Hopefully, your technical problems have been resolved. When a child support agency reports arrears in excess of $2,500 to the State Department, the State Department will, as a matter of procedure, suspend the passport of the parent in arrears and prohibit the issuance of a new passport. A passport suspension is a common enforcement tool for child support arrears
, and there is generally no other reason to contact the State Department in a child support case except in the context of requesting a passport suspension. If an individual's passport is suspended, it will prevent them from leaving the United States on that passport if they enter, even if they enter for the purpose of resolving the problem. Only if the arrears are actually cleared below $2,500 would there be assurance that a passport's suspension due to child support arrears would be lifted. So basically, the general rule is that if the State Department is notified that you owe more than $2,500 in child support arrears and if you are outside the U.S. on a U.S. Passport, don't plan on leaving the U.S. until the matter is resolved if you return.
So I'm afraid that I don't have great news for you in that regard, but I do hope that this information helps you to understand the law for your purposes. I am very glad to answer any follow-up questions that you may have, so please let me know if I may be of further assistance. Naturally, once you are completely finished, please feel free to rate me. Thanks.