Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Paterson Passport - Applying for a Passport in Paterson, NJ

The address of the Paterson passport office is provided below, along with a few other facilities located in nearby cities. Numerous New Jersey passport offices exist where residents can turn in application form DS-11 in order to get a new passport.

Your passport should arrive in 8 to 11 weeks. You can request expedited service in order to get your travel document in 5 to 7 weeks. Faster processing requires you to schedule an appointment at a regional agency or get a registered expediting service such as Rush My Passport to submit the application on your behalf.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 7 and 10 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 4 to 6 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 3 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment:

Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIP CodePublic Phone
PASSAIC COUNTY CLERK401 GRAND STREETPATERSONNJ075059732253690
CLIFTON PASSPORT CENTER811 PAULISON AVENUECLIFTONNJ070119734720426
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY147 CLOVE ROADLITTLE FALLSNJ074249736556855
FAIR LAWN POST OFFICE12-24 ABBOTT ROADFAIR LAWNNJ074102017960873
CITY OF PASSAIC CITY CLERKS OFFICE330 PASSAIC STREETPASSAICNJ070559733655584
WAYNE SHEFFIELD STATION POST OFFICE150 POMPTON PLAINS CROSSROADWAYNENJ074709738393811
BOROUGH OF PARAMUS1 JOCKISH SQUAREPARAMUSNJ076522012652100
PARAMUS POST OFFICE33 EAST MIDLAND AVEPARAMUSNJ076522012627635
RIDGEWOOD POST OFFICE143 EAST RIDGEWOOD AVENUERIDGEWOODNJ074502014472135
BERGEN COUNTY CLERKS OFFICEONE BERGEN COUNTY PLAZAHACKENSACKNJ076012013367000

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