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Passport Fees Are Increasing

We posted recently about the rules for getting your passport renewal in the shortest time possible. But there’s more news on the passport front.

Beginning April 2, many travelers will be charged an extra $10 for their new passports. The State Department’s execution fee is going up from $25 to $35.

Passport execution is submitting your passport application in person to a passport acceptance agent for review of the documents and verification of identity. Most of these are done at U.S. Postal Service offices with an acceptance agent or by state and local government officials.

This execution fee applies to in-person applications only. There will be no fee increase for mail-in applications.

The $10 increase will raise the cost of an adult passport to $145. U.S. passports are valid for ten years, if the applicant is at least 16 years of age, and five years for younger applicants.