Travel

Travels Tips and Tricks - Passport Fees Are Going Up So Plan Ahead

851fc971aab5b0ae02c1_951a3de6d20d063fe89f_passport_large.jpg
Credits: Middlesex County Clerk's Office
851fc971aab5b0ae02c1_951a3de6d20d063fe89f_passport_large.jpg

TAPintoTravels - All U.S. citizens should be aware that passport fees are set to increase this spring.

The U.S. Department of State is raising the Passport Execution Fee from $25.00 to $35.00 on April 2. The fee is mandated by the Department of State. It applies to passport applications that are submitted to an authorized agent, including a US Post Office, County Clerk or other government office. 

Passport applications submitted to the Department of State by mail are not subject to the fee increase.

Sign Up for E-News

As of January 22nd, the U.S. Department of State has increased the overnight passport delivery service fee increased from $15.45 to $15.89 for expedited passport application processing.

For some interesting history of passports to amaze your travel friends, TAP here.

Persons applying for a Passport must present:

  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship in the form of a certified birth certificate with a raised seal and a file date from the registrar of vital statistics from the state, county or municipality the applicant was born in, or a previous passport for natural born citizens.  (Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates are not acceptable.)  If applying for a passport for a minor under the age of 16, both parents and the minor child must be present at time of application. All applicants’ birth certificates must have parents’ names.
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship in the form of a naturalization certificate is required for foreign-born citizens who became U.S. citizens through naturalization
  • Identification in the form of a valid driver's license, a school photo ID, or an employment photo ID.
  • One 2"x 2" regulation passport photo taken within the last six months. The Clerk’s Office should offer photo service that day for $10.

No cash will be accepted. Payment is accepted in the form of check or money order only.

All applicants must appear in person.

Processing time is approximately four to six weeks. Expedited applications take approximately three weeks to be processed, and there is an additional fee.

Other information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at
1-877-487-2778.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Holmdel & Colts Neck

May is 'Older American Month': SCAN Holds Successful Senior Expo on May 11 at Monmouth Mall

May 13, 2018

EATONTOWN, N.J. – The Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) hosted the "Engage at Every Age"  Senior Expo & Fashion show on May 11, at Monmouth Mall. It was quite a success with interested guests, talented models and fashion trends on display. 

May is national Older Americans Month and their theme for this year is “Engage at Every ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b3b1cdce308f8c519363_mini_magick20180525-6244-24i0ts

Mon, May 28, 10:00 AM

Town Hall, Colts Neck

Colts Neck Memorial Day Bicycle Decorating ...

Carousel_image_b3b1cdce308f8c519363_mini_magick20180525-6244-24i0ts

Mon, May 28, 10:30 AM

Town Hall, Holmdel

Holmdel Memorial Day Ceremony

Carousel_image_413dc60c1c80985ab889_srf_golf2

Tue, May 29

Battleground Country Club, Manalapan

SRF Golf Outing

Storytime with Author Nikki Gangemi

May 24, 2018

Meet Nikki Cangemi at Barnes & Noble - A special event called  Story Time - she'll be reading her book called 'My Gracie'

Said Gangemi:

"So I wrote this book to inspire kids to know their worth and that they are good enough as is.  I want them to recognize themselves in the character of Gracie, so they know they are not alone and that others ...

Monmouth County and Naval Weapons Station Earle Sign Unique Intergovernmental Support Agreement

First such agreement between the U.S. Navy and County Government

COLTS NECK, NJ – The signing of a unique Intergovernmental Support Agreement today permits Monmouth County to provide shared services to Naval Weapons Station Earle (NWS Earle) including traffic signal maintenance, unimproved road maintenance, snow and ice control, and storm drainage repairs among other ...

Congressional Lyme Caucus Unveils Historic Legislation as Tick-Borne Threats Increase

New bipartisan legislation to create a national strategy to fight Lyme Disease and to strengthen treatment and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases could help hundreds of thousands suffering from the disease and safeguard others from contracting Lyme. 

The new legislation, the National Tick-Borne Diseases Control and Accountability Act, is authored by Rep. Chris Smith ...

Operators of Monmouth Park Say Sports Betting Delay Cost Them $139 Million

May 25, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park is seeking damages for lost revenues it claims was the result of a long legal battle over sports betting.

The association filed a motion seeking damages in the New Jersey District Court in Trenton on May 24.

The Supreme Court recently ruled that a federal law banning sports betting ...

Obituaries

Aug 28, 1938 - May 22, 2018
Karen A. Brooks, 79 of Colts Neck, passed away on Tuesday, May 22nd at Silver Care Center ...
Read more
Feb 2, 1936 - May 20, 2018
Margaret M. Woj, 82, of New Smyrna Beach, FL. passed away on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 in Port Orange, ...
Read more