I-Team Investigates: Processing of documents in Hudson County

Passport applications processed in Hudson County are on hold in the wake of an ongoing federal corruption probe.

The U.S. State Department isn't accepting applications from the county clerk's office pending the outcome the investigation involving the sale of documents. Federal officials say there are questions about the accuracy of information on passport applications processed bythe office.

Birth certificates issued by the county as proof of citizenship also aren't being accepted. The county clerk's office will also stop issuing birth certificates on Thursday.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark said the activity did not appear to be terror related.

The main post offices in Jersey City, Hoboken, Kearny, North Bergen and Union City will still be processing passport applications. State residents can obtain official birth certificates from the state Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton, which the State Department would accept as proof of citizenship.

How Hudson County residents can obtain a birth certificate:VitalChekNew Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

The following locations will still be processing passport applications:

Jersey City - Main Post Office - 1-800-275-8777Jersey City - Hudson Station - (201) 798-3936Hoboken - Main Post Office - (201) 659-3017Kearny - Main Post Office - (201) 991-5629North Bergen - Main Post Office - (201) 867-1346Union City - Main Post Office - (201) 867-2576

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