American citizens residing or traveling abroad who wish to renew their passports will be issued the latest, state-of-the-art passports incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. The Embassy estimates that citizens will receive their new passports approximately 7 to 10 working days from the date of submission. Citizens are urged to plan ahead and submit their applications at least two months prior to the expiration date.
NOTICE: U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase by $10.00
Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to 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.
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. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.
For questions, please contact us at USConsularMaseru@state.gov .
More information is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/passports/execution-fee-increases.html
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You can print out passport application forms at the following website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/forms.html
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For specific information about applying in Maseru, contact the Consular Section at +266 2231-2666 or send an email to USConsularMaseru@state.gov.