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Federated Malay States : British Passport (1925 — 1930)

FEDERATED MALAY STATES
 

 
The Federated Malay States (FMS) was a federation of four British Protected States in the Malay Peninsula—Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang—established by the British government in 1895, which lasted until 1946, when they, together with two of the former Straits Settlements (Malacca and Penang) and the Unfederated Malay States, formed the Malayan Union.

DIPLOMATIC REQUEST
 
PASSPORT.
 

I, SIR LAURENCE NUNNS GUILLEMARD, KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH, HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR THE MALAY STATES,

REQUEST and require in the Name of His Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow
 
Mrs. Eveline Vevers Grey

to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford her every assistance and protection of which she may stand in need.

GIVEN at Kuala Lumpur, the twenty-ninth day of April 1925.
 
[Signature 1, Pre-printed]

By His Excellency's Command,
 
[Signature 2]
Chief Secretary to Government,
Federated Malay States.

Preprinted signature of Sir Laurence Nunns Guillemard (7 June 1862 – 13 December 1951) who was appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements (17 February 1920 – 3 June 1927) and High Commissioner for the Federated Malay States (3 February 1920 – 5 May 1927).

Stanley Wilson Jones (born 1888 – died 1962) signed the passport for the Chief Secretary of Government.

PASSPORT NOTES & REGULATIONS
 
Extract from the Passport Regulations.
 

6. Passports are not available beyond five years from the date of issue. They may be renewed for any period from one to five years from the date of expiration provided that in no case shall the validity of a Passport be extended beyond ten years from the original date of issue. On the expiration of that period or, if at any time the space provided for visas is covered and the holder of a Passport wishes to travel to countries for which fresh visas are required, a new Passport must be taken out. The fee fer, each Passport is $5, and for each year of renewal $1. Applications for renewal must be made in the forms to be obtained upon application to the Passport Officer, Federated Malay States.

11. Any person who
(a) forges, alters or tampers with any Passport or endorsement thereon or without lawful authority uses or has in his possession any such forged, altered or irregular Passport or any Passport with any such forged, altered or irregular endorsement; or
(b) personates, or falsely represents himself to be or not to be a person to whom such a Passport or such a Passport with such an endorsement has been duly issued, or, with intent to obtain any such Passport or such endorsement thereon, knowingly makes any false statement; or
(c) allows any other person to have possession of any such Passport issued for his use alone, or without lawful authority has in his possession any such Passport issued for the use of some person other than himself,

is guilty of an offence punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or to a fine not exceeding eight hundred and fifty dollars or to both.