Fee is payable by cash (U.S. dollar, or kwacha equivalent, but no mixing of currencies) or credit card. If you are getting a full validity passport to replace an emergency (limited validity) passport that was issued in the past year and is still in your possession, there is no charge. If you are traveling within 15 working days and can provide evidence of this travel, you may be eligible for an emergency limited-validity passport. Please see our section on Emergency Passport (for imminent departure).