The U.S. Department of State will increase the passport security surcharge (PSS) by $20 from $60 to $80 effective December 27, 2021. The PSS includes costs associated with passport application processing that support enhanced border security such as the secure book and card materials, passport printers, and compensation associated with passport adjudication, including fraud prevention.

In person payment options are as follows:

  • U.S. or local currency;
    • Please note that the Consulate cannot accept Hong Kong currency in denominations larger than 500 HKD bills (i.e., we do not accept 1000 HKD bills or greater).
    • Please also note that we regret that US $100 banknote series 1990 and also series 1914-1990 are no longer accepted.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diners Club. All credit card transactions are in U.S. dollars as if the transaction occurred in the United States.

Mail payment options are as follows:

  • Via pay.gov:  Adult passport applicants in Hong Kong or Macau who are renewing their passports via mail can use Pay.Gov to pay the passport fees.  This service only applies to adult passport applicants who are renewing their full validity, ten-year passports.  Please note:  only the $130 USD fee for the passport book can be paid via pay.gov.  If you also wish to apply for a card, you must include payment for the card via bank draft or money order (see above).  Please also note: You should choose HONG KONG from the drop-down menu, not China.  Online payment can be submitted via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal.  After payment, print the payment receipt and include in your renewal packet.

Beginning on December 27, 2021 the fees are as follows:

Item Fee
Passport Passport Execution: Required for first-time applicants, minors, and others who must apply in person $35 $280
Adult Passport Book Application Services for Applicants age 16 or over (including renewals) $50 $400
Minor Passport Book Application Services for Applicants under age 16 (including renewals) $20 $160
Passport Book Security Surcharge (required for all passport applications)
Effective December 27, 2021 the passport security surcharge (PSS) will increase by $20 from $60 to $80.
$80 $640
CRBA Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States $100 $800
Renunciation Administrative Processing of Request for Certificate of Loss of Nationality $2,350 $18,800
Passport Card Adult Passport Card Application Services for Applicants age 16 or over (including renewals) $30 $240
Minor Passport Card Application Services for Applicants under age 16 $15 $120
Notarial Providing notarial service: First service $50 $400
Providing notarial service: Each additional seal $50 $400


Last modified: July 15, 2022