Although a passport may not seem like an important item to have at this point, it can serve as a major form of identification because it is widely accepted. There are fees involved in obtaining your passport. To obtain your passport, you may visit the Mercer County Clerks Office at:

Mercer County Clerk’s Office

Old Court House
209 S Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 989-6473

You will need to bring:

An original or certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal and file date issued by Vital Statistics
 A naturalization certificate
 Official military I.D.
 A previous US passport; photocopies are not accepted.
 Your Social Security card
 I.D., such as a valid driver’s license, government identification or previous passport issued after your 16th birthday. The expired passport should not be more than 15 years old.
 2 identical copies of a 2×2 face front regulation passport photo. (photos can be taken for a $10 fee you will need an appointment)

 $110 for regular service/passport total made payable to US Dept of State and $25 check/money order/cash made payable to Mercer County Clerk. A passport will be valid for 10 years.