County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov Host Local Special Passport Day for Residents
Published on September 21, 2023
FOR RELEASE: September 21, 2023
EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP. Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov are sponsoring a special Passport Day for residents on Thursday, October 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. locally at the East Windsor Township Municipal Building located at 16 Lanning Boulevard.
The County Clerk office staff will be at the East Windsor Municipal Building to process US Passport applications on-site for East Windsor and other County residents. Mayor Janice Mironov stated, “I am delighted that we are bringing this valuable service directly to East Windsor to help our residents with their passport applications by providing a convenient local option. US Passports are the primary form of ID required for international travel including Canada and domestic travel, and this county clerk passport service day assists residents in securing this important document.”
Residents are encouraged to call (609) 989-6473 or (609) 989-6131 to reserve a specific time. Walk-in applicants will be accommodated but may have to wait. Passport photos are also available on-site.
For a US Passport application, residents will need a Government Issued birth certificate or a previous US Passport, and a current driver’s license or state issued identification card. A US Passport is valid for ten years for adults and five years for minors (under 16). The fee for a passport is $130 for adults and $100 for minors in the form of a check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State, plus a processing fee of $35 in the form of a check, money order, or credit card payment made payable to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. A separate check or money order is required for each Passport. Passport photos can be taken on-site for $15 or senior citizens for $10, payment of which can be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card payment to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office. No cash will be accepted at this event.
The U.S. Department of State requires the full names of a passport applicant’s parents to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship. This requirement applies to all U.S. Passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates missing parental information will not be accepted as proof of U.S. citizenship.
For children, Federal passport guidelines require both parents to appear in person when applying for a passport for a child under 16.
For those who will be unable to participate in this passport event, the Mercer County Clerk’s office processes US Passport applications on a regular basis, at County Clerk’s Office, 209 South Broad Street in Trenton and is open from Monday to Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm and Wednesdays from 8 am until 6:45 pm. Individuals also can apply for a US Passport at the Mercer County Connection located at the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Route 33 and Paxson Avenue in Hamilton and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2:00 pm. Passport photos are available at both locations.
For further information on US Passport requirements, and needed personal documents to obtain a passport, residents can visit www.mercercounty.org and click on County Clerk or call (609) 989-6473.