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Union County Clerk Awarded for Excellence in Passport Services

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Passport Office has been recognized for excellent performance by the U.S. Department of State with a Certificate of Achievement, indicating that all required standards have been met or exceeded.

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The Passport Office of the Union County Clerk assists members of the public in preparing and submitting their applications to the State Department for new passports and renewals.

“As an official Agent for State Department passport services, my office provides the public with meticulous, timely attention to the details of submitting an application to the State Department, commensurate with the vital role that passports play in the ability of our residents to travel overseas, whether for business, employment, education, family matters or leisure,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “I am very proud of my staff and I thank them for their dedication to excellence.”

“We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your dedication and participating in the Passport Acceptance Agent Program,” the State Department wrote last month, in a letter notifying the County Clerk of the award. “The program analyst that performed your facility’s audit was very impressed with your facility and found everything in compliance with the Passport Agent Reference Guide.”

The letter also emphasized that the audit revealed no areas in need of required improvements, underscoring a remarkably high level of performance for passport agents.

Union County residents can use two convenient office locations in Elizabeth and Westfield to access passport services in person from the County Clerk.

Appointments are required online at

For details on office locations and hours, visit the Passport Office online at

For additional assistance by phone call the Elizabeth office at 908-527-4966, or call the Westfield office at 908-654-9859.

More information about all County Clerk programs and services is available at or call 908-527-4787.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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