What are reasons the US would NOT grant a US citizen a Passport?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Before any passport is issued, the passport applicant’s name is checked against a central name check system. A federal or state law enforcement investigative agency may request that a subject be placed in the passport name check system for notification before issuance even when there is no warrant or other court order.

    A federal or state law enforcement agency may request the denial of a passport on several regulatory grounds under 22 CFR 51.70 and 51.72. The principal law enforcement reasons for passport denial are a federal warrant of arrest, a federal or state criminal court order, a condition of parole or probation forbidding departure from the United States (or the jurisdiction of the court), or a request for extradition. The HHS child support database and the Marshals Service WIN database are checked automatically for entitlement to a passport. Denial or revocation of a passport does not prevent the use of outstanding valid passports.

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  • 1 decade ago

    only ones i can think of

    1) something was wrong with the application (incorrect/incomplete information)

    2) the citizen is a minor, and both parents (and any other person that may be involved with the custody of the child -- or have a custody claim) have not agreed that the minor should have a passport

    3) it is a legal violation to leave the country (like maybe prisoners or someone awaiting trial??) -- just a guess though

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  • 1 decade ago

    was there not talk of a passport being withheld for people that are in arrears of child support ? A bit along the lines of, how can you afford a vacation IF you owe so much back child support....which might be a very valid point IMO.

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  • 1 decade ago

    warrants, felony conviction, flight risk

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