Middlesex, NJ – On March 26, the Middlesex County Clerk’s office will be hosting a special Passport Acceptance Day for county residents.

“We are pleased to offer this service to the community as a convenient way to apply for your U.S. passport. Even if you do not have any travel plans in the near future, a U.S passport is useful as a Real Id-compliant form of identification,” said Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn who encouraged applicants to apply early.

The cost for a passport is $110 for adults and $80 for minors, plus a processing fee of $35. The County Clerk’s office advised that it will accept checks or money orders as payment but that cash and credit cards cannot be accepted.  The Department of State requires separate checks for each application.

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To apply for a passport, residents will need  to show proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity in the form of a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card, and  one recent 2 by 2-inch color passport photo with a white background, and no eyeglasses.   

The program will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Piscataway Senior Center, located at 700 Buena Vista Ave.

“To ensure a safe and stress-free trip this summer, please make sure your passports are ready ahead of time,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “This is a great opportunity for kids to get their first passport, or to keep yours up-to-date. If you can’t attend this special event, remember, that the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office in New Brunswick is always accepting applications during their regular office hours.”

Although walk-in applications are welcome, residents are being  encouraged to call (732) 562-1133 to reserve a time to have their applications processed.