Passports and other Emigration or Travel Documents
Petition for Exemption to US Immigration Quota
Petition for exemption to US immigration quotas, for a family
living in Lutsk,
More information about the Gildin family of this document is
on the Old Website Town Page of Lutsk. Document courtesy of Marvin Brooks.
document was created for a resident of modern Ukraine
who lived in what is now Rivne Oblast in the 1920s. In the 1920s
until just before WW II, that part of the Western Ukraine, which
had been part of the Russian Empire in the Czarist period, was claimed
by newly independent Poland. So this emigration document, a petition
to the United States government for a lawful exemption to the US
immigration quotas based on reuniting a family, was filed in the
Warsaw consulate of the United States.
Notice that this form provides
details of parents' names and current residences, including that the
father of the applicant is deceased and a current address for the mother.
There are dates of residence at the current address, names and birthdates
of spouse and children, and information on the family in the United
This form was used by the US Consular
Service. If the person you were investigating had been living
in independent Ukraine during its short tenure, then the US Consular
office would have been in Kiev; if the person was living in the territories
owned by Poland then the office would have been in Warsaw; and if the
person was living elsewhere in the Soviet Union then the offices would
have been in Moscow. The records of the US Consular service are now
in the National Archives in Washington DC and while some finding aids
are online, the actual records are not.
Internal Passports for Travel
Internal Passport 1906
Dashev, Kiev Province
Document courtesy of Bonnie Blish.
Passport 1907 Pavoloch, Kiev Province
Document courtesy of Linda Shefler.
1906 Internal Passport - translation
Name: Max Khariton
Stamp: "No fee. Its validity for a term of no
more than one year"
Passport issued by the Dashev Town Council
1. Religion: Jewish
2. Date of birth or age : 28 years
3. Occupation: tradesman
4. Is he or has he been married : married*
5. Accompanied by : wife Zislya Vipt*
6. Relationship to the fulfillment of military service: 2-nd rank conscripted
7. Signature of the owner : Motl Khariton
Height: medium Color of hair: dark brown Distinguishing marks: none
The bearer of this document resident of Kiev Province, Lipavets* district,
Dishev townsman, Motl Leyb Khariton, free to travel into the various cities & villages
of the Russian Empire until the date written below: 27th February, 1907.
Issued with seal affixed, February 27, 1906 …..*
Council chairman – signature
Secretary - signature
* means the handwriting is hard to interpret
To learn more about this document
and its holder Max (nee KHARITON) SABBATH, visit the Old Website Town page for Dashev,
1907 Internal Passport
- translation based on 1906 passport above (no photo available)
was issued to Avrum Yankel Schnaparski 23 Sept 1907 Stamp: "No
fee. Its validity for a term of no more than one year"
Passport issued by the
1. Religion: Jewish
2. Date of birth or age : 32 years
3. Occupation: Carpenter
4. Is he or has he been married : married
5. Accompanied by : space left blank
6. Relationship to the fulfillment of military service: conscripted 1892, not professional army,
7. Signature of the owner: There is no signature (possibly indicating illiterate in Russian)
Height: space left blank Color of hair: space left blank Distinguishing
marks: there may be a word obliterated there
The bearer of this document resident of Kiev Province, ___ district [illegible], Pavoloch townsman, Avrum Yankelev
Schnaparski, free to to travel into the various cities & villages of the
Russian Empire until the date written below: 23 Sept 1908 [no note of renewal]
Issued with seal affixed, 23 September 1907 …..*