Contact Information: 
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6465
psollamicovello@mercercounty.org

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and PEAC Health & Fitness held a Passport Day for residents of Ewing and Hopewell Valley recently and experienced a tremendous turnout.

The Clerk and her passport staff visited PEAC Health & Fitness on Wednesday, April 28 to process US Passports applications on-site for the residents. Over 75 passport applications and passport photos were processed for individual applicants and in many cases, entire families.  “I am so pleased to be able to offer this convenience to the residents of local residents,” said Clerk Paula Sollami Covello.  “I am thrilled we are holding this event at PEAC and helping local residents obtain their passports,” added fitness center owner, Michael Briehler.

For those who were unable to participate, the County Clerk plans to visit Ewing Township again over the summer with another passport event. In addition, the Mercer County Clerk’s office processes US Passport applications on a regular basis, Monday through Friday during regular business hours at County Clerk’s Office, 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.  In addition, residents can also apply for a US Passport at the Mercer County Connection located at the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Highway 33 & Paxson Avenue in Hamilton.  The County Connection satellite office offers evening and Saturday hours for the convenience of Mercer County residents. Passport photos are available at both locations.

To apply for a US Passport, residents will need 1) Proof of US citizenship in the form of a state certified birth certificate, a US naturalization certificate or a previous US Passport. 2) Proof of identity in the form of a current driver’s license or state issued identification card. A US Passport is valid for ten years for adults and five years for minors. The cost for a passport is $75 for adults and $60 for minors plus a processing fee of $25. Passport photos can be taken on-site for $15 or $10 for senior citizens and minors under 16.

For children, Federal passport guidelines now require both parents to appear in person -- or one parent in person with notarized federal consent forms -- when applying for a passport for a child under 16.

For further information on US Passport requirements, and what personal documents are needed to obtain a passport, residents should visit www.mercercounty.org and click on County Clerk or call 609-989-6473.