Not legal advice: Here are factors that disqualify you from obtaining a passport, featured at USA Today:
Felony drug convictions - U.S. Code Classification Table 2714 says that if you are convicted of a drug-related felony, you are not qualified to get a passport during the time you are incarcerated, during your court-mandated probation period, and can even have an existing passport taken away.
Child support cases - People who have unpaid child support arrears of over $2,500 are not eligible for a U.S. passport.
Unpaid federal loans - If you accept financial assistance in the form of a loan from the U.S. government in order to be send back into the country or if the government makes a loan to evacuate you and your family back to the U.S., you are required to pay the loan back before you can get a passport.
Minors without parental consent - If you are a minor under 16 years of age and do not get the consent of both of your parents or your legal guardian, your passport application will be denied
If the State Department decides that you are a real threat to national security or U.S. policy, you may be denied a passport.
If you have been ruled legally incompetent, are subject to felony arrest or have been forbidden -- by court order, parole or probation -- from leaving the country.
If you are found to have obtained a passport through fraudulent means or to have altered a passport.
First time applicants are encouraged to carefully read and follow all instructions to avoid delays in processing. Follow this guide that will prepare you to apply for a new U.S. passport.
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