Fees

On June 28, 2010, the Department of State published its Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register.  The schedule includes fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 15 days after publication in the Federal Register. The revised fees will cover actual operating expenses for the 301 overseas consular posts, 23 domestic passport agencies and other centers that provide these consular services to U.S. and foreign citizens.

The 27 adjusted fees are based on a Cost of Service Study completed by the Bureau of Consular Affairs in June 2009.  The study, which was the most detailed and exhaustive ever conducted by the Department of State, established the true cost of providing these consular services, which by law must be recovered through collection of fees.

Under the new fee schedule, fees for passport services and other ACS services are set as follows.  For a complete listing of all consular fees and changes, please see the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ public website.

All fees are stated in U.S. dollars.

Passport Book – Adult $ 145.00**
Passport Book – Minor $ 115.00**
Passport Book Renewal – Adult $ 110.00
Passport Card – Adult $ 30.00**
Passport Card – Child $  15.00**
Consular Report of Birth Abroad $  100.00
Administrative Processing of Request for Certificate of Loss of Nationality (Please visit here for further information about the new fee.) $  2,350.00
Notarials, Certifications of True Copies, Authentications, provision of Department of State records $ 50.00

**This includes a $35 Execution fee not retained by Department of State.

You can pay the fees in U.S. cash, equivalent RMB cash, or by credit card. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and American Express cards. UnionPay is not acceptable. All credit card transactions are in U.S. dollars.

Chinese Renminbi, which will be exchanged at the current daily rate (PDF 179KB) in effect at the time of payment as posted by the U.S. Department of State.