The Department of State has announced an increase in consular services fees, which includes passport and notarial fees, effective Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The new fees will be: PASSPORT AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES:
An adult passport (using form DS-82) will change from $75 to $110.
A minor passport (under age 16, using form DS-11) will change from $85 to $105.
An adult passport (using form DS-11) will change from $100 to $135.
Please refer to www.travel.state.gov to determine which form is appropriate.
The application fee for passport cards will increase, from $20 to $30 for adults, and from $10 to $15 for minors.
A new fee of $82 for additional passport pages will be imposed.
The fee for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad will change from $65 to $100.
A new fee of $450 is now established for documentation of formal renunciation of U.S. citizenship, which applies only to those persons who choose to take the Oath of Renunciation.
OVERSEAS CITIZENS SERVICES:
The fee for making arrangements for a deceased non-U.S. citizen will be $200, plus expenses. (There is no fee for making arrangements for a deceased U.S. citizen.)
Notarial and authentication services, which now range from $20 to $30, will all be $50.
JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES:
The fee for processing of letters rogatory will increase from $735 to $2,275.
Fees for taking depositions and executing commissions to take testimony will change as follows:
scheduling/arranging appointments for depositions, from $475 to $1,283;
attending or taking depositions or executing commissions to take testimony, from $265/hour to $309/hour plus expenses;
swearing in witnesses for telephone depositions and supervising telephone depositions, from $265/hour to $231/hour;
providing seal and certification of depositions, from $70 to $415.
Consular per-hour overtime charges will decrease from $265 to $231.
Applications will not be processed until the appropriate fee is paid in full with the American Citizen Services cashier.