Passports

NOTICE:

Passport services to resume Wednesday, September 16th.  To maintain appropriate social distancing procedures within our small office and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus we will be moving to an appointment system.  To set up an appointment or for more information call 512-393-8090.

Appointments Available during the following times only:

Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed for lunch 11:45 am to 1:00 pm) 

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 11:45 am to 1:00 pm)


Current Passport Agency Operations

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html .

  • Expedited Service is currently suspended

Passport Application Requirements

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

(one of the following)

  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Previous Passport

Primary Form of Identification

(one of the following)

  • Current Government ID
  • Current Military ID
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Previously Issued U.S. Passport
  • Valid Driver's License

View a list of additional requirements for children 16 and under.

Watch how to apply for your child’s passport.

Passport Processing Fees

Must be 2 separate payments:

  • U.S. Department of State (USDoS)
  • City of San Marcos (COSM)

(Prices effective: January 28, 2013) View pricing information.

Acceptable Payment Options

Only checks or money orders accepted for payments to USDoS.

The City of San Marcos will accept all forms of payments for the processing fee (excluding American Express).

Where to Check on the Status of Your Passport

National Passport Information Center (NPIC) 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays:

  • Email NPIC
  • Phone: 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
  • TDD/TTY Users: 1-888-874-7793

View online travel information.

Additional Information

The new requirements for passports are mandated by the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security. The 9/11 Commission recommended the stricter documentation for travelers. Congress passed the rules into law in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.