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Notary and Passports


Office - (718) 298-0605

Location 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11435 Room 106.

 

NOTARY

The Queens County Clerk’s Office maintains an index of all Notary Publics qualified in Queens County. The office also provides a variety of services for Notary Public affairs.

These are the fees associated with those services:

  • Authentications of Notary - $3.00
  • Renewals of Notary - $60.00
  • Notary Framing Certificates - $10.00
  • Issuing of Character Cards - $5.00
  • Acceptance of Character Cards - $10.00

To certify a notary signature, come to the County Clerk's Office, Room 106, and pay $3.00 each, in cash, certified check or U.S. postal money order payable to the Queens County Clerk.
Please note: the notary stamp must read "QUALIFIED IN QUEENS COUNTY."

For notary renewal, please submit the renewal card and the filing fee of $60.00. It takes approximately four months to receive the card from Albany. If you have received your cancelled check, your license has been renewed for four years. If you've not received your card in the allotted time; please contact the New York Department of State in Albany at 518-474-4429.

If you want to become a notary: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/notary/notary.html, or you may obtain an information packet at the Queens County Clerk’s Office room 106.

For Commissioner of Deeds, the fee for filing the signature card is $10.00. If you are coming in person, please go to the Notary department in room 106, with your original Commissioner of Deeds signature card.

IF YOU WANT TO APPLY TO BECOME A Commissioner of Deeds, please call the City Clerk at: 212-669-8095, located at 1 Centre Street, New York, NY 10001, or go to: http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/services/commissioner_of_deeds.shtml.

Mail/Payments
Please include a stamped self-addressed return envelope for your receipt.
The fees are payable by U.S. postal money order, certified check or New York State attorney's check, made payable to the Queens County Clerk. Cash is only accepted when filing in person, No personal checks will be accepted.

Notary Department will be closed between the hours of 12pm to 1pm daily effective Monday July 8th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

The Queens County Clerk's Office processes applications for U.S. passports:
Monday thru Friday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
and
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

To obtain a passport for the first time, the applicant must furnish the following:

  • a birth certificate with raised seal, or a certificate of naturalization
  • two passport photos, 2x2 in size
  • photo ID-driver's license, non-driver's ID, government issued ID, military identification or student ID
  • applicants over the age of 16 must supply:
    a check or money order for $110.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State
  • applicants over the age of 15 must supply:
    a check or money order for $80.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State

All documents must be an original. No photocopies will be accepted.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for a person born in the City of New York contact New York City Department of Health, Vital Records, at: 212-788-4520.

NYC Dept. of Vital Records

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate for a person born in New York State, Contact New York State Department of Health, Vital Records, at: 518-474-3077

NYS Dept. of Vital Records

To obtain a certificate of naturalization, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at: l-800-375-5283

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

If You Are Not a Citizen, but Wish to Apply for a Passport for a Child Born in the United States:
For non-citizens applying for a passport for a child born in the United States, the parents of the child must present their passports from their country, or a valid resident's card, or a work authorization card issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

To obtain a certificate of naturalization, contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at:
l-800-375-5283

Applications are accepted at any County Clerk’s office within the City of New York and at most U.S. Post Offices.

You are required to appear in person, please use the link below to locate your nearest passport acceptance location Please allow four to six weeks for your passport to reach you by mail.

Passport Acceptance Locations

For updated information about passport fees, applications and requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State's Passport Website or call 1-877-487-2778

U.S. Department of State's Passport

For Renewal of Passports with the expiration of ten years please use the link above to access the mail in forms, as renewals must be mailed directly to:

National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155