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I'm a US citizen. I need to renew my passport but owe 10,000

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Hello, I'm a US citizen...
Hello, I'm a US citizen. I need to renew my passport but owe 10,000 in child support. Is there any way around this law? I have been paying back for years Now.
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ANSWER: Unfortunately, you cannot be issued a passport if you have an outstanding balance of $2500 or more in arrears for child support. State enforcement agencies report to the Department of Health and Human Services. And the Department of State, which issues passports, cannot issue a passport if your name appears on the HHS list of those who are in arrears for more than $2500. If you are on that list, then the Department of State cannot issue the passport; there is no way around this, except to make payments that would get you to less than $2500. I'm very sorry.

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