Passport With Back Child Support
Find out how to get a passport with back child support. If you pay child support and owe $2,500 or more, then you will not be eligible to receive a US passort. Prior to applying for a passport, make sure you pay your child support arrears to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. If you have already applied for a passport you need to do the following:
- 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 the state agency. This may take 2-3 weeks
- They will then verify that HHS removed your name
- From there, they will process your application normally
Please note, you will need to direct all questions about your child support arrears to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. The state agency will not have any information about your child support obligations, just if you have arrears greater than $2,500.