Passport

Itinerant merchants from India often travelled to Singapore and Malaya on business in the 20th century. Being British subjects, movement within British colonies was considerably hassle-free. Mr.Mohamed Jina, a Dawoodi Bohra merchant is representative of such itinerant merchants. Mr Mohamed Jina from Vapi, India, travelled to Singapore on business in 1963 and died in Singapore. This passport records Mr.Jina being a “British Subject and Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies”. It also bears Mr.Jina’s photograph, birth, profession and hometown information as well as details of identification markers. The donor is in possession of Mr.Jina’s documents, as he was a close personal and professional acquaintance.

Date/Period
1963
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 15.5 x 10.5 x 0.8 cm
Accession No.
2014-00551
Material
paper
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Mr.Hatim Nakhoda
Category
Documents and Paper