Hurry! Passport Fees Increase $10 on April 2

Going overseas this year? Need a passport? You still have a week, so make sure to apply before April 2! You’ll pay more if you put off applying. That’s because the fee for passport applications will increase from $25 to $35 on April 2. Adult passport books will be $145, children 16 and younger $115. The less expensive passport cards, which are good for border crossings and travel by sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean but are not valid for international air travel, will increase to $65 for adults and $50 for children. The price hike is due to an increase in the the passport acceptance, or “execution,” fee. The U.S. State Department says it increasing the passport acceptance fee from $25 to $35 to better cover the costs of processing passport applications. The $10 increase does not apply to passport renewals by mail. So get your passport now and save a few dollars this month.

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