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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.’ [‎10v] (25/1244)

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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aated the 29th September 1958. In view of the decision of
His Majesty's Government to waive the visa fee in the case
of British subjects travelling to Bahrain Koweit, Muscat and
the Truqial. Sheikhdoms, the Government of India have unde.
consideration the question of whether the instructions con
veyed to the passport-issuing authorities in India in their
circular letter from the late Foreign and Political Depart
ment No. F.98-G/53, dated the 10th January 1935 should be
altered- In order to come to a decision in the matter it is
necessary to have an idea of the loss of revenue which will
be involved if visas for the territories in question are
granted to British subjects free of charge in India also.
2. I am accordingly to request that the Government of
India may kindly be' informed, at an early date, of the mount
of foe realised in the Madras^Pre sidency during the year
•etc.
1937 on account of visas granted to British suojects for
proceeding to the territories mentioned above.
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.

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1 volume (618 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 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.’ [‎10v] (25/1244), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/3369, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100069774270.0x00001a> [accessed 23 February 2019]

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