• Summary
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  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Bureau of Consular Affairs
Bureau of consular affairs
■ Introduction

The purpose of the Bureau of Consular Affairs is to administer laws, formulate regulations, and implement policies relating to the broad range of consular services provided to U.S. citizens abroad. Three main offices implement these responsibilities: the Passport Services Office, the Visa Services Office, and the Office of Overseas Citizens Services.

The Passport Services Office issues passports to U.S. citizens and is responsible for administering laws, formulating regulations, and recommending and implementing policies relating to the determination of U.S. citizenship and nationality. The Passport Services Office serves the ...

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