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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎4r] (7/44)

The record is made up of 1 file (20 folios). It was created in 5 Nov 1930-28 Jul 1934. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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a Persian visa on Pilgrim passes Issued In India, the
pilgrims were ofciig ed to obtain Prom the British Consul
ate, Baghdad, regular British Passports valid lor six
months only a t a cost of ifc.10/- each, an additional
expense witich some of them could 111 afford.
2. While certain Pilgrim Passes issued at Karachi,
Lucknow, Hyderabad Bsccan, Hangu, etc. had a printed
earning advising pilgrims intending to visit X J ersia of
the necessity of having their passes visaed by the
Persian Consular Authorities in India, otter Pilgrim
Passes issued at Bara Bank!, Banda, Cawnpore, Unao Basti,
Moradubad, Peshawar, etc. did not be a r this warning,
3 * Iu vle * r or “La Inoouvenlenee and hardship to
which pilgrims are subjected due to their failing to
comply with this formality, it is requested that sveps
may krndiy be taken so tout those who desire to return
trom Iraq through Persia may obtain a Persian visa from
the Persian Consular Authorities in India to cover
the return journey, a warning to this effect should also
be included in all passes valid for the journey to Iraq
ana Persi&o
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The file contains correspondence relating to pilgrim passes issued to Indian nationals proceeding to Persia [Iran] from India (via Iraq).

The correspondence is largely between the Foreign and Political Department of the Government of India and the following: the Government of Bengal, Political Department, Passport Branch; the Consul General for Persia in India; HM Consul, Baghdad; and HM Minister, Tehran.

The file also includes correspondence between the following: HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Vice Consul, Zahedan; HM Consul for Sistan and Kain, and HM Minister, Tehran; and HM Consul General at Meshed, and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (20 folios)

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 22; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎4r] (7/44), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3367, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 November 2019]

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