Ocean County Clerk's Office

Obtaining a Passport

U.S. Passport Card

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Ocean County Residents Seeking Photo ID Cards
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All applicants MUST appear in person:

The following items are essential to obtain a passport:

1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  • A prior U.S. Passport

    (Note: A Certified Birth Certificate issued by Vital Statistics with a seal and the full names of the parent(s) listed and a recording date within one year of birth.)

  • Born Outside of United States - You can obtain a U.S. Passport if you were born outside of the United States. You must submit the following:
    • - a previous passport
    • - Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
    • - Other evidence that would support a claim of citizenship through naturalization of parents
    • - Proof relevant to your parents naturalization, your foreign birth certificate and your admission to the United States for permanent residence.

    Birth abroad to U.S. citizen parents must be substantiated through a consular report of birth and/or certification of birth certificate or your foreign birth certificate, parents' marriage certificate, proof of parents/citizenship and affidavit of U.S. citizen parents showing all periods/places of residence and physical presence in the United States and abroad before your birth.

2. Proof of Identification
  • A valid, not temporary driver's license. A learners permit is not acceptable. The license must contain your signature and physical description.  Out of State Driver's Licenses will require additional identification.

  •  A permanent identification card or pass from a government agency, employer or student ID.

3. One Recent 2" x 2", Identical, Color Photograph
  • The photograph should contain your face from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head (including hair). Only a color photo is acceptable. You may provide the photograph or the photo can be taken at our office for a $10.00 fee in addition to the fees listed. The photograph must be clear, front view full face taken in normal street attire without dark glasses or hat. The photo must be printed in permanent type thin paper with a plain white background. Family snapshots, most vending machine prints and full length photos are not acceptable.

4. Fee
  • The total fee for a first time Passport book for an applicant 16 years or older is $135.00 and it is valid for 10 years: $110.00 of which must be paid by check or money order payable to the US Department of State, and a $25.00 execution fee that may be paid in cash or by check to the Ocean County Clerk or we accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover for the $25.00 payment only. The total fee for an applicant under 16 years of age is $105.00 and is valid for 5 years; $80.00 of which must be paid by check or money order payable to the US Department of State, and a $25.00 execution fee that may be paid in cash or by check to the Ocean County Clerk or we accept Visa & MasterCard for the $25.00 payment only.

5.  U.S. Passport Applications for Children under Age 16 require both parents' signatures
  •  Present evidence that they are the parents or guardian and show valid personal identification. Parents must both sign and take oath before authorized Passport Acceptance Agent.

  • If the second parent is not available to sign, the appearing parent must: do the above and present evidence that he/she has sole legal custody of the child or notarized written consent of the other parent (form DS 3053, must not be more than 3 months old and a photocopy of the front and back of the non-applying parent's ID is required with the written consent) or a notarized written statement (form DS 3053) (made under penalty of perjury) explaining why non-applying parent's consent cannot be obtained.