Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passport Execution Fee Increase
March 20, 2018

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from US$25 to US$35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. To learn more about renewing your passport, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/apply-renew-passport/renew-by-mail.html.
The Department of State generally sets consular fees at an amount calculated to achieve recovery of the costs to the U.S. government of providing the consular service. The latest Cost of Service Model showed that the costs associated with passport execution were higher than the current fee of US$25.
The proposed fee change was published in the Federal Register as a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and public comments were accepted until November 18, 2016, 60 days after the Noticeís publication. The Final rule available at https://www.federalregister.gov/doc...ment-of-state-and-overseas-embassies-and, implementing the change, includes the Departmentís response to relevant comments received.
There are no other changes to fees for consular services at this time. Fee information also can be found on travel.state.gov (http://www.travel.state.gov/) and on the U.S. Embassy Belmopan website at (https://bz.usembassy.gov/).


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