Although the issuance of passports is done by the federal passport agency, the County Clerk’s Passport Office, acting as an agent, is available to assist in the preparation of the application which, in turn, is forwarded to the State Department.
As of February 1, 2008, The US Department of State introduced a new travel document for US citizens called the U.S. Passport Card. This card is valid ONLY for land and sea crossings between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Citizens traveling by sea are urged to confirm with their cruise line to determine if any other ID is required for travel. If traveling by air, citizens must apply for a U.S. Passport Book. Citizens may apply for both. The requirements are the same for both travel documents.
- Please visit the County Clerk’s home page for updated hours of operation.
- Passport applicants and holders are further advised that the U.S. Department of State will honor all expedited service of passports submitted prior to March 18 with two- to four-week service. Regular passport renewals and new passports will be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, a ban on all international travel has been announced by the State Department.
Two Convenient Locations
2 Broad Street, Room 114, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
300 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ 07090
Please visit the County Clerk’s home page for updated hours of operation.
US Department of State