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Passport fees go up next week

by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 8 at 5:13 PM

WASHINGTON -- Passport fees are increasing as of July 13.

The fee for first-time adult passport applications is increasing $35, from $100 to $135, according to the U.S. Department of State.

For minors under age 16, fees will increase from $85 to $105.

For passport cards, fees will increase from $45 to $55 for adults and from $35 to $40 for children.

These prices include the $25 execution fee charged by facilities that accept passport applications, such as post offices.

Passport renewals for adults will go up from $75 to $110.

Passport cards can be used to enter the U.S. from Canada , Mexico, the Caribbean , and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports, but it cannot be used for international travel by air.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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