Casey South Africa

By Casey Carr – 2/2/2018

Passport Fees are increasing, here’s what you need to know.

Starting April 2nd, 2018, U.S. passport fees are going up by $10 and Adult passports will be $145, children 16 and younger $115.  The U.S. State Department has announced it is increasing the passport acceptance, or “execution,” fee from $25 to $35 to better cover the costs of processing passport applications.


Passport cards, which are good for border crossings and travel by sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean but are not valid for international air travel, will remain an inexpensive option but will increase to $65 for adults and $50 for children.  For many reasons, we do not recommend passport cards.

The $10 increase does not apply to passport renewals by mail however, it is only when applying in person. Application fees alone are not changing, the increase is meant to provide better funding for the large amount of passport requests received by the Dept.  If you would like assistance renewing your passport, visit our friends at Passport Visas Express!

To apply for a passport, visit the State Department’s website.