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Passport Denial Program – Another Way to Collect Child Support

Thinking of skipping out on your child support payments? You may want to think twice.

The United States Government has instituted the Passport Denial Program, which can complicate life for a man or woman planning on leaving the country for vacation or returning from a business trip in another country … if they owe at least $2,500 in back child support. Part of the Federal Offset Program, the Passport Denial Program is a positive step in getting deadbeat parents to pay their past-due child support.

This new program denies non-custodial parents U.S. passports upon application or the use of a passport service. Once a parent makes good on back child support, he or she can reapply for a passport. With the recent need for a passport to travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and Canada, more deadbeat parents will be affected by the law instituted in cooperation with the Department of State.

Support Collectors supports this law, as it is bound to make it easier for parents to collect their overdue child support. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families, approximately 80 passports are denied daily and more than $65 million has been collected since the program was implemented in June 1998.

With help from this program, Support Collectors continues to fight to make deadbeat parents pay what they owe. If you have any questions, contact our child support enforcement agency for more information. Absolutely no upfront payment is required for our services.

Support Collectors Now Accepting Cases in Georgia

January 26, 2009 – Minneapolis MN — Support Collectors, Inc. announced today that it has become registered in Georgia and is now accepting child support clients in that state. In 2009, the Georgia Legislature passed a law requiring all private child support collection agencies to become state-registered in order to provide services.  “We applaud the Georgia Legislature for enacting a law that reasonably regulates private agencies and imposes stringent consumer protection requirements,” said President Tim Turner. “Being able to help parents in Georgia collect the child support they so greatly need is an important facet of Support Collectors’ national presence.”

Turner commended the Georgia Division of Child Support Services for the fine services they provide to millions of parents.  “Georgia does a great job collecting child support, but it is a fact that with their budget restraints and large caseloads they simply cannot collect for every parent.  For the parents they cannot help, private agencies like Support Collectors are often a good option and a wise choice.”

Support Collectors is a private company that contracts directly with custodial parents to help them collect their court-ordered child support.  The company has been in business since 1993 and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  Support Collectors uses on-site investigators and experienced child support collectors to assist parents struggling to collect their child support. “Every one of our employees stands behind our mission of making a difference for families – one family at a time,” noted Turner. For more information visit the company’s website at or call 888-78-CHILD (888-782-4453).

Our clients say...

I want to thank you for doing a job neither the local child support office nor my attorney could accomplish, not only making it possible for my children to receive child support payments on a regular basis now, but also collecting the back support owed to me from a deadbeat dad.
- Robin B., California
Collected $14,000

I had exhausted all courts and literally hit a dead end. I was even told by the Clerk of the Court that I had no further recourse to collect support from my ex-husband, a deadbeat dad. Through your devoted efforts and your highly specialized team, payments started and are continuing.
- Sara G., Florida
Collected $20,000