DOS Announces Assistant Sec. Of State for Consular Affairs Has Authority To Waive a Visa Interviews

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Pages 52379-52380]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-21326]


[Delegation of Authority No. 344]

Delegation by the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary
of State for Consular Affairs the Authority to Determine That it is
Necessary To Waive a Visa Interview as a Result of Unusual or Emergent

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State,
including Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as
amended (22 U.S.C. 2651a), I hereby delegate to the Assistant Secretary
of State for Consular Affairs, to the extent authorized by law, the
authority to determine that a visa interview waiver is necessary as a
result of unusual or emergent circumstances, as provided under Section
222(h)(1)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. Sec.
Any act, executive order, regulation, or procedure subject to, or
affected by, this delegation shall be deemed to be such act, executive
order, regulation, or

procedure as amended from time to time.
This delegation of authority may be re-delegated to the Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Visa Services.
Notwithstanding this delegation of authority, the Secretary, the
Deputy Secretary, the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources,
and the Under Secretary for Management may at any time exercise any
authority or function delegated by this delegation of authority.
This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal

Dated: August 20, 2012.
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-21326 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]

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