Passports

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Passport Acceptance Facility

Our US passport acceptance facility is open to the public.

The passport agency’s hours of operation are 1pm – 4:45pm, Monday through Friday.  You may make a same-day appointment by calling (915) 747-5664 on the day you wish to apply.

*Important notice: we no longer accept applications for passport renewals.*

 Application Requirements

1) Your completed passport application.  The application must be fully completed in black ink before attending your schedule 15-minute time slot.  Copies are available in our office or downloadable.

2) Original proof of citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization certificate).  The proof cannot be a photocopy.  We must send the original with your passport application according to Department of State procedure.  The original is then mailed back to you by the Department of State with your new passport.

3) Valid State ID (driver license, State ID card, previous U.S. passport also works)

4) Two separate application fee payments (check or money order):

  • One fee is payable to UTEP, the other fee is payable to the Department of State.
  • The UTEP fee is the standard for all passport acceptance facilities.
  • See below for the fee schedule.
  • Important: We are only able to accept checks or money orders.   

5) One “2”x “2” standard passport photo. You may bring the photos with you.  If you wish, we can take your photos  for an additional $10 fee (also payable by check or money order to UTEP).

Routine Processing Fees (Estimated processing time 4-6 weeks)

Option #1: Passport Book

The passport book may be used for all international travel.  This is the traditional Passport.

                                    Execution Fee (to UTEP)     Passport Fee (to Dept. of State)
Under age 16                         $25                                         $80
Age 16 & over                        $25                                         $110

Option #2: Passport Card

The passport card is credit-card sized and may only be used for travel by land and sea (not air) from the US to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean contiguous islands.  This is Passport “lite” for people who are generally only going to use it for local border crossing.

                                    Execution Fee (to UTEP)     Passport Fee (to Dept. of State)
Under age 16                         $25                                         $15
Age 16 & over                        $25                                         $30

 

Option 3: Both Passport Book and Passport Card

                                    Execution Fee (to UTEP)     Passport Fee (to Dept. of State)
Under age 16                         $25                                         $95
Age 16 & over                        $25                                         $140

 

Expedited Passport Service (+$60 per application) Estimated processing time: about 2-3 weeks

$60.00 added to the US Department of State routine processing payment (for example, if you are an adult applying for a passport book, your fee would be a check for $170 made to the US Department of State).

  • The $60 expedite fee must be paid per application.
  • To request Expedited Service, pay the $60.00 Expedited Service Fee for each application, in addition to the required fees noted above.
  • Although not a guaranteed date, expect your passport back in about 2-3 weeks using the expedite service.

Passport Book Overnight Delivery (+ $20.66 per application)

After approximately 4-6 weeks (standard) or 2-3 weeks (expedited) and the passport has been issued….

You have the option to use overnight delivery service to return your newly issued passport book to you. The cost is $20.66 added to the US Department of State payment (for example, if you are expediting a passport book application, your fee would be a check for $190.66 to the US Department of State)

  • Overnight delivery service is not available for passport cards, which are delivered via First Class Mail only.
  • To request Overnight delivery, pay the $20.66 Overnight delivery fee for each application, in addition to the required fees noted above.

If you need your passport in less than 2 weeks, please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website.

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