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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 G -INTERNATIONAL 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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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.
Unclassified technical data and classified information (data and equipment).
Prohibited shipments, temporary suspension or modification of 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 oficial 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 FR. 10788, Dec. 27, 1967, 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.

(a) Persons so designated shall be au- tive, Legislative and Judicial branches of thorized to carry firearms when engaged the Government of the United States. in the performance of the duties pre

§ 3.3 Definitions. scribed in section (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. 188, as amended. No As used in this part person shall be so designated unless he (a) The term “person” includes every has either qualified in the use of firearms person who occupies an office or a posiin accordance with sta rds established tion in the Government of the United by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of

States, its territories and possessions, the State for Security, or in accordance with Canal Zone Government, and the Govstandards established by the department ernment of the District of Columbia, or or agency from which he is detailed. is a member of the Armed Forces of the

(b) Persons so designated shall also United States, or a member of the family be authorized, when engaged in the per

and household of any such person. For formance of duties prescribed in section the purpose of this part, "member of the (1) of the Act of June 28, 1955, 69 Stat. family and household” means a relative 188, as amended, to arrest without war- by blood, marriage or adoption who is a rant and deliver into custody any person

resident of the household. violating the provisions of Section 111 (b) The term “foreign government” or 112 of Title 18, United States Code,

includes every foreign government and in their presence or if they have reason- every official, agent, or representative able grounds to believe that the person

thereof. to be arrested has committed or is com

(c) The term “gift” includes any mitting such felony.

present or thing, other than a decora(Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended, sec. 1, 69

tion, tendered by or received from a Stat. 188; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2666) (Dept. Reg. foreign government. 108.514, 29 F.R. 15571, Nov. 20, 1964]

(d) The term "decoration" includes

any order, device, medal, badge, insigPART 3-ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS AND nia, or emblem tendered by or received

DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN from a foreign government.
GOVERNMENTS

(e) The term “gift of minimal value"

includes any present or other thing, Sec.

other than a decoration, which has a re3.1 Purpose.

tail value not in excess of $50 in the 3.2 Application of this part. 3.3 Definitions.

United States. 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on

(f) The term “outstanding or unusudeposit in the Department of State ally meritorious performance" includes through October 14, 1966.

performance of duty by a person deter3.5 Gifts and decorations received by any mined by the appropriate agency to have person after October 14, 1966.

contributed to an unusually significant 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and decorations

degree to the furtherance of good relawhich become the property of the

tions between the United States and United States. 3.7 Revocation of previous regulations.

the foreign government tendering the

decoration. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 3 issued under sec. 4, 63 Stat. 111, as amended,

(g) The term "special or unusual cirsec. 7, 80 Stat. 952; 22 U.S.C. 2658, 2626, E.O.

cumstances” includes any circumstances 11320; 3 CFR, 1966 Comp.

which would appear to make it improper SOURCE: The provisions of this part 3 con

for the donee to receive a gift or decoratained in Dept. Reg. 108.556, 32 F R. 6569, tion, and also includes, in some inApr. 28, 1967, unless otherwise noted.

stances, the very nature of the gift $ 3.1 Purpose.

itself. The purpose of this part is to estab

(h) The term "appropriate agency” lish uniform basic standards for the means the department, agency, office, or acceptance of gifts and decorations from other entity in which a person is emforeign governments by U.S. Government

ployed or enlisted, or to which he has officers and employees, including mem- been appointed or elected. If the donee bers of the armed forces, and members

is not so serving, but is member of the of their families.

family and household of such a person, 8 3.2 Application of this part.

then the “appropriate agency” is that in This part applies to all persons occupy

which the head of the household is ing an office or a position in the Execu- serving.

re

(i) The term "approval by the appro- (d) Decorations. Decorations priate agency” includes approval by such ceived which have been tendered in person or persons as are duly authorized recognition of active field service in conby such agency to give the approval nection with combat operations, or which required by these regulations.

have been awarded for outstanding or (j) The term “Chief of Protocol" unusually meritorious performance, may means the Chief of Protocol of the be accepted and worn by the donee with Department of State.

(1) the approval by the appropriate $ 3.4 Release of gifts and decorations on

agency and (2) the concurrence of the deposit in the Department of State

Chief of Protocol. Within the Departthrough October 14, 1966.

ment of State, the decision as to whether

a decoration has been awarded for outAny gift or decoration on deposit with

standing or unusually meritorious perthe Department of State on the effective

formance will be the responsibility of the date of this part shall, following written

supervising Assistant Secretary of State application to the Chief of Protocol and

or comparable officer for the person insubsequent approval by the Chief of

volved. In the absence of approval and Protocol and the appropriate agency, be

concurrence under this paragraph, the released through the appropriate agency

decoration shall become the property of to the donee or his legal representative.

the United States and shall be deposited Such donee may also, if authorized by

by the donee with the Chief of Protocol the appropriate agency, wear any deco

for use or disposal in accordance with ration so released. Approval for release

the provisions of $ 3.6. Nothwithstanding will normally be given unless, from the

the foregoing, decorations tendered to special or unusual circumstances in

U.S. military personnel for service in volved, it would appear to the Chief of

Viet-Nam may be accepted and worn as Protocol to be improper to release the

provided by the Act of October 19, 1965, item. Any gifts or decorations not ap

Public Law 89–257, 79 Stat. 982. proved for release will become the property of the U.S. Government and will be § 3.6 Use or disposal of gifts and decoused or disposed of in accordance with

rations which become the property of

the United States. the provisions of $ 3.6. $ 3.5 Gifts and decorations received by

Any gift or decoration which becomes any person after October 14, 1966. the property of the United States under (a) General policy. No person shall

this part may be retained for official use request or otherwise encourage the ten

by the appropriate agency with the ap

proval of the Chief of Protocol. Gifts der of a gift or decoration.

and deocrations not so retained shall be (b) Gifts of minimal value. Subject

forwarded to the General Services Adto indivdual agency regulations, table

ministration by the Chief of Protocol for favors, mementos, remembrances, other tokens bestowed at official func

transfer, donation, or other disposal in tions, and other gifts of minimal value

accordance with such instruction as may received as souvenirs or marks of cour

be furnished by that officer. In the abtesy from a foreign government may be

sence of such instructions, such property

will be transferred or disposed of by the accepted and retained by the donee. The

General Services Administration in acburden of proof is upon the donee to establish 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

H). Standard Form 120, Report of Exthat it is contrary to the policy of the United 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 for disposal in accordance with the pro- Disposal Service, Seventh and D Streets visions of $ 3.6.

SW., Washington, D.C. 20407.

or

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