One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

Recently I could acquire the earliest Federal Germany passport – issued on 15 February 1951, just 14 days after the Allied Military Government for Germany gave back the power to Federal Germany to issue passports. The printing date of the passport document at the back of the cover indicates 12/50 which means printed December 1950. So far indeed the earliest passport by the young Federal Republic of Germany. The document is in excellent condition and issued in the city of Moers for engineer Dr. Wolfgang Röhrs. Initially, his passport was valid for European countries (including Saarland) only but then extended to “domestic and foreign countries.” His passport includes three visas for Switzerland. His last travel was in May 1955, and the document expired on 14 Feb 1956. My new challenge? To find a passport issued before 15 Feb 1951!

Update: YES, I found even an earlier document – issued at the German Embassy in New York in Nov 1950! This is now by my best knowledge the earliest Federal Germany passport, and I am proud to have it in my collection!

One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

 One Of The Earliest Passports Of Federal Germany Issued 1951

 

Zonal Travel Permit 1954 for occupied Germany

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