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Can I get a passport if I am no longer in arrears of child support?

by Gerard
(Summerfield, Florida)

Question: I applied and paid for a passport a few years back and was denied because i owed over $2500 in arrears. I no longer am in arrears. How can i receive my passport now.

Answer: Yes, you can obtain a passport if you are no longer in arrears of child support. Before you apply, you may want to contact the State child support enforcement agency in the state where you were in arrears to make sure they have contacted the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to have your name removed from the list.

Once that has been confirmed, you need to appear at an application acceptance facility and submit form DS-11 and all supporting documents. You must also pay the appropriate fees. Fees for applications that are denied are non-refundable. Click the link to find a location where you can apply.

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