My husband owes back child support due to temp loss of his job a few years ago. He was, however, paying the support off his unemployment. He was taken to court in 2007 and ordered to pay $60 000 fine for the support he underpaid during his unemployment. He has been paying his debt AND current support without any delays, which is now 50% of his income. Paying it off will take over 10-15 years. He also still owes medical, kids are on his med. insurance. The question is: is there any chance for him to renew his passport? My parents live overseas and are old, they invited us for a visit, ready to pay for it. I know states have zero tolerance to debts over $2500. Has anybody ever actually succeeded in proving that debts are being paid off and have they been given a passport?