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Coll 27/5 ‘Passports. Passport Control on Indo-Persian Frontier.’ [‎13v] (26/463)

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The record is made up of 1 file (226 folios). It was created in 8 May 1930-23 May 1935. 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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The file contains correspondence relating to passport control on the Indo-Persian frontier.

It includes correspondence concerning the following:

  • The examination of passports by the British Vice Consulate, Duzdab, of Persian [Iranian] subjects entering India via Duzdab (also called Duzdap in the file) [Zahedan]
  • Visa fees charged by the Persian Consul at Quetta for visas issued to British subjects
  • The grant of visas to Afghan subjects travelling to India via Meshed and Duzdab
  • The re-organisation of the passport control arrangements on the Indo-Persian frontier
  • The decision of the Government of India to discontinue the British passport control system at Duzdab
  • The reported ‘loss’ of British passports by Indian British subjects in Persia (and the 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. supposition that these passports were being traded)
  • Alleged deposits required from British subjects applying for visas for entry into Persia from India
  • The importation of cut diamonds from Iran into India.

The main correspondents include:

The 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. ; the Foreign Office; HM Consul General and Agent of the Government of India, Meshed; the Secretary to the Government of India Foreign and Political Department (and the Deputy Foreign Secretary); HM Consul for Sistan and Kain; the Agent to the Governor General and Chief Commissioner in Baluchistan; HM Minister at Kabul; HM Minister at Tehran.

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 (226 folios)
Arrangement

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 inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 230; 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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English in Latin script
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Coll 27/5 ‘Passports. Passport Control on Indo-Persian Frontier.’ [‎13v] (26/463), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3365, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100058786740.0x00001d> [accessed 18 November 2019]

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