*Updated: 12/27/21.  The passport fees have recently changed. Please note the government application fee has increased $20.

Please see our updated blog on how much a passport costs for the most current information.

How much does it cost to get a passport? There’s no doubt that one of the biggest obstacles that keeps people waiting until the last possible minute to get one is the expense, especially since prices increased again with a minor increase in 2021.

The exact amount that you’ll pay depends on two factors: what type of passport application you’re submitting, and how quickly you need your passport. Here’s a breakdown:

Passport Type Standard Fee (4-6 weeks) Acceptance Agent Fee Govt Expedited Fee Total Govt Fees Expedited
New Adult Passport $130 $35 $60 $225
Passport Renewal $130 NA $60 $190
Replacement Passport
(lost, stolen, damaged)
$130 $35 $60 $225
Child (Minor) Passport $100 $35 $60 $195
Passport Card (Adult) $30 $35 $60 $125
Passport Card (Child) $15 $35 $60 $110
Second Duplicate Passport $130 NA $60 $190


New Passport Fees Explained

If you’ve never applied for a passport before, here’s what it will cost you:

  • $165 total for a passport book ($130 application fee plus a $35 execution fee)
  • $65 for a passport card ($30 application fee plus a $35 execution fee). Please note, passport cards are not valid for air travel or for travel outside of the Western Hemisphere. Please see Passports vs. Passport Cards for more information.
  • $195 for a passport book and a passport card. ($160 application fee plus a $35 execution fee).
  • For more information about applying for a new passport, see How to Apply for a New Passport.

Passport Renewal Fees Explained

If you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, you’ll benefit from not having to pay the execution fee, which goes to the passport office that accepts your application. Here’s the damage:

  • $130 for a passport book.
  • $30 for a passport card.
  • $160 for both.

For more about applying for a passport renewal, see How to Apply for a Passport Renewal

Lost and Stolen Passport Fees Explained

If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must apply to replace it in person and the pricing scale is the same as if you were applying for a new passport. See How to Replace a Lost Passport for details on how to apply.

Child Passport Fees Explained

If you’re applying for a passport for a child under the age of 16, you get a little bit of a price break. Here’s what you’ll pay:

  • $135 for a passport book ($100 application fee plus a $35 execution fee).
  • $50 for a passport card ($15 application fee plus a $35 execution fee).
  • $140 for both ($115 application fee plus a $35 execution fee).

There are special requirements when you apply for a passport for a minor. See How to Get a Child Passport for details.

Adding Pages

The option to add pages to your passport has been phased out by the U.S. Department of State. If you run out of passport pages now, you must apply for a passport renewal.

Passport Expediting Fees Explained

passport book on top of a blurred plane ticketNormally, it takes about 8-12 weeks for your passport application to be approved. However, if you pay a $60 expediting fee, you can cut that down to about 5-7 weeks. You’ll pay the $60 fee on each application you submit, and the State Department also recommends you pay for overnight shipping to the passport office (price determined by carrier) and overnight shipping from the passport office.

If you need your passport more quickly than that, you have two options: make an appointment at the nearest Regional Passport office, or use a private expediting company like RushMyPassport.  We hand-deliver your documents right to the Department of State so your passport will be back in your hand right away.

Need help getting your passport on time? Contact us today!