If anyone can clarify, please chime in with your comments.

My question is:

Do the U.S. federal guidelines trump state guidelines when it comes to notification with regards to travel? My particular offense has a federal 10 yr statute for registration, but my state just implemented the tiered registry and the offense might or might not be a tier 3 (lifetime). Seems to be some confusion among legal minds as to the placement with regards to a misdemeanor vs. felony.  By federal standards, I would be “free” in 3 yrs… so I am wondering, does that mean I would not get a mark on passport or a green notice after that time?

Any experience with this would be welcome.