(h) The Department will not issue passports, except for a limited validity passport for direct return to the United States or in cases where the Department determines that there are emergency situations or humanitarian reasons, in all cases where: (ii) proof that such person is the sole parent or has sole custody of the minor. This evidence includes, but is not limited to: The following table lists fees for the following categories listed in the U.S. Department of State`s Consular Fee Schedule: (d) There is no right to subpoena witnesses or conduct investigations. However, the person requesting the hearing may testify in person, testify on his or her own behalf, present witnesses and make submissions at the hearing. The person requesting the hearing is responsible for all costs associated with the presentation of his or her case, including interpreter fees, which must be certified to the standards established for federal courts under 28 U.S.C. 1827. The department can present witnesses, present evidence and argue on its behalf. The ministry is responsible for all costs associated with the submission of their case. (2) A passport representative may at any time require a minor 16 years of age or older to present the notarized consent of a parent, legal guardian or in loco parentis person to issue the passport. Passport Application means the United States passport application form as defined by the Department pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 213 and all documents, photographs, and statements submitted with the form or subsequently in support of the application. (4) The Ministry may require that disputes relating to custody orders in the country or abroad be resolved by the appropriate court before a passport can be issued.

(2) If the senior official of the consular post at which the fee was collected (or the officer of the consular section of a combined diplomatic/consular post) finds, after checking the facts, that the collection was incorrect under the applicable law; and (a) verification. If required by a foreign government, a consular officer abroad can verify a U.S. passport. Each case is different and the type and extent of consular services we can provide depends on the situation. A natural disaster, violent conflict, political unrest or the laws and regulations of other countries may mean that we are less able to help you. For more information on international treaties and Canadian laws and regulations that form the basis of Canada`s Consular Program, please visit: g) The Department may not issue a passport card to an applicant who is a covered sex offender within the meaning of 22 U.S.C. 212b(c)(1). (3) Bank Secrecy Act (31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq.) or Money Laundering Act (18 U.S.C. 1956 et seq.) if the Department receives information supporting the conclusion that the offense is related to the illicit manufacture of or trafficking in a controlled substance; or (d) training.

A passport acceptor described in paragraph 51.22(b) must be trained in the application of the procedures and practices described in the Department`s guidelines. The training must be successfully completed before passport applications can be accepted. The right of each country to assist its citizens abroad is a fundamental principle of international law and diplomacy. Consular officers serve Canadians based on the principles of autonomy, support, impartiality and respect for local laws and Canadian interests. Canada`s consular program has two functions: (1) paragraph 51.60(a) (where the Department cannot issue passports except in the case of direct return to the United States); 1974 Act. Passport acceptors referred to in paragraph 51.22(b) may not retain copies of completed applications or disclose passport application information to persons other than the applicant and the department. b) Secondary proof of birth in the United States. If the applicant is unable to provide a birth certificate that satisfies the requirement of paragraph (a) of this section, he or she shall provide sufficient secondary evidence to prove to the satisfaction of the Department that he or she was born in the United States. Secondary evidence includes, but is not limited to, hospital birth certificates, baptismal certificates, medical and school records, circumcision certificates, other documentary evidence created shortly after birth, but generally no more than 5 years after birth, and/or affidavits from individuals who have personal knowledge of the facts of birth. (b) Correct payment of fees. The fee must be paid in full before the requested documents are issued.

If uncertainty as to the existence of a registration or the number of sheets to be copied prevents the transfer of the exact fee charged with the application, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will inform the interested party of the exact amount required. (1) Personal appearance. Minors under the age of 16 who apply for a passport must appear in person, unless the minor`s personal appearance is expressly excused by a Senior Passport Officer in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry. In cases where personal appearance is excused, the person(s) executing the passport application on behalf of the minor must appear in person and examine the application by oath or insurance before a person authorized by the Secretary to take an oath or take insurance, unless such requirements are also waived by a senior passport official in accordance with instructions from the Department. b) The passport applicant must answer all questions honestly and indicate all important facts relating to his or her passport eligibility. All information and evidence submitted as part of an application is considered part of the application. A person who provides false information as part of a passport application, whether at the same time as the form or at any other time, will be prosecuted under applicable federal criminal laws. The Department generally returns the supporting documents submitted as part of a passport application to the applicant.

However, the Department may retain evidence if it deems it necessary for anti-fraud, law enforcement or similar purposes. (5) the passport has undergone substantial changes in its physical appearance or composition, or contains a damaged, defective or otherwise defective chip, or contains unauthorized modifications, blurs, entries or photographs, or shows significant wear and tear that renders it unfit for use as a travel document, and the Ministère takes possession of the passport or sends a written notice to the holder); or Only the person requesting the hearing, his lawyer, an interpreter, the hearing officer, the rapporteur transcribing the hearing and the staff of the division responsible for presenting the case may attend the hearing.