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Passport acceptance fee to rise

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Passport acceptance fees are going up, effective April 2.

The U.S. State Department has announced the passport acceptance fee will soon increase from $25 to $35.

Beginning Monday, April 2, USPS passport acceptance facilities should collect the new acceptance fee. Other fees for passport application services will remain the same.

The $10 acceptance fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants who use the DS-11 form, U.S. Passport Application. This includes:

  • First-time U.S. passport applicants
  • Applicants who are 16 years and younger
  • Applicants whose previous U.S. passport was issued when they were under age 16
  • Applicants whose previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged
  • Applicants whose previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their U.S. passport by mail using the DS-82 form. Renewal customers can mail their application and supporting documentation to the State Department and should not apply at a passport acceptance facility or pay the acceptance fee.

The State Department announced the increase last week after the U.S. Office of Management and Budget approved the new fee. The department’s news release has more information.

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