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How much is the US Passport Renewal Fee in 2021?

By support@click2visas.com
2 weeks

Are you planning to renew your passport in 2021? And worried about how to calculate the passport renewal fee? Because the passport fee differs based on many factors like your age, passport type you are applying for, and additional optional service.

Finding the correct passport renewal amount is very tricky. Incorrect passport fees or payment methods can cause your passport application to be delayed.

Don’t over-stress; In Click2Visas, you don’t have to worry about the renewal calculations. Raise the request, pay the renewal fee, and leave the rest to us. Based on the request, we will calculate the exact passport renewal amount you need to pay.

Another critical factor is the payment mode. In Click2Visas, you can pay the total passport renewal fee online. We support all types of card payments online.

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In this blog, we have covered current US passport fees in a simple tabular format. Read further and calculate your US passport renewal price easily.

First, let me tell you about the various factors involved in the calculation of passport renewal and new passport fees.

  • The type of passport you are applying for
  • Your age
  • Optional services
  • Special Services

Passport type you are applying for: State Department issues three significant passport types to US citizens. Based on the type you are applying, the fee will vary. 

  • Passport Book
  • Passport Card
  • Passport Book + card

Your Age: Your age plays a vital role here. Because State Department provides fee concession to minors, you can pay less passport renewal fee than an adult if you are a minor.

Optional Service: State Department or passport acceptance facilities/agencies offer different optional services with extra price. For example, if you want to expedite the process, you have to pay an additional $60.

Special Service: Based on the circumstance, State Department will collect an extra fee for special services like name change in your passport or other error correction.

In addition to the above, the execution fee is compulsory to all the applicants. You must pay an execution fee of $35 in addition to the passport types or service you choose. An execution fee is a service fee to the government to process your passport service.

Let’s now look on to the current us passport fees in numbers, refer to the table below, and calculate the renewal fee easily.

Incorrect passport fees or payment methods can cause your passport application to be delayed. Please carefully read the information below and ensure that your US passport renewal price calculation is correct.

  • Adult First Time Applicants Passport Renewal Fee.
  • Adult Renewals Fee (Age 16 Years and Older).
  • All Minor ApplicantsPassport Service Fee (Under Age 16).

Adult First Time Passport Applicants (Age 16 Years and Older):

For a first-time passport, you need to submit the DS-11 form and the required document in person at the nearby passport acceptance facility. To calculate your fee, please refer to the below table,

What Are You Applying For? Fee in $
Adult Passport Book Application Fee 110
Adult Passport Card* Application Fee 30
Adult PPT Book + Card Application Fee 140
Execution Fee 35

You need to pay the application fee based on the passport you are applying for and the execution fee. If you apply for an adult passport book, you need to pay $110 plus the execution fee of $35. In total, you must pay $145 to apply for a fresh passport.

Usually, to process passport service applications, State Department takes 10 to 12 weeks. $35 Execution fee is compulsory to all.

Optional Additional Service for Adult First Time Applicants: If you want to speed up the passport process, you can opt for expedited service with an extra $60.

Passport Book Overnight Delivery: Choose overnight delivery of your passport with an extra $17.13. You can only select this option for the passport book. An overnight delivery option is not available for a passport card. Please refer to the below table for optional service and its fee.

Service Type Fee in $
Expedited Service 60
Passport Book Overnight Delivery 17.13
File Search 150
Data Error Correction 0

Adult Renewals Fee (Age 16 Years and Older):

To renew your passport, you need to submit the DS-82 form by mail. You can visit the nearest passport acceptance facility for renewal with prior booking. But due to the current pandemic situation acceptance facility will provide you with appointments only in case of emergency.

Note: Passport renewal applications can be sent only via USPS.

The application fee for Fresh passport application and passport renewal is the same. To renew your passport or passport card, or both, you need to pay $110 as an application fee plus $35 as an execution fee.

If you are an American citizen but born and live outside the US, then you should apply for passport renewal in the nearby US embassy/consulate. The below table explains the application fee to renew your passport.

What Are You Applying For? Fee in $
Adult Passport Book Application Fee 110
Adult Passport Card* Application Fee 30
Adult PPT Book + Card Application Fee 140
Execution Fee 0

Optional Additional Service for Adult Renewal Fee:

The standard processing time to renew your passport is 10 to 12 weeks. Like in the fresh passport, you can pay an additional $60 to expedite the application process. In expedited service, your passport will be renewed within 6 to 10 weeks.

Service Type Fee in $
Expedited Service 60
Passport Book Overnight Delivery 17.13
File Search 150
Data Error Correction 0

File Search: If you cannot submit your citizenship proof due to some valid reason, you can opt for a file search for an extra $150. While applying for passport renewal, submit a request for file search. In this case, State Department will check your citizenship by verifying your previous US passport records.

If you submitted a passport renewal application along with a file search in the abroad embassy or consulate, State Department would check your status by verifying your previous US passport records or in Consular Report Birth Abroad.

All Minor Applicants Passport Service Fee (Under Age 16):

To get a fresh passport or renew an existing minor passport, you need to submit the DS-11 form. Minor applicants aged 15 or below are not eligible to apply for renewal via mail. They must visit the nearby passport acceptance facility along with their parents for renewal.

Please check with the nearby facility for appointment details. Currently, Click2Visas is not providing the passport renewal service to the minor applicant. We will add this service shortly; follow us for further updates on minor passport renewal services.

Below two tables talk about the fee and additional service fee for minor passport renewal applicants.

What Are You Applying For? Fee in $
Adult Passport Book Application Fee 80
Adult Passport Card* Application Fee 15
Adult PPT Book + Card Application Fee 95
Execution Fee 35

Optional Additional Service for Minor Applicants Passport Service:

Service Type Fee in $
Expedited Service 60
Passport Book Overnight Delivery 17.13
File Search 150
Data Error Correction 0

Special Services:

In special service, State Department offers two services,

Data Error Correction: You can request some data correction if it was mistakenly added. You don’t have to pay an additional cost for data error correction. The cost is zero. To request data correction, fill and submit the form DS-5504.

Name Change: If you did a name change and want to reflect the same in your passport, you can submit the DS-82 form via mail. The fee for a name change is based on certain conditions; they are

  • If you are 16 and more and your passports were issued within the last year – No Fee.
  • If you are 16 and more and your passports were issued more than a year ago – You must apply for a renewal using form DS-82 and pay the renewal fee.
  • If you are 16 and more and do not have official documentation of a legal name change- You must apply for a new passport.
  • If you are 15 and younger – You must apply for a new passport and pay the appropriate fee.

Payment mode:

Payment in Acceptance Facility:

  • Fresh Passport/Passport Renewal Application Fee: The passport acceptance facility only accepts checks and money orders. They don’t accept card or cash payments.
  • Execution Fee ($35): Money orders are accepted at all locations and must be made payable as directed by the corresponding Acceptance Facility. At some places, personal checks and cash (exact change only) are accepted. Credit cards are accepted at US postal facilities and a few other locations.

Renewal by Mail:

  • Passport Renewal and other optional service fees: Checks made payable to “US Department of State” (personal, certified, cashiers, travelers) or Money orders (USPS, international, and currency exchange) made payable to the “US Department of State.”
  • When renewing your passport from Canada via mail, you must pay by check or money order drawn on a US banking institution in US funds.
  • Click2Visas Payment Mode for Renewal: In Click2Visas, you can pay your renewal fee online. With a single click, you can make the payment. We support all types of cards. Our payment gateway is highly secured. Feel safe to enter your card details in Click2visas; we never store your card details.

Passport Agency:

  • All Fee Payment Method: All fees can be made by Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express), Debit Cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo, and Checks (personal, certified, cashiers, travelers) made payable to the “US Department of State.”
  • Money orders (USPS, international, and currency exchanges) made payable to the “US Department of State.”
  • You can also pay in cash (exact amount only). Prepaid credit or gift card bearing the Visa or MasterCard logo also acceptable.

US Embassy or Consulate:

  • All Fee Payment Method: If you live abroad, please check with your nearest US embassy or consulate.
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