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New Procedure for Visas Announced by State Dept.; Aliens Must Apply Directly to Consis

Regulations covering applications by aliens for United States visas were issued here yesterday by the State Department. It was announced several weeks ago that in view of the end of the war in Europe a new procedure would be adopted.

Under the new set-up, the State Department explained, “an alien seeking a permit to enter the United States, must first apply to the American diplomatic or consular office which is authorized to accept applications for visas in the district of the alien’s foreign residence. Persons in the United States desirous of presenting evidence in support of visa applications should forward such evidence for the present to the consular officer.” The State Department will no longer accept sponsorship documents nor initiate action in visa cases.