Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passport Fee Increase

U.S. Passport Fee Increase


Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10.  For more details, please visit our website at


Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.


 The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form.


Upcoming Consular Services


The Consular Section is happy to report that we will be providing Consular services in Wewak on March 15-16. We will be visiting the New Tribes Mission facility, and invite all other U.S. citizens who need any type of services to make an appointment. Please contact either the NTM coordinator directly, or the Consular section.


Contact information for NTM in Wewak:


Brandon Buser

Coordinator NTM-Sepik



We are also scheduled to visit Honiara in the Solomon Islands from April 25-28, and will conduct both Visa Interviews, as well as American Citizen Services and outreach. Please contact the Consular Agency directly to make an appointment and obtain details on how to pay the fees.


Contact information for United States Consular Agency:


United States Consular Agency

Blums Building, Commonwealth Ave

Honiara, Solomon Islands



Tel: (677) 23426   Fax (677) 27429


Stay In Touch


We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in our Consular district (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Vanuatu) enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at to receive the latest security updates.  By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in case of an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate or consular agency.

Stay up-to-date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information and follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook

You can obtain updated information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays.

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby is located on Douglas Street, National Capital District and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 675-321-1455 or 675-321-0289.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy is 675-7200-9439.