Original Date AnnouncedMay 11, 2018
State Department issues final rule incorporating statutory passport denial and revocation requirements and procedures for certain sex offenders. The rule allows for revocation and limitation of passports held by certain child sex offenders if such passports do not bear a "unique identifier" required under 8 U.S.C. 212b(b)(1); see also 22 C.F.R. 51.62(a)(1); 51.60(a)(4), and requires revocation of passports held by individuals convicted of sex tourism offenses. 212 U.S.C. 212a; 22 C.F.R. 51.62(d). Notwithstanding these changes, DOS may issue passports for direct return to the United States. The rule also makes several procedural changes relating to review hearings and denial/cancellation of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
Effective DateMay 11, 2018