US Plans Sharp Hike in Passport Fees

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us-passportThe United States plans to raise passport and consular fees by up to 100 percent effective March 12 if last-minute protests do not succeed in forestalling the move. The 30-day period for registering objections has expired, and officials are reviewing the proposed new fees schedule, the American embassy in Israel told Israel National News’ Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu.

Extending current passports will cost $110, nearly 50 percent more than the present fee of $75, according to the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI). The cost of a new first-time passport will rise from $100 to $135, for a child under 16 from $85 to $100, and passport book security surcharges will double to $40. Application fees for a consular report of a birth in Israel or elsewhere outside of the United States will increase from $65 to $100.

Fees for notary and authentication services will increase 100 percent to $50. Renouncing American citizenship, which now is processed without charge, soon will cost $450, according to the proposed schedule of costs.

Read the Arutz Sheva full report here.

{Arutz Sheva/Yair Israel}


  1. I remembered the passport fee was $25 long time ago. Then it went up to $40 and then $55. Then it went up to $67 and in 2008 it went again up to $75 now. I don’t understand why Dept. of State raising fee up to 46% in 2010.
    And also want to know why execution fee is it went up from $25.
    Good luck to all of my American fellow citizens.


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