Municipal Archives & Records
The Office of the City Clerk Municipal Archives & Records Facility is ADA accessible, provides free parking, and will process photos. As an added benefit, this specific location is conveniently located next to the Vital Records Office should individuals require a certified copy of their long form birth certificate.
The following items are required when you apply for a passport:
The second fee payable to the City of San Antonio can be paid by cash, check, credit card, or money order. Please refer to Fees/Payments tab for more information.
All original documents provided will be mailed to the U.S. Department of State. These documents will be returned to you.
The processing time for the U.S. Department of State to issue you your Passport varies from 6-8 week (Regular Service) to 2-3 weeks (Expedited service). To see exact processing times, please visit the U.S. Department of State web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/processing-times.html.
If you need a passport issued sooner than the 2 weeks, you will need to contact the U.S. Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/contact-us.html.
* If you were 16 years or older when your passport was issued, you may provide the expired passport as proof of citizenship. If you were 15 years and younger when your passport was issued, you must provide your Long Form Birth Certificate as proof of citizenship.
** Applicants born in California and Texas MUST present a Certified Long Form Birth Certificate (contains detailed information such as hospital name and attendant). Abstract Birth Certificates (does not list hospital name) and Commemorative Hospital Birth Certificates (with baby's feet) cannot be used to apply for a passport at any age.
No Appointment is necessary. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
If you plan to make an appointment, Appointment Times are Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Municipal Archives & Records Facility located at 719 S. Santa Rosa will be open on Saturday, January 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept passport and vital records applications.
Acceptable Payment Options: TWO separate fees are required .
First time traveling overseas, or just preparing for a possible trip? Find out more information from the National Passport Information Center. Standard service is 6-8 weeks to receive your passport from the U.S. Department of State. You may pay the additional expedited fee and receive the passport within 2-3 weeks.