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STATE RIN: 1400-AE01 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Passports: Service Passports  

This Rule amends 22 CFR part 51, which establishes the different types of passports issued by the Department of State.  Section 51.1 is amended to add a definition for special issuance passports.  Amendments to section 51.3 establish a new service passport, which may be approved for certain non-personal services contractors who travel abroad in support of and pursuant to a contract with the U.S. government, and make corresponding changes regarding official and diplomatic passports.  Section 51.4 is amended to establish the validity of the new service passport and clarify the grounds for invalidity of a special issuance passport. 

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 22 CFR 51   
Legal Authority: 22 USC 2651a    22 USC 211a et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/30/2016  81 FR 67156   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/29/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alice Kottmyer
Attorney-Adviser, Office of Management
Department of State
Room 4325, 2201 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20520
Phone:202 647-2199
Fax:202 736-7116