Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 20, 2009


The U.S. Department of State opened its twenty-second domestic passport issuance facility in Dallas, Texas on July 13. The Dallas Passport Agency is located at 1100 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas and is designed to join the Houston Passport Agency in providing in-person passport services to American citizens throughout the southwest border region.

The Dallas location provides access to a major domestic and international airport and will be instrumental in helping American citizens with their travel plans.

The Dallas Passport Agency serves U.S. citizens who have urgent/emergency travel needs and has the capability to issue passport books on-site to qualifying applicants. Dallas will have the means to issue the U.S. passport card on-site in the near future. With the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative that was implemented in June, this agency will greatly improve our ability to meet the travel needs of our customers in several states along our southern border.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a passport book and/or a passport card is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.



PRN: 2009/757