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Diplomatic Identity Card


Issued to diplomats while serving abroad.


Though not a passport, these types of documents were used by diplomats while stationed and serving abroad. The country of their residence would issue such papers, normally by the foreign ministry and not the ministry of interior, which would issue ID’s to their own citizens only.


The document in this article was issued by the Foreign Ministry of Chile, a South American country.


El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores issued “Cuerpo Diplomatico cedula de identidad” number 1103 to Spanish diplomat Fernando Nogues y Mezquita at Santiago, the capital, on May 2nd 1953.


Most of his postings where to South American countries, such as Uruguay, Argentina etc.


This is interesting as an additional item that would go together with an individual’s diplomatic passport when being posted abroad.


I also attached a visa that he issued the previous year while serving in Uruguay.



Thank you for reading “Our Passports”.



Neil Kaplan
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