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Applying for US passport for newborn

Congrats on the birth of your child! Before you plan on traveling to India or internationally with the child you will need a passport to his/her name.

Applying for a passport is very easy. You can apply at the nearest post office or at a Regional Passport Agency. According to the NewportMommy members - Expedited processing takes 2-3 weeks, normal is 4-6 weeks.

List of Nearest post offices: For other locations click here

Facility Name Street Address City State ZIP Code Public Phone Distance
HOBOKEN POST OFFICE 89 RIVER STREET HOBOKEN NJ 07030 2016593017 0
HUDSON COUNTY PASSPORT DIVISION 257 CORNELISON AVE JERSEY NJ 07302 2013693470 0
JERSEY CITY MAIN POST OFFICE 69 MONTGOMERY STREET JERSEY CITY NJ 07302 2019157041 0

Paperwork you will need is as follows:

1. Complete Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport
2. Submit Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport In Person
3. Submit Child's Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
4. Submit Evidence of Relationship Between Child and Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
5. Present Identification of Parent(s)/Guardian(s)
6. Submit a Photocopy of Each Parent/Guardian ID Document To Be Presented (Step 5)
7. Provide Parental Consent
8. Pay the Applicable Fee
9. Submit One Passport Photo

Where to get passport picture clicked:

Most post offices or Regional passport agencies can click the picture for your baby- They will charge a lot more than the below places but are an easier option during the winters.

  • CVS at NewportMall and at Hoboken
  • Sears at the NewportMall
  • Hudson Camera (near Grove Street) - 130 Newark Ave # A Jersey City, NJ 07302-5829
  • Do it Yourself - http://www.epassportphoto.com/

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