Katherine Goens | Apr 11, 2018
Beginning April 2018, purchasing a passport will cost you more. As a result of the Final Rule passed by the Department of State, passport execution fees for both adults and children will increase by $10. The fee, which was formerly $25, is now $35. This brings adult passport books up to $145 (previously $135) and child passport books up to $115 (previously $105). However, individuals renewing their passports via mail will not see this increase.
This increase comes as a Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs study and a similar U.S. Postal Service study reveal the current $25 fee is not sufficient to cover the cost of processing a passport. Passport books costs also include an application fee which the Department of State did not alter with this Final Rule.
Katherine joined the Seven Corners marketing team early January. She graduated from Butler University in 2017 with a degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Spanish. Apart from work, she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, run, and the occasional Netflix binge.