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(a) A passport may be issued only to a U.S. national.
(b) Unless authorized by the Department, no person may bear more than one valid passport of the same type.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 1504 - Cancellation of United States passports and Consular Reports of Birth
§ 1621 - Perjury generally
§ 211a - Authority to grant, issue, and verify passports
§ 212 - Persons entitled to passport
§ 213 - Application for passport; verification by oath of initial passport
§ 214 - Fees for execution and issuance of passports; persons excused from payment
§ 214a - Fees erroneously charged and paid; refund
§ 217 - Repealed. July 3, 1926, ch. 772, § 4, 44 Stat. 887
§ 217a - Validity of passport; limitation of time
§ 218 - Returns as to passports issued, etc.
§ 2651a - Organization of Department of State
§ 2671 - Emergency expenditures
§ 2705 - Documentation of citizenship
§ 2714 - Denial of passports to certain convicted drug traffickers
§ 2721 - Impermissible basis for denial of passports
§ 3926 - Regulations; delegation of functions
§ 6039E - Information concerning resident status
§ 9701 - Fees and charges for Government services and things of value
§ 652 - Duties of Secretary
108 Stat. 1760
118 Stat. 2809
118 Stat. 3638
118 Stat. 3823
119 Stat. 3578
120 Stat. 319
120 Stat. 3554
Executive Order ... 10718
Executive Order ... 11295
Title 22 published on 2015-04-01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR Part 51 after this date.
On April 29, 2015, the Department of State published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed eliminating the visa page insert service for regular fee passport book holders beginning January 1, 2016. The Department is finalizing the proposed rule without change.
This rule amends the passport rules for the Department of State to authorize issuing an official passport to an official or employee of a state, local, tribal, or territorial government traveling abroad to carry out official duties in support of the U.S. government.
Currently, all U.S. passport book applicants may apply for either a 28-page or 52-page passport book at no extra charge. U.S. passport book holders may then apply for additional visa pages while the passport book is still valid. The Department of State proposes eliminating the option to add visa pages in passports beginning January 1, 2016. To help mitigate the need for visa page inserts, the Department began issuing the larger 52-page passport book in October 2014 to all overseas U.S. passport applicants at no extra cost. U.S. passport applicants applying domestically can still obtain the 52-page passport book at no extra charge by requesting it on the application form. The elimination of visa page inserts coincides with the Department's anticipated rollout of the Next Generation Passport in 2016. The Next Generation Passport incorporates new security features designed to protect the integrity of U.S. passport books against fraud and misuse. An interagency working group determined that the addition of visa page inserts could reduce the effectiveness of these new security features. If this change is implemented, the fee for this service will be removed from the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services.