(a)The consular fees prescribed under section
1201 of Title
22, for official services in connection with the taking of testimony under sections
3492–3494 of this title, and the fees of any witness whose testimony is taken shall be paid by the party who applied for the commission pursuant to which such testimony was taken. Every witness under section
3493 of this title shall be entitled to receive, for each day’s attendance, fees prescribed under section
3496 of this title. Every foreign counsel selected pursuant to a commission issued on application of the United States, and every interpreter whose services are required by a consular officer under section
3493 of this title, shall be paid by the United States, such compensation, together with such personal and incidental expense upon verified statements filed with the consular officer, as he may allow. Compensation and expenses of foreign counsel selected pursuant to a commission issued on application of any party other than the United States shall be paid by the party whom such counsel represents and shall be allowed in the same manner.
(b)Whenever any party makes affidavit, prior to the issuance of a commission for the purpose of taking testimony, that he is not possessed of sufficient means and is actually unable to pay any fees and costs incurred under this section, such fees and costs shall, upon order of the court, be paid in the same manner as fees and costs are paid which are chargeable to the United States.
(c)Any appropriation available for the payment of fees and costs in the case of witnesses subpenaed in behalf of the United States in criminal cases shall be available for any fees or costs which the United States is required to pay under this section.
Based on section
695f of title
28, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Judicial Code and Judiciary (June 20, 1936, ch. 640, § 7,49 Stat. 1564).
This section [section
54] corrects the reference in the first sentence of section
3495(a) of title
18, U.S.C., because the provisions which were formerly set out as section
127 of title
22, U.S.C., are now set out as section 1201 of such title.
References in Text
1201 of Title
22, referred to in subsec. (a), was transferred to section
4219 of Title
22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
1949—Subsec. (a). Act May 24, 1949, substituted “section
1201” for “section
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