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XII. SUPERVISORY CONSULAR OFFICES AND THE LIMITS OF THEIR JURISDICTION
Amsterdam. All of the Netherlands.
Melbourne.... Antwerp All of Belgium and Luxemburg.
Mexico, D. F. Athens. All of Greece.
All of Spain and the Canary Islands. Naples..
Panamá. Buenos Aires. All of Argentina.
Paris...... Calcutta.. All of India.
Rio de Janeiro. Callao-Lima. All of Perú.
Singapore. Cape Town. The Union of South Africa, Basutoland, Stockholm.
Swaziland, and Southern and Northern Tangier..
Valparaiso... Copenhagen... All of Denmark.
The Irish Free State. Guayaquil. All of Ecuador.
Vienna.... Habang. All of Cuba.
The Maritime Provinces of Canada. Wellington. Lisbon.
All of Portugal, the Azores, Madeira, and Winnipeg.
Cape Verde Islands.
All of Australia,
the Yukon Territory.
wan, and Alberta. All of Switzerland.
(Revised to take effect November 1, 1908, as amended by act of Congress approved June 4, 1920, and the Executive orders or
June 28, 1926, March 17, 1927, and August 8, 1927] Tariff of fees prescribed by order of the President to be charged by consular officers of the United States. All consular charges must be in strict accordance with this tariff and be collected in gold or its equivalent. No fee or compensation will be collected for any service not covered by this tariff.
The fees in this tariff are not prescribed for American vessels and seamen, because they are exempted by law from the payment of consular fees. Consular agents will make the fees in this tariff a basis of collection from the Treasury for services to such vessels. Foreign-built vessels, unregistered, owned by American citizens, and vessels documented under the laws of the Philippine Islands are not exempt from the payment of the fees prescribed herein.
Nature of service
Nature of service
1. Certification of invoice in such number of copies
as will meet the requirements of the regulations
$2.50 2. Invoice of returned American goods....
1.00 3. Certificates and declarations as above described,
when issued for a shipment not covered by a
1.00 4. Certiñcate to extra copies of invoices, each.
1.00 6. Certificate of disinfection in such number of copies
as will meet the requirements of the regulations
2. 50 6. Discontinued. 7. Sealing cars coming from Canada or Mexico, for
each manifest in quintuplicate with the con-
1.00 8. Executing passport application in every case (no exceptions)....
1.00 Issuing passport Form No. 9...
traveling on official business or
No fee (b) Seamen
No fee (c) Widows, children, parents, brothers,
and sisters of American soldiers,
pose must accompany application).. No foe Extension of passport....
No fee Verifying an American passport-Form No. 10... No foo
1 See itom 37.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES - continued 9. Visa services for aliens:
Preparing and acknowledging declaration or
application for passport or immigration visa, except where reciprocal agreements
for other fees have been made.. Issuing passport visa or immigration visa, ex
cept where reciprocal agreements for other
fees have been made... Exceptions(a) Any officer of any foreign Govern
ment or members of his immediate
family.... (b) Any officer of the armed forces of any
Government or members of his im
mediate family... (c) Any officer of any state, district, or
municipality of any foreign Government or members of his imme
diate family... (d) Any alien soldier who was a resident
of the United States, and who having served in the military or naval forces of any country cobelligerent with the United States or in the Czechoslovak, Polish, or other independent forces attached to the armed forces of the United States or its cobelligerent nations, who is entitled to reentry into the United States under public resolution of October 19, 1918 (See Circu
lar No. 650 of Jan. 17, 1919)...... Certifying to a copy of visa declarations or appli.
cation previously taken..... 10. Visaing a Chinese passport or certificate. (Except
no fee for persons included in a, b, and c of
Fee No. 9). 11. Marriage certificate, in duplicate, Form No. 87... 12.. For taking into possession the personal estate of
any citizen who shall die within the limits of a consulate, inventorying selling, and Anally settling and preparing or transmitting, accordIng to law, the balance due thereon, $2 for each $100 of value or fraction thereof. Il part of such estate shall be delivered over before inal settlement, $1 for each $100 of value or fraction
• Footnote at end of table.
thereof to be charged on the part so delivered
24. Noting marine protest-Form No. 37... over as is not in money, and $2 for each $100 of
25. Extending marine protest-Form No. 38... value or fraction thereof on the gross amount
If it exceeds 200 words, for every additional of the residue. Il among the effects of the de
100 words........ ceased are found certificates of foreign stock,
26. Protest of master against charterers or freighters-loans, or other property, $1 for each $100 of value
Form No. 39..... or fraction thereof on the amount thereol. No
27. Clearance when issued by the consul, as at free charge will be made for placing the official seal
ports........ upon the personal property or effects of such
28. Attending an appraisement of vessel's goods or deceased citizen, or for breaking or removing
effects, for each day's attendance..... the seals.
29. Attending sale of vessel's goods, for each day's 13. For each certificate of protection, semsar, or cer.
atteudance during which the sale continues.... tificate of employment issued at Tangier...... $2.00 30. Attendance at a shipwreck, or for the purpose of SERVICES TO VESSELS AND SEAMEN
assisting a ship in distress, or of saving wrecked 14. Bill of health, in duplicato.....
goods or property, over and above traveling er.
penses, whenever the consul's interposition is (Foreigo war vessels are exempt from payment of fees for bills of health.)
required by the parties interested, for each
day 16. Discontinued. 16. For receiving and delivering ship's register and papers, including consular certificates, as pre
NOTARIAL AND OTHER SERVICES scribed in Forms Nos. 13 and 14, $1 for each 100 tons or fraction thereof, registered measurement
31. Administering an oath and certificate thereof tt. (net), of the vessel for which the service is per
32. Administering oath and preparing passport apformed, is under 1,000 tons; but for American
plication tt...... vessels running regularly by weekly or monthly
33. Acknowledgment of a deed or power of attorney, trips, or otherwise, to or between foreign ports,
or similar service, including one or more signathis tonnage fee will not be charged for more
tures, with certificate thereof, for each copy... than four trips in a year; and tonnage fees shall
34. Administering any and all oaths required to be not be exacted for any vessel touching at or
made by pensioners and their witnesses in the near ports in Canada on her regular voyage
execution of their pension vouchers, or by perfrom one port to another within the United
sons presenting claims for pensions or increase States, unless some official service required by
of pensions, or claims for insurance or insurance law shall be performed.
allowances or allotments, or certifying to the 17. And for every additional 100 tons net or fraction
competency of a local official before whom said thereol......
.50 papers were executed, or for other services in 18 Shipping or discharging seamon, including the
relation thereto.---.. certificates thereof attached to crew list and
35. Acknowledgments connected with the transfer shipping articles and given to seamen..... 2. Ou of United States bonds...... 19. Authentication of copies of protests or other neces
36. Administering oaths or taking acknowledgments sary documents for vessels or seamen not
of officials or employees of the United States otherwise provided for..........
2 00 Government, or of any corporation in which 20. Preparation and acknowledgment for vessels or
the United States or its representatives shall seamen of any oath or declaration for which a
own the entire outstanding capital stock, in form is given in the Consular Regulations, or a
connection with their official business aco similar necessary service not otherwise provided
200 37. For rendering notarial services to officials of for21. Preparation and execution for vessels or seamen
eign Governments who render gratuitously of any certificate for which a form is given in
reciprocal courtesies to American diplomatic the Consular Regulations, or similar necessary
and consular officers, or for certification of inservice not otherwise provided for..
voices of shipments of official supplies and 22. Orders or letters for vessels or seamen for which
equipment from foreign Governments to their forms are given in the Consular Regulations, or
diplomatic and consular officers and of shipother similar necessary service not otherwise
ments of personal effects to such officers in the provided for....
2.00 United States when such foreign Government 23. Recording. whon necessary, for vessels or seamen
renders gratuitously reciprocal services to the any document covered by the provisions of the
United States Government...... Consular Regulations, for every 100 words or
38."Certifying to official character of a foreign notary fraction thereof
60 or other official... Footnotes at ond of table
39. For taking depositions, executing commissions
or letters rogatory, where the record of testimony including caption and certificate, does
not exceed 500 words... For each additional 100 words or fraction thereof..
The foregoing fee shall cover the administration of the oath and all services of the consul as commissioner, but shall not include services of clerk, stenographer, or typewriter, wbich shall be additional at the rate prescribed here
in for copying. 40."Copies (carbon copies to be charged for at the
same rate as originals):
For the first 100 words or fraction......
For every additional 100 words or less. 41. Discontinued... 42.* Additional fee for all services contemplated by
fees numbered 31, 32, 33, 38, 39, when rendered elsewhere than at the consular office at the request of the interested parties, for each hour or fraction thereof.....
In connection with any service rendered outside of the consular office at the request of private individuals, the exact amount of the expenses actually and necessarily incurred by the person rendering the service shall be collected from the persons for whom the service is performed in addition to the fee or fees prescribed therefor, but no amount in excess of the
fee or fees prescribed and such actual and neces.
sary expenses shall be charged or accepted. 43. Recording unofficial documents in consulate
For the first 100 words or fraction.....
For every additional 100 words or less.. 44. Any and all services indicated in the tariff of fees
and performed upon written orders of the Department of State for the official use of the
Government of the United States..... 45. Any and all services in connection with the exe
cution of income-tax returns, federal, state, and
municipal... 46. License for the practice of pharmacy and the
sale of poisons in the consular districts of the
United States in China..... 47 Certificate of registration.. 48. Presenting a bill of exchange or other negotiable
instrument for acceptance, payment, or protest, for each hour or fraction thereof outside
of the consular office....49. Noting and certifying to protest of a bill of ex.
change or other negotiable instrument and giving notice thereof to drawer and indorsers
when requested to do so.. 50. Affidavit of temporary stay of owner of sealskin
garment entering the United States from Canada...
Services performed under items 12, 31, 33, 38, 39, 40, 42, and 43 of the foregoing tariff shall be rendered free of charge when performed in connection with the settlement of the estate of any employee of the United States dying abroad while on official duty, and services performed under items 31, 33, 38, 39, 40, 42, and 43 shall be rendered free of charge when performed for the use of any person in the collection of claims from the United States or from any State for compensation, pensions, back pay, bounty, bonus, property loss in the service of the United States, or for obtaining the return of property held by the Alien Property Custodian.
1 Covers service of visa of alien crew list for foreign ship. ft Executing an affidavit in regard to American birth in connection with application for passport or for registration, no lees.
Consular officers must require all fees to be paid in advance and before the stamps are canceled, except in case of attendance out of office or of commissions, when the amount can not be determined until the service is performed. Advance deposits to cover fees in such latter cases may be accepted, but in no other cases.
XIV. DISPOSITION OF FEES AND COMPENSATION OF CONSULAR AGENTS AND VICE CONSULS
The act for the reorganization of the consular service of the United States, approved April 5, 1906, provides:
Sec. 8. That all fees, official or unofficial, received by any officer in the consular service for services rendered in connection with the duties of his office or as a consular officer, including fees for notarial services, and fees for taking depositions, executing commissions or letters rogatory, settling estates, receiving or paying out moneys, caring for or disposing of property, shall be accounted for and paid into the Treasury of the United States, and the sole and only compensation of such officers shall be by salaries fixed by law; but this shall not apply to consular agents, who shall be paid by one-half of the fees received in their offices, up to a maximum sum of one thousand dollars in any one year, the other half being accounted for and paid into the Treasury of the United States.
The act for the reorganization and improvement of the Foreign Service of the United States, approved May 24, 1924, amends the act of April 5, 1906, as follows:
Sec. 11. That the provisions of sections 8 and 10 of the act of April 5, 1906, relative to official fees and the method of accounting therefor shall include both branches of the Foreign Service.
The act for the reorganization and improvement of the Foreign Service of the United States approved May 24, 1924, amends section 1685 of the Revised Statutes as amended by the act entitled “An act for the improvement of the Foreign Service, approved February 5, 1915," to read as follows:
Sec. 1685. That for such time as any Foreign Service officer shall be lawfully authorized to act as chargé d'affaires ad interim or to assume charge of a consulate general or consulate during the absence of the principal officer at the post to which he shall have been assigned, he shall, if his salary is less than one-half that of such principal officer, receive in addition to his salary as Foreign Service officer compensation equal to the difference between such salary and one-half of the salary provided by law for the ambassador, minister, or principal consular officer As the case may be.
FEES COLLECTED AT CONSULAR AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1927