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regulations. This exception is not applicable to persons going from the continental United States via Canada to other places outside of the continental United States. Persons other than hostile aliens starting from Newfoundland for the United States shall not be required to obtain visas or verifications from the American Consul in Newfoundland. (As to hostile aliens, see 9 (a), supra.)

(c) No passports or permits to depart from or enter the United States shall be required of persons in or attached to the military or naval forces of the United States or of any nation associated with the United States in the prosecution of the war, provided that such persons when in or attached to the military or naval forces of a nation so associated with the United States shall be identified and vouched for to the Secretary of State by a duly authorized representative of such nation; and provided further that when persons in or attached to such military or naval forces travel separately or otherwise than in regular commands they shall bear certificates issued by the War or Navy Department of the United States or by a duly authorized representative of an associated nation, adequately establishing the identity of the bearers and their connection with the military or naval forces aforesaid. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent a citizen of the United States, if a member of or attached to the military or naval forces of any country, from entering or leaving the United States provided he bears a valid passport in lieu of the certificate of identification above described. All such departures shall, however, be subject to the requirements of Title 3 of these regulations. The limitations and exceptions aforesaid are subject to the pro

visions of Section 88 hereof. Sec. 10. The following limitations upon and exceptions to the application of Section I, subsection (a) of the Act of May 22, 1918, are prescribed :

(a) Aliens need not present permits in the usual form for travel across the Mexican border provided that they bear valid permits to cross and recross the border at specified points issued by an immigrant inspector. In applying for these border permits they shall fill out such forms, furnish such photographs, and answer such inquiries as the immigrant inspector shall require. The special permits so issued shall be valid for travel across the Mexican border for such limited period and for passage across the border at such specifically defined points as the issuing inspectors shall note on the permits. Except as otherwise provided by the Secretary of State, such permits shall be issued only to persons residing within ten milcs of the border and shall be valid for travel only to points not more than ten miles beyond the border. Aliens entering Mexico with border permits must have such permits visaed by a diplomatic or consular representative of the United States in Mexico before returning to the United States unless the Secretary of State shall otherwise provide. Hostile aliens shall not be given permits to cross the Mexican border without special authorization from the Secretary of State.

(b) Hostile aliens residing in Canada or the United States may secure special permits allowing them to cross the border between the two countries by making application therefor to the representative of the Bureau of Immigration of the Department of Labor stationed nearest their place of residence. In applying for such permits they shall fill out such forms, furnish such photographs and answer such inquiries as the official receiving the application shall require. The special permits so issued shall be valid for such limited period, for passage across the border at such specifically defined points, and for such number of crossings as the issuing officials shall note on the permits.

(c) Aliens who are seamen on vessels arriving at ports of the United States and who desire to land in the country shall apply to an immigrant inspector. They shall submit to such immigrant inspector satisfactory evidence of their nationality and furnish such photographs and execute such forms and applications as the immigrant inspector shall require. The immigrant inspector may thereupon issue identity cards authorizing such seamen to land in the United States, unless the Secretary of State directs that they be kept on their vessels.

(d) Alien seamen desiring to sail from the United States shall submit satisfactory evidence of nationality to the United States customs inspectors stationed at the port of departure. If such applicants have landed in the United States since the date on which these regulations became effective at their port of arrival they shall further submit the identity cards issued by the immigrant inspector permitting them to land in the country. Said identity cards shall be stamped by the customs officials, if permission is given the applicants to depart, and such cards so stamped shall

be the evidence of such permission. In case an applicant for permission to sail under this paragraph has not entered the United States since these regulations became effective, he shall apply to a collector of customs for an identity card and permission to sail. In making such application he shall submit satisfactory evidence of his nationality and furnish such photographs and execute such forms and applications as the collector of customs shall require.

(e) Identity cards issued to alien seamen as provided by the foregoing paragraphs (c) and (d) shall be retained by the seamen to whom they are issued and used by the holders from time to time as they land in and sail from the United States. An alien seaman bearing such card shall have the same validated for landing or sailing by the immigration or customs authori. ties respectively on each occasion when he applies for permission to land at or sail from a United States port.

(f) Aliens passing through the United States en route between two foreign points and not remaining in the United States more than thirty days shall make application for permission to depart through the immigration official acting as control officer at the point where they enter the United States. Such permission, if granted, will be given by the official acting as control officer at the designated point of departure. Nothing herein shall be construed as requiring a permit for doparture from a transient alien in case such permit would not have been necessary if the journey to his final destination had commenced in the United States. A transient will be required to depart from the United States at the earliest date practicable. He shall submit to the immigrant inspector his itinerary to the port of departure, which shall be by the most direct route reasonably available, and upon obtaining approval of the same, he shall proceed immediately to the port of departure. Upon arrival at said port, he shall report forthwith to the customs officers. For all deviations and delays special permission must be obtained from the Secretary of State.

(g) No permits to depart from or enter the United States shall be required of officials or representatives of foreign countries duly accredited to the United States or a friendly country provided that such persons bear valid passports and provided further that the Department of State is notified in advance of their intended entry or departure and consents thereto. Such officials, however, when desiring to enter the United States shall have their passports visaed by a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States in the country from which they come and in the country from which they embark for or enter the United States; and such officials desiring to depart from the United States shall have their passports visaed by the Department of

State. Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs (a) to (g) inclusive shall be construed to prevent the entry or departure of an alien at the Mexican or Canadian border, of an alien seaman at a United States port, or of a transient alien at any point, provided he bears a valid permit for such entry or departure issued in accordance with Title 6 or Title 7 hereof.

Sec, 11. The following limitations upon and exceptions to the application of Section 2 of the Act of May 22, 1918, are authorized and prescribed :

(a) Citizens of the United States traveling between United States ports not within the continental United States, or between such ports and ports within the continental United States, on vessels making no intermediate calls at foreign ports other than those of Canada, or Bermuda, shall not be required to bear passports provided that they have received from the immigrant inspector at the port of departure United States citizens' identity cards. Applicants for such cards shall supply such photographs and execute such forms and applications as the immigrant inspectors require. When applications for such cards are made in dependencies of the United States where no immigrant inspectors are stationed they shall be made to the Governors of such dependencies or their representatives duly appointed for the purpose: provided that employees of the Panama Canal and the Panama Railroad Company and members of their families, civilian employees of the United States and members of their families, and the families of members of the Army and Navy, travelling between the continental United States and the Panama Canal Zone, may carry identity certificates issued by The Panama Canal in lieu of passports or identity cards issued by immigration officials.

(b) Citizens of the United States travelling across the Mexican border shall not be required, unless otherwise ordered by the Secretary of State, to bear passports provided that they have received citizens identity cards from immi. grant inspectors at the points where they depart from or enter the United States. Such identity cards shall be applied for in accordance with the preceding paragraph (a). Except as otherwise provided by the Secretary of State, such identity cards shall be issued only to persons residing within ten miles of the border and shall be valid for travel to points not more than ten miles beyond the border. Citizens entering Mexico. without passports and with identity cards must have such cards verified by a diplomatic or consular representative of the United States in Mexico before returning to the United States, unless the Secretary of State shall otherwise provide.

(c) Citizens of the United States who are seamen upon vessels entering or leaving ports of the United States shall not be required to bear passports provided that they bear seamen's certificates of American citizenship issued by collectors of the ports of the United States as provided for in Section 4588 of the Revised Statutes. Citizens applying for such certificates shall supply such photographs and execute such forms and applications as the collectors shall require. No identity card other than a passport or a seamen's certificate shall be issued to a seaman who is a citizen of the United

States. Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) shall be construed to prevent the use of a valid passport by any seaman or other citizen referred to in said paragraphs in lieu of a seamen's certificate or identity card as described therein. TIILE 8.-General Regulations Persons Liable to Military Servioe

SEO. 12. No person registered or enrolled or subject to registry or enrollment for military service in the United States shall depart from the

United States without the previous consent of the Secretary of War or such person or persons as he may appoint to give such consent. The Secretary of State shall issue no passport or permit entitling such person to depart without securing satisfactory evidence of such consent. Reference should be had to Section 156, Selective Service Regulations, and amendments thereto.

TITLE 4.-Amerioan CitizensDeparture and Entry

ISSUE OF PASSPORTS

SEC. 13. The "Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in the United States' as established on January 24, 1917, are continued in force without change.

VERIFICATION OF PASSPORTS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Seo. 14. Passports are not valid for return to the United States Anless verified in the country from which the holder starts on his journey to the United States and further verified in the foreign country from which he embarks for or enters the United States. No fee shall be collected by diplomatic or consular officers of the United States for or in connection with such verification.

ALIENS' PERMITS TO DEPART AND ENTER

TITLE 5.-Permit Agents Sec. 15. The officials designated in the appendix hereto are hereby appointed Permit Agents for the purpose of receiving from aliens applications for permits to depart from the United States. No Permit Agents have been designated in Tutuila, Manua, Guam, or Wake Island, as it is believed that travel from these points will not necessitate such appointments. For the time being persons desiring to leave any of these insular possessions may do so without securing permission hereunder.

Seo. 16. Representatives of the Bureau of Immigration of the Department of Labor, stationed in Canada or on the Canadian border, and all diplomatic and consular officers of the United States in foreign countries are hereby appointed Permit Agents for the purpose of receiving from aliens applications for permits to enter the United States.

Sec. 17. The Secretary of State is authorized to designate and appoint additional Permit Agents from time to time as he may deem advisable, and to revoke their appointments or the appointments of any Permit Agent aforementioned. All Permit Agents bereby or hereafter appointed are hereby authorized to administer any oath or affirmation required in these rules and regulations or in any amendment hereof or addition hereto. All persons empowered to issue special permits referred to in sections 10 and 11 hereof are hereby authorized to administer to applicants any oaths or affirmations deemed necessary in connection with their applications.

TITLE 6.-Permits to Depart SEO. 18. Except in cases for which special regulations are hereinbefore provided, any alien desiring to depart from the United States shall apply for a permit to the Permit Agent located nearest to the last residence of the applicant. Any Permit Agent is authorized to receive an application to depart if it appears that the applicant would be caused unreasonable hardship or delay if required to apply to the Permit Agent nearest his last residence.

Sec. 19. Each applicant shall submit to the Permit Agent, for transmission to Washington if required, a passport issued for his use by the Government to which he owes allegiance or by a duly authorized diplomatic or consular officer thereof, or of the country representing in the United States the interests of his country. Such passports must have been issued, renewed or visaed by a duly authorized representative of said Government, or of the country representing its interests in the United States, within ten days prior to the time of the application. Aliens who by reason of

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