Passport Application Fees Are Increasing Next Week
If you plan to apply for your first passport or renew it, you should hurry up and do it as soon as possible. The State Department announced this week that it will increase the security surcharge fees for passport books by $20 for all customers starting December 27.
The State Department said in its announcement that “the increased fee is necessary to ensure we continue to produce one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world.”
Fees vary by age, and whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your passport. Here are the Passport Book fees and how they will change:
- Minor passport applicants (under 16) who use Form DS-11
- Current price: $115
- Next week: $135
- Adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82
- Current price: $110
- Next week: $130
- Adults who must apply in person using Form DS-11
- Current price: $145
- Next week: $165
There’s also a separate $35 execution fee for first time applicants. If you need a Passport Card, you need to pay an extra $30.
If you need to have your passport in hand quickly, you need to pay $60 for expedited service and receive the passport in five to seven weeks and $17.56 for one-to-two day delivery.
During the pandemic, and especially last year, non-expedited service for passport was as long as 18 weeks due to staff shortages. Currently you should expect yo get your passport within eight to 11 weeks if you don’t pay for expedited service. You can find out more details here.