information provided by the United States Postal Service
BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (January 10, 2019) — Postal Service passport facilities continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown. The U.S. State Department is still processing
passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service.
Passport fees are $145 total for adults 16 years and older—a separate payment of $35 to the Postal Service for its processing fee, and $110 payable to the Department of State for the passport application fee. For persons under 16, the total cost is $115—$35 to the Postal Service and $80 to the State Department. The Postal Service also offers a passport photo service at a cost of $15.
The application must be paid by cash or check. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, may be used to cover the cost of photos and acceptance fees.
The Lansing, Illinois, post office is located at 18125 Roy Street.