61 STAT.] 80rH CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 482-AUG. 4, 1947 States or are required by the Government of the United States for extradition to another country, or for persons who are endeavoring to avoid service of legal process. SECTION 10 The United Nations may expel or exclude persons from the head- quarters district for violation of its regulations adopted under Section 8 or for other cause. Persons who violate such regulations shall be subject to other penalties or to detention under arrest only in accord- ance with the provisions of such laws or regulations as may be adopted by the appropriate American authorities. ARTICLE IV-COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSIT SECTION 11 The federal, state or local authorities of the United States shall not impose any impediments to transit to or from the headquarters district of (1) representatives of Members or officials of the United Nations, or of specialized agencies as defined in Article 57, paragraph 2, of the Charter or the families of such representatives or officials, (2) experts performing missions for the United Nations or for such spe- cialized agencies, (3) representatives of the press, or of radio, film or other information agencies, who have been accredited by the United Nations (or by such a specialized agency) in its discretion after con- sultation with the United States, (4) representatives of nongov- ernmental organizations recognized by the United Nations for the purpose of consultation under Article 71 of the Charter, or (5) other persons invited to the headquarters district by the United Nations or by such specialized agency on official business. The appropriate American authorities shall afford any necessary protection to such persons while in transit to or from the headquarters district. This section does not apply to general interruptions of transportation which are to be dealt with as provided in Section 17, and does not impair the effectiveness of generally applicable laws and regulations as to the operation of means of transportation. SECTION 12 The provisions of Section 11 shall be applicable irrespective of the relations existing between the Governments of the persons referred to in that section and the Government of the United States. SECTION 13 (a) Laws and regulations in force in the United States regarding the entry of aliens shall not be applied in such manner as to interfere with the privileges referred to in Section 11. When visas are required for persons referred to in that Section, they shall be granted without charge and as promptly as possible. (b) Laws and regulations in force in the United States regarding the residence of aliens shall not be applied in such manner as to inter- fere with the privileges referred to in Section 11 and, specifically, shall not be applied in such manner as to require any such person to leave the United States on account of any activities performed by him in his official capacity. In case of abuse of such privileges of residence by any such person in activities in the United States outside his official capacity, it is understood that the privileges referred to in Section 11 761 Violation of regula. tions. 59 Stat. 1046. 59 Stat. 1047. Post, p. 763. Entry of aens Residence of aliens. Abuse of residence privileges.