Request a File Search
A File Search Fee is required when a customer cannot provide primary citizenship evidence and requests in writing that a previous U.S. passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad record be verified in order to establish citizenship for the issuance of his or her passport.(Required when applicant is unable to present evidence of citizenship). The file search fee is $150.00 and charged in addition to the passport application fee(s). Applicants who are overseas and whose passport was lost or stolen are exempt from paying the File Search Fee. For more information, see 22 CFR 22.1, Item No. 6.