The U.S. Department of State is set to increase passport fees for the third time in five years. Effective July 13, 2010, U.S. Passport fees are set to jump dramatically for both new and renewing passports.
The price for a new passport is set to increase from $100 to $135. The passport renewal fee will increase 47% to $110, up from $75.
In addition to these fees the U.S. State Department is implementing a new charge that will affect frequent international travelers. As of July 13, 2010, travelers who need to add pages to their existing passport will incur a fee of $82. This service is currently free – but only until July 13th. If your passport has a few years remaining but the pages are brimming with stamps, now is the time to request extra pages. For additional information you can refer to the Current Schedule of fees and the New Schedule of fees effective July 13, 2010.