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can i get a passport if i have a felony?

I am wanting to apply for a passport, can i get one if Ive been convicted of a felony?

Burf4 years ago
In the U.S., as long as you are not on parole, have legal action pending and you don't have you don't have outstanding child support payments of more than $5000,  you can get a passport.  The real question is whether or not you can get a Visa. Many countries are very restrictive when it comes to allowing former felons into their country.
orksecurity4 years ago
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html

At a quick glance, I don't see anything saying you can't apply.

Of course, that doesn't guarantee that any other country will let you enter -- only that you can leave the US and come back in. Visas are the stage at which your record is likely to become a problem.
I had a lot of searching through that site - found nothing also...
frollard4 years ago
Depends on your country...

A criminal record generally means no out of country travel for a period of x years or if you have received a pardon.

I just skimmed the passport state website and they don't mention much about a criminal record - I would recommend calling them, or going in person.  They will tell you before you have to pay if your application will be automatically rejected. http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html