Per the Department of State, the passport execution fee will be increasing by $10 from the previous fee. “Passport execution involves the submission of a passport application in person to a passport acceptance agent for identity verification and document review.” For now, when you submit your passport for renewal via mail, you will not see the increased fee.
Passport Fee Increasing Soon
The Department of State published a Final Rule on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a passport renewal by mail will not see a fee increase.
We recently were forced to use this process as a renewal of a child passport required us to show up with both parents and child (mailing it in was not an option.) This is not a huge increase in cost, but if you need to submit a passport application in person in the next couple months go ahead and do so before the April 2, 2018 date to save yourself the $10!