Reference FO 371/25245
Title Regulations governing aliens
Former Department Reference File 7848 (pp.8189-8383)
Government Department Foreign Office
Themes Social Relations
Subthemes Dislocated populations, Foreign nationals and newcomers, Publicity campaigns and initiatives
Document Types Official Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Accra, Albania, Bahamas, Bombay, Canada, Dodecanese, Greece, Isle of Man, Palestine, United States of America
Organisations Advisory Council on Aliens, Air Raid Precautions, British Army, British Broadcasting Corporation, Security Service


A file of documents relating to the British government's restrictions on foreign nationals. Subjects covered in the file include exemption requests for United States diplomats with British connections; exemption requests for French nationals, including A.R.P. personnel; exemption requests for Cuban nationals not in nationally important industries, including a bandleader; exemptions for Egyptian nationals, including a medical student and a diplomat; exemption requests for the Catholic clergy; exemption requests for Norwegian nationals; and exemption requests for Swiss nationals with British connections. Other subjects discussed include alien restrictions, including a ban on private vehicles and entry to protected areas; refunds for car tax; an exemption request for a Czechoslovak farmer; exemptions for seamen of British-affiliated ships, including shore leave; the release of a Romanian Jew from internment; the release of Italian nationals of Greek origin from internment; and the use of Italian nationals loyal to the U.K. as B.B.C. propaganda.


administration, agricultural production, agriculture, air-raid precautions, air-raid wardens, Albanian nationals, aliens, ambulances, Austrian nationals, Belgian nationals, bicycles, British Empire, business, cattle, children, civil defence, coastal areas, compensation, conscription, Cuban nationals, culture, Czechoslovak nationals, defence regulations, disease, Dutch nationals, Egyptian nationals, employment, entertainment, evacuable areas, evacuation, factories, family, farmers, financial services, first aid, freight shipping, French nationals, German nationals, Greek nationals, Greek Orthodox Church, healthcare, horses, hospitals, immigration, imports, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, internment, interviews, Italian nationals, Jews, law, licensing, livestock, local authorities, marriage, merchant seamen, migration, motor vehicles, music, Norwegian armed forces, Norwegian nationals, overseas trade, parents, police, Polish nationals, potatoes, poultry, poverty, propaganda, protected areas, public health, public transport, radio broadcasts, refugees, religion, requisitioning, retail, Roman Catholics, Romanian nationals, sheep, Sir John Anderson, students, Swiss nationals, taxation, transportation, travel restrictions, Turkish nationals, United States nationals, vegetables, voluntary organisations, volunteers, wives, working hours

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