Family Maintenance Enforcement Program: Federal Licence/Passport Denial Fact Sheet

The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program can notify the federal government when the person who is supposed to pay support (the payor) has fallen $3,000 or more behind in support payments. The federal government will suspend or refuse to issue a passport or aviation/marine licence to the payor.

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BC Ministry of Attorney General
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child support, spousal support, enforcement of support, missed or late payments, passport, aviation licence, marine licence, Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP), boat and plane licences
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