Updated: Jan 17, 2019
One of the most common questions people have when they apply for a passport is “How much is this going to cost me?” So, how much does it cost to get a passport? Some passport fees went up last year so make sure you understand the current passport prices for 2019.
Passport fees will depend on how quickly you need your passport. Passport processing times can range from as fast as 24 hours to as slow as six weeks or longer.
Passport Prices & Fees
As of April 2nd, 2018, the cost of a passport has gone up. The U.S. State Department approved a $10 increase in the execution fee, which goes to the passport office that takes your application.
*Expedited passport processing is available for travelers with upcoming travel plans. Expect the time frame to be 3 weeks. An additional $60 is required for the expedited government fee.
2019 Passport Fees Explained
Acceptance Agent Fee: The acceptance agent will verify the identity of the applicant, witness signatures and review required documents. This is required for all applicants that need to apply for a new adult passport, replacement passport, or child passport. The fee is $35 and is paid at the acceptance agent facility, usually the post office or county clerk.
New Passport (for adults age 16 and older): For a new adult passport book: $110 application fee and a $35 execution fee. The new total fee is $145.
Passport Cards (for adults age 16 and older): The application fee is $30 and the execution fee is $35. The new total fee is $65. Again, this is only if you want a passport card but you’ve never had a passport before. If you already have a passport, use Form DS-82 to apply for a passport card by mail and avoid the execution fee.
Lost, stolen or damaged passport replacement: The application fee is $110, the execution fee is $35 and the new total fee is $145.00.
Passports for children under the age of 16: The application fee is $80.00 and the execution fee is $35.00, for a total of $115.00.
Passport cards for children under the age of 16: The application fee is $15 and the execution fee is $35. The total cost is $50.
Passport Renewal (by mail): If you’re renewing by mail, the fee remains $110.00. Passport renewals are only available to for adult passports (10-year validity), less than 5 years expired, and undamaged.
Passport Card (by mail): The cost remains unchanged at $30 since no execution fee is necessary.
Expedited Passport Services: Traveling sooner than 4-6 weeks? The standard processing time for an expedited passport is 2-3 weeks through the post office. If you need your passport even faster, there are additional options. Expedited Passport Services are available but will cost an extra $60 on top of the other fees, plus the cost of overnight shipping to and from the passport office. Read below for more info on how to get your passport fast.
How much does it cost to get a passport faster?
Government fees have increased, but they haven’t increased the speed. If you need a passport faster than 2-3 weeks, a third-party expediting service can submit your passport application for you for same day processing. These expediting fees vary depending on how fast you need your passport. Our premium service is one business day processing. However, there are other, more affordable options available that take only a few days longer. Let us take the stress out of obtaining a passport! Click here to review our current prices and processing times. Our team of passport specialists are available to help you get your passport in time for your upcoming trip.