first time applicant, or renewing a passport that was issued over 5 years ago. For DS-82 Renewal applicants, use this Checklist. Minor and 16/17 year old applicants need additional consent. Make sure you have everything you need by reviewing the Minor Checklist and the 16/17 year old Checklist.
Hours and Closures:
Monday - Friday: Noon - 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.
Morning appointment times may be available for special circumstances. Please call to check for availability. We request that anyone making a morning appointment have their application completed and ready upon arrival, along with proper forms of payment (see below for this information, or ask when setting the appointment), and all required documentation.
We are closed for all national holidays due to Postal Service closure. Upcoming national holiday closures are February 20 (George Washington's birthday) and May 29 (Memorial Day).
Call: 903.565.6155 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are located at 3620 Varsity Dr. at the corner of Varsity Dr. and Old Omen Rd. across from the Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center. We have a small parking lot in front with a passport parking sign displayed.
Current Passport Processing Times
Current Expedite Processing: Two to three weeks, if also overnighting. If you are traveling in fewer than eight weeks, consider using Expedite Processing. This is an additional $60 per
application. Overnighting is also highly recommended to ensure fast delivery.
Current Routine Processing: Six weeks. If you are traveling in more than eight 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, and confirm processing time by visiting the US Department of State official website.
You can also cut off a two- to five-day mailing period by using the overnight option on books for an additional $15.45.
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Before You Apply...
Previous Marriage Information Sheet
If you have been widowed/divorced and remarried, upon arrival to the acceptance facility you may be requested to provide additional information.
To expedite the acceptance process, you can print and complete the Previous Marriage Information Sheet, one for each previous marriage, before you come in.
Not completing this form can cause delays in passport processing and receiving.Print the Form
16- to 17-Year Old Applicants
For applicants in this age bracket, you have specific guidelines to follow that differ from minors under 16.
The 16-17 year old will need to provide a form of ID, like a driver's license, school ID, or a previously issued U.S. Passport, and at least 2 forms of parental consent. Some examples of consent are a parent's check which is signed by the parent, a photocopy of a parent's ID, an appearing parent who also signs the application in the sight of a certified agent, and a letter of consent with parent's signature and date-of-consent.
To learn more please follow the link to the US Dept. of State website.Learn More
Minor Applications (Under 16)
Both parents must be present to apply for a passport for any child in this age bracket.
If one parent cannot appear, specific notarized documentation (usually DS-3053) must be provided.
If both parents cannot appear, a third party may apply for the child's passport with a notarized statement from both parents/guardians giving that third party permission to apply for the child, along with a photocopy of both parent's ID. When the statement is from only one parent/guardian, the third party must present evidence of sole custody of the consenting parent/guardian.Learn More