Correct. In January 2009, I had pages added to my passport at the consular section in Buenos Aires. It was free; I just had to sit around for an hour looking at the wall. (Can I pretty, pretty please have my cellphone next time?)citygirl said:And according to the US Consulate here in Arg & the State Dept - NO FEE for extra pages for your passport (unless you require expedited services).
If you have proof of what you wrote, please post links as I can find nothing that substantiates what you posted.
Here is the full text of the proposed rule. You can comment on the proposed rule until March 11. These fee increases have not been put into place yet, although it's likely that they will be.In the past, the Department provided extra pages in a customer's
passport, to which foreign countries' visas may then be affixed, at no
charge. The CoSS found that the cost of the pages themselves, of having
the pages placed in the book in a secure manner by trained personnel,
and of completing the required security checks results in a cost to the
U.S. Government of $82.48 based on a projected FY10 workload of
218,000. Therefore, the Department will charge $82 for this service.
I just don't see it... It's 20 of the new style pages just taped into the middle. Basically looks like packaging tape. And it's not even square, kinda close, but come on, I could have done a better job.bradlyhale said:What kind of work could they possibly have to do in an hour (or 20 minutes, as one poster has said) that warrants a cost of $82 USD?