My question involves a warrant from the State of California. I am currently located in China I started a school here teaching English 1 year ago.
My passport needs to be replaced, I have done some research on the internet and found conflicting information. Some information states the passport CAN be replaced as long as the warrant is a bench warrant not an arrest warrant.
Other information says that customs will issue a travel document that will only allow me to return to the US. I have also found information that people have received NEW passports while residing in the US with Warrants.
My question, is it possible to renew/replace a passport with an existing bench warrant?
As a side note, is there a difference between an arrest warrant and a bench warrant?
I know I should return to the states to absolve this problem however my business is very new and if I am forced to return now my business will fail. Within 6 months my business will be stable enough for me to return and remedy this problem. However returning now is detrimental to the success of my company.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.