Passport Fees – Routine & Expedited Passport Fee [2018]

Passport FeeOne 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 is 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 in the following table. Note on April 2nd, 2018 Passport Execution Fees was changed from $25 to $35.00.

Routine & Expedited Passport Fees Below

Passport Service TypePassport FeeExpedite Passport FeesPassport Execution FeeTotal Government Fee
New Passport Age 16 and Older$110.00$60.00$35.00$195.00
New Passport Age 15 and Younger$80.00$60.00$35.00$165.00
Lost or Stolen Passport$80 (Child) $110 (Adult)$60.00$35.00$165 (Child) $195 (Adult)
1st Passport Card$15 (Child) $30 (Adult)$60.00$35.00$100 (Child) $115 (Adult)
Passport Renewal$110.00$60.00$170.00
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Second Passport$110.00$60.00$170.00

Our passport fee table is broken down into a different section for routine and expedited services. The passport processing time for routine passport service is 4 – 6 weeks and expedited passport services 3 – 4 weeks from the post post office.

Routine Service is for U.S. citizen who is looking to get a passport and does not have a specific time to get the passport back. When doing a routine passport service it is recommended that you process your passport application with the United States Postal Services.

Processing Time: Usually  passport processing time is between 4 – 6 Weeks and 3 -4 weeks for an expedited passport

Expedited Service is for U.S. citizen who is looking to get an emergency passport for travel within a specific period.
Processing Time: Usually 3 – 4 Weeks


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Additional Passport Fees

Acceptance Agent Fee: The United States 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.





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