There is no such thing as an expedition fee for passports. (This is in response to the question posted on my blog without a return email address.)
This week, even though promised, no dossiers were signed out of the Ministry of Interior (MOI). When we called to find out the status, the director personally answered the telephone and told us that he had been too busy this week to sign any passport authorization letters.
The immigration office (passports) confirmed that no dossiers had been received from MOI.