U.S. Passport Processing

Services Suspended

Until further noticed the municipal building is closed to the public and passport services are suspended. The instructions below only pertain to when services are resumed.


The Township of North Brunswick accepts new passport applications for adults (ages 16+) and both new and renewal passports for minors (ages 15 and under). Adult renewals can be mailed directly from the applicant.

Passport applications are also available online at www.travel.state.gov.

Service Hours & Location

When: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: the Business Administration office located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building at 710 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Passport Types

It’s important to know the difference between the two types of passport documents that you can purchase. While the application requirements are the same for each, the the cost and the types of travel each may be used for vary. Please note that only a passport book can be used for international air travel.

Passport Book

Travel Use: Valid for ALL international travel by air, sea or land.
Time It Lasts Before Renewal Required:
Adult 10 yrs. / Minor 5 yrs.

Passport Card

Travel Use: Limited Use. Valid only when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. Not valid for international travel by air.
Time It Lasts Before Renewal Required:
Adult 10 yrs. / Minor 5 yrs.

Instructions & Fees

The following instructions are for the documents required when processing the form and the payment amounts and method required. Failure to provide the correct documents or to follow the payment instructions will result in a rejected application.

Please make sure that you have the listed documents and your checkbook or money order with you and read to go when you arrive at our office.

Adult (age 16 and older) New Applications

Required Documents

  1. Application: DS-11 Form. Social security number must be on the application.
  2. U.S. Birth or Naturalization Certificate: Must be an original copy of the document being used and must have both parents’ names listed if using a birth certificate.
  3. Identification with Photo: Acceptable examples include driver’s license, state issued ID or an expired passport.
  4. 2 Copies of Passport Photo: You need to either have 2 copies of your passport photo already taken, developed and attached to your form or you need to have them taken by the North Brunswick passport office when you come in with your application.

Fees & Payment Instructions

  1. Passport Fees: Make the appropriate amount, based on the fee list below, in either a check or money order (no cash) made out to the “US Department of State.” It should only have the passport fees (not the application fee).
    • Routine service is 6 weeks:
      Passport Book: $110
      Passport Card: $30
      Passport Book & Card: $140
    • Expedited service is 3 weeks:
      Passport Book: $170
      Passport Card: $90
      Passport Book & Card: $200
  1. Application Fees: Cash is accepted. Check or money order should be made out to “The Township of North Brunswick” for $35 (add $10 more for a total of $45 if we are also taking your photo).

Minor (age 15 and under) New & Renewal Applications

Note: Minor renewals are considered new, first-time applications, every single time.

Both parents and child must be present at the same time.

Required Documents

  1. Application: DS-11 Form. Social security number must be on the application.
  2. U.S. Birth Certificate: Must be an original copy and it must have both parents’ names listed.
  3. Parent Identification with Photo: Acceptable examples include driver’s license, state issued ID or an expired passport.
  4. 2 Copies of Passport Photo: You need to either have 2 copies of the child’s passport photo already taken, developed and attached to the form or you need to have them taken by the North Brunswick passport office when you come in with your application.

Fees & Payment Instructions

  1. Passport Fees: Make the appropriate amount, based on the fee list below, in either a check or money order (no cash) made out to the “US Department of State.” It should only have the passport fees (not the application fee).
    • Routine service is 6 weeks:
      Passport Book: $80
      Passport Card: $15
      Passport Book & Card: $95
    • Expedited service is 3 weeks:
      Passport Book: $140
      Passport Card: $75
      Passport Book & Card: $155
  1. Application Fees: Cash is accepted. Check or money order should be made out to “The Township of North Brunswick” for $35 (add $10 more for a total of $45 if we are also taking your photo).

Adult (age 16 and over) Renewal Applications

You must send the application yourself through the certified mail. It must be certified mail.

Required Documents

  1. Application: DS-82 Form. Social security number must be on the application. Make sure the form is signed and dated.
  2. New Passport Photo: Attach to the form. Must be a new photo, cannot be the same as the old passport.
  3. Old Passport: Attach the old passport that you are renewing. You must surrender the old passport to get the new one.

Fees & Payment Instructions

  1. Passport Fees: Make the appropriate amount, based on the fee list below, in either a check or money order (no cash) made out to the “US Department of State.”
    • Routine service is 6 weeks:
      Passport Book: $110
      Passport Card: $30
      Passport Book & Card: $140
    • Expedited service is 3 weeks:
      Passport Book: $170
      Passport Card: $90
      Passport Book & Card: $200
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