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U.S. Passport Fees Set to Jump July 13


U.S. Passport fees are set to jump dramatically next week, on July 13, 2010.

New passports are increasing from $100 to $135.  Passport renewals will go from $75 to $110, a 47 percent increase.  These represent the third increase in the last five years.  Also new is that frequent travelers who need to add pages to an existing passport will now be charged $82 for this service, which is currently free — but only until July 13.

If your passport has a few years remaining on it but the pages are heavy with stamps, now is the time to request extra pages.  Here’s the current (and expiring) schedule of fees. Here are the new rates, effective July 13, 2010.

 

2 Comments

  1. Mike Hiller    7/14/2010

    With less than a week’s notice before the new fees took effect, there wasn’t much of an opportunity to avoid them. I’m out of the country this week and needed my passport, so I’m getting trapped, too–only three blank pages left in my passport. Goodbye $82.

  2. TG    7/13/2010

    More than 400 people waited in line at the passport office on Park Blvd in Plano on Monday, including nearly 100 who arrived within the last hour before they closed at 4 p.m. They closed the doors at 3:45.

    Guess I’ll be paying the new fee…

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