DUAL NATIONALITY FOR CHILDREN
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: The information solicited on this form is requested pursuant to provisions in Titles 8 and 22
of the U.S. Code, as well as the corresponding federal regulations, including specifically 22 U.S.C. § 211a
and Public Law 106-113, Div. B, §1000(a)(7) [Div. A., Title II, §236] of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg
Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 and Executive Order 11295 (Aug.
5, 1966), and the regulations contained in 22 C.F.R. § 51.28.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for soliciting the information is to enable the U.S. Department of State to
notify you of any pending U.S. passport applications for the child identified on the form and of any U.S.
passport held by the child that is still valid for travel. The child's social security number is requested
because that number is a unique identifier used to establish the identity of the passport holder.
ROUTINE USES: The information solicited on this form may be made available as a routine use to other
government agencies, to assist the U.S. Department of State in adjudicating passport applications and
requests for related services, and for law enforcement and administrative purposes. It may also be
disclosed pursuant to court order. The information may be made available to foreign government agencies
to fulfill passport control and immigration duties. The information may also be provided to foreign
government agencies, international organizations and, in limited cases, private persons and organizations
to investigate, prosecute, or otherwise address potential violations of law or to further the Secretary's
responsibility for the protection of U.S. nationals abroad. This would include, among other entities and
agencies, disclosure to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Central Authorities of
countries party to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction ("the
Convention"), attorneys of record and legal aid services to assist in facilitating operations under the
Convention; local police in connection with notification of next-of-kin and child custody disputes; social
services agencies; and parents involved in cases brought under the Convention. The information may also
be made available to private U.S. citizen 'wardens' designated by U.S. embassies and consulates. For a
more detailed listing of the routine uses to which this information may be put, see the Prefatory Statement
of Routine Uses and the listing of routine user set forth in the System of Records Notice (SORN) for
Overseas Citizens Services Records (State-05)., found at: http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/c25533.htm
DISCLOSURE: Filing a request through the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program and providing the
information requested on this form, including the child's social security number, is voluntary. Failure to
complete the form may result in a passport being issued to your child without your knowledge.
Many children, born in the U.S. or born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent, are citizens of both the U.S. and another country. A child may acquire the
citizenship of a foreign country, for example, through the child's birth abroad, or through a parent. There is no requirement that a U.S. citizen
parent consent to a child's acquisition of another nationality. Even though U.S. law may prevent one parent from obtaining a U.S. passport for a
child (for example, because of the two-parent signature requirement), a parent may still be able to obtain a foreign passport for a dual national
child from the embassy or government of the other country. Under U.S. law, a United States citizen child is required to enter and depart the United
States on his or her United States passport. However, please be advised that, since there are currently no exit controls from the United States,
U.S. citizen children can still exit the United States undetected on foreign passports.
U.S. law and regulations concerning the issuance of U.S. passports do not apply to foreign governments when they issue passports to people
(including children) whom they consider to be citizens of their country, whether or not the foreign passport is issued in the United States and/or to
a person the United States considers to be a U.S. citizen. If you think there is a possibility that your child may have another nationality, you are
encouraged to contact the relevant country's embassy or consulate directly to inquire about the rules governing the issuance of that country's
passport to your child, including the possible availability of mechanisms to prevent the issuance to your child of that country's passport without
your consent. The address and telephone numbers for the embassies and consulates for foreign countries within the United States can be found
on the Consular Affairs web page at >>travel.state.gov<< under each foreign country's Country Specific Information.
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response,
including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary documentation,
providing the information and/or documents required, and reviewing the final collection. You do not have
to supply this information unless this collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. If you have
comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please send
them to: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, CA/OCS/L, 10th Floor, WASHINGTON, DC 20522-1707.
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT