Starting April 2nd, passport fees will be going up! The U.S. State Department says it is increasing the passport execution fee from $25 to $35 to better cover the costs of processing passport applications.
With this change, adult passport books will cost $145 (instead of $135) and books for children 16 and younger will cost $115 (instead of $105). However, individuals who apply for a passport renewal by mail will not see a fee increase.
The less expensive passport cards, which are good for border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean but are not valid for international air travel, will increase to $65 for adults (instead of $55) and $50 for children (instead of $40).
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Save on Passport Photos with These Tips:
CVS Photo: Passport Photos are available at thousands of CVS/Pharmacy locations for $13.99. Photo technicians will shoot your photo right there in the store and print them according to strict federal regulations. Go here to print a $2 off coupon with your ExtraCare Card.
Walgreens Photo: Get your picture taken and receive two perfectly sized, professional-quality photos printed in compliance with government regulations at Walgreens Photo for $13.99 – available in 1 hour or less! Go here for ways to save $2 on your photos in-store.
Target: If you already have a digital photo available, you can upload your photo using Target Photo’s passport photo guidelines and they will ship identical copies to you or you can pick up in store! One passport photo order will consist of two (2) identical 2″ x 2″ photos on a 5″ x 7″ sheet for just $9.99.
Walmart: Similar to Target, simply upload a compatible file you have and make any necessary edits you need online. Walmart Photo provides two (2) identical 2″×2″ passport photos on a 4″×6″ sheet starting at $7.44. All 2″×2″ passport photos are printed on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Photo Paper. Once created, the resulting image can be picked up in one hour in your local store.
Costco: If you’re a Costco member, most Costco Photo Centers can deliver a pair of Passport photos while you shop for only $4.99. Go here for more details.
Sam’s Club: Ever needed last minute passport photos for a trip or important application? Now 1-hour passport photos are available at all Sam’s Club Photo locations and cost just $4.96 for two photos.