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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 have questions about your child support arrears, contact the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. We have no information about your child support obligations.