Passing-by only applies at the Creative Leader rank.
If a Creative Partner promotes to Creative Leader before her recruiter or sponsor, the sponsor has six months to promote herself to Creative Leader. Otherwise, the promoted Creative Leader will permanently roll-up and be assigned to the next Leader above her.
Leaders who pass-by their assigned to Creative Partner by promoting to leadership first become a First Line Leader of the upline leader of that Creative Partner. She will count toward the promotion of the upline leader when this happens and earn a promotion bonus as the promoting leader. However, if the assigned to Creative Partner promotes to Creative Leader within the six months following her direct downline’s promotion, the assigned to Creative Partner is repositioned as a First Line Leader to the upline leader and her recruit moves back in line as a Second Line Leader to that upline leader.