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Passport Services

New-US-Passport-ApplicationThe Salem County Clerk’s Office provides passport services.

In addition to your application, you will need proof of U.S. Citizenship and Identification as well as a passport photo.

Please see the full list of requirements below.

Requirements for a Passport Book & Card

Additional information may be obtained at –  www.travel.state.gov

Important Notes:

  • PRINT LEGIBLY USING BLACK INK ONLY
  • DO NOT SCRIBBLE ON FORM. If you make a mistake, strike thru with ONE line. Do this for each mistake. For example: mistake with a line through it

1. Birth Certificates with raised seal, certified copy or Naturalization Papers.

  • Birth Certificates MUST STATE BOTH PARENT’S NAMES.
  • If name has been changed as a result of marriage and/or divorce you will need original marriage/divorce documents.

2. A passport photograph (white background – NO school pictures) to send with your application must be provided by the Applicant.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES OR NATURALIZATION PAPERS WILL BE SENT WITH YOUR PASSPORT APPLICATION TO THE PASSPORT AGENCY & WILL BE RETURNED IN APPROXIMATELY 6 WEEKS SEPARATELY FROM YOUR PASSPORT

3. Passport Fees
Check or Money Order – Payable to U.S. Department of State for:
     a) Books:
     vi.  Adult Book $110.00 for 10 Years
          ii. Minors 15 and younger $80.00 for 5 Years
     b) Cards
          i. Adult Card $30.00 for 10 Years
          ii. Minors 15 and younger $15.00 for 5 Years
Check, Money Order, or Cash – Payable to Salem County Clerk
$35.00 Application Fee; An Additional $10.00 is needed if we take (2) two photos.
Processing Times
     Routine: 10 to 12 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application.
     Expedited: 4 to 6 weeks, door-to-door, from date of application.
Expedited service costs an additional $60 and should be included with the passport fees at the time of application
RETURN OVERNIGHT DELIVERY IS $17.13

4. Driver’s License required as identification for the signing Applicant or:

  • Minors under age 16 – BOTH Parents/Guardians must Appear, Sign and have ID
  • Age 16-17 – ONE parent may sign unless minor has their own identification

All persons applying for a passport MUST appear in person in our office
and MUST sign in the presence of Clerk’s personnel.

5. If applicant presents out-of-state primary identification s/he must present additional primary, secondary, or supplemental ID document.

  • State Issued ID
  • Work ID
  • School or College ID
  • Expired Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Health card
  • Voter Registration Card

6. Refer to back of passport application for more specific information or travel.state.gov