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George Thomas "Mickey" Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays
By Appointment Only
Closed Federal Holidays
U.S. Department of State
Houston Passport Agency
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1080
Sterling, VA 20166-1080
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To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements:
We do not charge a fee to make appointments. If you asked to pay for an appointment, you should consider the request to be fraudulent. We are not affiliated with any third-party appointment booking services. We may not be able to honor appointments booked via third parties. Do not attempt to book duplicate appointments.
*We accept all forms for first-time and renewal customers. Not sure what forms or supporting documents you need? Start at the Passport Application Wizard.
We have different steps to make an appointment if you have not yet applied for a passport or you have already applied.
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Call 1-877-487-2778 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays through Fridays, or on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our appointment line is closed on federal holidays.
If you are traveling in the next 6 to 14 days, we will notify the agency processing your application of your date of travel. If you are traveling within 5 days, we will attempt to make an appointment for you.
Se habla español. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-888-874-7793 for TDD/TTY teletype services.
Please note: We may not be able to see you exactly at your appointment time. An appointment does not guarantee that you will receive a passport. Once we review your documents, we will provide you with instructions on your next steps. Please complete your application before arriving at our agency; however, please do not sign the application. During your appointment, we will request photocopies of your citizenship and identity documents, a passport photograph, and printed proof of international travel. If you do not have these items when you arrive at our check-in window, your application process will be delayed.
There are several parking locations in close proximity to the George Thomas "Mickey" Leland Federal Building. Most fees average $10. Additionally, there is metered parking available behind the building (on Pierce St).
Please be aware that there are scammers in the area who engage with passport applicants regularly and make attempts to take your parking fees from you, we advise you to be vigilant and pay close attention before engaging with suspicious individuals in the surrounding area. Also note, parking rules are strictly enforced around the agency, if you do not follow the instructions provided, your vehicle may be booted or towed. Please pay close attention to signage and meter timeframes.