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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].
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§ 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§ 217 - Repealed.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 2015-11-25
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 22 CFR Part 51 after this date.
This rule amends a regulation that establishes the different types of passports issued by the Department of State. A definition for special issuance passports is added. Amendments establish a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government, and make corresponding changes regarding official and diplomatic passports. The service passport will demonstrate a contractual relationship between the bearer's employer and the U.S. government as the reason for travel, thereby continuing to demonstrate the individual's support function on behalf of the U.S. government, but nevertheless signaling a more attenuated relationship with the U.S. government than that enjoyed by direct hire employees. The U.S. government incurs significant additional cost annually in delays and fees because foreign governments do not recognize contractors as doing work for the U.S. government. By more clearly demonstrating the attenuated relationship, the Department will eliminate such waste. The regulation is amended to establish the validity of the new service passport and clarify the grounds for invalidity of a special issuance passport.
The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 2, 2016 (81 FR 60608), amending the passport rules for the Department of State (the Department). The document requires certain corrections: A correction to a statutory citation; and adds a paragraph to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION relating to implementation of the rule.
This final rule provides various changes and updates to the Department of State passport rules as a result of the passage of two laws: International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (IML); and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The final rule incorporates statutory passport denial and revocation requirements for certain covered sex offenders under the IML, those persons with a seriously delinquent tax debt as defined by the FAST Act, and/or those persons who submit a passport application without a correct and valid Social Security number.
The Department of State finalizes its amendment of the passport rules for issuance of 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.