How much does it cost to get a US passport and how long will it take
A document proving your identity and US citizenship is very important both in everyday life and when travelling. When it comes time to change it or make a new one due to the loss of the old one, you want to get a passport as quickly and cheaply as possible.
The relevant structures in the United States are trying to improve all the time to make the passport issuance process easier and faster. How much does it cost now and how long do you have to wait, the editors of as shared.
The passport fee for adults 16 years and older consists of two payments: an application fee and an acceptance fee. The prices are:
Passport book: $130 (application) and $35 (acceptance)
Passport card: $30 (application) and $35 (acceptance)
Passport book and card: $160 (application) and $35 (acceptance)
Passport prices for Americans under 16 are:
Passport booklet: $100 (application) and $35 (receipt)
Passport card: $15 (application) and $35 (receipt)
Passport booklet and card: $115 (application) and $35 (card)
If you want to speed up the passport issuance, you need to pay for the expedited service, which costs $60.
Starting from October 2, 2023, the duration of passport processing will be 8-11 weeks for regular service and 5-7 weeks for the expedited procedure. These processing times apply only to applications received on or after October 2. The processing time starts from the day the application is received and does not include the time of sending.