Passport applications #hungary


I recently became aware of the fact that some emigrants >from the Port of
Hamburg filled out passport applications before leaving. The reasons for this
were many people stopped in Hamburg to work and earn the necessary money to
purchase a ticket. Others arrived in Hamburg without a proper passport from
their homeland. Another reason was that males very often had to have papers
showing they fulfilled their military requirements.
My question is this. Does anyone have any idea how far in advance people
would apply for these passports before embarking on their voyage? My ancestor
left in November, 1882. Before I order microfilm, I would like some kind of
time frame to work with. Thanks in advance. Wayne Roth, Brooklyn, New York

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