Passport cost increase

This item appears on page 26 of the February 2022 issue.

The cost of renewing a US passport book increased by $20, to $130, on Dec. 27. For those over the age of 16 applying for their first passport, or for those replacing an existing passport that is lost or has no empty pages, an additional $35 will be charged for a total of $165.

To download a renewal application, visit