Copy Right 2019 BCV Visa and Passport.  All rights reserved.
Step 1. Collect Required Documents
Step 2. Visit an Acceptance Agency to verify applicant's U.S citizenship
1. Completed Application Form DS-11:  
    You must complete form DS-11 Online. After answering all questions online, click CREATE FORM Button, then
    form DS-11 will come up, then print out.
  • After filling out and printing the form, do not sign this form until you are instructed to do so by the acceptance agent
  • If you don't have any travel plan, or your departure date is not within 14 days, please make sure do not fill in the Travel Plans section
    online, and leave it blank.
2. Passport Photos:
3. Proof of Citizenship:
    Provide one of the following:
  • Your certified birth certificate (Need help to get a birth certificate, please click here).
  • Naturalization papers.
  • Your old passport.
    If your name has changed from birth, please click here for more information.
4. Proof of Identity:
    Copy of your driver's license issued more than six months ago (Not temporary or learner's license).
5. Proof of Departure:
    Provide one of the following:
  • Your travel itinerary or
  • Your ticket from an airline or travel agency.
    If you do not have a ticket or itinerary, please click here,
6. Letter of Authorization
    Click here to download and complete the Authorization Letter. This letter gives BCV the authority to submit your application and pick up
    your new passport on your behalf. (Please make one extra copy)
Step 3. Ship your documents to BCV:  
Please send the following to us via FedEx Priority or UPS (overnight).
  1. BCV order form. Click here Download and printer out.
  2. Sealed envelope from the Acceptance Agent
  3. The check or money order payable to BCV for the service fee
  4. The other copy of your authorization letter with your original signature
  5. The other copy of the proof of departure
Shipping Address:
    BCV Visa and Passport Services
    21306 Chickory Trail
    Katy, TX 77450
    281 660 6151
  1. You are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time and you are at least 16 years old
  2. Your previous passport has expired and was issued more than 15 years ago
  3. Your previous passport has expired and was issued when you were under 16
U.S Passport
    A. Bring all the documents listed above to visit an Acceptance Agent. Click here to find an Acceptance Agent nearest you.
  • Applicants under 16 are required to appear in person with both parents before the Acceptance Agent. If only one parent can appear,
    the parent must provide the permission or Statement of Consent from second parent.
    B.  Inform the Acceptance Agency that you are using an expediting service to "hand Carry" your application to the passport agency for
    C. After signing the application form DS-11 in front of the Acceptance Agency,  the Agency should sign the form and  must seal-up the
    following items in their envelope and marked "to be opened by U.S. Passport Office only"
  1. Executed Form DS-11
  2. Two identical passport photos
  3. Proof of citizenship
  4. Check or Money order pay to "US Dept. of State" for $170.
  5. One copy of the proof departure
  6. The letter of authorization
  7. A copy of your driver license.

       If the agent does not feel at ease about releasing the envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 or 44 of their passport agent's manual,
"Hand-Carrying of executed Applications"
  • Do not seal the payment to BCV inside the sealed envelope.
  • Please write the 1) Applicant Name, 2) Date of birth, 3) Departure date on the outside of the sealed envelope
  • 7 items mentioned above must be sealed inside envelope. If missing any one, Passport Agency will not process your application
Tel: 281 660 6151
A Name You Trust
7. Total Cost ( A +B )
    A. Government Fee: Make one check of $170 and payable to U.S. Department of State.
  • Write applicant's full name and date of birth on the check or money order.
  • All personal checks must show a printed address.
  • Temporary or starter check is not acceptable.
    B. BCV Service Fee and return shipping fee: ((Make your check or money order payable to BCV. Credit Card is acceptable
    with 3% surcharge)
Service Type
Processing Time
BCV Service Fee
Return Shipping Fee
Total  Fee
Routing Service
10 -12 Weeks
Expedited Service
4-6 Weeks