The Roselle Public Library provides passport services by appointment only.

Please call the library during business hours (908-245-5809) to make a passport appointment.

The acceptance of a passport application can be time-consuming.  Please plan ahead so that you have time to complete the process.

We accept the passport applications, but have no control over the actual processing.  Processing time may fluctuate according to workload in the US Passport processing offices.  If you need a fast turn around, we recommend paying to expedite the application.

How to Apply

To Apply for a Passport

You must apply at a Passport Acceptance Facility, such as the Roselle Public Library, if your previous passport was issued before you were 16 or your previous passport expired more than 5 years ago.

For a child under age 16, both parents or the child’s legal guardian(s) must appear when submitting a passport application.  If only one parent appears, you must also submit ONE of the following:

  • Second parent’s notarized written statement consenting to passport issuance for the child, with photocopy of front and back of non-applying parent's identification used during notary, or
  • Primary evidence of sole authority to apply, or
  • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parent’s unavailability.

What to Bring

All applicants must be present when applying.

1.  Proof of Citizenship*:

  • Applicants born in the U.S. : need a certified birth certificate with a raised, embossed, or multicolored seal; showing the full name of the parent(s); signature of Registrar; and a filing date that is within one year of the birth issued from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or the city of birth. Children under the age of 16 must submit a birth certificate even if they previously had a passport.
  • Birth certificates issued by Jersey City, NJ require a birth certificate issued by the N.J. Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton (609-292-4087 or 609-633-2860).
  • State Vital Records Office information is available online through the website of The National Center for Health Statistics at:
  • Applicants born outside the U.S. : must submit a Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth, or a Certification Report of Birth Abroad. Foreign-born children of naturalized parents may apply for a U.S. Passport, provided the child was under the age of 18 when the parents became naturalized.

*You will be required to submit these documents with your application. These documents will be returned with your newly issued U.S. passport or in a separate mailing.

2.  Proof of Identity:

  • Prior U.S. Passport
  • Valid photo driver’s license
  • Government photo ID: city, state or federal
  • Military photo ID: military and dependents, etc.
  • Naturalization Certificate

3. Social Security number is required on all applications.

4.  Passport Fees: A separate check or money order, payable to the U.S. Dept. of State, is required for each       application.

  • Passport Book Fee for Routine Processing
    Applicants age 16 & over $110
    Applicants under age 16 $80
  • Passport Card Fee for Routine Processing
    Applicants age 16 and over $30
    Applicants under age 16 $15
  • Expedited Processing: Available at an additional cost of $60 per passport card or book.
  • Express Mail: (Optional, but strongly suggested with expedite service) add$15.89 to the check/money order to “US Dept. of State.” (Express mail is not available for passport card)

5.  Acceptance Fee: The $35 acceptance fee may be paid by cash, or check or money order made out to “Roselle Public Library.” You may combine multiple payments to the library on one check or money order.

6.  Photos to be used as passport identification.

More Information...

For More Information:
Travel.State.Gov or
Call the Passport Information Center at

For further instructions about proof of U.S. citizenship and identity, photos and fees. See a downloadable DS-11 form. For other passport facilities, please go to the government's Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page.


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