Gave the 21 day notice today, now I need help!

So I went in today and gave my 21 day notice, after filling out the paperwork, the detective grabbed my passport and said I will be right back. Came back 10 minutes later and said that the passport is not valid and that I will have to get a new one because there is no identifier on it. She then gave me a highlighted print out where it says that you have to have the identifier. I have never gotten a letter stating that my passport is invalid and I have a call into the state department checking to see if it is in fact invalid. She gave me back the passport and a copy of the signed notice and I told her that I think she is wrong and that I will check with the feds. The highlighted sheet said:

“If you currently have a valid US Passport book without the proper endorsement, you will need to return them with your application for a new passport. You must submit a signed statement that says you area covered sex offender under International Megan’s Law and include the US Passport with your application.”

I contacted the passport agency and they can only expedite a passport 2 weeks before your travel date and that is only if they have an appointment available. Any help or information will be gladly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Michael

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Written by Michael

12 thoughts on “Gave the 21 day notice today, now I need help!

  1. System Administrator says:

    Hello Michael. I can tell you that until you get an official notice from the State Department notifying you of your passport being invalid, it is still perfectly fine to use. You can use it to leave and then after you’ve gone, you will likely have that notice sent to your last known registered address. When you are in-country, you can fill out a new passport application and visit the consulate to have a new passport created. It’ll take about two weeks or so, but then they will send it to your new address in your new country. Just some food for thought.

    1. Michael says:

      What are the possibilities of arriving at the airport and it getting denied there? I have never flown internationally so dont know what they check at the airport??

      1. Sophie says:

        Hi Michael,
        My husband had a passport with no identifier and was denied to board and he received a few days later a letter that his passport was revoked because there was no identifier and he had to apply for a new one. So when you have your new passport redo your 21 days notice, because the passport number will be different so you cannot do the notice before receiving the passport.
        Also in a few months, you will have to ask a visa to go to Europe so leave soon because you can stay 3 months legally without problems coming from USA.

        1. Justin T says:

          Since this site is all about Facts and Not Fear, can you please provide more facts about your situation? Was this the first time your husband traveled on this passport? How old was the passport? Did your husband request the stamp when he applied for the passport the first time? Where exactly did they revoke his passport at the airport? Was it at the ticket gate, at the International terminal, or was he on the plane already? What happened to his passport? Was it confiscated or was he allowed to leave the airport with it? How many days notice did he give for his international travel? Was it 21 days or more than 21 days? What airport/state was he flying out of and where was he heading?

          As you can see, there are many facts you can provide that will help people with this issue in the future. With all respects to your situation, there are many other anecdotal accounts of guys traveling without the stamp just fine. Facts are necessary so we can all learn if this is in fact a new tactic, just bad luck, or another means of scaring registrants into not traveling or trying to travel? Regardless, I feel horrible about your situation, the time, money, and planning lost and I hope you can provide more information and some updates. Thank you.

          1. Sophie says:

            Please read between your lines.
            Was this the first time your husband traveled on this passport?
            YES after the false conviction case.
            How old was the passport?
            BRANDNEW
            Did your husband request the stamp when he applied for the passport the first time?
            WHY WILL HE DO THAT? IT WAS NOT REQUIRED. AND IT IS NOT HIS JOB TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIMSELF.
            Where exactly did they revoke his passport at the airport?
            SAN FRANCISCO, CA
            Was it at the ticket gate, at the International terminal, or was he on the plane already?
            AT THE GATE TO BOARD AND THEY REFUSED THE PASSPORT AND SENT HIM BACK HOME AND IT IS AFTERWARD THAT HE RECEIVED A LETTER THAT HIS PASSPORT WAS REVOKED AND HE HAD TO REAPPLY FOR A NEW ONE AND RECEIVED IT WITH AN IDENTIFIER.
            What happened to his passport?
            THEY DID NOT TAKE IT BUT IT WAS IMMEDIATELY CANCELED.
            THEY WOULD NOT TELL YOU THAT YOU NEED AN IDENTIFIER BECAUSE THEY LIKE TO DRAIN YOUR MONEY THAT YOU LOOSE YOUR FLIGHT, YOUR HOTEL…..
            THE AUTHORITY KNOWS PERFECTLY THAT YOU NEED AN IDENTIFIER WHEN HE GOT THE OTHER PASSPORT HE WAS ALREADY ON THE LIST. THEY DO IT ON PURPOSE TO WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY.
            Was it confiscated or was he allowed to leave the airport with it?
            IT WAS NOT CONFISCATED AND HE WAS ALLOWED TO LEAVE BUT THEY REFUSED TO ALLOW HIM TO USE A WHEEL CHAIR (HE HAD LEG SURGERY). THOSE PEOPLE ARE INHUMAN.
            How many days notice did he give for his international travel?
            MORE THAN 21 DAYS.
            What airport/state was he flying out of and where was he heading?
            SAN FRANCISCO TO FRANKFURT, GERMANY.

            As you can see, there are many facts you can provide that will help people with this issue in the future. With all respects to your situation, there are many other anecdotal accounts of guys traveling without the stamp just fine.
            HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HATED BECAUSE HE IS OUTSPOKEN AND HE HAS GOOD REASONS TO BE (IN OUR CASE HE WAS ACCUSED OF SOMETHING HE NEVER DID LIKE MANY PEOPLE ON THE LIST, THE COPS TOLD HIM THEY KNEW HE WAS INNOCENT SO BUT THEY DID NOT LIKE HIM, HE SPENT 5 YEARS IN A JAIL NOT A PRISON WITHOUT ANY TRIAL) AND MAYBE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE MENTIONING ABOVE WERE PLANNING TO GO BACK TO USA!
            Facts are necessary
            YES, I AGREE….
            so we can all learn if this is in fact a new tactic, just bad luck, or another means of scaring registrants into not traveling or trying to travel?
            WE ARE NOT TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE, WE ADVISE THEM TO TRAVEL WITH THEIR IDENTIFIER BECAUSE IF NOT IT IS A REASON TO REFUSE THEM TO TRAVEL, WASTE THEIR TIME AND MONEY.
            WE ARE IN GERMANY AS YOU KNOW JUSTIN AND WE MUST ALL FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE. WE ARE TELLING OUR STORY TO HELP REGISTRANTS TO AVOID THEY LOOSE MONEY AND AVOID DECEPTION. SO NOW, IT IS UP TO THE REGISTRANTS TO READ ADVISE AND TO USE THEM OR NOT. WE JUST DO NOT WANT THAT HAPPENS TO OTHERS.
            Regardless, I feel horrible about your situation, the time, money, and planning lost and I hope you can provide more information and some updates. Thank you.
            THANK YOU! “we should not judge people before knowing the complete truth”.
            “United we stand, divided we fall”.

          2. Michael says:

            Justin,
            Welcome to Germany, I hope you are settling in, would love to meet and chat and see if I can help in anything. I have been here 22 days and still working on getting things done. We use whats app here pretty regularly so feel free to log in and look us up. my email is [email protected] feel free to reach out. Bis spater

            Michael

    2. Sophie says:

      Well, they changed their tactic. All registrants must have a passport with an identifier but they do not tell you. If your passport does not have one, they will not send you a letter until you arrived at the airport and they will revoke your passport! They will deny you to board because your passport has no identifier!!! It is very mean what they do! And they know you have to begin again, wait for a new passport, book a flight, give 21 days notice…..

      1. Justin T says:

        Thank you for providing the facts above. It is greatly appreciated and will assist others in making informed decisions regarding their travels.

        If you may, would you mind letting me know how long ago this incident occurred? Was it within the past few weeks? Months ago? Years ago?

        Also, when your husband received his stamped passport, was the stamp on the first page or in the endorsements section in the back?

        Finally, you say you are in Germany now. So was your husband able to get a stamped passport and successfully leave the US?

        Thank you again and I am sorry I forgot to ask these questions above.

  2. Lylli says:

    I have heard conflicting information. It used to be that your passport would get revoked upon return to the US, but recently I saw posts on ACSOL that someone was turned around at the destination airport. Here is the story that was posted: Source: ACSOL

    A registrant and his wife were removed by from a plane they had already boarded in Los Angeles earlier this week. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials who removed them from the plane, the registrant’s passport had been revoked because it lacked the unique identifier required by the International Megan’s Law (IML).

    According to the registrant, he received no notice that his passport had been revoked prior to boarding the flight from Los Angeles to Amsterdam. After the registrant was removed from the plane, the DHS officials demanded that he surrender his passport to them. The registrant complied with that demand and is now required to apply for a new passport.

    “Without a passport, the registrant and his wife were unable to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with friends in Europe,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “In addition, they have lost the money they paid for their flights as well as for their lodging.”

    Although requests have been made of DHS, the agency has so far refused to provide information regarding how or when the registrant was notified that his passport had been revoked. Due to COVID restrictions, it will take the registrant one month or longer to replace his passport.

    “Due to this incident, it is highly recommended that registrants covered by the IML who lack a unique identifier in their passports, apply for a new passport with a unique identifier in order to prevent a similar experience,” stated Bellucci. “Registrants with passports that include a unique identifier are still allowed to travel to many countries, including 26 countries in Europe.”

    Registrants covered by the IML’s passport requirement include individuals convicted of a sex offense involving a minor (under age 18) and who are required to register in any state. In accordance with the IML, the registrant notified local law enforcement more than 21 days prior to his departure of his overseas travel.

    1. Sophie says:

      Read above, do not travel and try to travel without a passport with an Identifier you will be rejected from the airport right away.

  3. Steven Knox says:

    I did a little research on this. Apparently LAX is doing criminal checks on everyone, because of the high crime at the airport. I found a case in Oregon of a man trying to flee without 21 day notice, but that person hadn’t registered in months.

  4. Sophie says:

    You need your 21 days notice and a passport identified! Each registrant is closely monitored. It was silly to leave without notice. All registrants emails are monitored so they know when you booked a flight…They monitor phone calls, stalk registrants….Believe me or not, it is the truth!!!!

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