An official website of the United States government

Message for U.S. Citizens:
Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021
December 20, 2021

Passport Fee Increase

Passport Fee to Increase on December 27, 2021 

Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20.  For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135.  For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130.  For adults who must apply in person using Form DS-11, the new fee is $165.  The prices listed above are in U.S. dollars. 

Renewal by Mail: 

You may qualify to renew your passport by mail if you meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Your previous U.S. passport book/card is in your possession. 
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued. 
  • Your most recent U.S. passport book/card was issued less than 15 years ago. 
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued under your current legal name. 

For more information and instructions on how to renew your passport by mail and how to pay the passport fees online, please visit this website.  Most approved passports are returned to the applicant in 3-4 weeks from the date of application.

Schedule an Appointment for an In-Person Appointment 

If you do not meet all of the above criteria for renewal by mail, please schedule an appointment to come in person to apply for a passport.  Passport appointments are available through this website. 
Emergency Appointments 

Please continue to check for available appointments as additional appointments may become available. If you require an emergency appointment, please first schedule the next available appointment and then email AucklandACS@state.gov to request an earlier one. We will reply with a short questionnaire asking about the nature of your emergency and your intended date of travel. You may be requested to provide supporting documents or information.

Applying for a Passport: For a list of different passport services and the associated requirements, please go to https://nz.usembassy.gov/passports/All passport forms are found here. 


U.S. Consulate General Auckland, Level 3, Citigroup Building, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland 1010 

Contact information: +64 09 303 2724, AucklandACS@state.gov  

State Department Consular Affairs: +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444 

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter