If you’re thinking of getting/renewing/adding pages to a US passport, now’s the time to do it. Passport fees go up July 13th. To get a new passport book, the fee goes from $100 to $135. For renewals, it goes from $75 to $110. The passport card goes from $45 to $55 and it looks like the discount to get one in conjunction with the book is gone. And to add pages, it goes from $0 to a whopping $82!
Luckily for me, I just renewed my passport last October, so I won’t have to deal with the new fees for another 10 years. Even at the new rate, a passport costs only $13.50 a year. A small price to pay for freedom to travel.
I’m hoping that the fee rise will give my lovely bf a little nudge that he needs to finally get his passport.