London, Jan 10 (Agencies): Michael Jackson’s elder brother, Jermaine Jackson has been marooned at Burkina Faso in Africa after his passport ran out while there.

The legal hassles he is involved in are preventing him to get a new one issued.       
Jermaine owes thousands of dollars in back child support and until he pays up, he won't be issued a new passport.

The mother of two of Jermaine's children got a child support order back in May 2008, which required him to pay her USD 3,000 a month. The former 'Jackson 5' singer went into arrears almost from the start and now owes Alejandra Oaziaza, USD 91,921.

California law states that if a person owes more than USD 2,500 in back child support, the State Department of Child Support Services automatically informs the FBI. The delinquent parent's passport is then flagged and once it expires, it can't be renewed until the person catches up on their payments.

As Jermaine's passport expired during his trip, he will not be able to fly home until he pays the amount in full and the American Embassy helps him out and issues a temporary passport to him, enabling him to return to America.

Jermaine married Alejandra in 1995 and they have two children, Jaafar, 14 and Jermajesty, 10.