Thanks to an analysis by William Russell, we know today that Mexico is the second country with the most expensive passport fees in the world.
To calculate which countries have the most expensive passports, all figures are based on an adult passport, valid for one decade, and rounded to the nearest US dollar, pound sterling or euro. As a result, Australia tops the list as the country that charges the most for a passport of around $230 and valid for 10 years.
Mexico is the country with the second highest passport fee, with citizens paying approximately $170 ($3,780 Mexican pesos) for a passport valid for 10 years. These costs recently increased after the Ministry of External Affairs announced new rates for 2023 for processing this document, which were as follows:
- 815 pesos for one year (applies only to children under the age of three)
- 1,585 pesos for three years
- 2,155 pesos for six years
- 3,780 pesos for ten years
The cost has changed a lot in 10 years because if we compare it to 2013, the cost of a standard or adult passport with the same validity period was about $114 dollars, or $2,015 Mexican pesos. However, despite the increase in cost, the only modality that is still being considered is to offer a 50% discount to adults over the age of 60.
Coming up next on the list of countries with the most expensive passports in the world, Switzerland ranks third with a passport that costs around $140. Italy is fourth with a $135 passport and the US is fifth with a $130 passport.
Now if we talk about the least expensive countries to get a passport, then the top 5 look like this:
- Czech Republic – It costs $27 dollars to process a passport
- Latvia – It costs $29 to process a passport
- Spain – It costs $33 to process a passport
- Poland and Slovenia – It costs $35 to process a passport