Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport by mail using the DS-82 form. To learn more about renewing your passport, visit our Passports page.
Customers applying with the DS-11 form pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the passport acceptance facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).
The Department of State generally sets consular fees at an amount calculated to achieve recovery of the costs to the U.S. government of providing the consular service. The latest Cost of Service Model showed that the costs associated with passport execution were higher than the current fee of $25.
The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.