Passport Fee Increase – Message to U.S. Citizens


Routine: U.S. Embassy Bern, December 15, 2021

Location: Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Event: Passport Fee Increase

Effective December 27, 2021, the passport book security surcharge will increase by $20.  This reflects increases in security-related costs for processing passports, and is added to the application fee and the execution fee to comprise the total cost to apply for a passport.

As a result of this fee increase, the total fee for a first-time, adult applicant (using a DS-11) will be $165.  For adults seeking renewals (using a DS-82), the cost will be $130.  The overall passport book application fee for minors (DS-11) will be $135.

To learn more and apply for a passport, please click HERE.

As always, for emergency services, please contact the Embassy:

U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland
031 357 70 11 (dialing within Switzerland)
+41 31 357 70 11 (dialing from overseas)

State Department – Bureau of Consular Affairs 
+1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada)
+1-202-501-4444 (from other countries)

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