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Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | 7:35 am
The cost of being an American is set to become considerably high with the US increasing global consular fees with double digit percentage hits.
Of note to many expats residing overseas who travel frequently is the new charge of $82 for additional pages which was previously free.
New consular fees will take effect July 13, 2010 at all U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, including the US Embassy in Bangkok and the Consulate in Chiang Mai. The fee changes include higher fees for U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarial services, as well as a new fee for adding additional pages to a U.S. passport. The following is a partial list of services and the fee changes:
The application processing fee for adult passport applications will change from $55 to $70.
The passport book security surcharge will change from $20 to $40.
The application fee for passport cards will increase, from $20 to $30 for adults, and from $10 to $15 for minors.
The fee for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad will change from $65 to $100.
Notarial and authentication services, which now range from $20 to $30, will all be $50.
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