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Federated Malay States : British Passport (1939 — 1944)

Issued by Federated Malay States Passport Office in Kuala Lumpur.

Sir Thomas Shenton Whitelegge Thomas, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, High Commissioner for the Malay States,

Request and Require in the Name of His Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow Mrs. Karoline Margaret BAXTER 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 14th day of February 1939.
By His Excellency's Command,


1. British passports are issued in the Federated Malay States at the Passport Office, Sulaiman House, Damansara Road, Kuala Lumpur.

Applications should be made in the authorised form obtainable from that Office.

2. Passports cannot be issued or renewed at the Passport Office for persons not at the time being in the Federated Malay States. Passports should not be sent abroad by post.

3. The charge for a British passport is $6.

4. Passports are available for five years, in the first instance, unless otherwise stated. They may be renewed from time to time for further consecutive periods of one to five years from the date of expiry, provided the total period of validity of ten years from the original date of issue is not exceeded. The fee for each year of renewal is $1.

5. British passports are not available beyond ten years from the original date of issue. Thereafter, or if at any time the passport contains no further space for visa, a new passport must be obtained.

(a) A passport including particulars of the holder’s wife is not available for the wife’s use when travelling alone.
(b) Children who have reached the age of sixteen years require separate passports.

6. The passport is only available for travel to the countries named on page 4, but may be endorsed for additional countries (fee $1). The possession of a passport so endorsed does not, however, exempt the holder from compliance with any immigration regulations in force in British or foreign countries or from the necessity of obtaining a visa where required.

7. Passports endorsed as valid for the British Empire are also available for travelling to territory under British protection or mandate, not, however, including Palestine or Trans-Jordan, for which the passport must be specially endorsed, or the Aden Protectorate for which both an endorsement and a visa are required.

8. British subjects permanently resident abroad should in all cases register their names and addresses at the nearest British Consulate. Such registration constitutes the most ready means in emergency or difficulty of enabling all proper assistance or advice to be afforded them. Changes of address or departure from the country of residence should also be notified to the Consulate.

The passport is a valuable document. It should not be altered in any way or allowed to pass into the possession of an unauthorised person. If lost or destroyed the fact and circumstances should be immediately reported to the Passport Office, Kuala Lumpur, or the nearest British Consulate or British authority and to the local police. New passports can only be issued in such cases after exhaustive enquiries.