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U.S. Passport Fees are increasing come July 13, 2010

On July 13, 2010, the U.S. Passport Office will increase its prices.  So if you want to save some money you’d better hurry up and renew or apply for that passport.  Here is the skinny on the changes:

Passport Fees                                                                                                        Current                                 New
Passport Book – adult $ 100.00 $ 135.00
Passport Book – minor $  85.00 $ 105.00
Passport Book Renewal – Adult $ 75.00 $ 110.00
Additional passport visa pages FREE $  82.00
Passport Card – Adult $  45.00 $  55.00
Passport Card – Child $  35.00 $  40.00

You can find all the details plus other fee changes at: http://travel.state.gov/news/news_5078.html

One thought on “U.S. Passport Fees are increasing come July 13, 2010

  1. My friend @briangarcia had this to say via twitter:

    @mskonfa1990 what’s the difference between passport book and card? Recommend one or the other for Nomi?
    about 22 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to mskonfa1990

    So a passport book is the whole kip and caboodle with blank pages so that you can get visa stamps for all countries worldwide. The passport card is really just a flat card in laminated plastic that you can use to enter select countries.

    This is the (modified by me) explanation from the U.S. State Dept. at http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html.

    The U.S. Passport Card can only be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for travel to other international countries.

    So you should get a regular passport for the little one, so you can take her anywhere in the world you want to go.

    I hope this helps.

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