Process for Denial, Revocation, or Limitation of a U.S. Passport

Many times a sex offender's passport is surrendered—or international travel is restricted—as part of bond or sentencing in the case. However, that sex offender will still be able to obtain another passport, unless law enforcement takes additional steps.

??The principle reasons for passport denial are—

  • A federal or state arrest warrant for a felony.
  • A court order, condition of parole, or condition of probation that forbids departure from the United States.

The SMART Office has developed a fact sheet to explain the procedures that law enforcement must follow to revoke or limit the passport of a U.S. citizen.

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