Passport Information

WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT BOOK?

Anyone traveling outside the borders of the United States by air, land and sea.

 WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT CARD?

A passport card is only good for travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada by land or sea.  A passport card cannot be used to fly to any location.

 

TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT BOOK or PASSPORT CARD:

 REGULAR SERVICE – Allow 6 to 8 weeks for your passport to arrive

 EXPEDITED SERVICE – Allow 3 weeks for your passport to arrive

 All applications for children 15 and under require a certified copy of birth certificate (Long form birth certificate).

 All applications for children 15 and under require both parent’s signatures.

 

 WHAT YOU NEED:

 1.    Complete an Application form – may be obtained from the district clerk’s office or online at the following link: http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds11/ds11_842.html DO NOT SIGN THE FORM – IT MUST BE SIGNED IN THE CLERK’S PRESENCE

 2.    You will need 2 passport photos, they must meet certain specifications.  You can have them taken at Don’s Photography, Bobby’s Photographic Memories or CVS.

 3.    You will need to bring a certified copy of your birth certificate, with a raised sealor an original naturalization certificate for Naturalized citizens.  An old passport may be used to prove citizenship on adult passports in lieu of a birth certificate.

 4.    Bring a photo ID – a current Texas Driver’s License or a student identification card.

 5.    Payment – We accept checks, money orders, cash or credit cards. 

 The cost of the regular passport for an adult is $135.00 and for a child 15 and under is $105.00.

 The cost of the expedited passport for an adult is $229.84 and for a child 15 and under is $199.84.

 The cost of the adult passport card is $55.00 and for a child 15 and under is $40.00.

 The cost of the expedited passport card is $134.99 and for a child 15 and under is $119.99.

 The cost of the regular passport and passport card for an adult is $165.00 and for a child 15 and under is $120.00

 The cost of the expedited passport and passport card for an adult is $259.84 and for a child 15 and under is $214.84.

Any further questions, call the Hale County District Clerk’s office at 806-291-5226 or go to the official website – www.travel.state.gov