FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Freeholder Mildred S. Scott
Chair, Law and Public Safety Committee
County Offers Special Passport Event
MARCH 9, 2010 – The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office will be open during special weekend hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 to process U.S. Passport applications.
Applications for U.S. Passports will be accepted in the Freeholder Meeting Room (First Floor), Middlesex County Municipal Building, located at 75 Bayard Street in New Brunswick.
Persons applying for a Passport must present:
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship in the form of a certified birth certificate with a raised seal and a file date from the registrar of vital statistics from the state, county or municipality the applicant was born in, or a previous passport for natural born citizens. (Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates are not acceptable.)
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship in the form of a naturalization certificate is required for foreign-born citizens who became U.S. citizens through naturalization
- Identification in the form of a valid driver's license, a school photo ID, or an employment photo ID.
- Two identical 2"x 2" regulation passport photos taken within the last six months. If you do not already have your photos, you can have them taken at the event for a fee of $10.
The fee for an adult passport age 16 and over is $100. Payment must be made via check or money order in the amount of $75 payable to the U.S. Department of State and a separate check or money order for $25 made payable to the Middlesex County Clerk. The passport is valid for 10 years.
The fee for a child's passport (16 years of age or younger) is $85. Make check or money order in the amount of $60 payable to U.S. Department of State and a check or money order for $25 payable to the Middlesex County Clerk. The minor passport is valid for five years.
No cash will be accepted.
All applicants must appear in person. If applying for a passport for a minor under the age of 16, both parents and the minor child must be present at time of application.
Processing time is approximately four to six weeks. Expedited applications take two to three weeks to be processed and there is an additional $60 fee.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the Middlesex County Clerk's Office at 732-745-3404.