Michael

  • 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 grimes20619@yahoo.com feel free to reach out. Bis spater

    Michael

  • Michael commented on the post, This looks fishy 8 months ago

    I know that in Maryland I was allowed to have a pellet pistol. I of course sold it in preparation of the move.

  • On my 21 day notice, I was told that same thing that Germany as well as all the other countries are going to turn me down and not let me in and I told them that they did not know that as a fact and that I had done my research and that I am going. Period. Exclamation point!

  • William, some cities, states and county’s have new laws about where you can live and could be that where he lives it is grandfathered in so if he leaves, its like just moving into the area. Fortunately Maryland is not like that.

  • 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??

  • 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 […]

    • 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.

      • 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??

        • 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had a passport with no identifier and was denied to board and he received a few days later a letter that his passport was revoked because there was no identifier and he had to apply for a new one.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.

          • 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.

            • 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”.

            • 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 grimes20619@yahoo.com feel free to reach out. Bis spater

              Michael

      • 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…..

        • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

    • 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!!!!

  • So because March 1st is my state’s usual 1st quarter registry, I had sent them an email to schedule a time to come in and give them the 21-day notice. They called back after scheduling it for tomorrow and the […]

    • Keep your head up and know that you have the option to leave for better life. randomly – similar thing happened- February 08, 2022- I was doing my 90 day registration and told officers I was looking into going to Romania or Germany. The officer looked at me and said “, “why would you want to risk doing that knowing they wont let you in the country?”. I explained after 25 years I wanted to start over and he went on a long speech about its a shame people don’t understand the limitations on their life and what they can do and that if registrants leave for more then 3 days they can no longer live in their house when they come back because of new laws. I told officer I would like to discuss 21 day period to plan for next quarter and was told if you can throw away thousands of dollars on a airline ticket just to get stopped be my guest bring a itinerary once its paid for and he would make a Xerox copy to send to U.S. Marshals. Biggest problem is that for 25 years most of us never thought about leaving the country so its unexpected when we bring it up. But yes i think we have options.

      • Why wouldn’t you be able to return to your house after 3 days?

        • William, some cities, states and county’s have new laws about where you can live and could be that where he lives it is grandfathered in so if he leaves, its like just moving into the area. Fortunately Maryland is not like that.

    • Could all be on how you look at it. The police told me the same thing but they were obviously (in my case) coming at it from a standpoint of not wanting me to waste my money on a failed trip; they knew of other registrants being turned away from Mexico.

    • On my 21 day notice, I was told that same thing that Germany as well as all the other countries are going to turn me down and not let me in and I told them that they did not know that as a fact and that I had done my research and that I am going. Period. Exclamation point!

    • Wow, I wished you had that in writing how the Sheriff mentioned that people forced to register don’t know the limitations that are put onto their lives. Yet another proof that the registry is punishment and nothing else. Smith vs Doe keeps saying it is merely administrative, but clearly even law enforcement knows that that’s not true one bit. Hope you will have a better life in Germany. It’s a beautiful country.

  • I remember that I could get arrested for have sex with a guy in Georgia when I was much younger. Thankfully things have changed and Germany is by far one of the safest countries for Gay people.

  • Now that would work, I will try and keep all advised. Home is where you lay your hat!

  • Did you end up traveling? If so how did it go? enquiring minds want to know….

  • Just a friendly reminder that your past is the past; It’s been written, there is no changing it. But your present and future are yours to hold and you get to decide what they look like. Start living your life now […]

  • This is where America is heading: You serve your time and pay your debt to society, then have the opportunity to buy a business because you cant find work, and all hell breaks loose. This is not news, this is hate!

  • Michael wrote a new post, WHY? 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    After I made the decision to move out of the US, friends, family, and even strangers have asked me, “WHY?” So rather than repeat the reasons and explanation of why, I am going to jot down my thought […]

    • If you need or want company, a fellow Vet is ready to join you. I’m worried that the current radical political shift that is taking place in U.S. will eventually find it’s way to the registrant community.

    • Thank you for your thoughts. You are right about all of it, and need to move to a place where they will accept you for who you are, not what you did. I’m moving shortly. 🙂

    • germany does sound like a good idea for all reasons listed. good luck to you. hopefully we can all start over

  • Ric,
    You can send a message to River on this website, just look under contact and there is a drop-down menu. I plan on leaving by the end of June at the latest. Getting rid of everything is going rather slow but making progress. Let me know if you have questions and if I cant answer I will get the boss too!
    Michael

  • Very well written, it is a shame that the general public can not read this because of ignorant people who want to push their own agenda. Facts are facts and no one can dispute them. Again very well written, hope that it can get published in the mainstream news.

  • Thanks for the tip, I will just sell everything and hope for a deal when I get there.

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