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U.S. Passport Fees, Facilities or Problems

Find information about lost or stolen U.S. passports, children's passport alert program, fees, local passport offices, denied applications and restrictions on a passport.

Find a Passport Facility or Location

Please note: Passport operations continue to be affected by COVID-19. And processing times change throughout the year. Check the status of passport operations to see current processing times and more.

If you have to take your application to a passport facility in person:

Find out what forms of payment the facility accepts. If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad and need a passport, contact a U.S. embassy or consulate to find out how to apply. Expedited processing is not available when applying from outside the U.S.

For questions, you can also email the National Passport Information Center at

Passport Fees

Fees for renewing or getting a new passport depend on several factors such as:

  • If you are only getting a passport card, or
  • If you opt for expedited service

The passport application fee and the execution fee are non-refundable. They are collected and retained by law even if a passport is not issued.

You can find the fees you may have to pay using these State Department resources:

If you are outside the U.S., ask your U.S. Embassy or consulate what forms of payment they are able to accept. This applies to passport renewals or applications for new passports.

Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

The U.S. Department of State's Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) will notify parents or guardians of a participating child if an application for a U.S. Passport is submitted in the child’s name. It will also verify parental approval of the passport being issued.  To enroll in the program you must be the legal parent or guardian of each child under the age of 18.

This program does not stop a passport from being issued. It also does not track or restrict the passport’s use.

Contact the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues to learn more. Review a list of frequently asked questions about the program. 

Name Change or Correction for a Passport

Please note: Passport operations continue to be affected by COVID-19. And processing times change throughout the year. Check the status of passport operations to see current processing times and more.

If you have changed your name due to marriage, divorce, or some other legal reason, you will need to get a new passport to reflect the name change.

How to Change Your Name and Other Information on a Passport

See Change or Correct a Passport for more information.

How to Correct an Error on a Passport

If you live outside of the U.S., contact your nearest U.S. Embassy.

Denial of a U.S. Passport Application

There are a number of reasons why the U.S. Department of State can deny your U.S. Passport application or renewal, including:

Finding Lost or Stolen Foreign or U.S. Passport

If you find a U.S. Passport in the United States, mail the passport to:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

If you find a U.S. passport while abroad, return the passport to the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate.

If you find a foreign passport in the U.S., return the passport to the issuing country's embassy or consulate.

Report and Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport

You must report the loss or theft of an American passport immediately.

Note: Once you have reported your passport lost or stolen, it is invalidated by the State Department. It cannot be used if it is found.

If you are outside of the U.S., contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate to replace your lost or stolen passport.

Revoked U.S. Passport

The U.S. Department of State revokes passports that were:

  • Obtained illegally or through fraud
  • Altered or misused
  • Issued to people whose Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization was canceled

Your U.S. passport may also be revoked or denied if the IRS reports to the State Department that you have a seriously delinquent tax debt.

You must surrender a revoked passport immediately.

Restrictions on a U.S. Passport

The U.S. Department of State cannot tell American citizens whether they may travel to certain countries, but can restrict the use of a U.S. Passport for travel there. In certain countries, you must get permission to enter or engage in certain activities. Contact the National Passport Information Center (or a U.S. Embassy or Consulate if abroad) to find out which agency grants this permission.

Traveling to Cuba

American citizens must get permission to visit Cuba, including if they travel through another country, from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury. Contact by email at, or call 1-800-540-6322 (1-202-622-2480 from abroad) for help and information. Also, check the U.S. Embassy in Cuba website

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Last Updated: July 13, 2022