British Passport for the Mandate of Palestine

This is a copy of a 1938 issue passport for the Palestine Mandate with some very unusual usage. It has visas and entry stamps for Dalian which had a British protectorate zone within the Japanese occupied area of China. Colonial passports were not the same as Full British passports and there were additional requirements and restrictions on imperial passports. In fact, special permission was required to visit Palestine even with another British Empire passport. Note the use of English, Arabic and Hebrew in the document. This was largely due to attempts to manage immigration from Arab and Jewish communities. Courtesy of Neil Kaplan.

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