LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Traveling will soon be a bit more pricey for anyone who needs to apply for or renew their passports. Starting on Monday, Dec. 27, a US passport book fee will shoot up by $20 for all customers.
“The increased fee is necessary to ensure we continue to produce one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world,” according to a tweet by the State Department.
A first-time or replacement adult passport will cost $165, while passport renewals will cost $130. Travelers under 16 will pay $135. The State Department says it now possesses applications in 8 to 11 weeks.