How Much is a Passport?
The amount of money you will pay for a passport will depend on the type of passport you get and how quickly you want it shipped to your door.
If you get your passport using the traditional method of the United States Postal Office (USPS), then you will have to pay an additional $60 for expedited processing if you want to receive your passport within 10 – 15 business days instead of the standard 6 – 8 weeks.
That extra processing fee is in addition to the fees you will need to pay for your passport. Those fees vary depending on if you are getting a new passport or renewing one. The age of the passport applicant will also determine the overall cost.
U.S. Passport Fees for New Applicants
If you are an adult and have never had a United States passport before, you will need to pay an execution (also known as acceptance) fee in addition to the standard passport application fees.
If you want a passport book, you will pay the application fee of $110 plus an execution fee of $35. If you want a passport card, you will pay the application fee of $30 plus an execution fee of $35. If you want both a passport book and a passport card, you will pay an application fee of $140 plus an execution fee of $35.
If you are applying for a passport for a child (under the age of 16) who has never had a U.S. passport before, you will still pay an application fee as well as an execution fee. However, the application fee is less for a child than an adult for each type of passport.
For a child’s passport book, you will pay the application fee of $80 plus an execution fee of $35. For a child’s passport card, you will pay the application fee of $15 plus an execution fee of $35. To get both a passport book and passport card for a child, it will be $95 for the application plus an execution fee of $35.
U.S. Passport Renewal Fees
If you are an adult and you are renewing an expired passport, you do not need to pay the execution fee of $35. You will still have to pay the same application fees for each type of passport, though. Those fees are $110 for a renewed passport book, $30 for a renewed passport card, and $140 for a renewed passport book and card.
The above costs are for USPS standard shipping, which can take 6 – 8 weeks or longer. If you’d like to get your passport faster, we can help. At Signature Passport, we offer expedited shipping with flat service fee rates as follows:
• Next business day: $439
• 2 – 3 business days: $369
• 3 – 5 business days: $269
• 5 – 7 business days: $209
• 8 – 12 business days: $139
These costs are in addition to the $170 government fee and guarantee that your passport will be delivered when you need it.
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