Table of contents
  • What disqualifies you from getting a passport?
  • Things That Disqualify You From Getting A Passport
  • Other factors that can disqualify you from getting a passport

What disqualifies you from getting a passport?

Securing a passport is an essential step to start your journey of international travels, However, it's important to be aware of potential disqualifications that could hinder the passport application process. It's important to understand the factors that can get your passport application denied.

Table of contents
  • What disqualifies you from getting a passport?
  • Things That Disqualify You From Getting A Passport
  • Other factors that can disqualify you from getting a passport
  • Things That Disqualify You From Getting A Passport

    • People convicted of felony - A felon is a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more Crimes that are considered felonies are Drug crimes, Violent crimes, Property crimes, Driving while being, Violating liquor laws, Theft, Not having required peppermint for firearms, Disorderly conduct, Kidnapping, Fraud.
    • People Who owe more than 2,500$ in child support - When applying for a passport, submitting essential documents like a recent passport or birth certificate is crucial. The State Department uses this information to check for court orders or other disqualifying factors. Notably, owing more than $2,500 in child support can lead to passport rejection, even if you are a U.S. citizen, your passport will be rejected if you owe more than 2,500$.
    • Having outstanding federal loans - If you have taken any form of financial assistance like loans from the U.S government, you will be required to pay the loan back before you can get a passport.
    • Minors who don’t have parental consent - Minors under 16 years old will need to get parental or guardian consent and they should also be present during the submission of the passport application, if one cannot be present, notarized from the other parent is necessary.

    Other factors that can disqualify you from getting a passport

    The regulations about what constitutes as damage that makes the passport invalid are subjective. So its recommended to to replace your passport if you have any questions about the functioning or usability of your passport.

    Make sure you have all these documents to get a new passport :

    • People who have restraining orders from court
    • If the U.S government sees you as a national or security threat
    • If you are subjected to arrest for a felony crime
    • If you have obtained a passport through fraudulent means

    And to check if you are on the passport denial list or not, you can call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.