Restrictions for Felons: Guam, NMI, USVI

Review the restrictions for felons in each of the federal districts and the sex offender restrictions for Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

U.S. Island Territories: Guam, NMI, USVI

Learn more about the restrictions for federal defendants in your district. 

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision and travel restrictions.

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

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Guam

Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands

District of Guam

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. The defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime during the period of supervision.
  2. You shall not possess illegal controlled substances.
  3. You shall not possess a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
  4. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of dna as directed by the probation officer.
  5. The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, not to exceed eight tests per months, as directed by the probation officer.
  6. If convicted of a sexual offense listed in 18 u.s.c. §4042©, the defendant shall register in any state in which he/she lives, is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student
  7. The defendant shall participate in a program approved for domestic violence (if applicable).

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall not leave the district of Guam without the permission of the court or the probation officer.
  2. You shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete report within the first five days of each month.
  3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. You shall support your dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. You shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by your probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. You shall notify your probation officer within 10 days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. You shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. You shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, distributed, or administered, or other places specified by the court or parole commission.
  9. You shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. You shall permit a probation officer to contact you at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer.
  11. You shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or contacted by a law enforcement officer.
  12. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without permission of the court or parole commission.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, you shall notify third parties of risk that may be occasioned by your criminal record, personal history, or characteristics and shall permit the probation officer to make such notification and to confirm tour compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

  1. Travel to the U. S. under 30 days in length may be authorized by your probation officer. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office TEN (10) days prior to the departure date.
  2. Travel to the U. S. over 30 days in length and all foreign travel must be approved by the Court. Foreign travel includes Saipan, Tinian and Rota. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office FOURTEEN (14) days prior to the departure date.

For all travel:

  1. The Probation Officer will review compliance with conditions of supervision. If conditions are not being met, travel not will be authorized.
  2. For Court or Parole approved travel – If conditions of supervision are being met a letter outlining the progress of the individual will be sent to the Court/Parole Commission along with a Travel Request Form.
  3. The offender requesting to travel will be notified by the Probation Officer of the decision regarding their travel request.
  4. If travel is approved, authorization must be picked up at the Probation Office. A detailed airline itinerary and copy of the airline ticket must be provided to the Probation Office prior to departing Guam. The authorization may include specific instructions which MUST be followed.
  5. Airline reservations may be made prior to receiving authorization to travel. However, airline tickets should not be purchased prior to notification from the probation office that travel has been approved.
  6. If instructions for requesting travel are not followed the travel will not be approved.

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District of the Northern Mariana Islands

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. The defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime during the period of supervision.
  2. You shall not possess illegal controlled substances.
  3. You shall not possess a firearm or other dangerous weapon.
  4. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of dna as directed by the probation officer.
  5. The defendant shall refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance. The defendant shall submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, not to exceed eight tests per months, as directed by the probation officer.
  6. If convicted of a sexual offense listed in 18 u.s.c. §4042©, the defendant shall register in any state in which he/she lives, is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student
  7. The defendant shall participate in a program approved for domestic violence (if applicable).

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall not leave the district of NMI without the permission of the court or the probation officer.
  2. You shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete report within the first five days of each month.
  3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer.
  4. You shall support your dependents and meet other family responsibilities.
  5. You shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by your probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. You shall notify your probation officer within 10 days prior to any change in residence or employment.
  7. You shall refrain from excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or controlled substance or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician.
  8. You shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, distributed, or administered, or other places specified by the court or parole commission.
  9. You shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer.
  10. You shall permit a probation officer to contact you at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer.
  11. You shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or contacted by a law enforcement officer.
  12. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without permission of the court or parole commission.
  13. As directed by the probation officer, you shall notify third parties of risk that may be occasioned by your criminal record, personal history, or characteristics and shall permit the probation officer to make such notification and to confirm tour compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

  1. Travel to the U. S. under 30 days in length may be authorized by your probation officer. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office TEN (10) days prior to the departure date.
  2. Travel to the U. S. over 30 days in length and all foreign travel must be approved by the Court. Foreign travel includes Saipan, Tinian and Rota. A Travel Request Form must be submitted to the Probation Office FOURTEEN (14) days prior to the departure date.

For all travel:

  1. The Probation Officer will review compliance with conditions of supervision. If conditions are not being met, travel not will be authorized.
  2. For Court or Parole approved travel – If conditions of supervision are being met a letter outlining the progress of the individual will be sent to the Court/Parole Commission along with a Travel Request Form.
  3. The offender requesting to travel will be notified by the Probation Officer of the decision regarding their travel request.
  4. If travel is approved, authorization must be picked up at the Probation Office. A detailed airline itinerary and copy of the airline ticket must be provided to the Probation Office prior to departing Guam. The authorization may include specific instructions which MUST be followed.
  5. Airline reservations may be made prior to receiving authorization to travel. However, airline tickets should not be purchased prior to notification from the probation office that travel has been approved.
  6. If instructions for requesting travel are not followed the travel will not be approved.

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District of the Virgin Islands

Standard Conditions of Supervision

As part of your supervised release, you must comply with the following standard conditions of supervision. These conditions are imposed because they establish the basic expectations for your behavior while on supervision and identify the minimum tools needed by probation officers to keep informed, report to the court about, and bring about improvements in your conduct and condition. 

  1. You must report to the probation office in the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside within 72 hours of your release from imprisonment, unless the probation officer instructs you to report to a different probation office or within a different time frame.
  2. After initially reporting to the probation office, you will receive instructions from the court or the probation officer about how and when you must report to the probation officer, and you must report to the probation officer as instructed. 
  3. You must not knowingly leave the federal judicial district where you are authorized to reside without first getting permission from the court or the probation officer.
  4. You must answer truthfully the questions asked by your probation officer. 
  5. You must live at a place approved by the probation officer. If you plan to change where you live or anything about your living arrangements (such as the people you live with), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change. If notifying the probation officer in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of becoming aware of a change or expected change. 
  6. You must allow the probation officer to visit you at any time at your home or elsewhere, and you must permit the probation officer to take any items prohibited by the conditions of your supervision that he or she observes in plain view.
  7. You must work full time (at least 30 hours per week) at a lawful type of employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so. If you do not have full-time employment you must try to find full-time employment, unless the probation officer excuses you from doing so. If you plan to change where you work or anything about your work (such as your position or your job responsibilities), you must notify the probation officer at least 10 days before the change. If notifying the probation officer at least 10 days in advance is not possible due to unanticipated circumstances, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours of I becoming aware of a change or expected change. 
  8. You must not communicate or interact with someone you know is engaged in criminal activity. If you know someone has been convicted of a felony, you must not knowingly communicate or interact with that person without first getting the permission of the probation officer.
  9. If you are arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer, you must notify the probation officer within 72 hours. 
  10. You must not own, possess, or have access to a firearm, ammunition, destructive device, or dangerous weapon (i.e., anything that was designed, or was modified for the specific purpose of causing bodily injury or death to another person such as nunchakus or tasers).
  11. You must not act or make any agreement with a law enforcement agency to act as a confidential human source or informant without first getting the permission of the court. 
  12. If the probation officer determines that you pose a risk to another person (including an organization), the probation officer may require you to notify the person about the risk and you must comply with that instruction. The probation officer may contact the person and confirm that you have notified the person about the risk.
  13. You must follow the instructions of the probation officer related to the conditions of supervision. 

Travel Restrictions

You are allowed to travel freely within the U.S. Virgin Islands. Unless you are given permission in advance by the judge in your case, any requests to travel outside of these islands must be approved in advance by your U.S. Probation officer.

Failure to do so may result in a violation of your super vision.

Restrictions on Incoming Travel

All prior travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands must be approved in advance by our office. Please direct your request to the appropriate Divisional Office.

Travel for leisure or to search for employment/housing will be denied. Any offender or defendant who have traveled here without advance permission will be asked to return to the sending District immediately.

To request an exception to these restrictions, for other valid reasons (ie: funeral, illness of immediate family member, employment), submit your request at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of travel (if possible). The packet should include a copy of the PSR, J&C and, the physical address where the offender will lodge while in the district.

If traveling via cruise ship, with a port of call less than 24 hours, please notify our office of the intended travel, however, reporting to the office is not required. This does not apply to sex offenders, as recreational travel is prohibited.

NOTE- Travel during the Covid-19 pandemic is subject to territory rules established by the Governor (Copy of negative test result within 5 days of planned travel).

 

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEX OFFENDERS

Any sex offender granted permission to travel to the District of the Virgin Islands must report to the probation office within the first 24 hours in the district. Additionally, in accordance with Virgin Islands Law, when a registered sex offender from another jurisdiction visits the Territory, for any period of time, he or she is required to notify the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) of their presence in the Territory and appear in person at VIDOJ. The offender must present Government issued picture ID, travel itinerary (official document), temporary lodging address and vehicle (rental) information.

If visiting St. Thomas, St. John or Water Islands, the offender must report to the VIDOJ on the 2nd Floor of the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) Building (3438 Kronprindsens Gade, GERS Complex, St. Thomas, V.I. 00802).

If visiting St. Croix, the offender must report to the VIDOJ at the Design Centre Building, 6040 Estate Castle Coakley.

The offender will be provided with a “Visiting Sexual Offender Notification Form,” which he or she will present to U.S. Customs, upon departing the Territory, as verification that the reporting requirements were met.

 

RELOCATION

Travel is not to be granted for employment searches or to establish a residence.

Relocation requests must be submitted to the division office of the intended residency at least 30 days prior to the anticipated date of relocation. The request should include a copy of the PSR, J&C.

The offender shall have significant familial ties to the Virgin Islands or significant current or past residential ties to the Virgin Islands.

Your request should also provide a physical address of intended residency, with a point of contact at that residence.

Additionally, the offender should have legitimate and verifiable employment in the Virgin Islands.

Further, the offender shall be in compliance with all of the conditions of supervision, to include no active illicit substance use.

Travel for employment related to Hurricane recovery (or any emergency response) should be provided in writing prior to arrival in the district (if possible) and will include the address of the intended residence and employment information.

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