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Routine & Expedited Passport Fees

Writing a check to pay passport feesThe passport application fee and the execution fee (new passport only) are the only mandatory fees. There are several optional fees such as the ones for expedited service, overnight delivery and a file search. All the fees are listed below. Related links are also provided for further information about the passport application process.

It is important to note that the total cost of getting a passport is more than the sum of the fees paid to the U.S. government. There are additional expenses that are not listed below. The price of a passport photo, a protective envelope in which to send the application form and postage are just a few of the expenses you will incur when applying for passport services.

Applicants who need to obtain their passports quickly can expect to pay more. Expedite the process by mail and you will have to pay the expedited service fee and, most likely, overnight delivery. If 2 to 3 weeks is not fast enough, you will have to either visit a regional agency or apply online for expedited service in order to get your passport in under 2 weeks.

Submitting incorrect passport fees could delay the processing of your application. Before submitting your application, read the information below carefully and entirely to ensure that your payment is correct.

 

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Adult First Time Applicants (Age 16 Years and Older)
What Are You Applying For?
Application Fee
Execution Fee
Total Fees
Adult PPT Book + Card $140 + $25 = $165
Adult Passport Book $110 + $25 = $135
Adult Passport Card*
*If you do NOT currently hold a valid Passport Book
$30 + $25 = $55

Note: Form DS-11 is used to apply for a new passport or to replace a lost, stolen or damaged one. All applicants submitting this form must apply in person at an Acceptance Facility, Regional Passport Agency or, if currently outside the United States, at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate General. Applicants who need passports expedited quickly but are unable to personally visit the regional agency can apply through a passport expediting service

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Adult Renewals (Age 16 Years and Older)
What Are You Applying For?
Application Fee
Execution Fee
Total Fees
Adult PPT Book + Card $140 + $0 = $140
Adult Passport Book $110 + $0 = $110
Adult Passport Card*
*If you currently hold a valid Passport Book
$30 + $0 = $30

The US passport renewal fee is paid by those submitting application Form DS-82. Adult renewal applicants in the U.S. may apply by Mail (recommended), or in person at a Regional Passport Agency. Adult applicants outside the U.S. must apply through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Applicants who need their passport renewals expedited but are unable to personally visit the regional agency can apply through a passport expediting service

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All Minor Applicants (Under Age 16)
What Are You Applying For?
Application Fee
Execution Fee
Total Fees
Minor PPT Book + Card $95 + $25 = $120
Minor Passport Book $80 + $25 = $105
Minor Passport Card $15 + $25 = $40

Use Form DS-11 to apply for a minor's passport. All Minor applicants ages 15 or younger, including those who are replacing a previous passport, must apply in person at an Acceptance Facility, Regional Passport Agency or a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Applicants who need passports expedited quickly but are unable to personally visit the regional agency can apply through a passport expediting service

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Optional Services

Expedited Service

Fee: $60 (Applicants in the U.S. only)

See important information about Application Processing Times and follow the instructions on How to Get Your Passport Fast.

When requesting this service, pay the $60.00 Expedited Service Fee for each application, in addition to the required fees noted above.

Passport Book Overnight Delivery

Fee: $20.66

We strongly suggest that you use overnight delivery service to return your newly issued Passport Book to you more quickly. Overnight delivery service is not available for passport cards, which are delivered via First Class Mail only.

To request Overnight Delivery, pay the $20.66 Overnight Delivery fee for each application, in addition to the required fees noted above.

File Search

Fee: $150

Required when applicant is unable to present evidence of citizenship.

In addition to the passport application, submit a written request for File Search to verify a previous U.S. Passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

Applicants who are overseas and whose passport was lost or stolen are exempt from paying the File Search Fee. For more information, see emergency passport, 22 CFR 22.1 Item No. 6.

Special Services

Add Pages to Passport

Fee: $82

Use form DS-4085.

See important information on How to Add Extra Pages to Your U.S. Passport.

IMPORTANT: Effective January 1, 2016, The U.S. Department of State no longer issues additional visa pages. This service has been discontinued to enhance the security of U.S. Passports and to adhere to international passport standards. Frequent travelers can apply for 52-page passports instead of the regular 24 pages for no additional cost.

Data Error Correction

Fee: $0

Use form DS-5504.

See important information on Correcting or Changing Information in Your Passport.

Name Change

Fee: Varies

Fee and form for a passport name change vary depending on circumstances.
  • Applicants ages 16 or older whose passports were issued less than a year ago, pay no fee.
  • Applicants ages 16 or older who passports were issued more than a year ago, need to apply for a renewal using form DS-82 and pay the renewal fee.
  • Applicants ages 16 or older who do not have official documentation of a legal name change, must apply for a new passport.
  • Applicants ages 15 or younger must apply for a new passport and pay the appropriate fee.

Payment Instructions

Please Note: The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Acceptance Facility

Application Fee and any Optional Services Fees:
  • Personal checks, money orders and bank drafts at all locations, payable to "Department of State"
  • Exact cash at some locations (verify with the Acceptance Facility)
$25 Execution Fee Paid Separately:
  • Money orders and bank drafts at all locations, payable as instructed by the Acceptance Facility
  • Personal checks and exact cash at some locations (verify with the Acceptance Facility)
  • Credit cards at U.S. Postal Facilities and some other locations (verify with the Acceptance Facility)

Renewal by Mail

Renewal Fee and any Optional Services Fees:
  • Checks (personal, certified, cashiers, travelers), payable to "Department of State"
  • Money orders (U.S. Postal, international, currency exchange), payable to "Department of State"

Passport Agency

All Fees:

  • Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) and Debit/Check Cards
  • Checks (personal, certified, cashiers, travelers), payable to "Department of State"
  • Money orders (U.S. Postal, international, currency exchanges) and bank drafts, payable to "Department of State"

U.S. Embassy or Consulate

All Fees:
  • U.S. Embassies and Consulates accept the local foreign currency equivalent to the dollar ($) amounts indicated above.
  • For guidance on additional methods of payment, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

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