Passport Fee Increasing Soon

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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.

Passport Fee Increasing Soon!

Bottom Line

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!

HT: Department of State


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  1. Renewing a child’s passport is a tremendous pain. You can’t mail in the renewal and both parents and kid have to appear in person (or bring a properly notarized form). With a school-age kid, try finding a convenient time during office hours for all three of you to go to the passport office.

    And you get to do it all again every 5 years!

  2. @jimmy Try to find one with weekend hours like a library or post office. My family ended up going to a library about 15 miles away just so we could do it on a Saturday afternoon.

  3. ” Get a Passport: Hilton Passport Project Hilton Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with the US State Department, has launched the Hilton Passport Project. It turns out that having a passport is good for you. Hilton Hotels & Resorts undertook a study and found that 53% of Americans with passports are content with their lives, compared to 34% of those who do not possess a passport. Hilton, in collaboration with the US State Department, has launched the Hilton Passport Project, an initiative aimed at inspiring more Americans to apply for passports.

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