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address, date and place of birth, citizenship, race, marital
status, number of children, occupation, physical characteris-
tics, photograph, and fingerprints. The registration card
should contain a statement as to the area within which the
bearer is permitted to circulate. He must carry this card on
his person at all times, and show it upon request to any
member of the military police and other authorized per-
sons. Cards may be issued in various colors, the color de-
noting the area within which the card is valid. Printing
should be in both English and the native language. In
countries where persons are required to be registered under
local civil law, military police may utilize the-existing sys-
tems and records by stamping or otherwise authenticating
the registration cards already issued. For control purposes,
registration cards should be validated periodically.
b. In certain areas higher authority may require that a
list be posted on each dwelling showing the persons resid-
ing therein. Such lists are posted under military police
66. ISSUANCE OF PASSES AND CREDENTIALS. If
the civilian desires to travel outside of the area authorized
by his registration card, he must obtain a special pass from
the military government or military police. This pass nor-
mally authorizes one trip between designated points, and is
surrendered to the issuing agency upon completion of the
travel. Certain persons, such as doctors, nurses, and civil
government officials, who should circulate more freely than
others, may be issued special credentials which are valid
between certain points for a designated period of time.
67. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES. At the direction
of the theater commander or military governor, the military
police may be charged with the registration of all civilian
vehicles in the area. This registration should be conducted
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