Passports

A passport bookThe Monmouth County Clerk has two convenient passport offices to serve you.

THE MONMOUTH COUNTY CONNECTION IS OPEN:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Photo Service Available

 

Address: 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune, NJ 07753

Phone: 732-303-2828

Click here for directions. 

 

THE FREEHOLD PASSPORT OFFICE IS OPEN:

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Photo service is available at this location.

 

Address: 33 Mechanic Street, Freehold, NJ 07728

Phone: 732-431-7324

Click here for directions.

 

No appointments are necessary at either office.

 

Click here for tips on completing your application.


Although the issuance of passports is done by the federal passport agency, the County Clerk's Passport Office is available to assist in the preparation of the application which, in turn, is forwarded to the State Department.

To obtain a passport, it is necessary to have a certified birth certificate with a raised seal, social security number, a passport photo 2x2 inches in size, and current identification such as a driver's license or  or government identification. Passport photos are available for a fee of $10 at the County Connection.

PLEASE NOTE: Birth records previously issued by the Jersey City Office of Vital Statistics are no longer accepted by the federal government when applying for a U.S. Passport. This also applies to the Township of Secaucus. Applicants who were born in these locations must acquire their birth certificates from the N.J. State Department of Vital Statistics in Trenton. For more information about these birth records, visit www.state.nj.us/health/vital/jerseycity.shtml

It is recommended that the Passport Office be contacted prior to your appearance in the office to be sure your have the proper documentation. The Freehold Passport Office number is 732-431-7324, and the Neptune County Connection Passport Office number is 732-303-2828.

FORMS

Go to travel.state.gov to get a passport application.

FEES

The U.S. Passport regulations are as follows:

FEE CHANGES EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010

CREDIT CARDS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE $25.00 FEE
Adults: 16 years of age and over:

  • Validity: 10 years from date of issue
  • Passport Fee $110.00
  • CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee*: $25.00 cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

 Children: Under 16 years of age:

  • Validity: 5 years from date of issue
  • Passport Fee: $80.00
  • CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee*: $25.00 cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

TO EXPEDITE (3 TO 4 WEEKS): $60.00 ADDITIONAL. This does not include overnight delivery. If overnight delivery is desired, an additional postage fee of $12.85 must be included.

Anyone applying for a passport must appear in person.

APPLYING FOR PASSPORTS FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE - Parents applying for children under age 16 (15 and under) must now submit a long form birth certificate showing the child's name and the parents names.

When the parent(s) submits a child's (under age 16) previous passport or certificate of citizenship as evidence of U.S. citizenship, we still must have proof that they are the parents.

  1. Both parents must appear together and sign, OR
  2. One parent appears, signs, and submits a second parent's notarized FORM DS-3053-Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, authorizing passport issuance for the child. Download the DS-3053 Consent Form.
  3. One parent appears, signs and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply (such as one of the following:
  • Child's certified U.S. or foreign birth certificate (with translation, if necessary) listing only applying parent; or
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only applying parent; or
  • Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent (unless child's travel is restricted by that order) or;
  • Adoption decree (if applying parents is sole adopting parent); or
  • Court order specifically permitting applying parent's or guardian's travel with the child; or
  • Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent; or
  • Death certificate of non-applying parent.

If international departure is in less than 2 weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visa, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised and an appointment is necessary. Please visit www.travel.state.gov for more information.

MAIL IN RENEWAL: If you are a Monmouth County resident and have been issued a U.S. passport in your name within the last 15 years and you were age16 or older when it was issued, you are eligible to use the mail-in application to renew your passport but you will need a new photo. Please call for information. The Freehold Passport Office phone number is 732-431-7324. The County Connection Passport Office in Neptune can be reached at 732-303-2828. Go to the U.S. State Department's Passport Information website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

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