Current through Vol. 39, No. 14, April 01, 2022
(a) Section 652
of Title 42 of the United
States Code (
42 U.S.C. 652
) provides for the United States Secretary of State to refuse to issue a
passport to a person certified as owing child support debt. It also provides
for action to revoke, restrict, or limit a passport already issued. If the
amount of arrears owed by a person exceeds the threshold amount for
certification set by federal law or regulation, Oklahoma Department of Human
Services, Child Support Services (CSS) may certify the person under
and Section 240.1 of Title 56 of the
Oklahoma Statutes (56 O.S. 240.1).
Before issuing a certification as
described in (a) of this Section, CSS provides notice to the noncustodial
parent (NCP) of CSS determination that the NCP owes child support debt, the
consequences of the determination, and the opportunity to contest the
determination through either:
notice process as established in 56 O.S. §
and Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC)
notice of federal offset under Section
of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations and OAC 340:25-5
(c) If CSS finds a
request for certification was submitted in error, or in a life or death
situation, CSS requests immediate release of an NCP's passport from the process
described in (a) of this Section.
CSS may request release of an NCP's
passport from the process described in (a) of this Section if the NCP pays the
entire child support debt or:
(1) pays the
entire child support debt down to the threshold amount;
(2) enters into a repayment agreement or
order to retire the remaining child support debt in not more than 36 equal
monthly payments; and
CSS with a verified source of future income for which an income assignment may
be issued for payment of all current support and arrears.
(e) A passport may be released from the
passport referral process at the discretion of the CSS director. The district
office may request a director's exception when it is determined the passport
denial, revocation, restriction, or limitation negatively impacts a reliable
source of child support.
requesting release of a case from the passport referral process, CSS may at any
time recertify the case as described in (a) of this Section.
Okla. Admin. Code
Added at 17 Ok Reg
2426, eff 7-1-00; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 1226, eff 7-1-01; Amended at 19 Ok Reg
1746, eff 7-1-02; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 1842, eff 7-1-06; Amended at 24 Ok Reg
1301, eff 7-1-07; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 1245, eff
Register, Volume 36, Issue 24, September 3, 2019, eff.