Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY APRIL 5

Spring Daytime Stops in Butler, Lincoln Park, and County College of Morris in Randolph

The Morris County Clerk’s Passport Division has cancelled a planned Passport Office stop in Butler, planned for this Thursday, March 22, due to the impending snowstorm. The session has been rescheduled for April 5.

The County Clerk is taking its passport operation on the road this spring for three stops outside of its normal Morristown location to make it more convenient for county residents to obtain passports.

There also will be an opportunity for new notaries to be commissioned or for existing notaries to obtain commission renewals. (call 973.285.6122 for more information)

photo of two passport bookelstr“We hope this service makes it easier for residents of towns outside of the Morristown area to obtain passports, which are more vital than ever for travel and also for identification purposes,’’ said Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi.

The “Passport Outreach Program’’ will benefit anyone in need of a new or renewed passport, said Grossi.

  • (NEW DATE) Butler, April 5 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Butler Public Library, 1 Ace Road, Butler, N.J. 07405;
  • CCM, April 12, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Davison Room, Student Center, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, N.J. 07869 (park in lot 7);
  • Lincoln Park, June 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Borough Hall, Community Meeting Room, 34 Chapel Hill Road, Lincoln Park, N.J. 07035.

There also will be a passports information only session, where residents can ask questions about passports and the process, at CCM on Thursday, March 29, also from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (park in lot 7)

Unlike some previous Passport Outreach Program offerings, no appointments are needed. Residents can walk-in for service.  Important: Applicants must arrive prior to 1:30.

photo of County Clerk Ann Grossi

County Clerk Ann Grossi

County Clerk 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,’’ Grossi said.

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: You must bring a color 2 x 2 photo with white or light background (photos can be obtained at local merchants, such as CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, and other locations)
  • Proof of Identification: A driver’s license, previously issued passport, government or military ID, or a naturalization certificate.
  • Minors must appear with both parents, properly identified. The child’s original birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics or the Department of Health and stating both of the parent’s names must be submitted.
  • Social Security Numbers are required for all applications (including minors)
  • Personal checks, money orders or bank checks are required. Cash, credit cards and debit cards are NOT accepted. There will be two separate payments required for each passport. Please bring adequate blank checks.

If you must expedite the passport process, an expedited process fee is $60 per application and $15.98 for overnight express mail.

Estimated processing times for passports are four-to-six weeks for routine passport service or three weeks for expedited service.

In addition to the “Passport Outreach Program” program, the County Clerk’s passport office, at 10 Court Street in Morristown, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday with Tuesday evening hours until 8 p.m. (but walk-ins must arrive by 7 p.m.).

For more passport information, including costs, call 973-285-6161 or visit http://www.morriscountyclerk.org/index.php/passports/