The following is an excerpt from the US Dept of State website regarding this issue:
If you owe $2,500 or more in child support, you are not eligible to receive a U.S. passport.
Pay your child support arrears to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency before applying for your passport.
If You've Already Applied for your Passport
- Make arrangements to pay your child support arrears with the appropriate state child support enforcement agency.
- The state agency reports to HHS that you've made acceptable payment arrangements.
- HHS removes your name from their list and reports this to us. This may take 2-3 weeks.
- We verify that HHS removed your name.
- We process your application normally.
Please Note: Direct all questions about your child support arrears to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. We have no information about your child support obligations, just if you have arrears greater than $2,500.
The following is an excerpt from USA.gov website:
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. Department of State can deny your U.S. Passport application or renewal, including:
- Being subject to foreign extradition requests - handing over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the foreign state or country in which the crime was committed
- Certain court orders and declarations
- Default on an assistance loan from the Department of State. You must repay this loan first, or arrange to do so
- If you owe child support
- If a previous passport was revoked
- If you get an IRS taxpayer notice in the mail about having a large overdue unpaid tax debt
- Minors involved in custody disputes
Peninsula Visa can assist in the expedited obtaining of your US Passport once resolution of any of the aforementioned scenarios has been reached with the appropriate Agency and your name has been cleared.