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Proving who you are now costs more

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You know who you are but travelers having to prove it will cost more..

For all those who plan to apply for a passport or plan to renew one, the Department of State published a Final Rule on January 31, 2018, that increases the passport execution fee. The passport execution fee will be $35 starting on April 2, 2018. This rule increased the fee $10 from the previous $25 fee. Individuals who apply for a passport renewal by mail will not see a fee increase.

Passport execution involves the submission of a passport application in person to a passport acceptance agent for identity verification and document review. The majority of these passport applications are executed before a U.S. Postal Service passport acceptance agent, and many are executed before state and local government officials as well. Approximately 10 percent of in-person passport applications are executed before a Department of State official.

There is a passport office located at the U.S. Post office at JFK Airport.

It should also be noted that any person traveling overseas with a US passport should have a passport valid for six months beyond the intended return date.

Otherwise they may be turned away from departures and suffer financial penalty to re-book. It is also advised to have a second form of identification with you since some countries require this.

Posted 12:00 am, April 5, 2018
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