Message to U.S. Citizens – Application Fee for U.S. Passports will Increase by $20 Effective December 27, 2021

Location:  Worldwide

Event:  Effective December 27, 2021, the application fee to apply for a U.S. passport will increase by $20.

Due to an increase in the security surcharge component of the passport application, the fee for obtaining a U.S. passport will increase by $20 effective December 27, 2021. Plan accordingly if you will be applying for a U.S. passport after that date.

The Department of State generally sets consular fees at an amount calculated to recover the costs to the U.S. government of providing the consular service. This fee change reflects steady increases in passport security-related costs since the fee was last updated.

Effective December 27, 2021, the passport application fee worldwide will be as follows:

  • First time adult or adult passport replacement: $165
  • Adult passport renewal: $130
  • Minor passports (under age 16): $135

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