Can I get a passport with a felony conviction?
Yes. If you have been convicted of a felony, you can still get a U.S. Passport. There are some reasons that the U.S. Department of State will deny a passport application. If you are currently on probation, or you owe child support payments, you should not apply for a passport yet. Once you are not on probation or parole, you will be eligible to apply for a passport. Once you no longer owe child support payments, you will be eligible to apply for a passport. You will need to contact the department that handles owed child support in your State. They will advise on your eligibility for a passport. If you are in arrears for owed child support, expect that you will not be eligible for a passport until it is cleared up.
If you were convicted of international drug trafficking or international arms trafficking, you may also be denied a passport. These cases are reviewed individually and approved or denied by the U.S. Department of State. If you feel like you still have felony passport questions, we recommend that you visit a Regional Passport Agency in person.
Many people ask questions about felony passport options. A felony conviction can be a frustrating setback. It doesn’t have to be a major life setback. There are some reasons that a felony conviction could hurt your passport application. The U.S. State Department reviews each passport application on a case-by-case basis, including felony passport requests. The good news is that a felony conviction doesn’t have to mean you cannot get a passport. You can still travel the world and enjoy international culture. There are felony passport options for you.
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Passport Support February 6, 2014