This German Nazi Departmental passport was issued 1938 at the same day when Adolf Hitler had birthday, 20th April. Issued to a consular apprentice at the German consulate in New York who became later consular secretary at the consulate in Mexico.

  • German Nazi Departmental Passport issued at the German Foreign Office in Berlin on April 20, 1938
  • issued to 25 years old Friedrich Wilhelm Döll
  • Döll was resident in Naples, Italy which explains the US consular visa from there
  • then moved to his post in New York, USA (see handwritten entry at page two “Residence New York officially confirmed, Sep 12, 1938”)
  • US visa from the consulate in Naples dated Aug 29, 1938
  • page six shows some exchange control stamps
  • page seven an official visa for Mexico issued in their consulate in New York dated Dec 19, 1939
  • page nine an US visa issued in Mexico on Feb 23, 1940
  • page ten has a official visa for Panama issued in Mexico on Jan 16, 1941
  • page eleven – Guatemala visa issued in Mexico on Jan 18, 1941
  • page thirteen – official visa Guatemala issued in Guatemala on Jan 25, 1941 and exit stamp Jan 27, 1941
  • page fifteen – entry stamp for Portugal on May 16, 1942
  • page thirty-two – Italian exit stamp Sep 3, 1938

Additional documents (which are usually rare to spot) are

  • ID card “Member of staff, German consulate in New York” from Nov 3, 1939
  • ID card “German Foreign Office” from June 16, 1942 with his picture
  • ID card “German consulate Mexico” from 1941
  • Drivers license Mexico
  • Drivers license USA

A Departmental Passport (Ministerialpass) is ranking on the level of a diplomatic passport but is issued for higher ranking government officials blow the position of a diplomat, however such passport types are rare to find and this one has nice visas and comes with further seldom to see documents.