The State Department has revoked the passport of a second California registrant. Similar to the first known revocation, a State Department letter dated January 22, 2018, informed the registrant that he is “not entitled to a U.S. passport that does not contain the passport endorsement required pursuant to” the International Megan’s Law (IML). The letter also informed the registrant that he could apply for a new passport which includes the endorsement required by the IML provided that the registrant pays “all required fees”.
Unlike the first known registrant whose passport was revoked after he completed an overseas trip, the second registrant recently attempted but was unsuccessful in traveling overseas on a vacation with his wife. The couple was given a boarding pass for a flight to a Caribbean island, however, the U.S. airline on which they had purchased roundtrip tickets refused to allow them to board the flight. The registrant received by mail at his home address the State Department’s notice that his passport had been revoked within 30 days of his scheduled departure.
In a related story, a California registrant purchased a roundtrip ticket to South Korea in December 2017 in order to attend an important business meeting. Although he attempted to obtain a boarding pass for his flight to that country, the U.S. airline refused to issue him a boarding pass. The registrant subsequently requested a full refund for his roundtrip ticket, however, the airline has refused that request. The registrant has obtained legal assistance in this matter. He has not received a letter from the State Department regarding revocation of his passport.