Passport costs increase $20

Fees for passport renewals increased $20 Monday.

It now costs $165 for your first passport. A renewal costs $130.

It still costs $60 to expedite delivery.

The State Department said the increase was "necessary to ensure we continue to produce one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world."

The passport system is backlogged due to the pandemic. Wait times were between eight and 11 weeks, or five to seven weeks for expedited services.