And as with groceries and gas for a road trip, it costs more to get a new or renewed passport in 2022 than it did in 2021.
Prices increased $20 as of January 2022. The new fees are:
- A first-time adult passport now costs a total of $165, including the $35 acceptance fee.
- An adult passport renewal now costs $130.
- A passport for a minor costs a total of $135.
According to the US State Department website, normal processing time is 8-11 weeks.
Expedited processing is 5-7 weeks and costs an additional $60.
So plan ahead. Far ahead, actually.
The good news is that the US State Department website also has a way to track the progress of your application.
You can apply for a passport if you are a US citizen and are 18 years of age.
If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian will have to submit additional documentation for you. Any criminal activity may affect your eligibility.
Here’s what’s needed for a first-time passport: