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Scotch Plains, New Jersey Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Scotch Plains / Applying for a passport from Scotch Plains

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

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 Scotch Plains, NJ

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains NJ, 7076

Scotch Plains Post Office
536 Park Ave
Scotch Plains NJ, 7076

There are 2 passport offices in Scotch Plains.

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Scotch Plains Post Office
536 Park Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Regional Passport Offices Close to Scotch Plains

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 - 17.8 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 45.8 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 53.6 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 160.8 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 181.8 Miles

Other passport offices near Scotch Plains New Jersey:

Fanwood Post Office - Fanwood - 1.6 Miles
Netherwood Station Post Office - Plainfield - 1.7 Miles
Muhlenberg Station Post Office - Plainfield - 1.9 Miles
Union County Clerk's Office/Westfield Branch - Westfield - 2.3 Miles
Westfield Post Office - Westfield - 2.3 Miles
Plainfield Post Office - Plainfield - 2.8 Miles
Garwood Post Office - Garwood - 2.8 Miles
South Plainfield Post Office - South Plainfield - 3 Miles
Iselin Main Post Office - Iselin - 3.2 Miles
Cranford Post Office - Cranford - 3.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Scotch Plains

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

Scotch Plains New Jersey, Fanwood New Jersey, Plainfield New Jersey, Clark New Jersey, Westfield New Jersey, North Plainfield New Jersey, Garwood New Jersey, South Plainfield New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Watchung New Jersey, Cranford New Jersey, Rahway New Jersey, Berkeley Heights New Jersey, Metuchen New Jersey, Dunellen New Jersey, Kenilworth New Jersey, New Providence New Jersey, Springfield New Jersey, Roselle New Jersey, Roselle Park New Jersey

How to Get a Passport in Scotch Plains, New Jersey

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Scotch Plains

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 Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains, New Jersey

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Scotch Plains?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 2 passport offices in Scotch Plains.

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 Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains?

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 Scotch Plains, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the New York Passport Agency, it's not too far from Scotch Plains and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the New York Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Scotch Plains.

How much does a passport cost in Scotch Plains?

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 Scotch Plains?

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 Scotch Plains.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - North Edison - (1.3 mi)
In Inman Grove Shopping Center
1115 Inman Ave
Edison NJ 08820
(908) 757-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #506 - Edison - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
1133 Inman Avenue
Edison NJ 08820
(908) 753-0624
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5248 - Plainfield - (1.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Leland & South
1147 South Ave
Plainfield NJ 07062
(908) 757-7703
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6074 - Westfield - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1144 South Avenue West
Westfield NJ 07090
(908) 654-8333
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13700 - Westfield - (2.3 mi)
Of 260 North Ave &
260 North Ave E
Westfield NJ 07090
(908) 379-2496
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7056 - Colonia - (2.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Amherst & Inman
555 Inman Ave
Colonia NJ 07067
(732) 396-8701
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Westfield - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
208 Lenox Ave
Westfield NJ 07090
(908) 654-8200
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1956 - Scotch Plains - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
514 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains Center
Scotch Plains NJ 07076
(908) 322-7499
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #271 - South Plainfield - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
913 Oak Tree Avenue, Oak Park Commons
South Plainfield NJ 07080
(908) 561-6677
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #18312 - Clark - (2.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Raritan Road & Central Avenue
142 Central Avenue
Clark NJ 07066
(732) 815-9320
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99