MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) –The Morris County Clerk’s Passport Division in Morristown will be open this Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 noon for a special one-time, morning passport session for county residents.
“Since the office will be open for election duties this Saturday, we thought it would make sense to also open the passport desk to help out Morris County residents whose busy schedules make it difficult to find the time to obtain passports,’’ said Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi.
The County Clerk’s Passport Office is located on the first floor of the County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown. Limited street parking is available outside the building and on nearby streets, and also at the Schuyler Place parking lot.
Grossi urges anyone interested in using the service to review carefully what they must bring to the passport center, and to call her office if they have any questions.
“We certainly want this process to go smoothly for applicants, so it is important they understand what is required to obtain or renew a passport,’’ said Grossi, who also advised applicants to allow several weeks for receipt of their passports.
If you must expedite the passport process, an expedited process fee is $60 per application and $20.66 for overnight express mail.
Here is what you need:
- Citizenship evidence: A certified birth certificate (not a photocopy) listing both parents’ names, or a current passport, or a naturalization certificate, or a consular report of birth abroad.
- Photograph: One color 2 x 2 photo with white or light background (photos can be obtained on site for a $10 fee)
- Proof of Identification: A driver’s license, previously issued passport, government or military ID, or a naturalization certificate.
Payment can be made only by personal check, money order or bank check. Not by credit or debit cards. Cash will NOT be accepted.
There will be two separate payments for each application. Please bring adequate blank checks.
Minors must appear with both parents, properly identified. The child’s birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics or the Department of Health and stating both of the parent’s names also must be submitted.
The County Clerk’s Passport Office normally is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, with Tuesday evening hours until 8 p.m. (but walk-ins must arrive by 7 p.m.).
More passport information, including costs, may be obtained by calling the Morris County Passport Office at 973-285-6161 or visiting morriscountyclerk.org/index.php/passports/