Executive Order 2021—Amending the Rules Governing the Granting of Passports
August 14, 1914
The Secretary of State is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to issue passports to American citizens abroad, in cases of urgent necessity, upon applications made in their behalf by near relatives or legal representatives in this country. To this extent is amended Section 3 of the Rules Governing the Granting and Issuing of Passports in The United States, dated March 10, 1913.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 14, 1914.
Woodrow Wilson, Executive Order 2021—Amending the Rules Governing the Granting of Passports Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/275267