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NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, you can expect to experience significant delays in the processing of your passport applications. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Passport processing location:

5325 Airport Blvd., Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78751 (map)
**Parking is available at the 5501 Airport Blvd., parking lot** and our new building is located on the corner of Airport & 53-1/2 Street.  Enter through the front of the building that faces Airport Blvd.

Why Should I Consider Getting a Passport?

Traveling with a Passport

A passport allows a citizen of one country, in this case the United States, to travel into another country or countries. It is an official government document issued by the Secretary of State that ensures the bearer is a citizen or a national of the United States and is legally authorized to travel internationally and in accordance with international law and practices.

Keep in mind that the law regarding out-of-country travel is changing and that you are likely to need a passport to travel outside the United States in the future, even if you were able to travel without one in the past.

Getting your passport now - while it's on your mind - is a good idea. Waiting until the last minute to get or renew a passport can cost extra money and may even cause you to cancel or delay your trip. The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing a delay in passport application processing.

How do I Apply?

Following these steps will ensure the passport application process goes smoothly:

1. Prepare your paperwork

A. Passport Application

The U.S. Department of State has an online form you can print to create your passport application.

If you don't want to print the online form, you can obtain an application from the Travis County District Clerk when you come in to apply for the passport. NOTE: Do not sign your passport application until you are instructed to do so when submitting it. You will be signing the application under oath, and the district clerk will be giving you that oath.

2. Submit the paperwork

Submit Completed Application

If you are applying for a new passport, please visit our new passports page to see the requirements and to book an appointment.

  1. Verify your identity.
  2. Ask you to sign the application form DSP-11 under oath.
  3. Sign and seal the application as the execution officer.
  4. Accept payment for the application and execution fees.
  5. Submit your application, photos, and payment directly to the Department of State.

If your minor child also needs a passport, he or she will need to appear in person accompanied by both parents or legal guardians. Both parents' proof of identity will be required on behalf of the minor. If one parent or guardian is not available, the unavailable parent may provide the parent who will accompany the child with a notarized affidavit form and copy of proof of identity to be submitted with the application.

Passport Fees

Passport Processing Fee (charged on all passport applications) $ 35.00
Passport application, applicant age 16 and over $ 130.00
Passport application, applicant under age 16 $ 100.00
Expedited Passport Fee $ 60.00
Returned Check Fee $ 30.00

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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