Thursday, July 8, 2010
Passport costs on the rise!
Charges for U.S. passports will increase on July 13. The cost of a new passport for an adult will jump from $100 to $135. Those under 16 will pay $105, up from $85.
Renewing a passport will cost $110, up from $75. Travelers will pay a new charge of $82 to add more pages to an existing passport if less than four pages remain blank. Formerly, this was a free service.
Passport cards, which can be used by Americans traveling by land or sea on trips to the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico, will cost $55 for adults, up from $45. For minors, passport cards will be $40, up from $35. All costs include a $25 execution fee.