Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program

child_passpThis information may be very helpful to parents who fear that the other parent may take their child out of the country.

The Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) is one of the Department’s most important tools for preventing international parental child abduction.

The program allows parents to register their U.S. citizen children under the age of 18 in the Department’s Passport Lookout System. If a passport application is submitted for a child who is registered in CPIAP, the Department contacts and alerts the parent or parents.

The passport lookout system gives all U.S. passport agencies as well as U.S. embassies and consulates abroad an alert on a child’s name if a parent or guardian registers an objection to passport issuance for his or her child. This procedure provides parents advance warning of possible plans for international travel with the child.

The Office of Children’s Issues, which is part of Overseas Citizen Services, is responsible for administering CPIAP. You may complete the Entry Request Form and send to us using one of the options listed below.

Here are the links to the website and the form to register an objection. Please note the caveat on the form on page 2 regarding dual nationality for children.

http://travel.state.gov/abduction/prevention/passportissuance/passportissuance_554.html

REQUEST FOR ENTRY INTO CHILDREN’S PASSPORT ISSUANCE ALERT PROGRAM

 

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