22 CFR 51.7 - Passport property of the U.S. Government.

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§ 51.7 Passport property of the U.S. Government.

(a) A passport at all times remains the property of the United States and must be returned to the U.S. Government upon demand.

(b) Law enforcement authorities who take possession of a passport for use in an investigation or prosecution must return the passport to the Department on completion of the investigation and/or prosecution.

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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.

  • 2015-11-20; vol. 80 # 224 - Friday, November 20, 2015
    1. 80 FR 72591 - Elimination of Visa Page Insert Service for U.S. Passport Book Holders
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      DEPARTMENT OF STATE
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective January 1, 2016.
      22 CFR Parts 22 and 51