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Interned Refugees Cannot Appear for Visa Examination at U.s.a. Consulate in France

Jews interned as refugees in camps in the un-occupied part of France are facing difficulties in arranging for their appearance before the American Consulate in Marseille for their visa examinations, it was reliably reported here today.

Several internees at the Gurs Camp, whose visa applications have been approved at Washington and who were summoned to the Consulate for examination have been unable to secure permission to leave the camp, the report states. Existing regulations require that internees must possess their visas before being transferred from the internment camps to emigration centers. The relief agencies operating in un-occupied France are now intervening with the French authorities to permit the internees to appear at the American Consulate when summoned, so that they may receive their visas, the report added.