Can someone please advise whom I can contact in Madeira to find out if a passport was issued to my great-grandfather. My great-grandfather was apparently baptised as Manuel Ferreira but changed his name to Jose Rodrigues Da Silva when he moved to South Africa in 1928/1929. The records on ABM Madeira only goes till 1925. I would like to obtain the passport so that I can compare the photo which I have of him to the passport photo (to confirm the allegations with regards to the identity).
I already contacted the SA Consulate in Madeira and they cannot assist. I also contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and they were also not able to assist.
Thanks in advance!