Passport Requirements

To obtain a passport for an adult (16 or older), the applicant must appear in person and the following items are required:

  • Certified long form birth certificate showing applicant and parents names with a raised seal*
  • A naturalization or citizenship certificate, if applicable
  • One passport photo 2×2 inches in size
  • A valid driver’s license or three types of identification and a witness
  • Fees, please see fee schedule on left

*PLEASE NOTE: Birth records previously issued by the Jersey City/Hudson County Office of Vital Statistics are no longer accepted by the federal government when applying for a U.S. Passport. For more information about these birth records, visit

Passport Applications
Form DS- 11 Application for Passport
Form DS- 82 Passport by Mail (renewal only)
Form DS- 4085 Application for Additional Visa Pages