All U.S. citizens need a passport to travel outside of the country. One of the most common questions when planning international travel is, “How much does it cost to get a passport?” Passport fees depend on the passport type you are applying for and how quickly you need it. If you need a passport in a hurry and don’t have 8 weeks to wait on routine processing, the Department of State offers a 2-3 week expediting option at the post office.  If you need your passport even sooner, you can expedite your passport through a 3rd party hand courier for an additional service fee and get it in as fast as 1 week.

2023 Passport Costs For Routine and Expedited Passport Processing

Passport Type Application Fee Execution Fee Total Routine Passport Fees
(8 weeks)
Expedited Fee
(3 weeks)
New Adult Passport $130 $35 $165 +$60
Passport Renewal
& Name Changes
$130 $130 +$60
Replacement Passport
(lost, stolen, damaged)
$130 $35 $165 +$60
Child (Minor) Passport (under age 16) $100 $35 $135 +$60
Second Passport $130 $130 +$60
Passport Card (Adult) $30 $35 $65 +$60
Passport Card (Minor) $15 $35 $50 +$60

Passport Fees Explained

(These fees are for routine processing and DO NOT include expedited fees. Please add an additional $60 to calculate totals with expediting plus the optional for overnight shipping.)

Application Fees are paid directly to the U.S. Department of State. This government fee must be paid by check or money order and must be written out for the exact amount. This detail is particularly important, as it is one of the most common reasons for delays. 

Acceptance/Execution Fees:

Acceptance fees are paid directly to a Passport Acceptance Agent usually located at a post office, courthouse, or Regional Passport Agency. These fees are paid separately and a wider range of payment types, such as debit cards, credit cards, or cash are accepted. The acceptance agent will verify the identity of the applicant, witness signatures, and review required documents. This is required for all applicants applying for a new adult passport, lost replacement passport, or child passport using the DS-11 form. The fee is $35 per application.

Here is a list of acceptance agents near you. 

Below are the total fees for a U.S. passport book and/or passport card. 

First-Time Passport (16 or older):

Adult Passport Book – $130, Adult Passport Card – $30, or $160 for both. 

Plus Execution Fee of $35 paid separately.

Passport Renewal:

Adult Passport Book – $130, Adult Passport Card – $30, or $160 for both

No execution fee if renewing your passport, or renewing by mail.

Child Passport:

Child Passport Book – $100, Child Passport Card – $15, or $115 for both

Plus Execution Fee of $35 paid separately

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Passports:

Adult Passport Book – $130, Adult Passport Card – $30, or $160 for both

Plus Execution Fee of $35 paid separately


Expedited Passport Fees

Expedited passport services are available for applicants who wish to have their passport processed quicker than the routine or standard times. Expedited services are optional, and therefore the fees to expedite are in addition to the required application fees and applicable execution fees. 

When requesting expedited service at a Passport Acceptance Facility or a Regional Passport Agency there is an additional $60 charge. If you live near a passport office, you may be able to schedule an appointment with a Regional Passport Agency to get your passport as quick as 1-3 days, but there are very strict requirements to get an appointment to apply in person, and are not guaranteed, even if you are eligible.

Using A Private Company to Expedite Your Passport

If you need a passport faster than the routine processing service times offered at the Post Office, you may want to consider using a private Passport Expediting Company.

A private expediting company will take your application directly to the Department of State, where it can be expedited in as little as 7 business days. The company will then ship your new passport back to you overnight.

In addition to speeding up the application process, utilizing an expediting company can also reduce the chance of mistakes that could cause delays. If there is an error with your application or additional documents required, they are notified right away to resolve the issue.

The additional fee is based on service speed and how quickly you’ll need your passport back in time for your travel plans. While this may be a more expensive option, a Private Expediting Company may be the thing that saves your trip!

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