Foreign Passports - the Problem of Dual Nationality
Many United States citizen children who fall victim to international parental abduction possess, or may have a claim to dual nationality. While the Department of State will make every effort to avoid issuing a United States passport without the consent of both parents, the Department cannot prevent embassies and consulates of other countries in the United States from issuing their passports to children who are also their nationals. You can, however, ask a foreign embassy or consulate not to issue a passport to your child. Send the embassy or consulate a written request, along with certified complete copies of any court orders you have which address custody or the overseas travel of your child. In your letter, inform them that you are sending a copy of this request to the United States Department of State. If your child is only a United States citizen, you can request that no visa for that country be issued in his or her United States passport. Just keep in mind that no international law requires compliance with such requests, although some countries may comply voluntarily.
The United States government does not have exit controls at the border. There is no way to stop someone with valid travel documents from leaving the United States. The U.S. government does not check the names or the documents of travelers leaving the United States. Many foreign countries do not require a passport for entry. A birth certificate is sufficient to enter some foreign countries. If your child has a valid passport from any country, he or she may be able to travel outside the United States without your consent.
Takim obrazom, esli u rebenka est’ inostrannyi pasport, prosite stranu (Belarus) otmenit’ deistvie pasporta rebenka, poskol’ku vy protiv poezdki. Esle reshenie budet otmenit’, to rebenok ne smojet popast’ v Belarus - pogrankontrol’ na v’ezde v Belarus ne vpustit rebenka s otmenennym pasportom. Esli reshenie budet ne otmeniat’, to rebenok smojet ehat’.