Application Fees

There are two separate fees paid by the applicant to obtain a passport. The first fee is the "application" fee paid to the U.S. Department of State and the second fee is the "processing" fee paid to the City of Laurel. The "processing" fee is a non-refundable payment made to the City of Laurel. This payment is retained by the City of Laurel whether or not the passport is issued by the U.S. Department of State.

Payment Methods

  • Personal checks and money orders are the only accepted payment by the U.S. State Department
  • Cash, credit and debit cards can not be used for U.S Department of State application payments
  • Visa/MasterCard credit and debit cards can be used for the City of Laurel processing payments
  • Money Orders payable to the U.S. Department of State may be purchased with a debit card, but not a credit card, at U.S. Postal Facilities
  • Checks or money orders must draw on U.S. financial institutions based in the United States and be payable in U.S. dollars.

Adult Applications (Age 16 Years & Older)

Adult Passport Book

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$130 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Adult Passport Card

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$30 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Adult Passport Book & Card

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$160 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Minor Applications (Under the Age of 16)

Children must be present at the appointment.

Minor Passport Book

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$100 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Minor Passport Card

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$15 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Minor Passport & Card

Fee TypeFee
Application Fee$115 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Processing Fee$35 (payable to the City of Laurel)


Other Fees (Optional)

Fee TypeFee
Application Expediting Fee
$60 (check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State)
1 to 2 Day Delivery Fee
$19.53 (check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State)
File Search Fee$150 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
Color Passport Photograph Fee
$10 (money order or credit card payable to the City of Laurel)
Proof of Identity Copy Fee
$1 (money order or credit card payable to the City of Laurel)