If you need to get your passport fast, you can request an expedited passport from the U.S. Department of State. The cost for an expedited passport is $60 in addition to the regular application fee of $130. so the total cost would be $190. There are a few ways to pay the expedite fee:
- Credit card
- Money order
- Cashier's check.
You will need to include a separate check or money order for the $60 expedite fee made out to the "Department of State." Be sure to write your name and date of birth on the back of the check/money order. Include this with your application form and supporting documents when you submit them by mail or in person at a passport agency or center. If you're applying at a passport agency, you may pay by credit card, debit card, or check. You cannot pay with cash.
For those who need their passport even faster, the Department of State offers the option of sending passports by courier for an additional fee of $25. In this case, passports are delivered within four to seven days. Thus, depending on how fast you need your passport, you can expect to pay anywhere from $60 to $85 for expedited service.