How Much Is a U.S. Passport?

Published by Travel Visa Pro on Tue Jan 2 2024

A valid U.S. passport is integral to smooth visa transactions and increased access to international travel. But before processing this valid travel document, you may wonder, how much is a U.S. passport? Passport cost change over time and are subject to the passport type. So, in this guide, we will cover a crucial and timely question: how much does a passport cost in 2024?

NB: Please note that the passport fees in 2024 covered in this guide are subject to change. You can always check this page for accurate, up-to-date passport costs.

 

New Passport Fees

The cost of a passport for adults varies based on different factors, including the type of passport and the specific circumstances of the application. New passports apply to individuals who have not held passports before, have lost or damaged their previous passports, reported their passports as stolen, or are minors unable to replace their most recent passports.

New passports can be books, cards, or both. How much is a passport for adults? The adult passport book fees are as follows:

  1. First-time adult passport book: $130 + $35 = $165
  2. First-time adult passport card: $30 + $35 = $65
  3. First-time adult passport book and card: $160 + $35 = $195
  4. Adult passport card (this applies to adults who already have passport books): $30

The above prices cover the passport application fee payable to the government. Such applications are subject to long processing timelines at the state passport offices. Travel Visa Pro offers expedited passport processing, allowing you to get a new passport within the following timelines: 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days. To understand the applicable price per your preferred waiting time, please use this page to calculate the exact costs.

Below, you can find a table and learn about how much does a passport cost:

 Service  Application Fee Execution Fee Total
 New Passport Book $130 $35 $165
 New Passport Card $30 $35 $65
 New Passport Book and Card $160 $35 $195
 Adult Passport Card (if you already have a valid passport book) $30 No charge $30

 

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Passport Renewal Fees

Only adults can renew their full-validity passports. Minors and adults with limited validity passports must apply for new passports and thus are subject to the new passport price outlined above. Any adult who has a current passport can renew it at the current passport fees in 2024 if it meets the conditions below:

  • The passport should be in good condition,
  • The passport should have been issued when the applicant was at least sixteen years old,
  • The applicant should not have changed their name or should present legal documentation to support the change, and
  • The passport should not have been issued more than fifteen years ago.

Ideally, you should renew your passport nine months before it expires. The applicable price for renewals is as follows:

  1. Adult passport book cost: $130,
  2. Passport card: $30,
  3. Passport book and card: $160

This passport renewal cost applies to online and mail renewals. However, it only covers the passport application cost to the state passport office and does not account for expediting the process. Travel Visa Pro offers a reliable expediting passport renewal service with the following timelines: 10 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days. You can pay the applicable passport renewal fee per your timeline preference, enabling you to stick to your travel plans. You can use this updated passport renewal services page to learn more about the cost based on your state and timeline needs.

 

 Service  Application Fee Execution Fee Total
 Passport Book $130 No charge $130
 Passport Card $30 No charge $30
 New Passport Book and Card $160 No charge $160

 

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Minor Passport Fees

Minor passports apply to applicants under 16 years regardless of whether they have held passports before. Such applicants must present the following documents plus the applicable passport cost when applying for a passport:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship, e.g., birth certificates and consular reports of births abroad,
  • Parental or guardian documents that establish the relationship with the minor, e.g., a birth certificate, adoption decree, etc.,
  • Parental or guardian IDs,
  • A complete DS-11 form, and
  • Passport photos.

Moreover, parents or guardians must accompany the minors to a local acceptance agent for verification. If not, the present adult must present notarized consent from the parents or guardians.

How much are children’s passports? The applicable cost for people under 16 is as follows:

  1. Minor passport book: $100 + $35 = $135
  2. Minor passport card: $15 + $35 = $50
  3. Minor passport book and card: $100 + $15 + $35  = $150

As you can see, the minor passport cost is much lower compared to adults. Additionally, there is no distinction between the children’s passport fee for first-time and return applicants, as minors cannot renew their passports.

You can always reduce waiting time by using TVP’s expedited services and paying the cost to expedite passport. We offer the following timelines for minor passports: 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days. It allows you to get your minor’s passport within the required timeline.

Besides expediting minor passports, we offer consultation, concierge, and document review services to ease the process further. You can get more information about the minor expedited passport cost and how to expedite the process using this page.

 

 Service  Application Fee Execution Fee Total
 New Passport Book $100 $35 $135
 New Passport Card $15 $35 $50
 New Passport Book and Card $115 $35 $150

 

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Passport Name Change Fee

Have you recently changed your name? Changing it on your passport is a good way to reflect this. You have two options when changing your name, which affects the total passport cost as follows:

a. Passport Renewal

The easiest way to change your name is to renew your most recent passport and pay the new passport cost. You can do this if you are an adult and can provide sufficient documentation supporting the name change. Additionally, you must provide a passport in good condition, which should not have been issued more than fifteen years ago. If you meet the passport renewal criteria, you will pay the applicable renewal cost to process the change. Usually, the renewal process takes several weeks to months due to state passport office delays. But you can reduce this time by paying an expedited passport cost using TVP’s expedited services. We process renewals in the following timelines: 10 weeks, 8 weeks, 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days.

b. New Passport

The other way to change your name is to get a new passport and pay the applicable price. This passport name change fee applies to people who cannot meet the passport renewal criteria. Minors should also use this option. Processing a name change via a new passport incurs the following passport fees:

  1. First-time adult passport book: $130 + $35 = $165
  2. First-time adult passport card: $30 + $35 = $65
  3. First-time adult passport book and card: $160 + $35 = $195
  4. Adult passport card (this applies to adults who already have passport books): $30
  5. Minor passport book: $100 + $35 = $135
  6. Minor passport card: $15 + $35 = $50
  7. Minor passport book and card: $100 + $15 + $35 = $150

Thus, the passport fee payable to the government will depend on your age. Additional services can also affect the passport name change cost. You can always rush the process using our expedited passport services, which have the following timeline options: 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days.

 

 Service  Application Fee Execution Fee Total
 New Passport Book $130 $35 $165
 New Passport Card $30 $35 $65
 New Passport Book and Card $160 $35 $195
 Adult Passport Card (if you already have a valid passport book) $30 No charge $30
 New Minor Passport Book $100 $35 $135
 New Minor Passport Card $15 $35 $50
 New Minor Passport Book and Card $115 $35 $150

 

Damaged Passport Replacement Fee

While normal wear and tear are acceptable, state passport offices will not accept a damaged or altered passport. Instead, you must get a new passport and pay the applicable fee as follows:

  1. First-time adult passport book: $130 + $35 = $165
  2. First-time adult passport card: $30 + $35 = $65
  3. First-time adult passport book and card: $160 + $35 = $195
  4. Adult passport card (this applies to adults who already have passport books): $30
  5. Minor passport book: $100 + $35 = $135
  6. Minor passport card: $15 + $35 = $50
  7. Minor passport book and card: $100 + $15 + $35 = $150

You should include a passport fee, a complete DS-11 form, and proof of identification. Besides the damaged passport replacement fee,  you must also submit a statement explaining the cause of the damage. You can speed up the process with our expedited passport services with the following timelines: 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, and 2 days.

 

Lost or Stolen Passport Replacement Cost

If you have reported your passport stolen or lost, you cannot renew it. Instead, you should get a new passport by paying the fee per the categories below:

  1. First-time adult passport book: $130 + $35 = $165
  2. First-time adult passport card: $30 + $35 = $65
  3. First-time adult passport book and card: $160 + $35 = $195
  4. Adult passport card (this applies to adults who already have passport books): $30
  5. Minor passport book: $100 + $35 = $135
  6. Minor passport card: $15 + $35 = $50
  7. Minor passport book and card: $100 + $15 + $35 = $150

The passport fee incurred caters to the application and not expediting the process. You can always rush your timeline and get your passport in 4 weeks, 9 days, 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days using our expedited services.

 

 Service  Application Fee Execution Fee Total
 New Passport Book $130 $35 $165
 New Passport Card $30 $35 $65
 New Passport Book and Card $160 $35 $195
 Adult Passport Card (if you already have a valid passport book) $30 No charge $30
 New Minor Passport Book $100 $35 $135
 New Minor Passport Card $15 $35 $50
 New Minor Passport Book and Card $115 $35 $150

 

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