340.1115A/545: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

1068. Your 907, April 11, 4 p.m.21 The contents of telegram under reference have been communicated to Foreign Office, and several conversations have been held with Foreign Office officials concerning granting of transit visas for Americans from Scandinavian countries. Oral assurances have been given that the Foreign Office will do its best to expedite the issue of visas but cannot make any definite statement as to the time involved as each must be referred to Foreign Office. However, it was stated that no effort will be spared to handle the matter satisfactorily.

The Foreign Office suggests that applications made at German Missions and Consulates abroad by Americans for transit visas may be telegraphed by such offices to the Foreign Office at the applicant’s expense, in this way expediting action.

American Legations in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen informed.

  1. Not printed; it contained instructions to request appropriate authorities to expedite granting of transit visas for Americans from Scandinavian countries proceeding to the United States via Mediterranean ports (340.1115A/513).