Mr. Adee to Mr. Phelps.

No. 122.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 126 of the 10th ultimo, concerning the nature of the visé of passports required for persons entering Germany from France through Alsace-Lorraine, and also suggesting the advisability of warning the public that in any of the larger cities of Germany passports are required of all foreigners who take up residence therein even for a short time, I inclose herewith copies of the printed notice so modified in accordance with your suggestion.

Thanking you most cordially for bringing the matter to the attention of the Department,

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.
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[Inclosure in No. 122.]

Notice by the Department of State.

Passports are necessary for the Turkish dominions, including Egypt and Palestine, and must be certified by a Turkish consular officer before entering Turkish jurisdiction. Persons quitting the United States with eventual purpose of visiting any part of Turkey are advised that their passports may conveniently be certified in advance by the consul-general of Turkey at New York, thus avoiding possible difficulty in obtaining the prescribed vise’ in another country en route.

Persons traveling with United States passports desirous of entering Alsace-Lorraine from France should not neglect to have their passports viséed by the embassy of Germany at Paris, thus possibly sparing themselves much inconvenience and delay.

It is also understood that in many of the larger cities of Germany passports are required of all foreigners who therein take up even a short residence.