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Paterson, New Jersey Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Paterson / Applying for a passport from Paterson

Residents of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Paterson 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 2 passport offices here in Paterson, 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 Paterson, New Jersey and Expedited Passport service options for Paterson.

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.


Passport Offices in Paterson, NJ

Paterson Main Post Office
194 Ward St
Paterson NJ, 7510

Passaic County Clerk's Office
401 Grand St
Paterson NJ, 7505

There are 2 passport offices in Paterson.

Paterson Main Post Office
194 Ward St
Paterson, NJ 07510
Passaic County Clerk's Office
401 Grand St
Paterson, NJ 07505

Regional Passport Offices Close to Paterson

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 - 13.5 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 30 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 73.1 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 164.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 179.3 Miles



Other passport offices near Paterson New Jersey:

River Road Station Post Office - Fair Lawn - 2 Miles
Fair Lawn Post Office - Fair Lawn - 2.8 Miles
Clifton Passport Center - Clifton - 3 Miles
Little Falls Main Post Office - Little Falls - 3.5 Miles
Saddle Brook Main Post Office - Saddle Brook - 3.7 Miles
Ridgewood Post Office - Ridgewood - 4.5 Miles
Borough of Paramus - Paramus - 4.7 Miles
Paramus Post Office - Paramus - 5 Miles
Sheffield Station Post Office - Wayne - 5.6 Miles
Wood-Ridge Branch Post Office - Wood-Ridge - 5.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Paterson

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

Prospect Park New Jersey, Haledon New Jersey, Totowa New Jersey, Hawthorne New Jersey, Fair Lawn New Jersey, North Haledon New Jersey, Elmwood Park New Jersey, Little Falls New Jersey, Glen Rock New Jersey, Garfield New Jersey, Clifton New Jersey, Saddle Brook New Jersey, Wayne New Jersey, Passaic New Jersey, Rochelle Park New Jersey, Cedar Grove New Jersey, Lodi New Jersey, Ridgewood New Jersey, Midland Park New Jersey, Wallington New Jersey


How to Get a Passport in Paterson, New Jersey

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Paterson

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 Paterson 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 Paterson 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 Expediting in Paterson, New Jersey

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Paterson, 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 Paterson.

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 Paterson 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 Paterson?

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 Paterson, 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 Paterson residents, there is a regional passport facility only 13.5 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 Paterson as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Paterson?

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 Paterson?

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 Paterson.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Paterson - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
246 Market Street
Paterson NJ 07505
(973) 684-3065
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5005 - Paterson - (0.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Madison & Ellison
639 E 18Th St
Paterson NJ 07501
(973) 925-8885
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15593 - Paterson - (1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Main St & Leslie St
750 Main St
Paterson NJ 07503
(973) 321-2770
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12792 - Paterson - (1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Chamberlain & Preakness
350 Preakness Ave
Paterson NJ 07502
(973) 595-1075
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Pharmacy Plus - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
900 Main Street
Paterson NJ 07503
(862) 257-9449
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #514 - Totowa - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
120 Union Boulevard
Totowa NJ 07512
(973) 956-9101
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13083 - Haledon - (1.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Belmont & King
447 Belmont Ave
Haledon NJ 07508
(973) 389-2370
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6064 - Clifton - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1646 Main Avenue
Clifton NJ 07011
(973) 546-9599
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4361 - Fair Lawn - (2 mi)
Photo Center
17-77 River Rd
Fair Lawn NJ 07410
(201) 796-1142
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downtown Fair Lawn - (2 mi)
Across From Post Office / Parking In Rear
12-45 River Rd
Fair Lawn NJ 07410
(201) 794-3935
Price: Cost varies by location