Can a Convicted Felon Get a Passport?

A common question we hear is, "Can a convicted felon get a passport?" and the answer is not always so simple. Usually the terms of your sentence or felony conviction will outline the travel restrictions. For many convicted felons, you can still get a passport. However, if you have international drug charges, are currently on probation, or owe child support payments, you should not apply for a passport. You will need to have the aforementioned items cleared up before you get an application for your passport approved. Your eligibility will be clear if you are not on probation or parole, and/or no longer in arrears on child support payments. In terms of of international drug trafficking convictions, these are based on the case by case situation and will need to be handled directly with your local Regional Passport Agency.

A felony conviction does not have to limit your life's opportunities. Every month we assist thousands of Americans from all walks of life that need expedited passport processing. Many times we field calls and inquiries from those with convicted felonies. It is possible to have a felony conviction and still get a U.S. passport. The U.S. Department of State considers each passport application on a case-by-case basis. 

Our service is for passport applicants that need rush passport service. We are an emergency service so usually people use us when they need a passport in two weeks or less. Our team can secure U.S. passports as fast as 24 hours if necessary. Our processing times are based on when we get the documents from you. In order to use our service, please follow the instructions on our site. Please take your time reviewing our Instructional Checklist as each step must be completed accurately in order to get the passport without any delays.


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