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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. 

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

Passport Department Closed Evening of June 20th

Please be advised that our passport department will not have extended hours the evening of Thursday, June 20th. We will be open the evening of June 27th and will then be closed Thursday evenings for the rest of the summer. They will resume Thursday, September 19th. 

Passport Outreach Event on Tuesday, August 20th

Our Passport Department will be hosting an outreach event at the Riverdale Public Library located at 93 Newark Pompton Turnpike from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 20th.

This outreach event is open to walk-ins. Please be advised that we are not able to accept cash as payment and passport photos will not be available on-site during this event.

View our event flyer for more information!

Passport Department Open Late Thursday Evenings

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

Please note that our Passport Department will be closed Thursday evenings during the summer. The last day of extended evening hours will be Thursday, June 27th and they will resume Thursday, September 19th.

Delays in Passport Processing & Mailing

The U.S. Department of State has issued a recent notice that routine services can take 6 to 8 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail. Expedited service can take 2 to 3 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 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 7, 2025

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 7, 2025.

Starting May 7, 2025, 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 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)