With the Olympic Games in London starting in July of this year, a lot more of you may be traveling overseas for the first time. Which means you may be applying for your very first passport, so I wanted to share some tips to keep mind as you go through the passport process:
There is no minimum age for obtaining a passport. So if you are traveling with a small child or even an infant, they will also require a passport.
The passport process can take as little as four weeks and as long as three months to process. While you can get expedited service, there is a $60 surcharge for that process.
Fees for passports vary
- Age 16 years and up – $135
- Under 16 – $105
- Renewals for adults are $110 and it is $120 for minors
New passport applications must be filed in person.
- Not all post offices handle passport applications anymore but most will provide you with the necessary photos.
To get more information on the steps needed for getting your passport, click here.
Where would you like to go after getting your first passport?