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Expedited Release from Passport Denial Program

by Kelly
(Portland Oregon )

Question I applied for an expedited passport and was denied due to child support arrears. I am current and up to date on all child support payments.

How long will it take for the child support division to report to the HSS division to remove me from the list? Can this be accomplished in less then two weeks to catch my flight for May 1st? Is it something that can be rushed with phone calls and faxes or will it all get delayed in the mess and make me not get my passport in time?

Answer: You can call OCSE at (202)401-9373. They will refer you to the certifying state.

An obligor will usually be eligible to receive his/her passport approximately two to seven working days after OCSE receives notification from the state of their withdrawal from the program. This is the average time it takes an individual to clear the system; some cases may take longer.

Once the obligor is eligible to receive the passport, he/she may contact the National Passport Information Center (1-877-487-2778) and provide the customer service agent (CSA) with the clearance date. The CSA will contact the appropriate Passport Agency to notify them of the clearance. The Passport Agency will mail the passport to the obligor within two to five business days.

If desired, the obligor can arrange with the CSA to pay an additional fee to expedite the process. For further information on how to speed the processing of your passport, visit the following website:

Expedited Passport Services

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