(LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2010) – The Automobile Club of Southern California is reminding consumers that fees for new U.S. passports and passport renewals will increase by $35 as of Tuesday, July 13. Travelers who want to avoid the fee increase can visit any Auto Club branch today, Saturday or Monday to obtain application forms and passport photos, which are needed for both new passports and renewals.
Those who need new passports, who must change their name on their renewed passports, or who have had their passports lost, stolen or damaged, will have to apply for a new or renewed passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility
– often located in post offices and libraries. Those lines are likely to be long through Monday.
But those who simply need to renew their existing passport can mail their existing passport, two passport-sized photos, and a completed renewal application
to the U.S. State Department. If the envelope is postmarked by Monday, July 12, the renewal fee is $75. Beginning Tuesday, the new fee is $110.
Other fees going into effect on Tuesday are:
- $135 (includes $25 execution fee) for a first-time U.S. passport book for adults (age 16 and older)
- $105 (includes $25 execution fee) for a first-time U.S. passport book for minors (under age 16)
- $55 (includes $25 execution fee) for a first-time U.S. passport card for adults (age 16 and older)
- $30 for a U.S. passport card for adults (age 16 and older) who currently have a fully valid U.S. passport issued within the last 15 years
- $40 (includes $35 execution fee) for a U.S. passport card for minors (under age 16)
- $82 for additional visa pages
- $150 for a file search and verification of U.S. citizenship
- The fee for expedited service will remain $60