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In accordance with Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011, which addresses agency review of existing regulations, including those that may be outmoded or ineffective, the Department of State is repealing our regulations on civil aviation. These regulations, which relate to civil aircraft accidents abroad and were promulgated in 1957, are...
The Department of State amends provisions in the Code of Federal Regulations related to the appointment of Foreign Service Officers. The revised rules will be substantially the same as, and will supplement, Department of State guidance currently in the Foreign Affairs Manual, which is also available to the public.
The Department of State is revising its regulations regarding overpayments from the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System (FSRDS) to reflect internal Department restructuring and realignment of responsibilities and the creation of the Foreign Service Pension System (FSPS).
This Final Rule amends the regulations on the appointment of Foreign Service Officers to allow the Director General (DG) of the Foreign Service, or the Director General's delegatee, to review the case of a Department of State Foreign Service candidate who has been denied an unlimited medical clearance for assignment worldwide to determine...
This direct final rule replaces the existing fee charged for each passport issued, that is refunded when a passport is not issued, with a non-refundable fee charged for each application filed for a passport. Accordingly, the Department of State will refund the passport application fee only when the fee has been collected in error. The Department...