Passport Fee – Routine & Expedited Passport Fees
One of the most common questions we usually get is how much is a passport? Here we will try to explain the cost of obtaining a U.S. passport. Passport fees can sometimes be confusing with the different fee structure for different passport services such a routine and expedited passport services. As of January 2016, the United States State Department are no longer adding additional visa pages which were removed from the list below. It is important to know that passport renewals and second passport applicant does not have any acceptance agent fee which is shown as blank on the following table.
Routine & Expedited Passport Fees Below
|Passport Service Type||Passport Fee||Expedite Passport Fee||Acceptance Agent Fee||Total Government Fee|
|New Passport Age 16 and Older||$110.00||$60.00||$25.00||$195.00|
|New Passport Age 15 and Younger||$80.00||$60.00||$25.00||$165.00|
|Lost or Stolen Passport||$80 (Child) $110 (Adult)||$60.00||$25.00||$165 (Child) $195 (Adult)|
|1st Passport Card||$15 (Child) $30 (Adult)||$60.00||$25.00||$100 (Child) $115 (Adult)|
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Our passport fee table is broken down into different section for routine and expedited services. The passport processing time for routine passport service is 4 – 6 weeks and expedited services 3 – 4 weeks.
Routine Service is for U.S. citizen who are looking to get a passport and does not have a specific time to get the passport back.
Processing Time: Usually 4 – 6 Weeks
Expedited Service is for U.S. citizen who are looking to get an emergency passport for travel within a specific period.
Processing Time: Usually 3 – 4 Weeks
Additional Passport Fees
Acceptance Agent Fee: The passport fee for the acceptance agent is required for all passport application expecting the passport renewal. This fee is for a federal agent to witness with the signature of passport application.
File Search Fee for U.S Passport: The file search fee is only used when you are looking to replace an adult passport where the passport holder cannot provide to the State Department proof of citizenship such as a: Old Passport or Birth Certificate. This fee is an additional $150. The file search fee is used so the State Department can verify your proof of citizenship.
Expediting Fee with Private Passport Expediter: If you need a passport expedited within 14 days and want to hire a private expediting company then you will need to pay a private expediting passport fee to have your passport expedited. This fee is paid directly to the private company and is separate from the expediting fee.