I already posted yesterday under a separate post with regards to my AN application but received a response to one portion of my question. The question surrounds references. As I don't really know a British professional who has known me for more than 3 years to give me a reference, will a reference from a British professional who has known me for at least 2.5 years suffice? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part and it has to be 3 or more years? The other reference is not a problem. I can't get one from my GP cause my health has never failed me, apart from the occasional cold, don't go to church, don't have an accountant cause I think I manage my money rather well and the list goes on. The only professional who appears on the list that I can get a reference from is a Director but he's since retired and I'm told his reference won't count.
I am aware than one from another nationality will suffice. However, will the HO allow me to submit a copy of the reference page, which was signed and scanned and emailed through and then printed off?
I would ideally like to submit my application by the end of the week but this is the only portion of the form that is holding things up for me. I have everything else already in place ready to be sent off.
Many thanks in advance for any responses received
P.S Why is it that things never go smoothly for people who want to do things by the book?