First Time Passports

  1. GATHER AND PREPARE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

    • Complete Passport application :  DS-11 Form
      • PLEASE NOTE: In order for TVS to submit your application to the U.S. Department of State the application must:
        • Be filled out online
        • Contain the 2D barcode on the left hand side (barcode will appear on application if it is filled out online)
      • Please do not sign the application until you take the oath administered by the passport acceptance agency.
    •   2 recent passport size (2x2) photographs.
    • Original proof of US citizenship.
    •  Proof of Identification (State issued ID or Driver's License)
    • Proof of Travel for rush services.
    • Completed TVS Work Order (213 KB).
    • Money Order or Check for $170.00 payable to: U.S. Department of State
    • One Full Copy of all required documents
  2. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFFICE TO RESERVE A SUBMISSION SLOT

    • Due to new regulations by the US Department of State we must reserve a submission slot for your passport application. For this process, complete TWO  Authorization letter (180 KB) for release to Total Visa Solutions.
  3. GET YOUR DOCUMENTS AUTHORIZED:

    • Go to your local  Post Office or Court to present the documents to an acceptance agent for authorization. The fee of $25.00 is paid at this time by credit card, check, cash, or money order. It is highly recommended that you contact the acceptance facility in advance to confirm hours of operation, if an appointment is required, and acceptable forms of payment.
    • You will sign the DS-11 form in the presence of the acceptance agent.
    • After the authorization is completed, they will take the following list of documents, seal them up and give the sealed envelope back to the applicant:
      • DS-11 Form
      •  2 Passport pictures
      • Proof of Identification (copy)
      • Original Proof of Citizenship
      • Proof of Departure
      • 1 TVS Authorization Letter
      • Money Order/Check for $170.00, payable to : U.S. Department of State
  4. SEND THE FOLLOWING TO TVS (Fees Apply):

    • Sealed Envelope

    • Second Copy of the TVS Authorization Letter

    • TVS Work Order

    • One Full Copy of all required documents

    Total Visa Solutions

    Attn: Passport Department

    2211 Norfolk Street

    Suite 300

    Houston, TX 77098

    713-623-0211