Houston, you have a problem: The Houston Passport Agency is closed for renovations. If you need an emergency passport, you have two choices: travel to another city or use a private expediting company like RushMyPassport.
The Houston Passport Agency handles urgent passport requests. Typically, you are eligible to use this office if you need a passport AND
- You have an international departure planned within the next 14 days
- You are leaving in the next 4 weeks and your trip requires a visa.
Long story short, if you’re eligible to use the Houston Passport Agency, your stress levels are probably already high. To add insult to injury, the Houston Passport Agency will be shut down until some time in 2014. How are you supposed to get your passport now?
With the office closed, the Department of State is directing Houstonians who need emergency passports to the three nearest regional passport agencies: Dallas, New Orleans and El Paso. Even if you get an appointment at the Dallas office, that’s still a three to four hour trip one way. New Orleans is five hours away by car. El Paso is ten hours! That’s a lot of wasted time, wasted money and wasted gas.
The Good News
Getting a passport quickly does not require a road trip. All you have to do is use an expediting company like RushMyPassport to handle your application for you. We’ll walk you through the paperwork, make sure you have everything you need and then get your application to an open passport center for processing in as little as 24 hours!
When you take into account the cost of gas or plane tickets to travel to one of the other passport offices, plus the cost of taking time off work, you’ll not only save yourself some stress when you use RushMyPassport, you might even save some cash.
Our regional office is located on Richmond near Post Oak Boulevard, with easy access from both Southwest Freeway and the 610 Loop. Contact us today!‘