Relinquishments and Passport Fees

On September 15, 2015, the Department of State published an interim final rule that makes changes to the passport book fees and fees related to the relinquishment of nationality.

Relinquishment of Nationality Changes:  Effective November 9, 2015, the Department of State will adjust the processing fee for a Certificate of Loss of Nationality to all U.S. nationals seeking to document relinquishment of nationality. All such U.S. nationals will pay a $2,350 processing fee.

Passport Fee Changes:  Effective September 26, 2015 the Department of State is lowering the passport book application fee by $20 and raising the passport book security surcharge (enhanced border security fee) by $20 to more accurately reflect the cost of each aspect of the passport book service. Note, the amount paid by the customer for a passport book will not change.

For more information, please go to http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/09/246954.htm.  Please do not contact the Embassy on this matter, as we have no influence on this decision.  If you wish to register your opinion on this matter, you should send comments to:

  • http://www.regulations.gov and search the RIN, 1400-AD71 or docket number DOS-2014-0016.
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of the Comptroller, Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA/C), SA-17 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20522-1707.
  • fees@state.gov. You must include the RIN (1400-AD71) in the subject line of your message.