U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35
Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad). Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.
The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form.
The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.
For questions, please contact us at USCitizenBrussels@state.gov or call at 02-811-4300.
The Office of American Services Passport/Citizenship Unit:
- Adjudicates citizenship claims;
- Issues first time passports;
- Renews expired passports;
- Amends passports to show change of name; validity, or to correct errors;
- Replaces lost/stolen/mutilated passports;
- Registers births of American children born in Belgium.
- Selective Service Registration: American citizen males between the ages of 18-25 must register for Selective Service. Register on-line at www.sss.gov.
According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S on anything other than an American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. both Belgian and American citizenship must enter and leave the U.S. on a valid U.S. passport; they may not enter/leave the U.S. on a Belgian passport. This applies to children as well as adults.
American citizens residing or traveling abroad who require issuance of a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passport incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility. This increases processing times, but the Department is committed to ensuring that American citizens receive secure documents in a timely manner. American citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports. It generally takes two weeks to obtain a passport.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates will continue to issue passports in emergency cases. However, emergency passports will be limited in validity and cannot be extended. Bearers will be required to exchange their limited validity passports for full-validity photo-digitized passports upon completion of their emergency travel, either through a passport facility in the U.S. or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.