Changes to the Passport Execution Fee

The Department of State intends to adjust the passport execution fee from $25 to $35.

The passport execution fee is applicable to all first-time passport applicants and certain other applicants who must apply in person, such as minors under the age of 16.

The Department has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register, and will accept public comments on the fee change until November 18, 2016.  The fee change will likely go into effect in mid-2017.

Other fees are not affected.

Q: What is the new Passport execution fee?

The new execution fee is $35. The previous execution fee was $25.

Passport Fee

Passport Service

Previous Fee

New Fee

Passport Book or Card Execution:  Required for first-time applicants and others who must apply in person (Applicants applying for both the book and card simultaneously on the same application pay only one execution fee.)



Q: When does the new Passport execution fee go into effect?

The new fee will take effect no sooner than 30 days after its publication as a final rule in the Federal Register; we expect the new fee to take effect in mid-2017.

Q: Can I comment on this fee?

The Department published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with additional information on the cost of passport execution and will accept public comments until November 18, 2016.

Interested parties may submit comments to the Department by any of the following methods:

  • Visit the website at: and search for the Regulatory Information Number (1400-AD71) or docket number DOS-2014-0016.
  • Mail:  U.S. Department of State, Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/C), SA-17 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522-1707.
  • E-mail:  You must include the RIN (1400-AD81) in the subject line of your message.

All comments should include the name, organization, if applicable, and the address of the commenter.  If the Department is unable to read a comment for any reason, and cannot contact the commenter for clarification, the Department may not be able to consider a comment.

After the conclusion of the comment period, the Department will publish a Final Rule (in which it will address relevant comments) as expeditiously as possible.