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Passport fees to rise

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Passport fees are going up, so the time to renew is now. A first-time adult passport book currently costs $100, but that fee is about to jump to $135.

Renewals are going from $75 dollars to $110. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for passport services says the extra money is needed to stay ahead of terrorists.

It will go to new technologies and to cover the costs of fraud prevention initiatives. The changes will likely start in April. The last fee increase was about three dollars, back in 2008.

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