RENEWING YOUR PASSPORT OR REPLACING A LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT
IN COSTA RICA AT
U.S. PASSPORT and EMBASSY SERVICES WENT UP (BIG TIME) - July 13, 2010
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("Renewals" include Lost and Stolen Passports.
Age 16 Years and Older
Good for 10 years)
Lost or stolen passport requires Forms DS64 in addition to DS11 only if the lost passport is valid due to the second passport rule:
What Are You Renewing?
Adult Passport Card
If you currently hold a valid Passport Book or Card
Adult renewal applicants in the U.S. may apply by Mail (recommended), or in person at a Passport Agency.
Adult renewal applicants outside the U.S. must apply at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Adult First Time Applicants
(Age 16 Years and Older - Good for 10 years)What Are You Applying For?
Adult Passport Card
If you do NOT currently hold a valid Passport Book or Card
All first time applicants must apply in person at a Passport Agency, Acceptance Facility, U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Optional Services • Additional Fee
(Applicants in the U.S. only)
Passport Book Overnight Delivery
(Applicants in the U.S. only)
(Required when applicant is unable to present evidence of citizenship)
(note - if additional pages are $82 - might getting a whole new
See important information on How to Add Extra Pages to Your U.S. Passport.
See important information on Correcting or Changing Information in Your Passport.
IMPORTANT: Name Change fee and form vary depending on circumstances; for details and instructions see Change Your Name in Your U.S. Passport.
If you are eligible to use Form
Same fee(s) as for Adult First Time Applicants
Same fee(s) as for Adult Renewals
The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Methods of Payment Accepted
Application Fee and any Optional Services Fees:
$25 Execution Fee Paid Separately:
Renewal Fee and any Optional Services Fees:
For further information regarding passport application fees, please contact the National Passport Information Center.
WHAT IS A PASSPORT "CARD?"
It's not a full passport, but a small ID card issued by the US government for crossing land and sea borders with Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The passport card is NOT valid for International air travel. It is possible to hold the U.S. passport card in addition to a regular passport, making it useful when travelling internationally for a long time (Round-the-world-trip). In cases where people need to apply for a visa, and thus have to hand in their regular passport, the U.S. passport card can be a valid proof of ID and U.S. citizenship, allowing free movement unrestricted by local authorities. Please note that not all jurisdictions (e.g. Germany) accept the U.S. passport card as valid ID due to lack of signature.
WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A FIRST TIME PASSPORT:
Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services/Customer Service, which designates many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, township, and municipal government offices to accept passport applications on its behalf.
THIS site will help you to find the closest location to you:
Passport application fees enable us to keep up with technology and implement fraud prevention initiatives to protect the United States passport. The security features of the U.S. passport book have received high praise from document security specialists the world over. Investing in new technology to prevent passport fraud is one of our key priorities, and an ongoing initiative.
Passport fees fund the expansion of passport infrastructure and service, allowing us to offer more timely service to the traveling public, maintain high standards for adjudication in accordance with US citizenship laws, and provide appropriate attention to fraud vulnerabilities.
Over the last few years, the demand for passports has increased to an average of 15 million per year. In FY 2005, we issued 10.1 million passports; peaked at 18.4 million in FY 2007; and expect to issue over 15 million in FY 2010. To increase our presence in underserved areas, the Department has undertaken a systematic expansion of the passport network, particularly in communities affected by the land border-crossing requirements associated with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. By the end of FY 2010, we will have 23 agencies providing emergency passport services to the general public, three high-volume application processing centers, and two large-scale document print centers.
Some of this was information gathered from AMCostaRica.com