The following information is for people that plan to apply for their passports at the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau. For information on applying for a passport in the United States, please visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english.html.
Child Support and Passport Issuance
Under Section 51.70 (a) (8) of Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations, a passport, except for direct return to the United States, will not be issued in any case in which the applicant has been certified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be in arrears of child support in an amount exceeding $2,500.00.
Your passport will be revoked if you fall under this regulation, including when you apply for additional pages, seek a renewal or process a Report of Birth application.
Please direct any questions to the appropriate state child support enforcement agency. You may go to the Department of Health and Human Services - State Child Support Enforcement Web Site for a listing of HHS state and local agencies.