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Houston Passport Agency

George Thomas "Mickey" Leland Federal Building
1919 Smith Street, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77002
Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Click here if you need to expedite your passport.

Houston Passport Agency Information

The Houston Passport Agency only serves customers who are traveling, or submitting their passports for foreign visas, within 14 days. To apply at the Agency, you must schedule an appointment by calling 713-751-0294 or toll-free at 1-877-487-2778, 24 hours/day. If you are not traveling, or needing to submit your passport for foreign visas within 14 days, you must apply at a Passport Application Acceptance Facility


Car: From George Bush IAH, take JFK Blvd. to Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway) west. Take the Downtown Houston exit onto I-45 South. Stay on I-45 South, take the McKinny Street exit, go 1 block to Smith Street. Turn right onto Smith Street and follow Smith Street to Pierce Street. The building is on the left.

From Hobby Airport, turn right onto Airport Blvd., travel on Airport Blvd. to I-45. Go under the freeway and enter the freeway going north. Take the St. Joseph Parkway exit off the freeway, follow St. Joseph Parkway to Louisiana Street. The building will be directly across the street.

Taxi: From George Bush IAH and William P. Hobby Airports - taxis available. Travel time from George Bush Airport is approximately one hour, and, from Hobby Airport is approximately 30 minutes.

The Houston Passport Agency Appointment

You will need your Social Security Number or your confirmation number.

Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Earlier arrivals will not be admitted.

Late arrivals, 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment, will have to reschedule their appointments.

Upon entry to the building, you will go through security, including metal detectors.

They are located on the 14th floor, Suite 1400.

Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will be verified.

You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate, current waiting time at the bottom. (We do our best to keep the waiting time as short as possible.)

Please take a seat.

When your number is called and/or appears on the television monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.

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For information on what you need to bring to your appointment, see our information on How to Apply in Person for a Passport.

When you need express passport expediting, visit Fastport Passport & Visa Services.