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Coll 27/9 ‘Passports. British Protected Persons. Travel documents for persons proceeding to, and for natives of, certain British Protectorates and Arab states.’ [‎9r] (22/1244)

The record is made up of 1 volume (618 folios). It was created in 2 Feb 1924-27 Sep 1939. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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FILE COPY
No* F* 392(37}-G/37
From
The Secretary to the Government' of India
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The Under Secretary of State for India,
Political Department, 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. , London.
Dated New Delhi, the January 1939*
to Bahrein. Ko we it, Muscat aid Oman and
the Trucial Sheikhdoms.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to the letter from the India
Oxfice No. F./j.6298/38, dated the 13th September 1938, and
uo state that owing to financial stringency the Government
oi India are averse at present to stopping any of their
existing sources of revenue. They are therefore not prepared
to waive the fee of Re. 1/-* charged for visas in the case of
British subjects proceeding to Bahrein, Koweit, Muscat and
Oman and the Trucial Sheikhdoms.
2. A copy of this letter is being forwarded to the Hon’ble
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. and to the
Political Agents at Koweit, Bahrein and Muscat.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant

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The file contains papers, mostly correspondence, relating to passports and visas for persons travelling to, and for natives of, certain British Protectorates and Arab states.

It includes papers concerning the following: the procedure in connection with the issue of these travel documents; fees for visas; the issue of instructions to HM Consuls and Passport Control Officers regarding travel documents; the grant of visas for members of the United States mission at Koweit [Kuwait] for visits to Basra; and travel facilities for natives of 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. states and for persons wishing to proceed to those states.

The main correspondents include the following: 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 Government of India, Foreign and Political Department; the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Consulate-General, Bushire; the Foreign Office; the British Consulate, Basra; the Colonial Office; the Government of Bombay, Political Department; 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 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; HM Consul, Basra; HM Ambassador, Baghdad; and the Treasury.

The file also includes 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. minute papers, and three blank copies of Bahrain passports, in English and Arabic.

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (618 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 620; 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 and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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Coll 27/9 ‘Passports. British Protected Persons. Travel documents for persons proceeding to, and for natives of, certain British Protectorates and Arab states.’ [‎9r] (22/1244), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3369, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/get-highlighted-words/81055/vdc_100069774270.0x000017> [accessed 18 April 2019]

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