Passport Acceptance Fees Increase April 2

By Anthony Saude

Chino Hills– For the first time in a while the federal government is raising costs on passports. If you have been planning that trip, don’t wait. Make an appointment today to apply for a passport at Chino Hills City Hall (14000 City Center Drive) on the second floor. Do it before the Passport Acceptance Fee increases on Monday, April 2, from $25 to $35.

“Spring is always a busy time at the City of Chino Hills Passport counter,” said Public Information Officer Denise Cattern. She added “So this year we enhanced our customer service efforts with an online appointment system”. Take advantage of the appointment system by calling the passport hotline at (909) 364-2607 to schedule your appointment. Appointments are available from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday; and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. Walk-in customers may apply for a passport from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If walk-in traffic exceeds the capacity for service, signage will be posted to inform customers.

It will help the process immensely if all passport customers come ready with a completed application and the necessary documentation at their scheduled appointment time or they will be required to reschedule the appointment for another day. Passport photo services are also offered. Only checks or money orders are acceptable forms of payment for passport services. The office does not process passport renewals. For additional information, please visit