VIP Passports and Visa Services
2012 Louisiana Houston, Texas 77002
1.800.876.8472 or 713.659.8472
We are located right next door to the united states passport office in downtown Houston. VIP Passports works closely with the Houston passport agency to help obtain your passports as quickly as possible. VIP Passports has been in business for over 28 years.
Passport Questions and Answers
VIP Passports received numerous questions each month concerning passport and visa services. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. Should you have any questions, please, feel free to contact VIP Passports today!
Q: How long does it take to get my passport?
A: Most passports will take between 4 and 6 weeks to obtain once the application has been completed. Of course, this usually means your passport was completed completely and accurately avoiding delays and denials.
Q: My passport was denied. Do I have to pay the application fee again if I reapply?
A: Yes. You have to pay the application fee every time you apply. You pay the fee whether or not the application results in a passport or a denial letter.
Q: Can I get an emergency passport? How do I qualify?
A: Emergency passports are available, but not everyone can qualify for emergency passports. The rules are generally very rigid. Life and death situations, funerals, illness, and other emergencies may qualify you for an emergency passport. However, you will need very strict documentation. If you want more information concerning emergency passports, please contact VIP Passports today.
Q: What do I do if my passport is lost?
A: You need to immediately report a lost or stolen passport. Once you report your passport lost or stolen, you will need to contact a consulate if overseas to help you obtain a new, copy passport. Having a photocopy of your passport may be of benefit and is generally a good idea if traveling.
Q: I just had a baby. Does he need a passport?
A: Yes! Anyone traveling by air out of or into the United States must have a valid and accurate US passport. Even a newborn must obtain his or her very own passport. Of course, mom and dad will help in the process.
Q: What is the difference between a passport book and passport card?
A: A passport book is the traditional passport everyone recognizes. It is good for traveling just about anywhere. A passport card is smaller than the passport book – about the size of a credit card. The passport card is not good for traveling by air. A passport card is cheaper and is good for travel by sea and land. If you plan on traveling close to home to destinations such as Canada or Mexico minus the aircraft, a passport card may be perfect for you.
Q: I took these very good profile pictures. Why can’t I use those as my passport photos?
A: Passport photos are one of the most difficult part of the passport application. Those photos have to be exactly right, and those passport photos are better left to the professionals. You can generally get passport photos at most stores for a cheap price. If you do use your own photos and they are not precisely what is needed, you may have your application denied. Delays because of improper photos can be extremely frustrating.