Thinking about the credit check thread did you know that you cannot get a US Passport if you owe back child support? A woman I work with was applying for Passports for herself and her SO, he was denied because he was behind on his child support. I think it's a great thing. It helps to keep people from skipping out. They were just going on vacation but forunatley for him he could use his DL and BC to go to the Bahamas still. He is screwed now.