[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
[Page 67436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27000]



[Delegation of Authority No 367]

Delegation of Authority With Respect to Administration and 
Enforcement of Immigration and Nationality Laws Relating to Powers, 
Duties and Functions of Diplomatic and Consular Officers

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State, 
including by Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, 
as amended (22 U.S.C. 2651a), and by the Immigration and Nationality 
Act (INA), I hereby delegate certain authorities to the Assistant 
Secretary for Consular Affairs:
    (1) To the extent authorized by law, and subject to the limitations 
contained in section 104 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1104) outlined in 
paragraph (2) of this delegation, and in section 428 of the Homeland 
Security Act (6 U.S.C. 236), I delegate to the Assistant Secretary for 
Consular Affairs authority for the administration and enforcement of 
the INA and all other immigration and nationality laws relating to the 
powers, duties and functions of diplomatic and consular officers of the 
United States, as well as any actions necessary to implement 
responsibilities of the Department of State, including consular 
officers, under the INA, including but not limited to establishing 
forms and publishing implementing regulations.
    (2) There are hereby excluded from the authority delegated under 
paragraph (1) of this order: (a) The powers, duties, and functions 
conferred upon consular officers relating to the granting or refusal of 
visas; (b) authorities requiring the Secretary to determine that a 
matter is in the national interest or would affect U.S. foreign policy, 
relations, or interests; and (c) powers, duties, and functions 
designated by statute that are to be exercised solely by the Secretary 
or specified officers.
    (3) The authorities covered by this delegation of authority may be 
re-delegated, to the extent authorized by law.
    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.
    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.
    No other delegations of authority are affected by this delegation 
of authority.
    This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal 

    Dated: September 17, 2013.
John F. Kerry,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-27000 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]