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Media Note (Revised)
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 29, 2008


New Passport Fee Schedule Starting February 1, 2008

Beginning February 1, 2008, the Department of State will institute a new fee schedule for passport services. At this time applicants will also have the option of pre-ordering a new Passport Card, a low cost, limited use (land and sea only) alternative to the Passport Book designed for those living along the border. In addition, the age for which both parents must appear and sign a passport application on behalf of a child will increase from 14 to 16 years old.

Fees are being adjusted to cover the cost of providing efficient and secure passport services including infrastructure, technology and staff. The Passport Execution fee collected by passport acceptance centers and U.S. consular sections abroad is being reduced from $30 to $25.

  New
Passport Application Fee
New
Execution Fee
New Total Fee
Passport Book Adult $75 $25 $100
Passport Book Child $60 $25 $85
Passport Card Adult $20 $25 $45
Passport Card Child $10 $25 $35
Adult Passport Renewal $75 Not Applicable $75

To protect children from abduction, and to address concerns regarding runaway children, beginning February 1, both parents will be required to personally appear at a passport acceptance facility, passport agency or U.S. consular section abroad with minor applicants under the age of 16 (up from age 14) and sign the application.

New application forms and updated information on applying for a Passport and Passport Card will be available February 1 at http://travel.state.gov/passport.

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Released on January 29, 2008

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