For an adult (age 16 and older), the cost is $ 155.73 which includes the required pictures and sales tax. For a child ( age 15 and younger), the cost is $ 125.73 which includes the required pictures and sales tax. Individuals may purchase a U.S. Passport Card which is valid for land and sea based travel only. The cost of the Passport Card is $ 75.73 for adults if purchased separately. If purchased with U.S. Passport Book the cost is $ 30.00. For Minor Children, the cost is $ 60.73 if purchased separately. Both include the cost of the required photograph and sales tax on the photos. If purchased with U.S. Passport Book the cost is $ 15.00. Remember a U.S. Passport Book is required of all individuals for air travel. The passport card can only be used for land and sea based travel. However, always check with your travel agent or agency regarding land and sea based travel. Some cruise lines require a U.S. Passport Booklet. Individuals wanting to expedite the application process and receive their passports in 6 weeks will pay an additional fee of $ 60.00 plus $ 17.56 for the cost of Express Mail for a total of $ 233.29 for adults, and $ 203.29 for children. Passport Cards can be expedited for an additional fee of $ 60.00 to the Passport Processing Center for (adults) and $ 60.00 to the Passport Processing Center (children). Those requesting expedited service on U S Passport Cards only will receive their cards via regular first class mail, not Express Mail as with U S Passport Booklets.