Photo of first Saudi passport in name of “Prince Faisal” 96 years ago

Saudi Arabia: The fourth day of September of each year marks the anniversary of the issuance of the first Saudi passport, on 27/2/1345 AH, corresponding to 9/4/1926.

Saudi Arabia: The fourth day of September of each year marks the anniversary of the issuance of the first Saudi passport, on 27/2/1345 AH, corresponding to 9/4/1926.

Yesterday, on Sunday, the 96th anniversary of the issuance of the first passport of the Kingdom of Hejaz and the Sultanate of Najd and its annexes in the name of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz (when he was Emir and Deputy King in Hejaz at the time, and it was issued in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, and authorized to travel with it to Egypt, Holland, England and France.

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According to a copy of the passport published by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies via its Twitter account, which is kept in the centre’s holdings, the first passport, number 7113, was written on it in Arabic and English with the phrase “His Highness Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz”, and the passport was working in The following kingdoms: the Kingdom of Egypt, England, France, the Netherlands, and the passport holder.

The date of expiry of the work was recorded on Safar 26, 1346 AH, corresponding to September 3, 1927. The passport also included the descriptions of King Faisal, year and place of birth, height, hair colour, eye colour, and skin colour. And the shape of the face and his signature.

The Kingdom of Hejaz, Najd and its annexes, was established after the Sultanate of Nejd and its annexes annexed the Kingdom of Hejaz in the 1920s under the leadership of Sultan Najd King Abdulaziz bin Saud, and he was appointed king of the Hejaz in the Great Mosque of Mecca on January 8, 1926.

Then, on January 29, 1927, he declared himself king of Nejd as well, instead of the title of Sultan, after the Treaty of Jeddah between the British government and the Kingdom of Hejaz, Najd and its annexes in 1927, in which the United Kingdom recognized its King Abdulaziz, where the official announcement was made as the king of the Kingdom of Hejaz, Nejd and its annexes, and on September 23, 1932, The kingdom was unified under a new name, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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