File No. 138.4/19a
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Austria-Hungary (Penfield)1
Washington, August 10, 1914.
In case consular registration certificates are not accepted by local officials for residence, travel, or exit in place of passports, direct consuls, except consul at Vienna, to issue emergency passports under [Page 722] their official seals and signatures until further notice, and for that purpose to have blank passports printed, Form No. 9. Applications should be taken in duplicate, and extra copies sent to the Department through Embassy. Caution consuls to require positive evidence of citizenship. Fees are not to be required for issuance of emergency passports or execution of applications therefor. Report doubtful cases with home address.
- The same, mutatis mutandis, to other ambassadors and ministers in Europe.↩