It is our pleasure to offer you the opportunity to apply for a passport through our office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, excluding county holidays. As an Official Agent of the United States Department of State, our goal is to facilitate the process of acquiring a passport for Aransas County residents as well as any U.S. citizens who may be visiting Aransas County.
This is a walk-in facility. Passports are processed on a first come/first serve basis. Space is limited, and only one individual or family group applying for passports will be permitted in the office at a time as a COVID safety precaution.
To apply for a passport, you will need to prove U.S. citizenship and your identity. A certified copy of your birth certificate or an expired passport and your driver’s license are most commonly used. If a birth certificate will be used for proving U.S. citizenship, please bring a certified copy along with an additional copy of the birth certificate, or, as an additional certified copy. You will need one (1) passport sized photograph. Several vendors locally provide this service. Uniforms of any kind should not be worn unless you are in the active military.
The fee for a passport book for an adult (16 years and older) is $110.00 and is valid for 10 years. For minors (15 years and younger) the fee is $80.00 and is valid for 5 years. The fee for a passport card for applicants 16 years old and older is $30.00. The passport card fee is $15.00 for minors 15 years old and younger. For each new application presented, there is also a $35.00 execution fee. Only one execution fee is charged per application. There is no execution fee for renewals.
Please allow at least 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport. It is possible to have an application for a passport book expedited for an additional fee of $77.56. Expedited passports will be received in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Faster service is available in emergency situations by going directly to the Houston Passport Agency, by appointment only. For appointments, please call 877-487-2776.
For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov and click on "Passport Information", or contact our office at 361-790-0128.