United States Statutes at Large/Volume 44/69th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 772

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 44
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Sixty-Ninth Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 772

Chapter 772, Act of July 3, 1926, is also commonly known by its popular title, the Passport Act of 1926


July 3, 1926
[H. R. 12495.]

[Public, No. 493.]

Chap. 772.—An Act To regulate the issue and validity of passports and for other purposes.

Passports.
Issue of, by Secretary of State, and diplomatic and consular officers designated by him.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Section 1. That the Secretary of State may grant and issue passports, and cause passports to be granted, issued, and verified in foreign countries by diplomatic representatives of the United States, and by such consul generals, consuls, or vice consuls when in charge, as the Secretary of State may designate, In insular possessions.
R. S., sec. 4075, p. 785.
By other persons forbidden.
and by the chief or other executive officer of the insular possessions of the United States, under such rules as the President shall designate and prescribe for and on behalf of the United States, and no other person shall grant, issue, or verify such passports.

Sec. 2. Valid for two years.
Provisos.
For a shorter period.
That the validity of a passport or visa shall be limited to a period of two years: Provided, That the Secretary of State may limit the validity of a passport or visa to a shorter period and that Immigration visas.
Vol. 43, p. 153.
no immigration visa shall be issued for a longer period than that Immigration specified in the Immigration Act of 1924 or amendments thereto: Renewals limited.And provided further, That a passport may be renewed without any additional charge under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of State, and at his discretion to bona fide teachers, but the final date of expiration shall not be more than four years from the original date of issue.

Sec. 3. Refund of fee erroneously paid by exempted person.
Vol. 41, p. 750.
That whenever a fee is erroneously charged and paid for the issue of a passport to a person who is exempted from the payment of such a fee by section 1 of "An Act making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921," approved June 4, 1920 (Forty-first Statutes, page 750), Authorization for.the Department of State is hereby authorized to refund to the person who paid such fee the amount thereof, and the money for that purpose is hereby authorized to be appropriated.

Sec. 4. Laws repealed.
R. S., see. 4075, p. 785.
Vol. 32, p. 386; Vol. 41, p. 751.
That section 4075 of the Revised Statutes of the United States as amended by the Act of June 14, 1902 (Thirty-second Statutes, page 386), and section 3 of "An Act making appropriations for the Diplomatic and Consular Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921," approved June 4, 1920 (Forty-first Statutes, page 750), except as hereinbefore provided are hereby repealed.

Approved, July 3, 1926.