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U.S. Passport Services: Partnering with the States to
           Strengthen National Security

                  Brenda S. Sprague
               U.S. Department of State
                      July 2011
          Lieutenant Governors’ Conference
 What We Can Do For States

• Collection of Delinquent Child Support Payments in Cooperation
  with DHS
• Apprehension of Persons who May Not Travel Because of Law
  Enforcement Holds
• Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
   o DHS on-line program helps determine an applicant’s immigration status and eligibility
     for state benefits and licenses
   o MOUs with 40 states
   o Retrieving 100 million records in DHS databases
• EVerify
   o Employers verifying eligibility of employees
   o Submit information from Form I-9 to SSA and DHS
   o All state governments can sign-up for the program
    Bureau of Consular Affairs

• 11,000 employees in 300 offices worldwide
Visas
•   Non-Immigrant : 6.4 million issued in FY 2010
     o   China: 650,000 (37 percent increase over 2009)
     o   Brazil: 550,000 (15 percent increase over 2009)

•   Immigrant: 500,000 issued in FY 2010
     o   China: 30,000 (28 percent increase over 2009)
     o   Brazil: 1,600 (5 percent decrease over 2009)


Overseas Citizen Services
•   U.S. citizens living abroad: 4.5 million in FY 2010
•   U.S. citizens traveling abroad: 60 million
•   Adoptions: 13,000 inter-country adoptions
•   Abductions: 1,500 new child abduction cases
             Passport Services

• 28 domestic passport facilities in 26 cities

• 8,800 non-Department passport acceptance
  facilities (post offices, clerks of court, etc)

• 3,400 employees
   o Government
   o Contractors who support processing and customer service functions
  Mission and Responsibility
Mission                             Responsibility
• Facilitate international travel   • Verifying citizenship and
                                      identity
• Enhance national security
  by issuing secure                 • Citizenship – birth and
  documents to U.S.                   naturalization certificates
  citizens/nationals
                                    • Identity – driver’s licenses

                                    • Freedom to travel – criminal
                                      data/child support/unpaid loans
                                            Valid PPTs in Circulation
                                            120
Number of Valid U.S. Passports (Millions)




                                            100



                                             80



                                             60



                                             40



                                             20



                                             0
                                                     Year (1989-Present)
                            Passport Facilities
       Seattle
                                                                                                      National
                                                                                                      Passport
                                                                                            Vermont
                                                                                Buffalo
                                                                                                  Boston
                                                  Minneapolis                             Connecticut
                                                                                                 New York
                                                                                Detroit
                                                                 Chicago                    Philadelphia
San Francisco
                             Denver                                                             Washington
                                                                                                and Special
                                                                                                Issuance
    Los Angeles

         San                                 Arkansas                 Atlanta
         Diego     Tucson                                                                    Charleston

                                                  Dallas
                              El Paso                            New
                                                                 Orleans
                                        Houston

                                                                                    Miami
        Honolulu                                                Agency
                                                   KEY          Adjudication Center
                                                                Print Center                                7
                 Verification Tools
Current Tools                           Extra “Checks” As Needed
•   Social Security Administration      •   Commercial Databases
    (SSA)                               •   National Law Enforcement
•   National Crime Information Center       Telecommunications System
    (NCIC)                                  (NLETS)
•   Health and Human Services           •   Electronic Verification of Vital
    (HHS)                                   Events (EVVE)
•   Fraud                               •   Treasury Enforcement
•   Terrorism                               Communications System (TECS)
•   Facial Recognition
Birth Certificate Requirements
As of April 1, 2011:
• Full name of the applicant’s parent(s)
• Full name of the applicant
• Date of Birth
• Place of Birth
• Raised, embossed, impressed, or multi-colored seal of issuing
  authority
• Registrar’s signature
• Date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year)
         “Model” Birth Certificate
Coordinating with the National Center for Health Statistics
•   Central Issuance Authority – one database at the state level
•   One birth certificate per state printed on security paper to reduce the
    number of birth certificates submitted to Passports
•   Security features similar to the Department’s new Consular Report of Birth
    Abroad:
     o   Intaglio and Offset Printing
     o   Inkjet Personalization
     o   Optically Variable Ink
     o   Watermarks
•   Implementing policies restricting access to vital records only to individuals
    who have a legitimate need for access
        Case Study: Alabama
• Department of Public Health implemented central database
  issuance system in 1996
• Counties can’t issue local records, but can issue any state record

Benefits
• Expanded issuance capability for counties
• Efficient customer service – requests process in 15 minutes
• Fees collected are split: 58% to state and 42% to county
• State purchases and maintains all equipment
• Single state office maintains strong internal controls
                                                          EVVE Vital Records Implementation
         Alaska
           1890
                                                                                      Birth Queries
                                                                                       June 2011
                           Washington
                           1921
                                                                                                                                                                                          NH      Maine
                                                          Montana              North Dakota                                                                                         VT    1986    1995
                                                          1920                                         Minnesota                                                                    198
                                                                               1870
                                                                                                       1935                                                                         0
                        Oregon
                        1920                                                                                                                                 New York City
                                                                                                                      Wisconsin                              1920
                                                                                                                                                                                                    MA
                                              Idaho                             South Dakota                          1994                                                                          1987
                                              1911
                                                                                1905
                                                                                                                                                                             New York
                                                                                                                                               Michigan                      2004
                                                             Wyoming                                                                           1935                                                      RI
                                                             1935                                                                                                                                        1940
                                                                                                                                                                      Pennsylvania                CT
                                                                                      Nebraska                Iowa                                                                                199
                                                                                                                                                                      1921
                                 Nevada                                               1989                    1948                                                                         NJ     3
                                 1964                                                                                                     Indiana       Ohio                               1965
                                                   Utah                                                                                   1935          1909                              DE
                                                   1951
                                                                                                                             Illinois
                                                                    Colorado                                                 1916                               WV                        193
                                                                                                                                                                                          5
                    California                                      1903                                      Missouri                                          1900    Virginia           MD
                    1905
                                                                                             Kansas                                                                     1912               1940
                                                                                             1911
                                                                                                              1920                              Kentucky
                                                                                                                                                1911                                       DC
                                                                                                                                                                    N. Carolina            200
                                                                                                                                        Tennesse                    1971                   9
Northern Mariana                            Arizona                                             Oklahoma                                e
                                            1935            New Mexico                                         Arkansas                                        S. Carolina
Islands                                                                                         1947                                    1949
                                                            1918                                               1935                                            1915
2000
                                                                                                                                MS                      Georgia
                                                                                                                                          Alabama       1919
                                                                                                                                1912
                                                                                                                                          1930
         Guam
         TBD                                                                             Texas                       LA
                                                                                         1926                        190
                                                                                                                     9
                                                                                                                                                               Florida
                                                                                                                                                               1930
                                   Hawaii
                                   1909


 American Samoa
 TBD




          On-line with EVVE (34)                                    Implementation in progress (5)                                             Puerto Rico
                                                                                                                                               1931                     U.S. Virgin Islands
                                                                                                                                                                        1906
               The year referenced indicates birth data availability for EVVE verifications
                                                       EVVE Vital Records Implementation
         Alaska                                                                  Death Queries
                                                                                  June 2011
                           Washington

                                                                                                                                                                             NH     Maine
                                                        Montana              North Dakota                                                                               VT
                                                                                                    Minnesota
                                                                             2000
                                                                                                    1997
                       Oregon
                                                                                                                                                   New York City
                                                                                                                   Wisconsin                       1920
                                                                                                                                                                                     MA
                                            Idaho                             South Dakota
                                                          Wyoming             1960
                                                                                                                                                                New York
                                                                                                                                      Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                         RI
                                                                                                                                                          Pennsylvania              CT
                                                                                    Nebraska               Iowa
                                 Nevada                                             2000                   2000                                                              NJ
                                                                                                                                   Indiana    Ohio                           1959
                                               Utah                                                                                           2000                           DE
                                               2000
                                                                                                                       Illinois
                                                                Colorado                                                                              WV                     198
                                                                                                                                                                             0
                    California                                                                             Missouri                                          Virginia        MD
                                                                                           Kansas
                                                                                                           2000                        Kentucky
                                                                                                                                       2000                                   DC
                                                                                                                                                          N. Carolina         200
                                                                                                                                  Tennesse                                    4
Northern Mariana                           Arizona                                         Oklahoma                               e
                                                          New Mexico                                        Arkansas                                 S. Carolina
Islands                                                                                    2000             2000

                                                                                                                          MS                  Georgia
                                                                                                                                    Alabama   1964
                                                                                                                          1959
                                                                                                                                    2000
         Guam
                                                                                       Texas                      LA
                                                                                                                                                     Florida
                                  Hawaii
                                  1896


 American Samoa




          On-line with EVVE for death queries (19)                                                                                   Puerto Rico
                                                                                                                                                             U.S. Virgin Islands

                The year referenced indicates death data availability for EVVE verifications
States with Most Valid PPTs

1. California – 15.5 million
2. New York – 8.7 M            Online with EVVE
3. Texas – 7.1 M
4. Florida – 6.9 M             Implementation in
5. Illinois – 4.5 M            Progress
6. New Jersey – 4.4 M
7. Pennsylvania – 3.9 M        Not Online with EVVE

8. Massachusetts – 3 M
9. Michigan – 2.8 M
10.Virginia – 2.7 M
  What We Need From States

• Participate in EVVE
         o Birth/death match data
         o Identify non-participants

• Access to NCIC data

• Standardize documents
         o Data fields
         o Central database
         o Format


• Secure process
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