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    bmein is offline Junior Member
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    What prior felony convictions prohibit international travel?

    What is the name of your state? Colorado

    I am wondering if someone I know can get a passport with a felony theft conviction from a few years ago. The U.S passport/visa guide has a FAQ with this statement:
    "The Passport Agency screens an applicant's background during the application process. Passports will be denied for the following reasons: 1. Outstanding child support 2. Outstanding Felony/Criminal Warrant (Not including Civil infractions or parking tickets) Prior Felony Conviction that prohibits international travel."

    It doesn't specify which prior convictions would qualify.

    Can anyone answer this for me?

    Thanks!
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    an outstanding warrent is much different from a conviction. I would contact them at the 800 number just to be certain, as I am not an attorney. But from that law, a conviction does not apply. A felony warrent would mean you're on the run.
    however, it does say that a prior felony conviction that prohibits international travel. that is why I'd call them.
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    watchamacallit is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmein
    What is the name of your state? Colorado

    I am wondering if someone I know can get a passport with a felony theft conviction from a few years ago. The U.S passport/visa guide has a FAQ with this statement:
    "The Passport Agency screens an applicant's background during the application process. Passports will be denied for the following reasons: 1. Outstanding child support 2. Outstanding Felony/Criminal Warrant (Not including Civil infractions or parking tickets) Prior Felony Conviction that prohibits international travel."

    It doesn't specify which prior convictions would qualify.

    Can anyone answer this for me?

    Thanks!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    bmein

    the only info I could find is this

    [url]http://frwebgate4.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=49148614578+7+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve[/url]

    I also ran accross some sites saying that it was " up to the discretion of the Passport Agency" - NOT!!! You can get a passport and as an extra freebie read this and you'll laugh:

    [url]http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05477.pdf[/url]

    let me know if u really found out about a "prior felony conviction that prohibits international travel " aside from national security stuff.. ok ?

    [email]zak.nick@gmail.com[/email]
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    Randy Floyd is offline Junior Member
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    Thumbs up found the answer

    yes - your friend can obtain a passport - find the details here: answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=227365
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    PJ Weber is offline Member
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    found the answer
    After more than two years I suspect he has the answer already,
    and probably has had it for some time

    Hint - Look at the dates of posts

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