Have you been thinking about getting a passport? Here's something that might encourage you to get it done sooner, rather than waiting to do it. The processing fee for getting that first passport will be increasing by $10 (from $25 to $35) on April 2, 2018.

If you already have a passport and will be getting it renewed by mail, you will not have to pay this fee.

Adult passport books will cost you $145 and children's under the age of 16 will cost $115. The reason that they are citing for the increase is because if the costs associated with processing the original or initial application.

To travel internationally you will need a passport. To go to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, you can get a Passport Card for $65 for adults and $55 for kids. Just know that the Passport Card is only good for land (or cruise) travel, you will not be able to use it to fly.


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