Document (b) about seafarer Jan Mohamed.
NATIONALITY AND NATURALISATION (including Certificates of British Origin): Special Certificate of Nationality (Coloured Seamen): Jan Mohamed. 1925-1930. Catalogue ref: HO 45/13750.
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DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY ISSUED TO AN APPLICANT WHO CANNOT OBTAIN A NATIONAL PASSPORT
Mr: Jan Mahomed
who resides at: The Strangers Home for Asiatics Limehouse
and is registered as of claims to be a native of Punjab, India
nationality, desires to travel to: America (US)
This document must when necessary be visé for the journey to the country above mentioned by the appropriate authorities in the United Kingdom.
It is valid only for a single journey.
Height (with boots): 5ft 5 ½ in.
Dependents accompanying the holder:
(Date) 9th July 1925
H. M. CHIEF INSPECTOR,
LONDON, S. W. 1