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General discussion after BC and Passport application

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Post by dadageer » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Can someone please help me to confirm if my referees' will meet the requirements set out in Sec 5 of form AN.

1) British Citizen, age 50+, Works in Royal mail as Post office official, knows me since 2008

2) Non-British, age 35, my University friend back home (before coming to UK) and now he is in final phase of getting his Phd (Research assistant) from University of Leeds. He knows me since 1997.


Looking at the requirements, they say one must be British over 25 and the other can be of any nationality but professional standing. Would UKBA consider my friend who has done B.E and then Masters in Computer Engineering, currently doing Phd as professional?
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Post by Ayyubi72 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:18 pm

Your referee 1 is fine as he is a manger of a vat registered company, which royal mail is.

Referee 2 does not qualify. He is not and cannot be considered a professional and he is not a British citizen either.

Just find any British citizen over 25 years old.

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Post by tlbanks » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:11 am

I'm applying for my first adult British passport
Together with my kids first passports

Is it better for check & send in the postal office or
I can just send it myself via special delivery?

I'm abit confused for check & send if I need to pay £8.75 per applicant even if I'm sending them all together.

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:32 am

It is your choice.

You can read FAQ's on the board about passport applications on this board.

Passport application is simple. You should have no problem applying yourselves without C&S.

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Post by Emrah » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:04 pm

how long a passport interview takes? what do they ask?

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BC and passport Application

Post by jonjr023 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:27 am

Hi All :)
Please can someone explain what the passport interview is for ?
Thanks

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Post by Amber » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:10 am

To establish identity. See here (click).
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Post by genuinedudek » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:43 am

Emrah wrote:received an interview letter my postcode was wrong phoned them up and they said they cant book me an appointment until all my details are right. they took my phone number and said someone will phone me on monday to correct the details. I dont know how they can mess up my post code by to letters instead of 2QW they put 2GF. I think they did it on purpose for some reason. Do you think I would be able to book an interview on monday when they phone me to correct to details or do I need to wait another letter from them with the correct details?
I have the same problem. I was trying to book my interview, but the date of birth was wrong... They asked me to send my citizenship certificate again ... They had my eu passport, citizenship certificate and application ... And now asking me again to send documents... What a mess!!!

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Post by tronca33 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Hi guys.
I have some question.
Do you think all GP willing to Countersignature my passport application???
Can I call to my Medical Centre to ask if they do this service?(of course I will pay the fees.)
Thank you.

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Post by KMothPur » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:37 pm

tronca33 wrote:Hi guys.
I have some question.
Do you think all GP willing to Countersignature my passport application???
Can I call to my Medical Centre to ask if they do this service?(of course I will pay the fees.)
Thank you.
I don't think GP will be ready to sign for you unless you know the GP very well and friend. Logically they are right too for not signing.....!!!??
Best thing is to get a known friend to get signed, if you have managed to get one with British Passport.
Somewhere else in the forum someone asked the same question, I think, so have a look on that, you will get an idea....

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Post by tronca33 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:36 pm

Thank you.
I will still looking for.

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Post by Jambo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:17 pm

tronca33 wrote:Hi guys.
I have some question.
Do you think all GP willing to Countersignature my passport application???
Can I call to my Medical Centre to ask if they do this service?(of course I will pay the fees.)
Thank you.
Unlike the Nationality team in the HO, the Passport Office doesn't accept GP as countersignatory if they have only known you as a patient.
Check the FAQ before posting!
Citizenship (adults, children, passport)
EEA (EEA FP, RC, PR, Surinder Singh)

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:44 pm

Hello Everyone, I posted this in the wrong forum before, I think.

Hope you all had a good xmas :)

I'm back, I'm going to apply for my passport now; so if I understood well: after submission, you get a text acknowledging receipt of your application (which takes about 5 days), then your foreign passport + certificate of citizenship back (which takes around 14 days), then the interview letter, which takes 2 or 3 weeks, then you phone and get an appointment within 2 weeks and then the passport about a week after the interview, right?

And you get your documents and passport by registered letter if you pay the extra 3 quid?

Cheers

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Amber » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:20 am

Sounds about right, but usually around half the time at the moment. Yes the extra £3 will return documents secure delivery.
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:28 pm

Thanks Amber,

Hopefully, they won't lose my documents or get my post code wrong as some other applicants state above.

I'll try to submit it on Friday or Saturday; good news if it's taken less time now :)
Amber_ wrote:Sounds about right, but usually around half the time at the moment. Yes the extra £3 will return documents secure delivery.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by tronca33 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:07 pm

Hi.
I go to holidays in February.And my question is what I do if Im away and come my interview letter???
Can I re-arrange my interview,when I come back???
I will need pay again???
Thank you

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:23 am

Hi Tronca

how long are you on holidays for? I'm not sure how long you have to call for the interview after the letter arrives; if I were you, I'd apply for the passport, after the holidays, that's what I'm doing.

But let's see what other people say.

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tronca33 wrote:Hi.
I go to holidays in February.And my question is what I do if Im away and come my interview letter???
Can I re-arrange my interview,when I come back???
I will need pay again???
Thank you

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by tronca33 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:21 am

THank you.I wart send my application on 10 th january,and i go to Holiday on 12th february for 10 days.
i dont know IF 30 days will be enough time for everything to have my passport.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by DSH » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:22 pm

Hello,

I am applying for the first child British passport of my son and I have a question regarding the section 10 of the application form.
Could you please advise who can sign/confirm the photograph?
Thank you.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by rize007 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:33 am

DSH wrote:Hello,

I am applying for the first child British passport of my son and I have a question regarding the section 10 of the application form.
Could you please advise who can sign/confirm the photograph?
Thank you.
Hi DSH hers the link is below

https://www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications

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