7 FAM 1300 Appendix B

endorsement codes

(CT:CON-736;   10-04-2017)
(Office of Origin:  CA/OCS/L)

7 FAM 1310 Appendix B  Endorsement Code Procedures

(CT:CON-732;   09-21-2017)

a. “Endorsement” means an official stamped, typed, or written indication of the circumstances under which a passport was issued or can be used.  The bearer may also be provided with an Information Notice that provides more information on the endorsement (see 7 FAM 1300 Appendix T).  Endorsed passports indicate that:

(1)  They are valid only for a specific period of time;

(2)  The bearer has a certain status; and/or

(3)  There is some other relevant information about the bearer of the passport.

b. Supervisory consular officers abroad and directors of passport agencies and centers must ensure that endorsements are processed correctly.  You must use the standard wording given for each endorsement.  Do not modify the endorsement text unless specifically authorized by the Passport Services (CA/PPT) for passport agencies and centers, Overseas Citizen Services, American Citizen Services (CA/OCS/ACS) for posts abroad, and the Special Issuance Agency (CA/PPT/SIA) for special issuance passports as authorized below).  You must use the specific endorsement, which is prescribed for the situation at hand, and avoid the indiscriminate use of general endorsements such as Code 46.  The use of a nonstandard endorsement or incorrect use of a standard endorsement may cause confusion, problems for the traveler, or inappropriate action in subsequent adjudication.  Uniform use of endorsements will avoid such confusion, and minimize the need to retrieve and review previous passport files.

c.  Specific guidance about the use of these endorsements is provided in the corresponding subject instructions in 7 FAM 1300.  The endorsement code must be noted in the appropriate space on the passport application (see 7 FAM 1345.3-1).

d. See 7 FAM 1300 Appendix P, "Passport Card," for specific information on using endorsements with passport cards.

e. If a passport book contains two or more endorsements, e.g. endorsements 73 and 75, that limit its validity period:

(1)  For regular passport books, the validity period is equal to the minimum length of time provided in this appendix.  For example, if one endorsement limits the passport book to one year, and the second limits it to two years, the passport book would be issued with a one-year validity period; and

(2)  Special-issuance passports (official, diplomatic, service, and no-fee regular passports) must be limited only with regard to the applicant's entitlement to the special issuance passport:

(a)  All issues should be resolved prior to the issuance of a special-issuance passport.  For example, an applicant who did not submit an acceptable U.S. birth certificate must submit an acceptable birth certificate before being issued a special-issuance passport; and

(b)  CA/PPT/SIA may authorize exceptions to this policy in special, emergency circumstances and limit the passport book for an appropriate period of time to meet U.S. Government objectives.

f.  Some endorsement codes, e.g., 46, 71, 72, etc., were developed to allow issuance of a limited-validity passport when the applicant is unable to comply with Federal regulations or Department policy because of urgent or emergency circumstances.  These endorsements provide sufficient validity, in nearly every case, for the applicant to complete her or his travel and to comply with Federal regulations and/or Department policy.  Consequently, these endorsement codes must be used only once to resolve an issue.  For example, an applicant who received endorsement 71 on her or his previous passport must submit an acceptable birth certificate and may not be issued a second passport limited with endorsement 71.  If the applicant is not eligible for an exception, the application must be handled in accordance with 7 FAM 1381.2.  Exceptions to this policy may be made:

(1)  In life or death emergency situations;

(2)  If the problem recurs (e.g., the applicant replaced a certificate of naturalization, and subsequently lost the replacement); or

(3)  If the applicant makes a credible claim showing why she or he could not comply (e.g., the applicant submits an adoption decree showing that the adoption will be finalized after the date of travel).

g. Unless provided otherwise in this appendix, U.S. passports (except for emergency photo-digitized passports) must be issued for a minimum of one year, even if the passport would otherwise be limited for less than one year, e.g., because of a limited period of entitlement.  The one-year validity period provides sufficient time for the applicant to:

(1)  Receive the passport;

(2)  Obtain all necessary visas;

(3)  Comply with airline carriage requirements;

(4)  Comply with foreign entry/exit requirements; and

(5)  Complete her or his travel.

h. CA/PPT/SIA may authorize the deletion of an endorsement in a special-issuance passport book if the status granted by the endorsement no longer applies and the applicant will remain entitled to the passport book for a period of time equal to or greater than its current validity.  The special-issuance passport book would then be amended to add the new, correct endorsement (see 7 FAM 1320 Appendix F).  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply and a new special-issuance passport book issued for a period appropriate to the applicant's entitlement.  To delete an endorsement:

(1)  Use a ruler and a black pen to neatly line out the endorsement text; and

(2)  Insert endorsement DEL and the new endorsement (if applicable).

7 FAM 1320 Appendix B  List of Current endorsements

(CT:CON-736;   10-04-2017)

This section contains all of the endorsements currently available in TDIS and/or ACS.  If a previous endorsement does not appear in this list, it may be available in the FAM archive for this appendix, or in the 1992 endorsement list.

(D) = Diplomatic Passports

(CD) = Courtesy Diplomatic Passport

(CARD) = Passport Card

(O) = Official Passports

(N) = No-fee Regular Passport

(R) = Regular Passport

(S) = Service Passport

(All) = All Types of Passports

 

CODE

WORDING OF ENDORSEMENT (TEXT FIELD) or (DROPDOWN/TEXT)

Explanatory notes appear below endorsement text in this font and color.)

01 (D)

THE BEARER IS ABROAD ON A DIPLOMATIC ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

01A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), ABROAD ON A DIPLOMATIC ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members.

01B (D)

THE BEARER IS ABROAD ON A DIPLOMATIC ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OR AS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), ABROAD ON A DIPLOMATIC ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for multiple entitlements.

02 (D)

THE BEARER IS THE (TITLE).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used when an applicant is identified with a lengthy title (e.g., "United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary").

02A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), THE (TITLE).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members.

03 (R,CARD)

THIS PASSPORT REPLACES PASSPORT NUMBER (NUMBER) ISSUED ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT IS VALID UNTIL (MON DY, YEAR).

To replace a passport canceled in error, a spoiled or defective passport, a passport containing a data error (including incorrect endorsements), or a re-issued Form DS-4085 (see 7 FAM 1330 Appendix W).  Limit to expiration date of original passport.  This endorsement with print the letter "R" on the passport card to indicate that it is a replacement.  Passports limited with endorsement 03 may be replaced on Form DS-82 if otherwise eligible.

04 (N)

NO FEE.

Placed in all no-fee regular passports, except dependent passports with preprinted endorsement 60 used by CA/PPT/SIA, the Charleston Passport Center (CA/PPT/CPC), and the Honolulu Passport Agency (CA/PPT/HH).

05 (D)

 

THE BEARER IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE (AFRICAN UNION/EUROPEAN UNION/VIENNA OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEST ASIAN NATIONS/ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT) WITH THE RANK (AND STATUS OF AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY/OF AMBASSADOR).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS.

05A (D)

 

THE BEARER IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE AFRICAN UNION WITH THE RANK AND STATUS OF AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

06 (D)

THE BEARER IS A DIPLOMATIC COURIER FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

07 (D)

THE BEARER IS AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO (COUNTRY).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS.

07A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO (COUNTRY).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS.

08 (ALL)

THE BEARER IS ALSO KNOWN AS (K-A GIVEN NAMES) (K-A SURNAME).

Bearer uses an assumed name in addition to his or her legal name.

09 (ALL)

THE BEARER IS A UNITED STATES NATIONAL AND NOT A UNITED STATES CITIZEN.

·        Placed in a passport book issued to a U.S. national who is not a citizen.

·        “U.S. National” will be printed instead of “USA” on the front of the passport card.

 

Prior to the creation of this endorsement in 1992, the bearer's status as a non-citizen U.S. national was indicated by circling the word "National" or crossing out the word "Citizen" in the Secretary's message on the signature page of the U.S. passport.

10 (O,N)

THE BEARER IS ABROAD ON AN OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

10A (O,N)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF A PERSON ABROAD ON AN OFFICIAL ASSIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members.

11 (D)

THE BEARER IS AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR (TITLE).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS (e.g., Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues).

11A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR (TITLE).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS (e.g., Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues).  Used for all eligible family members.

12 (D, O, N)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE REPLACED.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Dependent (see 14 FAM 511.3) who will reach age of 21 while accompanying sponsor on permanent change-of-station (PCS) assignment.  Limit to 6 months past the bearer’s 21st birthday.

12A (D,O,N)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE REPLACED.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Dependent (see 14 FAM 511.3) who will reach age of 23 and is authorized educational travel.  Limit to 6 months past the bearer’s 23rd birthday.

12C (D,O,N)

THIS PASSPORT MAY BE REISSUED AT EXPIRATION.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Endorsement is for an eligible family member (see 14 FAM 511.3) who is older than the age of 21, is incapable of self-support, and is accompanying the sponsor on a PCS assignment overseas as indicated on current travel authorization.

15 (R)

THE BEARER IS A CONSULAR AGENT OF THE UNITED STATES RESIDENT IN (CITY), (COUNTRY).

Use ONLY when authorized by HR/PAS (see 3 FAM 8912.5).  Bearer is a United States Consular Agent with residence abroad.

18 (O)

THE BEARER IS A MILITARY OBSERVER IN SERVICE WITH THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION FOR THE REFERENDUM IN THE WESTERN SAHARA.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

21 (D)

THE BEARER IS A (PERSONAL/SPECIAL) REPRESENTATIVE OF THE (PRESIDENT/SECRETARY OF STATE) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS.

21A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), A (PERSONAL/SPECIAL) REPRESENTATIVE OF THE (PRESIDENT/SECRETARY OF STATE) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use the exact title provided by HR/PAS.  Used for all eligible family members.

22 (D/CD)

THE BEARER IS (THE PRESIDENT/THE PRESIDENT ELECT/A FORMER PRESIDENT/THE VICE PRESIDENT/THE VICE PRESIDENT ELECT/A FORMER VICE PRESIDENT) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

22A (D/CD)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), (THE PRESIDENT/THE PRESIDENT ELECT/A FORMER PRESIDENT/THE VICE PRESIDENT/THE VICE PRESIDENT ELECT/A FORMER VICE PRESIDENT) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members including widows and widowers.

26 (D)

THE BEARER IS (THE CHIEF/AN ASSOCIATE) JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

26A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), (THE CHIEF/AN ASSOCIATE) JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members.

27 (D)

THE BEARER IS THE (SECRETARY/DEPUTY SECRETARY) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF (DEPARTMENT) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  See endorsement 37 for the Attorney General/Deputy Attorney General.

27A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), THE (SECRETARY/DEPUTY SECRETARY) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF (DEPARTMENT) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  The spouse must appear on U.S. Government-funded travel orders.  Used for all eligible family members.  The eligible family member must appear on U.S. Government-funded travel orders.  See endorsement 37A for the eligible family member(s) of the Attorney General/Deputy Attorney General.

29 (CD)

THE BEARER IS A FORMER (SECRETARY/DEPUTY SECRETARY) OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

29A (CD)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), A FORMER (SECRETARY/DEPUTY SECRETARY) OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members including widows and widowers.

32 (CD)

THE BEARER IS A RETIRED SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WITH THE PERSONAL RANK OF CAREER AMBASSADOR.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

32A (CD)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), A SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER WITH THE PERSONAL RANK OF CAREER AMBASSADOR.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

35 (D,O)

THE BEARER IS A SENATOR IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FROM THE (STATE/COMMONWEALTH) OF (STATE/COMMONWEALTH).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use COMMONWEALTH for Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

35A (D,O)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), A SENATOR IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FROM THE (STATE/COMMONWEALTH) OF (STATE/COMMONWEALTH).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Use COMMONWEALTH for Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  Used for all eligible family members.

36 (D,O)

THE BEARER IS (A REPRESENTATIVE/THE DELEGATE/THE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER) IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FROM THE (STATE/TERRITORY/COMMONWEALTH/CITY) OF (STATE/TERRITORY/COMMONWEALTH/CITY).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

 

Title:

·         Select "A REPRESENTATIVE" for members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 50 states.

·         Select "THE DELEGATE" for members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

·         Select "THE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER" for the member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Puerto Rico.

 

Representational area:

·         Select "STATE" for all of the 50 states except Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

·         Select "TERRITORY" for American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

·         Select "COMMONWEALTH" for the states of Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and for the territories of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.

·         Select "CITY" for Washington, DC.

36A (D,O)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), (A REPRESENTATIVE/THE DELEGATE/THE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER) IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FROM THE (STATE/TERRITORY/COMMONWEALTH/CITY) OF (STATE/TERRITORY/COMMONWEALTH/CITY).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Used for all eligible family members.  Follow the guidance for endorsement 36.

37 (D)

THE BEARER IS THE (ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

37A (D)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF (NAME OF SPONSOR), THE (ATTORNEY GENERAL/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL) OF THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  The eligible family member must appear on U.S. Government-funded travel orders.  Used for all eligible family members.

40 (N)

THE BEARER IS A CREW MEMBER OF AN AMERICAN VESSEL.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Seaman traveling abroad to join a vessel of U.S. registry.

41 (N)

THE BEARER IS PROCEEDING ABROAD FOR THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is Red Cross employee traveling to countries other than Japan and Korea.

41C (N)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF A PERSON PROCEEDING ABROAD FOR THE AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is an eligible family member of a Red Cross employee traveling to countries other than Japan and Korea.

43 (D, O)

THE BEARER IS ASSIGNED TO THE MULTINATIONAL FORCE AND OBSERVERS.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

45 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES (MON DY, YEAR) AND WAS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE UNDER 22 CFR 51.2(b).

Use when the first passport is unavailable due to visa processing delay or when a foreign country will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries.  Second passport books cannot be extended.

·         Limit regular passport books to four years.

·         Limit diplomatic, official, or no-fee regular passport books to one year less than the expiration date of the current passport book, not to exceed four years.

See 7 FAM 1300 Appendix F, 7 FAM 1318, and 7 FAM 1300 Appendix R.

46 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE REPLACED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Special problems, which cannot be resolved before emergency travel.  Limit to one year unless specified otherwise below.  Review file to determine what is needed to replace passport.  May be replaced with a fully valid passport if acceptable documentation or verification to overcome the problem is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the passport unless specified otherwise below.  For example, this endorsement may be used when:

·        Child traveling abroad before adoption is final.

·        Sex transition case.  Limit to two years (see 7 FAM 1320 Appendix M).

·        Child traveling when original, notarized consent has not been submitted (see 7 FAM 1353.6).

·        Applicant traveling when original, signed declaration that she/he has not been issued a Social Security Number has not been received (see 7 FAM 1300 Appendix K).

·        Unacceptable photographs (see 7 FAM 1380 Appendix E).

·        Infant traveling abroad before a name was selected (see 7 FAM 1300 Appendix C).

·        Authorized exceptions to policy for official and diplomatic passport books.  Limitations will vary on a case-by-case basis not to exceed four years.  Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

·        Persons indebted to the U.S. government who have made satisfactory arrangements to repay the loan and are not in default of these arrangements (see 7 FAM 1337.6).

·        Persons identified by personal discussion with the passport issuing officer for emergency travel (see 7 FAM 1326.2).

·        Incorrect sex listed on birth certificate because of typographical error, when the applicant has urgent travel (see 7 FAM 1360 Appendix M).

·        Applicants who have received a material name change but cannot provide acceptable documentation thereof (see 7 FAM 1320 Appendix C).

Official passports:

·        Military cadets or midshipmen traveling abroad on a temporary duty (TDY) assignment.  Limit to three years.

·        All eligible family members of military general officers traveling on invitational travel orders accompanying her or his sponsor on official government business.  Limit to two years.

No-fee regular passports:

·        Next-of-kin of military personnel wounded or ill abroad, or persons traveling abroad to participate in a court-martial -- traveling on invitational orders at government expense.  Limit to one year.  May be replaced on receipt of new travel authorization orders.

47 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REISSUE FOR PASSPORT (number) ISSUED ON (MON DY, YEAR).

Must be used for re-issues (see 7 FAM 1330 Appendix W).

Do not limit the passport unless in conjunction with a limitation endorsement such as code 71.

49 (D,O)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT MAY BE REPLACED UPON AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, PASSPORT SERVICES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is personal- or non-personal services contractor traveling abroad to fulfill a contractual obligation with the United States Government.  Requires special approval per 7 FAM 1393.2 and 7 FAM 1393.3.

52 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT IS ALSO VALID FOR ONE ROUND TRIP TO (COUNTRY).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/S/L.

53 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT IS NOT VALID FOR TRAVEL TO, IN OR THROUGH (COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES).

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/S/L.

56 (N)

THE BEARER IS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Peace Corps volunteers and volunteer leaders traveling to any country except the Philippines.

57 (N)

THE BEARER IS A PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER PROCEEDING TO THE PHILIPPINES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Peace Corps volunteers and volunteer leaders traveling to the Philippines.

60 (N)

THIS PASSPORT IS VALID ONLY FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE BEARER’S RESIDENCE ABROAD AS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY OR NAVAL FORCES ON ACTIVE DUTY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Authorized member of the family of members of the U.S. Armed Forces traveling abroad on official business.

62 (D)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT MAY BE REPLACED ON PRESENTATION OF APPROPRIATE AUTHORIZATION.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

·         U.S. government personnel (military and civilian) who are eligible for a diplomatic passport because of a permanent change of station (PCS) assignment overseas under the authority of a U.S. chief of mission, and only when requested by the employing Federal agency.  Limit to length of assignment plus one year.  May be replaced on receipt of travel authorization orders.

65 (N)

THE BEARER IS PROCEEDING ABROAD ON INVITATIONAL ORDERS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is a person traveling on invitational orders for the DOD.

69 (O,N)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE CIVILIAN COMPONENT AS DEFINED IN THE MAY 09, 1963 AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is a civilian DOD employee traveling on assignment to Australia.

69M (O.N)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE MILITARY COMPONENT AS DEFINED IN THE MAY 09, 1963 AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is a military member traveling on assignment to Australia.

69C (O,N)

THE BEARER IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY OF A MEMBER OF THE (CIVILIAN/MILITARY) COMPONENT AS DEFINED IN THE MAY 09, 1963 AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is a member of the family of a military member who is accompanying the sponsor to Australia.

70 (N)

THE BEARER IS PROCEEDING ABROAD ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS FOR THE UNITED SEAMEN’S SERVICE.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  Bearer is an employee of the United Seaman’s Service traveling on official business.

71 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  REPLACEMENT MAY BE ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.41.

Used ONLY by passport agencies/centers.  Applicant has an urgent departure date.  May be replaced free-of-charge with a fully valid passport provided fully acceptable citizenship evidence is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the original passport.

 

This endorsement may be used when the evidence indicates that the applicant may have a claim to U.S. citizenship/non-citizen U.S. nationality, but the applicant has not submitted sufficient documentation to the preponderance of the evidence.  For example, this endorsement may be used when:

 

·         The applicant submitted secondary evidence of U.S. citizenship (see 7 FAM 1350 Appendix I).

·         The applicant submitted a delayed U.S. birth certificate without acceptable secondary evidence of birth (see also endorsement 77).

·         The applicant acquired U.S. citizenship through birth abroad or derivative naturalization, e.g., the applicant submitted a photocopy of a parent’s naturalization certificate.

·         The Department has not completed a manual file search (see 7 FAM 1340 Appendix I).

·         The applicant’s birth certificate has been filed, but has not been received, i.e., for newborns, if sufficient evidence of relationship to the parent(s) has been submitted.

·         The applicant submitted a birth abstract from an issuing authority in the State of Texas that does not include detailed place of birth information (see 7 FAM 1345.3-2(D)).

72 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  A FULLY VALID REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE WHEN A REVIEW UNDER SECTION (340/349) INA IS COMPLETE.

Bearer may have expatriated self and further investigation is needed, but bearer needs passport for immediate travel.  Limit to one year.  Review file to determine what evidence is needed to replace passport.  May be replaced free-of-charge with a fully valid passport if acceptable documentation or verification to overcome the problem is submitted within 1 year from the issuance date of the original passport.

73 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  REPLACEMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED UNDER 22 CFR 51.41.

·        Use ONLY by passport agencies/centers.  Applicant does not have original of his or her Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship, is in the process of applying for a new certificate from Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and has urgent departure date (an applicant for a replacement certificate of citizenship may instead submit evidence that she/he has acquired U.S. citizenship through the naturalization of a U.S. citizen parent--see 7 FAM 1150).  The applicant must:

·         Provide evidence that he or she has applied for a replacement Certificate of Naturalization (either an original or photocopied Form I-797C, "Notice of Action"  (the receipt for the Form N-565, "Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document") or, if unavailable, a printed copy of case status showing Form N-565 acceptance from the USCIS "My Case Status" public website provided by the customer); and

·        A letter of verification of the applicant's naturalization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Form GS-24, "Certification of Documents" from the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).  The letter must be on office letterhead paper and contain an original signature of a local office director.  The letter must include the applicant's full name and date of birth, date and place of the naturalization, the alien registration number and the naturalization certificate number as shown in USCIS records; or

·        If a letter of verification is unavailable, verification of naturalization via the Person Centric Query Service (PCQS) in the Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) may be used.

·        Limit to two years.  May be replaced free-of-charge with a fully valid passport provided new Certificate of Naturalization/Certificate of Citizenship is submitted within two years from the issuance date of the original passport.

74 (R)

THE BEARER’S FULL LEGAL NAME IS (NAME).

Use in rare instances when applicant has multiple, legal, first, middle, and/or last names listed on the birth evidence, and/or identification documentation that are too long for total inclusion in the passport data page.  Travel Document Issuance System (TDIS) and American Citizens Services System (ACS) only allow for a certain set number of characters on the line for given and middle names as well as the line for the surname.  Determine, with input from the applicant, what abbreviated version of the legal name is acceptable to her/him for inclusion in the passport data page.  This endorsement does not change the name as it appears on a passport card, nor is it printed on the passport card.

·         If the passport is being issued domestically through the overseas photo-digitized passport (OPDP) program, then the code 74 endorsement should be used.

·         Endorsement 112 is only for use by posts abroad issuing an emergency photo-digitized passport (EPDP).

75 (R)

THIS PASSPORT CANNOT BE EXTENDED BEYOND 5 YEARS.

Bearer was under 16 when application was executed, but reached 16 before issuance of passport approved or when the passport was printed (if there were delays in processing).

A passport with this endorsement cannot be renewed on Form DS-82 (22 CFR 51.21).

76 (R)

A FULL VALIDITY PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD MAY BE AUTHORIZED UPON RECEIPT OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

Use ONLY by passport agencies/centers in urgent book + card application issuance situations where a passport card cannot be issued and only a limited validity passport book may be issued because of insufficient citizenship/entitlement documentation to permit issuance of full validity document.

77

(ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  REPLACEMENT MAY BE ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.42(b).

Use ONLY by passport agencies/centers.  Applicant submitted a birth certificate filed by a potentially fraudulent birth document (PFBD) attendant that does not meet the requirements necessary to issue a full validity passport, no derogatory information is located, and has an urgent departure date.  Limit to one year.  May be replaced provided acceptable citizenship evidence is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the original passport.  The application for a free-of-charge full validity passport must be referred to CA/PPT/CPC for adjudication (see 7 FAM 1345.3-8).

79 (R, N)

THE BEARER WAS CONVICTED OF A SEX OFFENSE AGAINST A MINOR, AND IS A COVERED SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO 22 U.S.C. 212b(c)(1).

Bearer is a covered sex offender per 22 U.S.C. 212b(c)(1) and her/his passport must be endorsed.  Diplomatic, Official and Service passports must not be issued or endorsed.  See also 7 FAM 1337.9 regarding name clearance, 7 FAM 1383.6 regarding denial and revocation of passports, and 7 FAM 1342 Appendix P regarding passport cards, for additional specific guidance on appropriate procedures.

90L (O,S,N,R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A LOST PASSPORT.

Bearer has lost one valid passport and adjudicator is satisfied with bearer’s statement about its disposition.  See also 7 FAM 1342 Appendix P regarding lost passport cards.

90S (O,S,N,R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A STOLEN PASSPORT.

Bearer has one valid passport stolen and adjudicator is satisfied with bearer’s statement about its disposition.  See also 7 FAM 1342 Appendix P regarding stolen passport cards.

90D (O,S,N,R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A DAMAGED PASSPORT.

Bearer has damaged one valid passport and adjudicator is satisfied with bearer’s statement about its disposition.

91L (N,R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A LOST PASSPORT.  A FULL VALIDITY REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Multiple losses of valid previous passports or of one previous passport when circumstances indicate possible fraud (see 7 FAM 1377).  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.  Limit to one year.

91S (N,R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A STOLEN PASSPORT.  A FULL VALIDITY REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Multiple thefts of valid previous passports or of one previous passport when circumstances indicate possible fraud (see 7 FAM 1377).  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.  Limit to one year.

91M (N,R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A MUTILATED PASSPORT.  A FULL VALIDITY REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Mutilation of one or more valid previous passports (see 7 FAM 1378).  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.  Limit to one year.

91D (N,R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A DAMAGED PASSPORT.  A FULL VALIDITY REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Damage of multiple valid previous passports or of one previous passport when circumstances indicate possible fraud (see 7 FAM 1378).  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.  Limit to one year.

99 A-C (ALL)

Open endorsements – to be used for customized language in exceptional cases.

Use of this endorsement includes, but is not limited to, the following:

·         To amend an existing passport with an endorsement stamp (see 7 FAM 1340 Appendix F).

·         Re-mail of a special-issuance passport book placed on file at CA/PPT/SIA (using Form DS-4085 to request retrieval by an authorized agency with proper documentation (see 7 FAM 1390)).  Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.

DEL (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT WAS AMENDED ON (MON DY, YEAR) TO REMOVE AN ENDORSEMENT.

This endorsement is used to amend an existing passport to delete an endorsement (see 7 FAM 1310 Appendix B).

EP (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT WAS ISSUED BECAUSE OF AN URGENT DEPARTURE DATE.  THE MISSING DATA IN THE CHIP DOES NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE PASSPORT.  IT WILL BE REPLACED UPON THE BEARER’S REQUEST.

Use ONLY when certificate authority server is down and a limited passport must be issued without the digital signature.  Limit to one year.  May be replaced anytime using the Form DS-5504 with the digital signature from the certificate authority upon the bearer’s request.  If replaced after one year, the new passport must be limited using endorsement 03 (see 7 FAM 1350 Appendix W).

PRE-PRINTED (S)

THE BEARER IS ABROAD WORKING IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Use ONLY when authorized by CA/PPT/SIA.  This endorsement is pre-printed in the service passport.  It is not available in TDIS or ACS.

100 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited-validity passport for emergency travel.  Sufficient primary evidence of U.S. citizenship and identity was submitted.  May be replaced free-of-charge with full validity passport if a Form DS-5504 is submitted within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  Otherwise, the applicant may re-apply on a Form DS-82.

101 (R)

THIS PASSPORT WAS ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.41 AND EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited-validity passport for emergency travel.  Evidence of U.S. citizenship submitted was insufficient for issuance of a full validity passport.  May be replaced free of charge with full validity passport if Form DS-5504 with fully acceptable U.S. citizenship evidence is submitted within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply on a Form DS-11.

102 (R)

THIS PASSPORT WAS ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.23 AND EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited-validity passport for emergency travel.  Insufficient primary evidence of identity was submitted (see 7 FAM 1325).  Consular officer is reasonably satisfied as to the applicant’s identity based on secondary evidence.  May be replaced free of charge with full validity passport if Form DS-5504 with acceptable primary evidence of identity is submitted within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply on a Form DS-11.

103 (R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A (LOST/STOLEN/DAMAGED/MUTILATED) PASSPORT AND EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited-validity passport for emergency travel.  Sufficient evidence of U.S. citizenship and identity was submitted.  May be replaced free of charge with full validity passport if a Form DS-5504 is submitted within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  Otherwise, the applicant may re-apply on a Form DS-11.

104 (R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A (LOST/STOLEN/DAMAGED/MUTILATED) PASSPORT AND WAS ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.23 AND/OR 22 CFR 51.41.  IT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited-validity passport for emergency travel.  Insufficient primary evidence of U.S. citizenship and identity was submitted.  May be replaced free of charge with full validity passport if a Form DS-5504 with acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship and/or identity is submitted within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply on a Form DS-11.

105 (R)

THIS PASSPORT IS VALID ONLY FOR RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES BEFORE (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Use in extradition, deportation, passport revocation cases, prisoner transfer cases; for a parent with support payment arrearages or when otherwise authorized by the Department.

You may only use this code for repatriation cases when the applicant does not have a passport.  Otherwise, you must use the special repatriation endorsement stamp provided to posts for this sole purpose (see 7 FAM 1385).

Do not charge the applicant an execution or passport fee for the following types of cases:

·         Extradition;

·         Deportation;

·         Repatriation;

·         Prisoner transfer; or

·         When otherwise authorized by the Department under 22 U.S.C. 214(a).

Execution and passport fees must be charged for the following types of cases, unless otherwise exempted as described above (see 7 FAM 1350 Appendix G):

·         Child support payment arrearages (in accordance with 7 FAM 1387.1);

·         Seriously delinquent tax debt (22 U.S.C. 2714a); or

·         Passport revocation (see 7 FAM 1383.2).

Limit to minimum length of time needed for bearer to reach United States.  It cannot be extended or replaced.  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.

 

Execution and passport fees must be charged for the following types of cases unless otherwise exempted as described above (see 7 FAM 1350 Appendix G).  Limit to the minimum length of time needed for the bearer to reach the United States.  May be replaced free-of-charge with a fully-valid passport provided the required evidence is submitted with a Form DS-5504 within one year from the issuance date of the original passport.  The applicant may also re-apply on a Form DS-82 or Form DS-11, as appropriate.

·         The applicant was issued a Social Security number (SSN) but did not provide it with her/his passport application.

106 (R)

THIS PASSPORT WAS ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 71.6 AND IS VALID ONLY FOR RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES BEFORE (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Use in victim of serious crime cases (see 7 FAM 1911) or for unaccompanied minors found or abandoned abroad (see 7 FAM 1351.1).  Do not use this code for crisis evacuation or repatriation cases--use ONLY the special crisis evacuation manual endorsement stamp.

Limit to minimum length of time needed for bearer to reach United States.  It cannot be extended or replaced.  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.

107 (ALL)

THIS PASSPORT WAS AMENDED UNDER 22 CFR 51.9 AND WILL EXPIRE ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Use ONLY when specifically authorized by the Department.  Endorsement will be used only in the very rare circumstances when the inability to extend a passport would have national security or foreign policy ramifications.  To obtain a full validity passport, the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.

108 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND WAS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE UNDER 22 CFR 51.2(b).

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited validity passport for emergency travel.  Use when the first passport is unavailable due to visa processing delay or when a foreign country will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries.  Limit to one year and cannot be extended.  May be replaced with a four-year validity second passport on Form DS-5504 if acceptable documentation of continued need for a second passport is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the passport.  The applicant may re-apply on a Form DS-82.

109 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  IT CANNOT BE REPLACED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.

 

Limited validity passport for urgent or emergency travel.  Use when special problem(s) cannot be resolved before emergency travel.

·         Urgent or emergency travel for a child when original, notarized consent has not been submitted (see 7 FAM 1353.6).  Limit to three months.

·         Limit to one year for all other special problems.

 

Application must be annotated to indicate the nature of the problem.  Review file to determine what is needed to replace passport.  May be replaced with a fully valid passport if a Form DS-5504 with acceptable documentation or verification to overcome the problem is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the passport.  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply on a Form DS-11.

110 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND IS A REPLACEMENT FOR A (LOST/STOLEN/DAMAGED/MUTILATED) PASSPORT.  A FULL VALIDITY REPLACEMENT MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited validity passport for emergency travel.  Limit to one year.  Multiple loss, theft, and damage of valid previous passports or mutilation of one previous passport when circumstances indicate possible fraud.  To obtain a full validity passport the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.

If local immigration requirements dictate, consular officers may issue an overseas photo-digitized passport (OPDP) valid for two years using endorsement 46.

111 (R)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES (MON DY, YEAR) AND WAS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE UNDER 22 CFR 71.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited validity passport for bearers who are issued EMDA I (emergency medical and dietary assistance) and/or II loans but not traveling back to the United States.  Limit to one year and cannot be extended.  To obtain a full validity passport the bearer must execute a Form DS-11, provide citizenship and identity evidence and pay the execution and passport fees.

112 (R)

THE BEARER’S FULL LEGAL NAME IS (NAME).

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Limited validity passport for emergency travel.  Limit to 1 year.  Use in the rare instances when applicant has multiple legal given and/or surnames listed on the birth evidence and/or identification documentation that are too long for total inclusion on the passport data page.  TDIS and ACS only allow for a certain set number of characters on the line for given and middle names as well as the line for the surname.  Determine, with input from the applicant, what abbreviated version of the legal name is acceptable to him or her for inclusion on the passport data page.  Endorsement code 112 is for use only on emergency photo-digitized passports (EPDP) issued by posts abroad.  For overseas photo-digitized passports (OPDP) issued domestically, posts should use code 74.  The applicant may re-apply on a Form DS-82.

113 (R)

THIS PASSPORT WAS ENDORSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE UNDER 22 CFR 51.2(b).  THE PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR) AND CANNOT BE EXTENDED.

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  Use ONLY when specifically authorized, either by country or on a case-by-case basis, by the Director of CA/OCS/ACS.  This endorsement is used to amend a passport with less than four years validity when the host country refuses to recognize the validity of a visa in a canceled passport.  Using this endorsement will, in effect, make the existing passport a second-fee passport valid for two years or less.  Post may issue a new full validity passport to the applicant.  Use of this endorsement is currently authorized for:

·         The Russian Federation.

114

(ALL)

THIS PASSPORT EXPIRES ON (MON DY, YEAR).  REPLACEMENT MAY BE ISSUED UNDER 22 CFR 51.42(b).

Used ONLY by posts.  Applicant submitted a birth certificate filed by a potentially fraudulent birth document (PFBD) attendant that does not meet the requirements necessary to issue a full validity passport, no derogatory information is located, and has an urgent departure date.  Limit to one year.  May be replaced free of charge on a Form DS-5504 provided fully acceptable citizenship evidence is submitted within one year from the issuance date of the original passport.  Otherwise, the applicant must re-apply on a Form DS-11.  If the application for a free-of-charge full validity passport is received domestically, it must be referred to CA/PPT/CPC for adjudication (see 7 FAM 1345.3-8).

115 (R)

THIS PASSPORT IS A REPLACEMENT FOR PASSPORT (123456789).

Used ONLY by overseas posts.  This endorsement replaces “Linkage Letters” used when a foreign government requires that the applicant provide evidence of continuity of identity.  This endorsement also may be used to amend an existing passport (see 7 FAM 1320 Appendix F and 7 FAM 1345.6).

116 (R, N)

THE BEARER WAS CONVICTED OF A SEX OFFENSE AGAINST A MINOR, AND IS A COVERED SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO 22 U.S.C. 212b(c)(1).

Used ONLY by overseas posts in EPDP passports.  Bearer is a covered sex offender per 22 U.S.C. 212b(c)(1) and her/his passport must be endorsed.  Limit the passport to 1 year.  See also 7 FAM 1337.9 regarding name clearance, 7 FAM 1383.6 regarding denial and revocation of passports, and 7 FAM 1342 Appendix P regarding passport cards, for additional specific guidance on appropriate procedures.