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Passport Renewal / Denial Question

Started by midwestdad, May 08, 2024, 12:56:59 PM

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Good day,

My son is 24 yrs old and is emancipated and currently lives in MD.  His mother also currently lives in MD. 

My current child support obligation ended in 2018 but I still owe child support arrearage of about $10K.  The court order in my case from 2011 stipulates I pay this arrearage with $300 per month.  I have been paying this $300 per month religiously since 2011.

I need to renew my U.S. passport and I am wondering if there is a way (i.e. via a website or phone number) to check if my passport renewal application will be denied because I still owe over $2,500 in child support arrearage.

FYI - I had my last / now expired passport for the last 10 yrs and it was never revoked or cancelled.  I also did not have any issues traveling with it in & out of the U.S.

I would appreciate feedback or comments from anyone that has been through a similar experience.  Thank you.     


Sorry for the late reply. :(

You could try the National Passport Information Center, toll-free, at 1-877-487-2778.

General passport help is also available at [email protected]

With that said, I think the only way to know for sure is to try to renew it, and let the paperwork go through (or not).

Good luck!
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Hello and thank you for the response.  I had called the National Passport Information Center a few days after I posted my question. 

They basically told me the same thing you recommended.  Their system cannot indicate if the application will go through or not.  I need to apply to find out.  Thanks for the assistance.