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Coll 27/7 ‘Passports. Pilgrims. Pilgrim passes for Indian pilgrims proceeding to Persia.’ [‎6r] (11/44)

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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Copy of a memorandum imo•J j’, 137^/26^ d^ted Simla, trie
17tti September 1931, from the u-ovemment of India in the
Foreign and Political Department, to all Local u-overnments
and Administrations. J.6 0G« ^ v i'
Pilgrims to Persia.
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Beference paragraph 3 of the Circular Memorandum from
the government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department iuo.F.229-(i./29, dated the 12th Feb iu ary 1930.
2* It has Peen Prought to the notice of the c-ovemment of
India that a very large numPer of Indian pilgrims intending
to proceed to Persia through Iraq, fail to oPtain the necessa
ry visa on their pilgrim passes from a Persian Consular
Officer in India, and consequently have to Pe provided with
regular passports Py dis Excellency the high Commissioner
for Iraq, in order to enaPle them to proceed to Persia.
3. The Government of India will therefore Pe glad if
instructions are again issued to all Pilgrim Pass Issuing
authorities to warn intending pilgrims to Persia that it is
essential for them to oPtain a visa on their Pilgrim Passes
Pefore they leave India® Visas can Pe oPtained from Persian
Consular Officers at BomPay and Karachi and the visa Officer
at Quetta.
4. It has also Peen Prought to the notice of the Govern
ment of India that Pilgrim passes are sometimes issued con
taining not only the names of the holder himself and his
wif§ and family Put also those of distant relations and
.— *■* ^
ENOMjjj^n^-eiFVants. This procedure is irregular and the uovern-
in dwv F0 RE ' eN , '■
mesit Sky^India will he grateful if Pilgrim Pass issuing
Utter ^ *1931
0,^7. can he reminded that passes should only include
hesides"the name of the holder those of his wife and of

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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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