Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn announced today that all passport acceptance agents within the County’s Passport Division will attend a federally mandated passport certification program under the direction of the U.S. Department of State on Wednesday, July 16.
During this program County Clerk’s Office employees will be instructed on new passport regulations and on their individual obligations as acceptance agents. Employees need to pass a test at the end of the training to be able to continue in their passport acceptance duties.
“New regulations required by the federal government have increased the need for individuals to have passports, even those who may not use them strictly for travel,” said Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn. “The training will ensure that this office can continue to provide the most efficient and up-to-date service for our residents.”
Due to this training the Middlesex County Passport Office will be closed on Wednesday, July16.
Flynn added: Anyone with a Notary Commission that they received from the State of New Jersey that needs to have their oath administered may go to the County Clerk’s Registry office that day. The Passport office will re-open Thursday, July 17 for normal business hours to accept passport applications, administer notary oaths, and record Veteran’s DD-214 documents and issue Veteran’s Service Cards.
Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said, “Together, the employees of the Middlesex County Clerk’s passport division have over 50 years of experience as passport acceptance agents, and I am very proud of all of them for continuing to enhance their professional standards.”
For questions or additional information please call the Middlesex County Clerk's Office at 732-745-3404.