Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn is free to travel the world again after getting his passport back from New York City prosecutors who decided not to pursue a sexual-assault case against him.
It is unclear when he might put the passport to use.
Sources said that Mr Strauss-Kahn's passport was returned to his lawyers on Thursday.
The case against Mr Strauss-Kahn was dismissed on Tuesday after prosecutors said they no longer considered his accuser reliable.
He has said he "can't wait to go back" to his native France but has other things to do first. One option could be a stay at his home in Washington, DC.
The Guinean hotel maid who accused him is pursuing a lawsuit.