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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by sunnyglasgow » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:28 am

Hello Everyone
I got a question in relation to referee for my wife Naturalization Application .

1. We got British citizen
2. Am I right in saying can we use a manger/director of a VAT registered company as a professional body as a referee?

All the information/ advice given I will appreciate it
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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by longgapilr » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:45 pm

Can a radiographer (member of Health and Care Professions Council) be a professional referee? She works at a private hospital in London, not NHS.

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by KatHof » Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Hello,

would a retired police officer be regarded as a professional person?

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by Ffmuni » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Hi Kathof,

I do not think that a retired Police Officer is acceptable.

Reading through the list of acceptable occupations I noted, when making my application, that an "Officer of the armed services (active or retired)" was an acceptable referee.

I therefore took this specific reference to 'active or retired' which is not repeated elsewhere as meaning that other occupations must be currently employed.

Hope that is of help but just my take on things.

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by josc88 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:18 pm

The professional referee can be any nationality. However, does he or she need to be living in the UK in order to qualify as professional referee?

My ex colleague who has moved out of the UK end of last year, but he is a chartered accountant with ACCA now living in the US. I am not sure if he is qualified as my professional referee.

My another referee is British friend who is currently living in the UK, which I suppose should be fine.

I wonder if anyone can help to confirm about my professional referee please.

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by mt0007 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:15 pm

Is a IFOA (british actuarial society) qualified actuary considered an accepted professional? I know lots of actuaries but no accountants :(

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Post by alterhase58 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:13 pm

mt0007 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Is a IFOA (british actuarial society) qualified actuary considered an accepted professional? I know lots of actuaries but no accountants :(
IFOA is a professional body so yes.
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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by mt0007 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:26 am

Oooh really. That's great!

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by smithman11 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 am

Health care profession such as “Physiotherapist” registered with “Health Care Professionals Council” is an acceptable profession?

What about UK Master degree holders working in LTD. company as a manager can they act as a professional refree?

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by longgapilr » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm

smithman11 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:43 am
Health care profession such as “Physiotherapist” registered with “Health Care Professionals Council” is an acceptable profession?

What about UK Master degree holders working in LTD. company as a manager can they act as a professional refree?
I think anyone registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) is ok, but please double check. One of my referees was a radiographer registered with the HCPC and that was ok.

In the accepted list of professions, they have few listed related to ltd companies. If I remember correctly a manager at a ltd company is an accepted referee. My passport application counter signatory was a manager at a ltd company and that was ok.

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by angel valdes » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm

not sure if this is the right place to ask,
regarding referees, I have one who is my husbands friend hes a london bus driver and a british citizen.the second one is a personal friend who is a stay at home mum british citizen and older than 25 yrs.will this surfice or will I need a different one.
thank you in advance

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by CR001 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm

angel valdes wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm
not sure if this is the right place to ask,
regarding referees, I have one who is my husbands friend hes a london bus driver and a british citizen.the second one is a personal friend who is a stay at home mum british citizen and older than 25 yrs.will this surfice or will I need a different one.
thank you in advance
You need a professional referee that is on the HO approved list. Not sure if bus driver is on the list but I doubt it.
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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by angel valdes » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:20 pm

CR001 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm
angel valdes wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm
not sure if this is the right place to ask,
regarding referees, I have one who is my husbands friend hes a london bus driver and a british citizen.the second one is a personal friend who is a stay at home mum british citizen and older than 25 yrs.will this surfice or will I need a different one.
thank you in advance
You need a professional referee that is on the HO approved list. Not sure if bus driver is on the list but I doubt it.
what the friend?

I will check the HO list ,thank you

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by CR001 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:34 pm

angel valdes wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:20 pm
CR001 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm
angel valdes wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm
not sure if this is the right place to ask,
regarding referees, I have one who is my husbands friend hes a london bus driver and a british citizen.the second one is a personal friend who is a stay at home mum british citizen and older than 25 yrs.will this surfice or will I need a different one.
thank you in advance
You need a professional referee that is on the HO approved list. Not sure if bus driver is on the list but I doubt it.
what the friend?

I will check the HO list ,thank you
The professional referee must be one that is on the HO list and can be of any nationality and over 25.

The other must be British and over 25.

Both must be of good character.
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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by anamariap » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have the link to the list of accepted professions? The link posted in this thread now points to a pdf document that only has a bit of information amount the referees and no list of professions?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by klamer4o7 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:22 pm

anamariap wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Hi,

Does anyone have the link to the list of accepted professions? The link posted in this thread now points to a pdf document that only has a bit of information amount the referees and no list of professions?

Thank you in advance!
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... 1.0EXT.pdf

Page 24

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by anamariap » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:03 am

klamer4o7 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:22 pm
anamariap wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:15 pm
Hi,

Does anyone have the link to the list of accepted professions? The link posted in this thread now points to a pdf document that only has a bit of information amount the referees and no list of professions?

Thank you in advance!
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... 1.0EXT.pdf

Page 24
Thank you, friend! I had found the document but didn't scroll far enough to see the list.
Many thanks for your help!

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by amy786 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:57 pm

would a midwife come under nurse?
as nurse is in the list , but not midwife

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by zweky » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:59 pm

Please help!
Can a second referee ( the one with certain profession) be EU citizen (Hungarian), self emplyeed software ingeneer , who lives and work in UK?

Thank you

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Re: Accepted Professions (sticky)

Post by alexbran89 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Just want to find out if a nurse practitioner and a fire officer/ landlord can be used as referees for my British nationality application? I do apologise if been posted before.
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