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Passport Guide for Carteret

Residents of Carteret in Middlesex County, New Jersey have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Carteret can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Carteret, there are (307) other passport offices in New Jersey from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Carteret, New Jersey and Expedited Passport service options for Carteret.

How to Get a Passport in Carteret, New Jersey

Getting a passport in Carteret is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Carteret or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Carteret will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Carteret, there is one less than 100 miles from Carteret.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carteret

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Carteret or any other city in New Jersey or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Carteret are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Office in Carteret, NJ

Carteret Post Office
212 Pershing Ave
Carteret NJ, 7008

Looking for a passport office in Carteret? There are hundreds of such offices in New Jersey. These local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

There is only a single passport office in Carteret.

Carteret Post Office
212 Pershing Ave
Carteret, NJ 07008

Additional passport offices that are located near Carteret New Jersey:
Avenel Post Office - Avenel - 1.9 Miles
Rahway Post Office - Rahway - 2.4 Miles
Linden Post Office - Linden - 3.1 Miles
Mariners Harbor Station - Staten Island - 4.1 Miles
Iselin Main Post Office - Iselin - 4.2 Miles
Roselle Public Library - Roselle - 4.5 Miles
Tottenville Station - Staten Island - 4.6 Miles
Union County Clerk's Office - Elizabeth - 4.7 Miles
Perth Amboy Post Office - Perth Amboy - 4.9 Miles
Elizabeth Main Post Office - Elizabeth - 5.1 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Carteret

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Carteret for document sealing.

Carteret New Jersey, Linden New Jersey, Rahway New Jersey, Roselle New Jersey, Clark New Jersey, Perth Amboy New Jersey, Roselle Park New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Garwood New Jersey, Kenilworth New Jersey, Metuchen New Jersey, Union New Jersey, Westfield New Jersey, South Amboy New Jersey, Scotch Plains New Jersey, Bayonne New Jersey, Fanwood New Jersey, Springfield New Jersey, Springfield New Jersey

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carteret

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

New York Passport Agency - 13.3 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 42 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 56.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 164.6 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 177.9 Miles

Passport Expediting in Carteret, New Jersey

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carteret. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carteret, New Jersey

What is the application process of getting a passport in Carteret?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Carteret, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the New York Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Carteret.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Carteret to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Carteret?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Carteret, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Carteret residents, there is a regional passport facility only 13.3 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the New York Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Carteret as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Carteret?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Carteret?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Carteret.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #7490 - Carteret - (0.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Harrison & Roosevelt
833 Roosevelt Ave
Carteret NJ 07008
(732) 969-1441
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6061 - Carteret - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
837 Roosevelt Avenue
Carteret NJ 07008
(732) 541-9525
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Linden Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
1050 W Edgar Rd
Linden NJ 07036
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6058 - Staten Island - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
260 Arden Avenue
Staten Island NY 10312
(718) 966-5509
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4545 - Woodbridge - (2.7 mi)
Southwest Corner Rahway & Green
17 Green St
Woodbridge NJ 07095
(732) 326-9782
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15160 - Staten Island - (2.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Rossville Ave & Woodrow Road
655 Rossville Ave
Staten Island NY 10309
(718) 967-2955
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Avenel - (2.9 mi)
St George's Plaza, Rte 35 N (St. Georges Av), Next To Burger King
1162 St Georges Ave
Avenel NJ 07001
(732) 750-0666
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12593 - Colonia - (2.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of St. George Ave. & Avenel
1303 Saint Georges Ave
Colonia NJ 07067
(732) 827-2904
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6054 - Staten Island - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
2465 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island NY 10314
(718) 370-0365
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #316 - Staten Island - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
2975 Richmond Ave
Staten Island NY 10314
(718) 982-9525
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99