By Deborah C. For people convicted of certain sexual offenses, the end of their prison sentence is not the end of the legal restrictions imposed on them. Sex offenders must register periodically with state authorities for years after release, and their status as a sex offender affects and limits many aspects of their lives. Registration is not the only consequence.
Registrant International Travel Matrix
Registered sex offenders can face many obstacles when they travel abroad. In some cases, they can be denied a visa to enter another country. The landmark law tackles sex and labor trafficking at home and abroad. The new law designates two types of registered sex offenders required to include a mark on their American passport. People who have been convicted of a sex crime involving a minor, or those required to register as a sex offender with the National Sex Offender Registry or in any state, must comply with the new statute.
Travel tips if you’re on the sex offenders register
The intent of this new page is to provide information to former sex offenders who desire, like many other Americans, to travel overseas. In our own research, we have been frustrated by just how little information about this subject can be found online. Furthermore, no embassy or country agency which we have contacted will ever give a firm answer on whether a specific ex sex offender can enter their country. It seems to be kind of an unspoken subject which no one wants to talk about. So we ask for your input if you have traveled overseas with a sex offense in your history.
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