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Your US Passport To Adventure Abroad!!

Passport Fees

As of September 4, 2010

Prevent application processing delays by submitting the correct fees the first time! Read the information below carefully and entirely to ensure that your payment is correct.

Are you applying for a U.S. Passport? See Fee Info Below

Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. US Passport (Must Submit In Person)
What Are You Applying For? Application Fee Execution Fee Total Amount You Pay
Adult US Passport Book & Card $140.00 $25.00 $165.00
Adult US Passport Book (DS-11) $110.00 $25.00 $135.00
Adult US Passport Card (DS-11) $30.00 $25.00 $55.00

Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport for a Minor (Must Submit In Person)
What Are You Applying For? Application Fee Execution Fee Total Amount You Pay
Minor US Passport Book & Card $95.00 $25.00 $120.00
Minor US Passport Book (DS-11) $80.00 $25.00 $105.00
Minor US Passport Card (DS-11) $15.00 $25.00 $40.00

When applying at a US Passport Agency, both the Application Fee and the Execution Fee are combined as one payment to the “Department of State.”

When applying at an US Passport Acceptance Facility, pay the Application Fee to the “Department of State” and the Execution Fee to the facility where you are applying.

Form DS-82: Application for a U.S.  Passport Renewal for Adult By Mail
What Are You Applying For? (Are You Eligible to Renew?) Application Fee USE Form Total Amount You Pay
Adult US Passport Book & Card $140.00 DS-82 $140.00
Adult US Passport Book $110.00 DS-82 $110.00
Adult US Passport Card $30.00 DS-82 $30.00

When mailing Form DS-82, include a payment with the appropriate fee amount to the “Department of State.” See specific instructions on how to submit your payment on page 2 of Form DS-82.


You May Use Form DS-82 If Your Previous U.S. Passport:

  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older and
  • Was issued in the last 15 years and
  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application and
  • Was issued in your current name or you can document your legal name change
If you answered no to any of the above statements you are not eligible to use Form DS-82! You must submit Form DS-11 in person and pay the appropriate fees.

Expedite Service There is a $60.00 Expedite Fee for each application requesting Expedited Processing. Currently, the U.S. passport card is not eligible for Expedited Service. Note: An application for a US Passport book and a US Passport card may be expedited, but the $60 fee will only serve to expedite the book at this time. The pending production of your US Passport card, will not delay the issuance or delivery of your US Passport book or the return of your citizenship evidence.

Expedite Service Fees
What Are You Applying For? Routine Service Total Expedite Service Total
US Passport Book (Age 16 & Older) $100.00 $160.00
US Passport Book (Under Age 16) $85.00 $145.00
US Passport Card (Age 16 & Older) Does Not Apply
US Passport Card (Under Age 16) Does Not Apply

Overnight Delivery In order to receive your US Passport as soon as possible, no matter what you’re applying for (first-time application, renewal, additional pages, name change, etc.), we strongly suggest that you use an overnight delivery service to: 1. Send your US Passport application to the Department of State (See your overnight delivery service provider for fee information) and 2. Return your newly issued US Passport from the Department of State (Include a overnight delivery service fee of $14.85 with each application) NOTE: The overnight delivery service provider that you use to send your US Passport application to the Department of State must be capable of delivery to a P.O. Box. Only the United States Postal Service can deliver to a US Post Office Box.

Methods of Payment When applying at a US Passport Agency, you may submit your payment using one of the following:

  • Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  • Debit/Check Cards
  • Checks (personal, certified, cashiers’, travelers’)
  • Money Orders (U.S. Postal, international, currency exchange)
  • Bank Drafts

When applying at an Acceptance Facility, you may submit your payment using one of the following: For US Passport Application Fee:

  • Personal checks, money orders, and bank drafts at all locations
  • Exact cash at some locations (verify with the Acceptance Facility)

For $25.00 Execution Fee:

  • Money orders and bank drafts at all locations
  • 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)
  • When applying by mail, pay the application fee (as well as the expedite and overnight delivery return fee, if applicable) to the “Department of State”. There is no execution fee when applying by mail (i.e. Form DS-82)

When applying for a U.S. US Passport from outside of the United States, you should check with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for guidance on accepted methods of payment. U.S. Embassies and Consulates accept the foreign currency equivalent to the dollar ($) amounts listed above.

3 Comments »

  1. The info here is correct as you can see by visiting this link:

    http://travel.state.gov/passport/

    Comment by Robert Cushings — December 21, 2013 @ 17:17

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  3. Great article. Thanks for the info, you made it easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a form DS-82, I found a blank form here http://goo.gl/fdf0F6. This site PDFfiller also has some tutorials on how to fill it out and a few related tax forms that you might find useful.

    Comment by Paul Davidson — November 3, 2014 @ 21:38

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