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If I am turned down for a passport due to back child support, do I get my money back?

by Leslie
(Houston, TX)

Question: If someone owes back child support and applied for a passport and was turned down, do they get the money back?


Answer: The U.S. Department of State does not refund passport application and execution fees for applicants whose application for a passport was denied. The only fee that may be refunded is the expedite passport fee and that is on a case-by-case basis.

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back child support
by: Anonymous

Question: Is there any way to get a passport when you have back child support for special family travel?

Answer: Please contact the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) for the state in which you owe child support. Some states allow the release of the passport of an obligor that has been denied by DoS if the reason for travel is a family emergency (i.e. sickness, life or death circumstances) with supporting documentation that is accepted by the CSEA. For leisure travel, the obligor usually must pay the arrears in full.

Denied passport renewal overseas
by: Anonymous

Question: I was denied passport renewal overseas & need to come back to United States. Can I get emergency travel documents for direct entry to United States?

Answer: Please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general for information about emergency travel documents.

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