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Elizabeth, New Jersey Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Elizabeth, NJ: Passport Offices & Application Process

Union County Clerk's Office
2 Broad St, Rm 114
Elizabeth NJ, 7201

Elizabeth Main Post Office
310 N Broad St
Elizabeth NJ, 7208

In Elizabeth, New Jersey there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Elizabeth passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 2 passport offices in Elizabeth, there are (305) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Elizabeth, New Jersey and Expedited Passport service options for Elizabeth.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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.

Passport Offices in Elizabeth New Jersey

Showing 2 passport offices in Elizabeth:

Union County Clerk's Office

2 Broad St, Rm 114
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Elizabeth Main Post Office

310 N Broad St
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Other passport offices near Elizabeth New Jersey

Roselle Public Library - Roselle - 2.1 Miles
Linden Post Office - Linden - 2.9 Miles
Union Post Office - Union - 3 Miles
Cranford Post Office - Cranford - 3.9 Miles
Maplewood Post Office - Maplewood - 4.1 Miles
Newark Main Post Office - Newark - 4.1 Miles
Mariners Harbor Station - Staten Island - 4.2 Miles
Essex County Clerk's Office - Newark - 4.3 Miles
South Orange Post Office - South Orange - 4.6 Miles
Newark-Ironbound Station Post Office - Newark - 4.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Elizabeth

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 - 10.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 38.4 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 60.6 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 168.1 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 174.4 Miles

Elizabeth, New Jersey Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Elizabeth

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 Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Elizabeth

Residents of the following cities that are close to Elizabeth can consider using the passport office services in Elizabeth for their passport application sealing needs.

Roselle Park New Jersey, Roselle New Jersey, Union New Jersey, Irvington New Jersey, Kenilworth New Jersey, Linden New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Maplewood New Jersey, Springfield New Jersey, Garwood New Jersey, Rahway New Jersey, Springfield New Jersey, Bayonne New Jersey, Clark New Jersey, East Newark New Jersey, Harrison New Jersey, East Orange New Jersey, Westfield New Jersey, Carteret New Jersey

Passport Expediting in Elizabeth, New Jersey

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Elizabeth. 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 Elizabeth, New Jersey

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Elizabeth simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Elizabeth contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Elizabeth, 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 are 2 passport offices in Elizabeth.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth?

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 Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth residents, there is a regional passport facility only 10.4 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 Elizabeth as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Elizabeth?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Elizabeth?

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 Elizabeth.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walgreens #2884 - Elizabeth - (0.6 mi)
Newark Avenue & Fairmount Avenue
600 Newark Ave
Elizabeth NJ 07208
(908) 353-7443
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #955 - Elizabeth - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
430 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth NJ 07208
(908) 351-7911
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2026 - Union - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
1011 Morris Ave
Union NJ 07083
(908) 687-3371
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Elizabeth - (0.9 mi)
Corner Of Elmora And Pennington St. - Inside The Pharmacy
162 Elmora Ave
Elizabeth NJ 07202
(908) 469-2868
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6748 - Elizabeth - (1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Rahway & Grove
401 Rahway Ave
Elizabeth NJ 07202
(908) 527-9203
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #7613 - Elizabeth - (1 mi)
Photo Center
214 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth NJ 07202
(908) 965-2118
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #4259 - Union - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
1319 Magie Avenue
Union NJ 07083
(908) 351-4940
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #479 - Hillside - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
265 Long Avenue
Hillside NJ 07205
(973) 318-7594
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #867 - Elizabeth - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
1000 South Elmora Avenue, Color Plaza
Elizabeth NJ 07202
(908) 629-1265
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16260 - Hillside - (1.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Route 22 Connector & Hillside Ave
36 Hillside Avenue
Hillside NJ 07205
(908) 372-0466
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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