Passport Processing Now Offered on Campus through University Postal Service

By Christina Urban, News Assistant

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Anyone can utilize these passport services by visiting the Maintenance Building on campus. Photo Credit: Therese Sheridan
Anyone can utilize these passport services by visiting the Maintenance Building on campus.
Photo Credit: Therese Sheridan

The Postal Services at Montclair State implemented passport processing beginning this spring semester.
The processing services, available to anyone, allow people to purchase a new passport, a passport card and photos. They can also renew existing passports.
The services are available at the Maintenance Building on campus across from UPD.
“After hosting successful passport events on campus with the U.S. Postal Service once per semester,, we decided to become a passport acceptance facility so we could offer this service to the campus and community daily,” Assistant Director of Postal Services Lavone Broxton said.
The benefit of having the service at the school is the convenience of processing a passport without leaving campus, said Broxton. Montclair State is the only university in New Jersey to have these services.
The passport services costs are set by the U.S. Department of State, which means students cannot receive a reduced price. New passports and renewals in New Jersey cost $110 for those 16 and above, and $80 for minors 15 and under. Passport cards cost $30. Montclair State charges $15 for passport photos taken on campus, and a $25 first-time processing fee.
“It’s convenient because if [residents] need a [passport], they can get it right here,” said commuter and sophomore communication and media arts major, Daniela Vega.
The 20-year-old said she already had a passport, but if she ever lost hers or needed to renew it, she knows she can get one on campus.
“Postal Services is investigating alternative methods for package receiving and we’re talking to companies like Amazon to learn about how we can improve this service on campus,” said Broxton. “Postal Services is excited about the passport service and we look forward to working with the campus and the community.”
More information about the campus’ passport services is available in the University’s “On-Campus Passport Service” web article.

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