Passport Renewal For - Minors Between the Age of 16 - 18

Please note: As of February 2, 2004 all minors must be present when applications are being executed.

Requirements needed to process your application:

  1. Certified or official Birth Certificate or U.S. Naturalization Certificate.
  2. A photocopy of the Certified or official Birth Certificate to accompany the original in the sealed envelope at the time of submission to U.S. Post office or other acceptance facility.
  3. Parents must provide a valid driver’s license. In addition a copy, front and back of the drivers license should be in the sealed envelope at the time of execution.

  4. Most current or expired passport.

  5. Two passport size photo 2"x 2"with a white background.
  6. Secure On-Line DSP 11 Form - (This form can be completed on-line and printed, agree to enter then choose Apply for a Passport Book) fully completed with bar-code and printed (The applicant must complete, then print and submit at the post office or other processing facility).Note: when completing the application, please list Sam's Passport and Visa address: (1811 Bering Drive, Suite #100 - Houston TX 77057) as the mailing address. (Handwritten applications will not be accepted).
  7. A copy of the DSP 11 should be on the outside of the sealed envelope.
  8. The passport fee is $165.00 for minors under 16 years of age and $195.00 for ages 16 and up. Please bring two checks, ($145.00 and $25.00 for under 16yrs of age) and ($170.00 and $25. for 16years and above).

  9. One of the parents has to be present at the time the application is being executed.

  10. 2 Fully completed Letters of Authorization to authorize Sam’s Passport and Visa Service to do the service for you.

  11. Travel itinerary or a Letter of Expedite from your company showing the date of travel. (A valid proof of travel is necessary for passport expedition.) If you do not have a valid proof of expedition in either form showing a departure date within 5 working days, your passport will not be expedited.

  12. The Passport Request Form - Link, is required for the completion of the passport processing.

Execution of Your Application

Please take the above documents to your designated processing facility (For the closest designated post office near to you call (800) 275-8777) and do the following:

Present your documents to the clerk and be prepared to pay $160.00 in the form of two checks, $130.00 to the U.S. Department of State and $30.00 to the local processing facility (U.S. Post Office or County Clerk).

Be sure to have all of the above documents placed in the envelope and sealed by the agent - Make sure that an additional copy of Sam's Letter of Authorization and the Passport Request Form/Method of Payment, is placed outside of the sealed envelope and all three items should be sent to Sam's Passport and Visa Service via overnight mail after execution.

All applications must be submitted to Sam's Passport & Visa Service no later than 3:30 PM the previous day of submission in order to be submitted to the Department of State the next day for same day service and regular expedited services, please see below for 2 working day submission procedures. The day of submission to the Department of State does not guarantee that the application process will begin that day and such events are out of the control of Sam's Passport & Visa Service.

Sam's Passport Expediting Fees

$75.00 per application (15 working days) + Shipping, see below

$100.00 per application (10 working days) + Shipping, see below

$125.00 per application (5 working days) + Shipping, see below

$175.00 per application (2 working days) - Please call for availability. + Shipping, see below (For 2 day processing, the sealed envelope must arrive at Sam's Passport & Visa Services one day prior to submission. An ideal time would be no later than 3:00PM CST. (Example, if you wish to have your application processed Monday morning by 9:00AM, the application must be in our possession by the previous Friday.) Reminder, the date of submission does not count as a processing day. In order to receive two day processing, there must be a valid date of departure within 5 working days and a proof of travel in the form of a travel itinerary or company letter of expedite(business travelers).

$225.00 per application for Same Day processing (the application and all completed paperwork must be in our possession by 3:00PM the previous day and a reservation must be made prior to delivery)


Return Postage (Fed-Ex/UPS/Express Mail)

Priority Delivery = $30.00

First Overnight = $75.00

Saturday Delivery = $45.00 (Where available)

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Frequently Asked Questions & Other Topics

Q. What is a visa? And why do I need one.
A. A visa is a stamp that is affixed to a blank visa page in your passport that is required by foreign countries before you are able to enter their territory.

Q. Do I need to send you my passport in order to receive a visa?
A. Yes, your passport must be submitted with the required paperwork and photos in order to obtain a visa for traveling outside the USA. For visa service in Houston, you can drop off your passport at our agency.

U.S. Citizens who are traveling outside the United States by Air, Land and Sea will now be required to carry a U.S. Passport for entry and exit from the United States, please read the information at these two links, Travel.State.Gov   and

Each applicant must submit a fully completed Passport/Visa Request Form for all services. This form is necessary in order to begin and complete all transactions.

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