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CHAPTER DEPARTMENT OF STATE

SUBCHAPTER A-GENERAL

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Insignia of rank.
Protection of foreign dignitaries and other official personnel.
Acceptance of gifts and decorations from foreign governments.
Notification of foreign official status.
Organization.
Availability of records of the Department of State.
Board of Appellate Review.

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Administrative settlement of tort claims and certain property damage claims.
Stolen property under treaty with Mexico.

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SUBCHAPTER E-VISAS
Visas: documentation of nonimmigrants under the Immigration and

Nationality Act, as amended.
Visas: documentation of immigrants under the Immigration and Nationality

Act, as amended.
Control of aliens departing from the United States.

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SUBCHAPTER F-NATIONALITY AND PASSPORTS

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Nationality procedures.
Passports.
Marriages.
Travel control of citizens of United States in time of war or national

emergency.

SUBCHAPTER GINTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL

EXCHANGE

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Payments to and on behalf of participants in the International Educational

and Cultural Exchange Program.
Foreign students.
Exchange-Visitor Program.

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SUBCHAPTER H-PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF AMERICANS, THEIR

PROPERTY AND ESTATES

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Protection and welfare of citizens and their

property. Deaths and estates.

SUBCHAPTER _SHIPPING AND SEAMEN

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General.
Vessels of the United States in foreign ports.
Protests, disputes and offenses.
Relief and repatriation of seamen.
Deceased seamen and their effects.
Maritime disasters, awards and seizures.
Transfers of vessels abroad.
Fees for services.

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SUBCHAPTER J-OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
Import controls.
Notarial and related services.

SUBCHAPTER K-ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND CIVIL AVIATION

FUNCTIONS

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Economic and commercial functions.
Civil aviation.

SUBCHAPTER L-ENEMIES AND REPARATIONS

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Removal of alien enemies brought to the United States from other Ameri

can Republics. Reparations: World War II.

SUBCHAPTER M- -INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS

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Arms, ammunition, and implements of war.
Registration.
Licenses for unclassified arms, ammunition, and implements of war.
Manufacturing license and technical assistance agreements.
Technical data.
Prohibited shipments, temporary suspension or modification or regulations,

exemptions, and relation to other provisions of law.
Violations and penalties.
Administrative procedures.

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SUBCHAPTER N- MISCELLANEOUS

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Certificates of authentication.
Books, maps, newspapers, etc.

SUBCHAPTER 0

-CIVIL RIGHTS

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Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of

State—effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

SUBCHAPTER A-GENERAL

shall be as follows: On a white rectangular field a blue disk bearing the official coat of arms of the United States adopted by act of June 20, 1782, in proper colors. In each of the four corners a five-pointed star with one point upward. The colors and automobile flag to be the same design, adding a blue fringe. For the colors a cord and tassel of white and blue to be added. The sizes to be in accordance with military and naval customs.

PART 1- INSIGNIA OF RANK Sec. 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State. 1.2 Office of the Under Secretary of State.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended; 22 U.S.C. 2658.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1 appear at 22 F.R. 10788, Dec. 27, 1957, unless otherwise noted. § 1.1

Office of the Secretary of State. The official flag indicative of the office of Secretary of State shall be as follows: On a blue rectangular field a white disk bearing the official coat of arms of the United States adopted by the act of June 20, 1782, in proper colors. In each of the four corners a white five-pointed star with one point upward. The colors and automobile flag to be the same design, adding a white fringe. For the colors a cord and tassel of blue and white to be added. The sizes to be in accordance with military and naval customs. $ 1.2 Office of the Under Secretary of

State. The official flag indicative of the office of the Under Secretary of State

PART 2-PROTECTION OF FOREIGN

DIGNITARIES AND OTHER OFFICIAL

PERSONNEL $ 2.1 Designation of personnel to carry

firearms and exercise appropriate

power of arrest. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security is authorized to designate certain employees of the Department of State and the Foreign Service, as well as employees of other departments and agencies detailed to and under the supervision and control of the Department of State, as Security Officers, as follows:

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(a) Persons so designated shall be authorized to carry firearms when engaged in the performance of the duties prescribed in section (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. 188, as amended. No person shall be so designated unless he has either qualified in the use of firearms in accordance with standards established by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security, or in accordance with standards established by the department or agency from which he is detailed.

(b) Persons so designated shall also be authorized, when engaged in the performance of duties prescribed in section (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. 188, as amended, to arrest without warrant and deliver into custody any person violating the provisions of Section 111 or 112 of Title 18, United States Code, in their presence or if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony. (Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, sec. 1, 69 Stat. 188; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2666) (Dept. Reg. 108.514, 29 F.R. 15571, Nov. 20, 1964)

PART 3-ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND

DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN

GOVERNMENTS Sec. 3.1 Purpose. 3.2 Application of this part. 3.3 Definitions. 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on

deposit in the Department of State

through October 14, 1966. 3.5 Gifts and decorations received by any

person after October 14, 1966. 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and decorations

which become the property of the

United States. 3.7 Revocation of previous regulations.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 3 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, sec. 7, 80 Stat. 952; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2626, E.O. 11320; 3 CFR, 1966 Comp.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 3 contained in Dept. Reg. 108.556, 32 F.R. 6569, Apr. 28, 1967, unless otherwise noted. $ 3.1 Purpose.

The purpose of this part is to establish uniform basic standards for the acceptance of gifts and decorations from foreign governments by U.S. Government officers and employees, including members of the armed forces, and members of their families. § 3.2 Application of this part.

This part applies to all persons occupying an office or a position in the Execu

tive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the Government of the United States. $ 3.3 Definitions.

As used in this part

(a) The term “person” includes every person who occupies an office or a position in the Government of the United States, its territories and possessions, the Canal Zone Government, and the Government of the District of Columbia, or is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a member of the family and household of any such person. For the purpose of this part, "member of the family and household” means a relative by blood, marriage or adoption who is a resident of the household.

(b) The term “foreign government” includes every foreign government and every official, agent, or representative thereof.

(c) The term “gift” includes any present or thing, other than a decoration, tendered by or received from a foreign government.

(d) The term "decoration" includes any order, device, medal, badge, insignia, or emblem tendered by or received from a foreign government.

(e) The term “gift of minimal value” includes any present or other thing, other than a decoration, which has a retail value not in excess of $50 in the United States.

(f) The term “outstanding or unusually meritorious performance” includes performance of duty by a person determined by the appropriate agency to have contributed to an unusually significant degree to the furtherance of good relations between the United States and the foreign government tendering the decoration.

(g) The term "special or unusual circumstances” includes any circumstances which would appear to make it improper for the donee to receive a gift or decoration, and also includes, in some instances, the very nature of the gift itself.

(h) The term “appropriate agency” means the department, agency, office, or other entity in which a person is employed or enlisted, or to which he has been appointed or elected. If the donee is not so serving, but is a member of the family and household of such a person, then the “appropriate agency” is that in which the head of the household is serving.

(i) The term “approval by the appro- for disposal in accordance with the propriate agency” includes approval by such visions of $ 3.6. person or persons as are duly authorized (d) Decorations. Decorations reby such agency to give the approval ceived which have been tendered in required by these regulations.

recognition of active field service in con(j) The term “Chief of Protocol" nection with combat operations, or which means the Chief of Protocol of the have been awarded for outstanding or Department of State.

unusually mer ious performance, may

be accepted and worn by the donee with § 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on deposit in the Department of State

(1) the approval by the appropriate through October 14, 1966.

agency and (2) the concurrence of the

Chief of Protocol. Within the DepartAny gift or decoration on deposit with

ment of State, the decision as to whether the Department of State on the effective

a decoration has been awarded for outdate of this part shall, following written

standing or unusually meritorious perapplication to the Chief of Protocol and

formance will be the responsibility of the subsequent approval by the Chief of

supervising Assistant Secretary of State Protocol and the appropriate agency, be

or comparable officer for the person inreleased through the appropriate agency

volved. In the absence of approval and to the donee or his legal representative.

concurrence under this paragraph, the Such donee may also, if authorized by

decoration shall become the property of the appropriate agency, wear any deco

the United States and shall be deposited ration so released. Approval for release

by the donee with the Chief of Protocol will normally be given unless, from the

for use or disposal in accordance with special or unusual circumstances in

the provisions of $ 3.6. Nothwithstanding volved, it would appear to the Chief of

the foregoing, decorations tendered to Protocol to be improper to release the

U.S. military personnel for service in item. Any gifts or decorations not ap

Viet-Nam may be accepted and worn as proved for release will become the prop

provided by the Act of October 19, 1965, erty of the U.S. Government and will be

Public Law 89–257, 79 Stat. 982. used or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of $ 3.6.

$ 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and deco

rations which become the property of $ 3.5 Gifts and decorations received by

the United States. any person after October 14, 1966.

Any gift or decoration which becomes (a) General policy. No person shall the property of the United States under request or otherwise encourage the ten- this part may be retained for official use der of a gift or decoration.

by the appropriate agency with the ap(b) Gifts of minimal value. Subject proval of the Chief of Protocol. Gifts to indivdual agency regulations, table and deocrations not so retained shall be favors, mementos, remembrances, or

forwarded to the General Services Adother tokens bestowed at official func- ministration by the Chief of Protocol for tions, and other gifts of minimal value transfer, donation, or other disposal in received as souvenirs or marks of cour

accordance with such instruction as may tesy from a foreign government may be

be furnished by that officer. In the abaccepted and retained by the donee. The

sence of such instructions, such property burden of proof is upon the donee to

will be transferred or disposed of by the

General Services Administration in acestablish that the gift is of minimal value

cordance with the provisions of the Fedas defined by this part.

eral Property and Administrative Sery(c) Gifts of more than minimal value.

ices Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 377, as amended, Where a gift of more than minimal value

and the Federal Property Management is tendered, the donor should be advised

Regulations (41 CFR Ch. 101, Subchapter that it is contrary to the policy of the

H). Standard Form 120, Report of ExUnited States for persons in the service

cess Personal Property, and Standard thereof to accept substantial gifts. If, Form 120A, Continuation Sheet, shall be however, the refusal of such a gift would used in reporting such property, and the be likely to cause offense or embarrass- Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of ment to the donor, or would adversely 1966 shall be cited on the reporting docuaffect the foreign relations of the United ment. Such reports shall be submitted to States, the gift may be accepted and shall General Services Administration, Region be deposited with the Chief of Protocol 3, Attention: Property Management and

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