Passports

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The Passport Department of the Morris County Clerk’s Office is an Acceptance Agency for the U.S. Department of State. We assist in the preparation of passport applications and the collection of all supporting documents.

We offer an expedited service for those who may be traveling on short notice. For added convenience, we even offer passport photos for an additional fee.

Please note that due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we are currently open by appointment only and are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

Find out how to get a passport  Schedule an appointment to apply

U.S. Department of State Increases Passport Fees

Please be advised that as of Monday, December 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of State has increased the fee for passport books by $20.

The fee for an adult passport book is now $130 and the fee for minors is now $100. There is no increase in the fee for a passport card or expedited service.

In addition, the 1-2 day return delivery fee is increasing from $17.56 to $18.32 starting Monday, January 10, 2022.

Please see our Passport Fees webpage for more information.

Passport Department Open Late Thursdays

Our Passport Department is open late every Thursday, by appointment only. Applications must be filled out prior to arriving. Please call 973-285-6161 for more information or to schedule your appointment

Delays in Passport Processing & Mailing

The U.S. Department of State has issued a reminder that routine services can take up to 11 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail. Expedited service can take up to 7 weeks. Processing times now begin the day the application is received at a passport agency or center, not on the day the customer applied for a passport at an acceptance facility. For faster mailing times, customers may opt to pay for 1-2 day delivery service for applications mailed to Passport Services and for the mailing of a new passport.

Customers who have a life or death emergency or urgent travel within 3 business days may visit travel.state.gov or call National Passport Services directly at 1-877-487-2778 for additional information.

NJ REAL ID to be Required for Domestic Travel Starting May 3, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an extension that will allow travelers to continue using their New Jersey issued driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards to board domestic flights until May 3, 2023.

Starting May 3, 2023, all travelers must have a REAL ID compliant driver license or ID to fly within the United States, unless they use a U.S. passport or another federally approved form of identification.

Please visit realidnj.com for the most up to date news regarding the New Jersey REAL ID.

Passport and Visa Photos Now Available for Over 50 Foreign Countries

Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi is excited to announce that our Passport Department has expanded its service to provide photos for passports and visas from over 50 countries outside of the United States.

Although we only process applications for United States passports, our photo system uses software that meets the regulations required by these countries. The cost for the foreign passport or visa photo is $15.00, just like that charged for the U.S. passport photos. Check to see if your country is on the list.(PDF, 662KB)