The Bridgewater branch offers passport services including photo services on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays from 10-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10-2:30 p.m., Fridays from 10-4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10-2:30 p.m. Click the link above to schedule.
SCLSNJ also hosts special passport events at the remaining branches throughout the System. We’ll visit each location between two and four times throughout 2023. Photo services are available during all passport appointments.
Questions? Contact a passport agent at (908) 458-8400, option 3.
You will be required to submit an original citizenship document and photocopy with your application to the U.S. Department of State. Original documents will be returned in a separate mailing after you have received your U.S. passport.
Applicants born in the U.S. need a certified birth certificate with a raised, embossed, or multicolored seal; showing the full name of the parent(s); signature of Registrar; and a filing date that is within one year of the birth issued from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or the city of birth. Children under the age of 16 must submit a photocopy of their birth certificate even if they previously had a passport.
New Jersey birth certificates issued by Hudson County including but not limited to Guttenburg, Jersey City, and Seacaucus are not accepted by the Department of State. A birth certificate issued by the NJ Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton is instead required (609-292-4087 or 609-633-2860).
Applicants born outside the U.S. must submit a Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth, or a Certification Report of Birth Abroad. Foreign-born children of naturalized parents may apply for a U.S. Passport, provided the child was under the age of 18 when the parents became naturalized.
*Photocopies must be legible, printed on white letter size (8.5×11 in.) standard paper, and include the front and back of the document (if there is printed information on the back). SCLSNJ has a copy machine at each branch for your convenience.
Original proof of identity (ID) is needed for passport agent review. A photocopy will be sent with your application to the U.S. Department of State.
Prior U.S. Passport
Valid photo driver’s license
Government photo ID: city, state, or federal
Military photo ID: military and dependents, etc.
*Photocopies must be legible, printed on one side of white letter size (8.5×11 in.) standard paper, and include the front and back of the ID (if there is printed information on the back). SCLSNJ has a copy machine at each branch for your convenience.
Payment by a separate check or money order per applicant to the U.S. Department of State.
The applicant’s full name and date of birth must be on the memo line of the check or money order.
Passport Books are valid for international travel by any means of transportation via air, sea, or land. Passport Cards are only valid for travel by land or sea from the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and Canada.
The passport application process can be time-consuming. Plan your visit accordingly. This is especially important when applying for passports for multiple family members. In the event that a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the desk closing, you may be requested to return at another time. We advise you to call ahead to before your visit, in order to determine your correct fees. You can reach us at (908) 458-8400, option 3.
SCLSNJ will do everything we can to help you track the progress of your application; however, we have no control over its actual processing. Visit the State Department’s Passport Application Status Webpage at passportstatus.state.gov to check on the status of your passport application. Processing time may fluctuate according to workload in the U.S. Passport processing offices. Click here for Current Processing Times
For a child under age 16, any and all parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of the child’s passport. The best way to do this is for any and all parents or guardians to go with the child in person to apply for the passport. (from Travel.State.Gov)
SCLSNJ does not currently offer translation services. Applicants who are more comfortable communicating in a language other than English may bring a trusted companion to act as a translator. Please contact us with any questions – (908) 458-8400, option 3 or email@example.com.