\ 22cfr \ 22 CFR \ PART 22--SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES-- DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND FOREIGN SERVICE \ § Sec. 22.6 Refund of fees.
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Sec. 22.6 Refund of fees.
Fees which have been collected for deposit in the Treasury are refundable:
(1) As specifically authorized by law (See 22 U.S.C. 214a concerning passport fees erroneously charged persons excused from payment, 22 U.S.C. 216 concerning passport fees in cases where the appropriate representative in the United States of a foreign government refuses a visa and 46 U.S.C. 8 concerning fees improperly imposed on vessels or seamen); (2) When the principal officer at the consular post where the fee was collected (or the officer in charge of the consular section at a combined diplomatic/consu
lar post) finds upon review of the facts that the collection was erroneous under applicable law; and (3) Where determination is made by the Department of State with a view to payment of a refunded in the United States in cases which it is impracticable to have the facts reviewed and refunded effected by and at the direction of the responsible consular office. See Sec. 13.1 of this chapter concerning refunds of fees improperly exacted by consular officers who have neglected to return the same.
(b) Refunds of $5.00 or less will not be paid to the remitter unless a claim is specifically filed at the time of payment for the excess amount. An automatic refund on overpayments due to misinformation or mistakes on the part of the Department of State will be made.