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Coll 27/21(1) 'Passports. For employees of oil companies proceeding to the Persian Gulf' [‎132r] (264/941)

The record is made up of 1 file (463 folios). It was created in 15 May 1945-6 Apr 1948. 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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CIRCULAR No. Misc. 6250
v $: jN i
Passport Office,
Foreign Office,
25th November, 1947.
Koweit Oil Company
The Koweit Oil Company have already commenced bringing
their employees’ families to Koweit and it is anticipated that the
number will steadily increase as accommodation becomes increasingly
available. The Pohtical Resident, Persia^ Gulf, has therefore agreed
that visas may now be granted for Koweit to the families of the
British personnel of the Koweit Oil Company whose applications
are sponsored by the Company without prior reference to the
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Koweit as hitherto necessary in accordance with
the instructions given in sub-paragraph 2 of the Summary of Visa
Regulations relating to the Arab States and Trucial Sheikhdoms.
R. BLOORE,
Chief Passfort Officer.
For official use only
v^\
To His Majesty’s Consular and
Passport Control Officers
authorised to grant visas.
14418 34411—29

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The file contains correspondence mainly relating to visas for countries in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. for employees and wives of employees of oil companies, mostly the Kuwait Oil Company, Limited (for Kuwait), but also other oil companies including: the Iraq Petroleum Company, Limited (for Bahrain and Qatar); the Standard Oil Company (for Kuwait and Oman); the Bahrain Petroleum Company (for Bahrain); the Superior Oil Company (for Kuwait); and Petroleum Concessions Limited (for Bahrein and Qatar). It also includes correspondence concerning visas for Bahrain for employees of the British Overseas Airways Corporation.

The correspondence is largely between 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. (and the Commonwealth Relations Office after the abolition of 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. in 1947) and the following: the (Foreign Office) Passport Control Department; the Kuwait Oil Company, Limited; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; the Iraq Petroleum Company, Limited; the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain; and the Bahrein Petroleum Company, Limited.

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 (463 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate 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 469; 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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