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I want to apply for a passport. Can a bench warrant prevent me from applying for or obtaining a Passport?

Worcester, MA |

I had a bench warrant issued for an old gas bill. I made the court appearance this week. If I applied for a passport today will that prevent me from being issued a Passport? Could I also get the passport rushed if I applied for it at the post office?

Attorney Answers 3


  1. there are a number of ways to expedite passport processing.

    Is it a civil warrant? It may have expired.

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  2. This civil capias will not be a problem at the passport office.

    This is not to be considered legal advise and i do not represent you absent a signed agreement. No serious legal question can be answered on a question board like this., and you can not rely on a casual answer to a possibly complex question. There are always facts that are not stated, and clarifying questions that need to be asked. Please see a competent lawyer to get a real answer to your question that takes into account all relevant factors.


  3. Your best bet to expedite is to go to the passport office.

    This is not intended as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship.