State Department Reminds Travelers of Passport Fee Hike

December 27, 2021 by Dan McCue
State Department Reminds Travelers of  Passport Fee Hike
This May 25, 2021, photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

WASHINGTON — The fee to apply for or renew a passport got a bit steeper Monday, rising $20 for all customers, the State Department said.

In a tweet on its Travel-State Dept. Twitter feed, the department said the increase is necessary “to ensure we continue to produce one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world.”

A first-time or replacement adult passport will cost $165 while passport renewals will cost $130.

Travelers under 16 will pay $135.

The notice is the second reminder the State Department has issued to travelers in the past four days. On Dec. 23, it urged travelers to review their plans, check their airline’s website for potential changes and monitor the website of the nearest U.S. Embassy for info on changes due to COVID-19-related restrictions. 

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