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British Passport : Mandatory Palestine - Type I (1928 — 1933) Husband and Wife

Passport issued to David Fruhmorgen who was born in Sesnovitz in 1899, and nationality was formerly given as Russian Subject before it was striked out. On page 5, nationality of the passport holder was renewed as Palestinian. Information and photo of wife, Rivka Steinberg, was added on page 2 and 3 respectively.

Multiple visas and revenue stamps from page 6 to page 21.

The Mandatory Palestine ( فلسطين ) passport refers to the travel document that was intended for residents of Mandatory Palestine between 1925 and 1948.

The first brown-covered passport appeared around 1927, following the Nationality Law from 1925.

These passports became invalid with the termination of the British mandate on 15 May 1948.

The standard brown covered British Passport for Palestine was issued around 1930-1931 up to 1948. The brown covered passports where printed in 1925 and the earliest issued sample known was from 1927, where Page 1 is the main difference. However, multiple minor varieties are noted.

1927-1929 : Brown covered British Mandate Passport - Type I
1930-1948 : Brown covered British Mandate Passport - Type II


Regulations were written in English, Arabic and Hebrew.

1. Applications for the issue or renewal of Palestine Passports should be made to the Chief Secretary Palestine Government, Jerusalem, or to British Diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad. The charge for a Palestine passport is fifty piastres (10/-). Application should be made in the authorised form obtainable from those authorities.

2. A Palestinian resident in a foreign country for more than three months should register at the nearest British Consulate.

3. Palestine Passports are not valid beyond five years from the date of issue. They may, however, be renewed for such further period as the holder may wish, and the renewing authority may be prepared to grant, provided that the total validity thereby given to the passport shall not exceed ten years from the date of issue, at the conclusion of which, or if at any time there be no further space for visas, a fresh passport must be obtained. The fee for renewals is five piastres (1/-) for every year for which the validity is extended.

4. This passport is only available for travel to the countries named on page 4, but it may be endorsed for additional countries. The possession of a passport so endorsed does not, however, exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in the country to which he desires to proceed or from the necessity of obtaining a visa where required.

This passport is a valuable document, and should not be allowed to pass into the possession of any unauthorised person. If lost or destroyed the fact should be immediately reported to the Chief Secretary, Palestine Government, Jerusalem, or to tho nearest British authority, and to the local police authorities. New Passports can only be issued in such cases after exhaustive enquiries.

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