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STATE RIN: 1400-AE37 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Passports: Procedures for Passport Couriers 

Proposal to establish a registration program and hand-carry procedures for courier services used by applicants to transport their passport applications, and U.S. passports issued to them, to and from participating passport agencies. The purpose of these proposed rules is to maintain vigilance over the security of the passport application process by requiring that companies register with the Department prior to providing hand-carry services and follow a uniform set of hand-carry procedures.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: None     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2651a    22 U.S.C. 211a et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/17/2020  85 FR 73244   
Final Rule  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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:
Jennifer Tinianow
Department of State
Washington, DC 20522
Phone:202 485-8800