Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 7, 2014


The Houston Passport Agency in the Mickey Leland Federal Building in Downtown Houston officially reopens to the public on Monday, February 10, 2014. The agency has been closed to the general public since September 23, 2013 due to renovations at the Leland Federal Building.

Located at 1919 Smith Street, the Houston Passport Agency offers expedited passport service to applicants traveling within 14 days, by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m-2:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. For non-emergency passport applications, please locate the passport acceptance facility nearest you by visiting travel.state.gov or calling toll-free: 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY at 1-888-874-7793.

For more information about passports, online applications, fees, and processing times, please visit travel.state.gov. Appointments at passport agencies and passport information can also be obtained by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY at 1-888-874-7793.

For press inquiries, contact Jose Pedraza, Customer Service Manager, Houston Passport Agency, (713) 655-2054.