Passport Services

NEW EXPANDED HOURS!

The response to the passport services offered by Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel at four HCPL branches has been so great, he decided to expand the hours of operation at each branch--from one day a month to three! See details below.

 

 

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can call 713-755-1674 to make an appointment at any of the four HCPL locations.

 

Barbara Bush Branch Library
6817 Cypresswood Drive
Spring Texas 77379

March April May
Tuesday, Mar. 21, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, Apr. 18, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 16, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar. 22, 1:00 - 5:00 PM Wednesday, Apr. 19, 1:00 - 5:00 PM Wednesday, May 17, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday, Mar. 23, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, May 18, 1:00 - 7:00 PM


Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library

16616 Diana Lane
Houston Texas 77062

March April May
Tuesday, Mar. 14. 12:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Apr. 11, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 9. 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, Apr. 12, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 10. 1:00 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Mar. 16, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 13, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Thursday, May 11. 1:00 - 7:00 PM

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek
16719 Clay Road
Houston Texas 77084

    March April May
    Tuesday, Mar. 28, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Apr. 25, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 23, 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, Apr. 26, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
    Thursday, Mar. 30. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 27. 1:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday, May 25, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Octavia Fields Branch Library
1503 South Houston
Humble Texas 77338

  March April May
  Tuesday, Mar. 7, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, Apr. 4, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 - 7:00 PM
  Wednesday, Mar. 8, 1:00 - 6:00 PM Wednesday, Apr. 5, 1:00 - 6:00 PM Wednesday, May 3, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  Thursday, Mar. 9, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, Apr. 6, 1:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, May 4, 1:00 - 7:00 PM

 

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Comments

New Passports

What do I need to bring with me? And does the applicant have to be present (can I bring in the paperwork and pictures for my husband while he is at work and my children are at school?

Hello, If your husband is a

Hello,

If your husband is a first time applicant, or if his most recent passport is lost or stolen or was issued more than 15 years ago, he must submit a Form DS-11 and apply in person, otherwise, you can apply for a renewal for him.

Here is a link to Harris County Clerk Office with detailed information about applying for a passport

To answer your question briefly, you need to bring:

  • Completed DS-11 Form (HERE is a DS-11 form you can fill out online and print at home, and bring with you)
  •         Must be legible and fully completed in black ink to avoid delays
  •         Do not sign the Form. This must be done after we have administered the prescribed oath during while submitting
  • Proof of US citizenship
  • Proof of identity
  • passport photos (taken within last 6 months)
  • Payment for fees (fees vary. See the information link above)

Thank you for your question. If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

Photos

Can photos be taken at the library or will I need to bring them? If I need to bring them where is the best place to have them taken? Thanks for the info!

Re: Photos

Hello! You will need to bring passport photos when applying at one of the four HCPL branches offering passport service. The best place to have your photos taken depends on what area you live in. I can tell you that many chain drugstores offer the service, as do some FedEx locations. I would recommend doing a Google search for passport photos and include your zip code in the search box.

I hope this answers your question. If I can do anything else, please let me know.

Passport Applications

Hi - I took my son to the Barbara Bush Library today for his passport application. It was quick, painless and done with a smile! We were walk-in and only had to wait 5 minutes. I really hope you'll continue this service. It is so much more pleasant than going to a post-office. Thank you!

Wonderful! We are grateful to

Wonderful! We are grateful to the Harris County Clerk's Office for offering this service at our branches. The feedback we have received has been universally positive.

Thank you for letting us know of your experience!

Name change

Hi, Is it mandatory to change the last name on passport after marriage? I was married in 2007 and have my passport in my maiden name. Now that it is up for renewal, I am not sure if it is mandatory to change my last name to my married name? My husband already purchased a travel package for us and put the airline tickets in my maiden name. Will it be ok to process the renewal of my passport without changing my last name? My last name has been updated with the Social security administration and DL.

Wife's Last Name Change

Hello my wife is needing to change her last name on her passport. Can this happen here? She does have her old passport. Thanks, Kevin

Name Change

Without more information, I cannot answer your question, but here is a link that will walk you through the procedures for name changes on passports. With the correct forms and documentation, you will be able to do it at the branch, or by mail if you prefer.

 

Thanks for letting us know

Thanks for letting us know David. Do you have further information on the cost/fees?

Fees differ depending on age

Fees differ depending on age of applicant, whether you want a passport book or card, etc. Here is a link to the fees table for name changes. It looks like $135 for an adult passport book ($110 application + $25 execution). 

Here is a link to the

Here is a link to the District Clerk's office passport page. You should find all the information there. The short answer is that there is a range of costs depending on age, regular or expedited service and type of passport needed. For example, an adult passport book via routine service costs $110.

Thanks for the question and happy travels!