Passport Services

Passport Services

Harris County Public Library is now offering passport services by appointment at eight branches across the county.

On this page, you will find all the information you will need to apply for a U.S. passport book and/or passport card. When you are all set, click the Make a Passport Appointment button.

Passport Forms

Click on the images below to visit for more information and the appropriate forms.

Passport Forms

Photos, Fees and Processing Times

Locations & Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: Passports @ HCPL

  • The passport card is the wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The card provides a less expensive, smaller, and convenient alternative to the passport book for those who travel frequently to these destinations by land or by sea. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

  • Currently, eight (8) branches offer passport services.

    Passport Service hours vary from location to location and are not the same as library hours. Visit the Passport Services page for more information

  • You use the same form that you would use to apply for a passport book (DS-11 or DS-82). There is a checkbox on the form for you to indicate that you are applying for a passport card.

    If you already have a passport book and you are eligible to use Form DS-82 (renewal by mail), you may apply for a passport card using DS-82 even if this is your first passport card. Otherwise you will need to use form DS-11 to apply for a passport card.

  • Yes. Passport services are available by appointment only. Visit the Passport Services page to schedule an appointment.

  • Yes, simply check the appropriate box at the top of the form to indicate that you would like to apply for both products.

    If you already have a passport book and are eligible to use Form DS-82, you may apply for your new passport card by mail using Form DS-82. You may renew your passport book at the same time using the same form.

  • This varies depending on the circumstances of the applicant, but for a standard passport application you will need the following:

    • Completed Form DS-11 (with BLACK ink only).
    • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • Current government-issued photo ID AND photocopy of ID.
    • Color passport photo (which can be taken at time of appointment for an additional $12 fee payable to Harris County Public Library)
    • Passport Fee (check, money order only. Payable to U.S. Department of State)
    • Acceptance Fee ($35.00. Checks, money orders, or credit/debit card payable to Harris County Public Library. If paying with cash, please have the exact amount).
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