It never pays to leave everything until the last minute when you travel. The difference between in price booking a flight the day prior to departure and a week or two before can be astronomical. Similarly, if you know you’ll be flying internationally in the near future, taking the time to make sure all your travel documents are in order can be a massive money saver. This isn’t always possible with business trips and unexpected circumstances, but here are some of the costs you can expect when you decide to renew your US passport.
How much to get a passport through the mail?
By far the cheapest way to renew a passport is to check your individual requirements with the US Department of State and send in all the necessary documents through the mail. With this method, travelers only have to pay the $110 processing fee.
The downside? Applications can take several weeks to get back to you. Applying by mail may allow you to renew your passport from the comfort of home, but Travel Visa Pro can also expedite your application if you choose to send it in to one of our offices (see below).
How much to renew passports in person?
There are official passport offices capable of processing passport renews in person in the United States and Puerto Rico. However, certain restrictions apply for travelers wishing to get an expedited passport in person.
Applying in person requires that you make an appointment and present proof of immediate travel. Unlike mail-in applications, which only cost $110, passport offices request an addition $25 Execution Fee and a $60 fee if you wish to have your application expedited.
How much to expedite passport applications?
How much to renew passports through a third-party agency like Travel Visa Pro? It’s only limited by our clients’ choices. If you’re desperate to have your application processed within the same business day, our team of travel experts can do this with our Emergency Service for $599. This guarantees that if your application is in the hands of one of our travel professionals with an appointment at the beginning of the business day, you will receive a renewal passport by the end and sleep well knowing your paperwork is in order.
Renewing passports by the next business day with Travel Visa Pro costs $429 with Next Day Service, and $299 in three to five business days with Urgent Passport Service. Rush Passport Service guarantees your application will be processed within 6-10 business days for $199. Standard Passport processing services cost $149 to deliver your book within 10-15 business days, and $99 with TVP’s Budget Passport service for 15-20 days.