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How Much Does A Passport Cost?

by Tim on January 6, 2012

If you’re going to travel overseas anytime soon, you’ll need to make sure you have a valid passport.  If you’ve never had a passport, you should be ready to complete a U.S. passport application and understand that you’ll pay a few passport fees as well.

The passport process is fairly straightforward, but you’ll want to make sure you start the process as soon as possible.  According to the U.S. Department of State, it can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for a passport to be processed.  If you expedite the service, you can expect the passport within 2-3 weeks.

U.S. Passport Fees

On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $135 to $165 for a passport.


Adult Passport Costs

Adult Passport Book & Card

  • $140 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Adult Passport Book Fee

  • $110 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Adult Passport Card Fee

  • $30 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Minor Passport Costs

Minor Passport Book & Card

  • $95 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Minor Passport Book Fee

  • $80 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Minor Passport Card Fee

  • $15 Application Fee
  • $25 Execution Fee

Passport Renewal Fee

Adult Passport Renewal Fee

  • Passport Book & Card: $140
  • Passport Book: $110
  • Passport Card: $30

Minor Passport Renewal Fee

  • Passport Book & Card: $95
  • Passport Book: $80
  • Passport Card: $15

How to Pay for a Passport

The U.S. Department of State will accept credit cards and debit cards as well as checks (personal, certified, cashiers, travelers) as long as it is payable to “Department of State.”  If you’re going to apply for a passport at your local post office, be sure to obtain all the paperwork you need and come prepared with a checkbook or credit/debit card.

Have you applied for a passport recently?  What did you pay?

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