Bronx, NY asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York

Q: Will I be restricted from traveling if I received a notification about passport denial?

I received a notification stating any tax credits will be intercepted to credit current CS arrears and a passport denial. I currently have an active passport and will be traveling abroad soon. Will I be restricted from traveling due to notification? Will I be arrested upon leaving or arriving? If I pay balance in full, how quickly will that restriction be lifted to avoid issues when traveling abroad?

I currently have a balance of $2800 and have been paying consistently towards that balance. Thank you advance!

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Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Upon notification of passport denial, the asker will be blocked from boarding a plane outbound. If the asker is out, then he'll be blocked from being inbound. Paying the arrearage clears up the block right away, but in these days of global panic and government incompetence, the amount of time it takes to clear a blockage is unknown.

The issue of arrest is unknown unless the asker was served with a willfulness petition, and was refereed for incarceration. Then, there will be a warrant for his arrest. Otherwise, there will not be a warrant.

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