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missioner's decision shall be furnished the alien, or his attorney or representative. No administrative appeal shall lie from the regional commissioner's decision.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs referred to in section 104(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or such other officers of the Department of State as he may designate, after consultation with the Commissioner, or such other officers of the Immigration and Naturalization Service as he may designate, may at any time permit the departure of an individual alien or of a group of aliens from the United States if he determines that such action would be in the national interest. If the Administrator specifically requests the Commissioner to prevent the departure of a particular alien or of a group of aliens, the Commissioner shall not permit the departure of such alien or aliens until he has consulted with the Administrator.

(f) In any case arising under $ $ 46.1 to 46.7, the Administrator shall, at his request, be kept advised, in as much detail as he may indicate is necessary, of the facts and of any action taken or proposed. [22 F.R. 10828, Dec. 27, 1957, as amended, 26 F.R. 3069, Apr. 11, 1961; Dept. Reg. 108.478, 27 F.R. 1358, Feb. 14, 1962) $ 46.6 Departure from the Canal Zone,

the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or outlying possessions of

the United States. (a) In addition to the restrictions and prohibitions imposed by the provisions of this part upon the departure of aliens from the United States, any alien who seeks to depart from the Canal Zone, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or an outlying possession of the United States shall comply with such other restrictions and prohibitions as may be imposed by regulations prescribed, with the concurrence of the Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs and the Commissioner, by the Governor of the Canal Zone, the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or by the governor of an outlying possession of the United States, respectively. No alien shall be prevented from departing from such zone, territory, or possession without first being

accorded a hearing as provided in $$ 46.4 and 46.5.

(b) The Governor of the Canal Zone, the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or the governor of any outlying possession of the United States shall have the authority to designate any employee or class of employees of the United States as hearing officers for the purpose of conducting the hearing referred to in paragraph (a) of this section. The hearing oficer so designated shall exercise the same powers, duties, and functions as are conferred upon special inquiry officers under the provisions of this part. The chief executive officer of such zone, territory, or possession shall, in lieu of the regional commissioner, review the recommended decision of the hearing offi. cer, and shall render a decision in any case referred to him, basing it on evidence in the record and on any evidence or information of a confidential or a security nature which he deems pertinent. [22 F.R. 10829, Dec. 27, 1957, as amended, 26 F.R. 3069, Apr. 11, 1961) § 46.7 Instructions from the Adminis

trator required in certain cases. In the absence of appropriate instructions from the Administrator of the Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, departure-control officers shall not exercise the authority conferred by $ 46.2 in the case of any alien who seeks to depart from the United States in the status of a nonimmigrant under section 101(a) (15) (A) or (G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or in the status of a nonimmigrant under section 11(3), 11 (4), or 11(5) of the Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations (61 Stat. 756): Provided, That in cases of extreme urgency, where the national security so requires, a departure-control officer may preliminarily exercise the authority conferred by $ 46.2 pending the outcome of consultation with the Administrator, which shall be undertaken immediately. In all cases arising under this section, the decision of the Administrator shall be controlling: Provided, That any decision to prevent the departure of an alien shall be based upon a hearing and record as prescribed in this part. [26 F.R. 3069, Apr. 11, 1961; 26 F.R. 3188, Apr. 14, 1961]

SUBCHAPTER FNATIONALITY AND PASSPORTS

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Subpart B-Retention and Resumption of

Nationality 50.20 Retention of nationality. 50.30 Resumption of nationality.

Subpart C-Loss of Nationality 50.40 Revocation of naturalization under

section 340(d). 50.41 Certification of loss of U.S. nation

ality. 50.42 Determination of loss of nationality

abroad in connection with application for passport in the United

States. 50.50 Renunciation of nationality. 50.51 Certification of expatriation. Subpart D-Procedures for Review of Loss of

Nationality 50.60 Appeal by nationality claimant. 50.61 Composition of the Board of Appellate

Review in Nationality Cases. 50.62 Chairman. 50.63 Functions of the Board. 50.64 Scope of review on appeal. 50.65 Appearance before the Board. 50.66 Hearing before the Board. 56.67 Admissibility of evidence. 50.68 Privacy of hearings. 50.69 Transcript of hearing. 50.70 Record of the proceedings. 50.71 Decision of the Board. 50.72 Notification of appellant.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 50 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, becs. 104, 360, 66 Stat. 174, 273; U.S.C. 2658, 8 U.S.C. 1104, 1503.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 50 contained in Dept. Reg. 108.541, 31 F.R. 13537, Oct. 20, 1966, unless otherwise noted.

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Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable to this part:

(a) “United States" means the continental United States, the State of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, the Canal Zone, American Samoa, Guam and any other islands or territory over which the United States exercises jurisdiction.

(b) “Department" means the Department of State of the United States of America.

(c) "Secretary” means the Secretary of State.

(d) "National” means a citizen of the United States or a noncitizen owing permanent allegiance to the United States.

(e) “Passport” means a travel document issued under the authority of the Secretary of State attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer.

(f) “Passport Agent” means a person designated by the Department to accept passport applications. (Dept. Reg. 108.541, 31 F.R. 13537, Oct. 20, 1966, as amended at 31 F.R. 14621, Nov. 11, 1966) Subpart A-Procedures for Determi

nation of United States Nationality

of a Person Abroad 8 50.2

Determination of U.S. nationality of persons abroad. The Department shall determine claims to United States nationality when made by persons abroad on the basis of an application for registration, for a passport, or for registration of birth. $ 50.3 Application for registration.

(a) A person abroad who claims U.S. nationality, or a representative on his behalf, may apply at a consular post for registration to establish his claim to U.S. nationality or to make his residence in the particular consular area a matter of record.

(b) The applicant shall execute the registration form precsribed by the Department and shall submit the supporting evidence required by Subpart C of Part 51 of this chapter. The diplomatic or consular officer shall determine the period of time for which the registration will be valid.

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$ 50.4 Application for passport.

A claim to U.S. nationality in connection with an application for passport shall be determined by posts abroad in accordance with the regulations contained in Part 51 of this chapter. $ 50.5 Application for registration of

birth abroad. Upon application by the parents or their representative, a consular officer may record the birth of a U.S. citizen child in his consular district. The oficer shall require the applicant to submit evidence meeting the requirements of Subpart C of Part 51 of this chapter and shall include:

(a) Proof of child's birth, Proof of child's birth usually consists of, but is not limited to, an authentic copy of the record of the birth filed with local authorities, a baptismal certificate, a military hospital certificate of birth, or an affidavit of the doctor or the person attending the birth. If no proof of birth is available, the person seeking to register the birth shall submit his affidavit explaining why such proof is not available and setting forth the facts relating to the birth.

(b) Proof of child's citizenship. Evidence of parent's citizenship and, if pertinent, evidence of parent's physical presence in the United States as required for transmittal of claim of citizenship by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 shall be submitted. 50.6 Registration at the Department

of birth abroad. In the time of war or national emergency, passport agents may be designated to complete consular reports of birth for children born at military facilities which are not under the jurisdiction of a consular office. An officer of the Armed Forces having authority to administer oaths may take applications for registration under this section. § 50.7 Report of birth.

(a) Upon submission of satisfactory proof of birth and nationality, and at the time of the recording of the birth, the consular officer shall issue to the parent or person in interest, when requested and upon payment of the prescribed fee, a consular report of birth. The Authentication Officer of the Department may issue additional copies of the report of birth.

(b) When it records a birth under $ 50.6, the Department shall furnish a copy of the “Report of Birth” without 1 fee to the parent or person in interest. $ 50.8 Certification of birth.

(a) At the time of registration of birth, the consular officer shall furnish without fee to the parent or person in interest a certificate entitled "Certification of Birth."

(b) At any time subsequent to the registration of birth, when requested and upon payment of the required fee, the Authentication Officer of the Depart- 1 ment of State shall issue to the parent 1 or person in interest a “Certification of Birth." $ 50.9

Card of identity and registration. When authorized by the Department, a consular officer may issue a card of identity and registration for travel to the United States to a national of the United States being deported from a foreign country, to nationals involved in a common disaster abroad, or to a returning national whose passport facilities have been denied or withdrawn under the provisions of this part 50 or Part 51 or 53 of this subchapter. (Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 111, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2658)) (Dept. Reg. 108.665, 37 F.R. 11459, June 8, 1972] § 50.10 Certificate of nationality.

(a) Any person who acquired the nationality of the United States at birth and who is involved in any judicial or administrative proceedings in a foreign state and needs to establish his U.S. nationality may apply for a certificate of nationality in the form prescribed by the Department.

(b) An applicant for a certificate of nationality must submit evidence of his nationality and documentary evidence establishing that he is involved in judicial or administrative proceedings in which proof of his U.S. nationality is required. $ 50.11

Certificate of identity for travel to the United States to apply for ad.

mission. (a) A person applying abroad for a certificate of identity under section 360 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall complete the application form prescribed by the Department and submit evidence to support his claim to U.S. nationality.

(b) When a diplomatic or consular officer denies an application for a certificate of identity under this section, the applicant may submit a written appeal to the Secretary, stating the pertinent facts, the grounds upon which U.S. nationality is claimed and his reasons for considering that the denial was not justified. [31 F.R. 14521, Nov. 11, 1966) Subpart B-Retention and Resumption

of Nationality $ 50.20 Retention of nationality.

(a) Section 350 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. A person who desires to retain his U.S. nationality under the provisions of section 350 of the Immigration and Nationality Act may satisfy the requirement of section 350(1) by taking an oath of allegiance, within the time period specified in the statute, in connection with an application for a passport or for registration as a United States national.

(b) Section 351(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (1) A person who desires to claim U.S. nationality under the provisions of section 351(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act must, within the time period specified in the statute, assert his claim to U.S. nationality and subscribe to an oath of allegiance before a diplomatic or consular officer.

(2) In addition, the person shall submit to the Department a statement reciting his identity and acquisition or derivation of U.S. nationality, the facts pertaining to the performance of any act which would otherwise have been expatriative, and his desire to retain his U.S. nationality. $ 50.30 Resumption of nationality.

(a) Section 324(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (1) A woman formerly a citizen of the United States at birth who wishes to regain her citizenship under section 324(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act may apply abroad to a diplomatic or consular oficer on the form prescribed by the Department to take the oath of allegiance prescribed by section 337 of that Act.

(z) The applicant shall submit documentary evidence to establish her eligibility to take the oath of allegiance. If the diplomatic or consular officer or the Department determines, when the application is submitted to the Department for decision, that the applicant is in

eligible for resumption of citizenship because of section 313 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the oath shall not be administered.

(b) The Act of June 25, 1936. (1) A woman who has been restored to citizenship by the Act of June 25, 1936, as amended by the Act of July 2, 1940, but who failed to take the oath of allegiance prior to December 24, 1952, as prescribed by the nationality laws, may apply abroad to any diplomatic or consular officer to take the oath of allegiance as prescribed by section 337 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

(2) The applicant shall submit documentary evidence to establish her eligibility to take the oath of allegiance. If the diplomatic or consular officer or the Department determines, when the application is submitted to the Department, that the applicant is ineligible for resumption of citizenship under section 313 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the oath shall not be administered.

(c) Certification of repatriation. Upon request and payment of the prescribed fee, a diplomatic or consular officer or the Department shall issue a certified copy of the application and oath administered to a woman repatriated under this section.

Subpart C-Loss of Nationality $ 50.40 Revocation of naturalization

under section 340(d). (a) Whenever a diplomatic or consular officer determines that an individual, within 5 years of the date upon which he was naturalized, has established permanent residence abroad, and has failed to overcome the presumption set forth in section 340(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the officer shall prepare and forward to the Department an affidavit setting forth his findings. Before forwarding the affidavit to the Department, the diplomatic or consular officer shall give written notice to the person affected of his contemplated action and afford the person a reasonable opportunity to present countervailing evidence.

(b) If the Department agrees that the provisions of section 340(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are applicable, it shall forward an authenticated copy of the consular officer's affidavit, and other relevant evidence to the Department of Justice for appropriate action.

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§ 50.41 Certification of loss of U.S. na

tionality. (a) Whenever a diplomatic or consular officer has reason to believe that a person, while in a foreign country, has lost his U.S. nationality under any provision of Chapter 3 of Title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, or under any provision of Chapter IV of the Nationality Act of 1940, as amended, he shall prepare a certificate of loss of nationality containing the facts upon which such belief is based and shall forward the certificate to the Department.

(b) If the diplomatic or consular officer determines that any document containing information relevant to the statements in the certificate of loss of nationality should not be attached to the certificate, he may summarize the pertinent information in the appropriate section of the certificate and send the documents together with the certificate to the Department.

(c) Whenever a person admits that he has expatriated himself by the voluntary performance of one of the acts or fulfillment of one of the conditions specified in Chapter 3, Title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 or section 401 of the Nationality Act of 1940, and consents to the execution of an affidavit to that effect, the diplomatic or consular officer shall recite in or attach to the certificate the person's affidavit.

(d) If the certificate of loss of nationality is approved by the Department, a copy shall be forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice. The diplomatic or consular office in which the certificate was prepared shall then forward a copy of the certificate to the person to whom it relates or his representative. $ 50.42 Determination of loss of na.

tionality abroad in connection with application for passport in the United

States. The Department shall determine that a person in the United States has lost his U.S. citizenship while abroad only in connection with an application for a passport. § 50.50 Renunciation of nationality.

(a) A person desiring to renounce his U.S. nationality under section 349(a) (6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall appear before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States and

take an oath of renunciation of nationality of the United States in the manner and form prescribed by the Department. The renunciant must include on the form he signs a statement that he absolutely and entirely renounces his U.S. nationality together with all rights and privileges and all duties of allegiance and fidelity thereunto pertaining.

(b) The diplomatic or consular officer shall forward to the Department for approval the oath of renunciation together with a certificate of loss of nationality as provided by section 358 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If the officer's report is approved by the Department, copies of the certificate shall be forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice, and to the person to whom it relates or his representative. 8 50.51 Certification of expatriation.

The procedures under this part shall also apply to the preparation, approval or disapproval of certificates of expatriation. Where loss of nationality occurs under provisions of law other than those specified in section 358 of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, the diplomatic or consular officer shall prepare a certificate of expatriation instead of a certificate of loss of nationality. Subpart D-Procedures for Review of

Loss of Nationality $ 50.60 Appeal by nationality claimant.

A person who contends that the Department's administrative holding of loss of nationality or expatriation in his case is contrary to law or fact shall be entitled, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of notice of such holding, to appeal to the Board of Appellate Review. (Dept. Reg. 108.574, 32 F.R. 16259, Nov. 29, 1967) $ 50.61 Composition of the Board of

Appellate Review in Nationality

Cases. The Board of Appellate Review (Part 7 of this Title 22) when considering an appeal under $ 50.60 shall consist of two Regular Members and one ad hoc member. The ad hoc member shall be selected from a panel of five officers of the Department designated by the Deputy

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1 Dept. Reg. 108.574, 32 F.R. 16259, Nov. 29, 1967.

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