Passport Books/Cards

Starting Monday, May 21, 2018 The Hudson County Clerk’s Division of Passports hours of operation will be from 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your passport application, please contact us at (201)-369-3470 Ext: 2792

  • Parents must provide a car seat for all infants taking a passport photo.
  • Passport applicants (including both parents of minor applicants) must be present in the passport office no later than 3:30 p.m. for processing.
  • Passport photos can be taken on site at the County Clerk’s Office.
  • The Federal Government does not accept starter checks for the U.S. Department of State payment portion.
  • No credit/debit cards are accepted.
  • As of April 2011, the Department of State requires that birth certificates reflect the applicant’s parental information, regardless of the applicant’s age.
  • All birth certificates issued by “Hudson County Vital Statistics” must be replaced with a birth certificate issued by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Vital Statistics.
  • A Statement Regarding Birth Certificates issued from Puerto Rico
U.S. Passport REQUIREMENTS 1 – 4

All applicants must appear in person at the time of application. 

1. Proof of United States Citizenship:

   You may prove U.S. Citizenship* with any one of the following:

  • U.S. Passport (Passports valid for 5 years  must also be accompanied by a valid birth record.)
  • Certified U.S. Birth Certificate issued by the city or state**
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship & Birth Certificate
    • Must be certified and appear in English or with English translation

NOTE: *If applicant has changed his/her name from what it says on any items proving citizenship, but has not changed the name on his/her primary ID, then applicant must provide an original marriage license or court order name change documentation with his or her proof of citizenship.

NOTE: **A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth.  As of April 2011, the Department of State requires that birth certificates reflect the applicant’s parental information – regardless of the applicant’s age.

All birth certificates issued by “Hudson County Vital Statistics” must be replaced with a birth certificate issued by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Vital Statistics.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS (15 & younger) & 16 YEAR OLDS

2. Proof of Identity:

 You may prove your identity with any one of these, if you are recognizable:

  • Current or Recently Expired* U.S. Passport (*expired within the last 6 months)
  • Current, valid driver’s license/State ID (if not a NJ ID, then applicant must show a second form of ID)
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Current, valid government Employee ID (which includes Federal & State IDs)
  • Current, valid official military ID

If none of these are available: Please Click Here For More Information

3. ONE Passport Photo:

Passport photos can be taken in the County Clerk’s Office for $10            

Click Here for Passport Photo Requirements/Guidelines

4. Application Fee:

Notice: The Passport Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Click Here to Estimate your Application Fee

U.S. Passport BOOK w/ Routine 4-6 Week Estimated Service:

Adult First Time  –   Fee Chart

Check or Money Order payable to: “US Department of State” in amount of $110
CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY for the Hudson County Clerk’s Office in amount of $35

Minor (15 & younger)  –  Fee Chart

Check or Money Order payable to: “US Department of State” in amount of $80
CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY for the Hudson County Clerk’s Office in amount of $35

U.S. Passport CARD w/ Routine 4-6 Week Estimated Service:

A Passport Card can only be use for land and sea travel; it can not be used for airline flights, regardless of the destination.

Adult First Time – Fee Chart

Check or Money Order payable to: “US Department of State” in amount of  $30
CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY for the Hudson County Clerk’s Office in amount of $35

Minor (15 & younger) – Fee Chart

Check or Money Order payable to: “US Department of State” in amount of  $15
CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY for the Hudson County Clerk’s Office in amount of $35

OPTIONAL SERVICES

List of Optional Services

EXPEDITED PROCESSING (3 week door-to-door service)

This service is only available for Passport Book applications.

Click Here for Information on Expedited Passports

A FILE SEARCH (add $150) can be performed, if you were issued a U. S. Passport and have since lost the passport and any additional proof of citizenship (see above), but wish to re-apply for a U. S. Passport.  During this process, the federal government will search their records for the initial proof of your citizenship that was submitted and will then either approve or reject your application based on their findings.