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General discussion after BC and Passport application

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DSH
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by DSH » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:09 am

rize007 wrote:
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
Thank you very much.
I have checked this link already and no one are not suitable for this.
Could GP approve it?

Derivaz
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:55 am

I think 1 month is enough, but if you want to be sure you can just wait until you are back from your holidays; that's what I did; just wait until you are back from your February holidays and then apply for the passport.

D
tronca33 wrote: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 Derivaz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:17 am

Hi Guys

I submitted my application via the check and send service yesterday, so I take it it will arrive on Monday; I have a little concern; my post code contains a G which looks very similar to a 6 in the squares, because they are very small and have no space to write the G properly; does anyone know what happens if the post code is not clear, because one of the characters that is a G looks like it could be a 6?

I have enclosed an extra piece of paper where I have re-written my full address and the post code is clear there and also the a letter where my address is typed so it's very clear there; does anyone have any experience with the HMPO not being sure about a character in the post code and what they do in those cases?

Regards

D

Ayyubi72
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Ayyubi72 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:18 am

My humble advice, take a chill pill mate. Don't worry about G and 6. It will not be the end of world. :D

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:11 pm

I know it's not the end of the world haha

I was just wondering if that could be a problem, because it's read by a computer or it will be ok, because I wrote it clearly on a separate paper; I was wondering if anyone has had a similar case...


Ayyubi72 wrote:My humble advice, take a chill pill mate. Don't worry about G and 6. It will not be the end of world. :D

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Ayyubi72 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:35 pm

Derivaz wrote:I know it's not the end of the world haha

I was just wondering if that could be a problem, because it's read by a computer or it will be ok, because I wrote it clearly on a separate paper; I was wondering if anyone has had a similar case...
There was someone I know with the same problem.
There was a knock on his door at midnight. There was police swat team. He was handcuffed and taken to police station. He was later charged with providing false information on the passport. He was sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole after 20 years.

tronca33
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by tronca33 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:59 pm

One question.
If there is some designated time for the submission of the passport after a ceremony?
Thank you

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Ayyubi72 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:26 pm

tronca33 wrote:One question.
If there is some designated time for the submission of the passport after a ceremony?
Thank you
You can apply same day or after one week or after one month.
You can even apply after 1 year or after 10, 20, 30, 40 or 100 years.

Millions of British Citizens have never held and will never hold a passport.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by tronca33 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:51 pm

Thank you :lol:

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:10 pm

A passport is just an option, Troca; you don't need it, so you can apply whenever you like.
tronca33 wrote:Thank you :lol:

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by luk1c » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi, can I use finance manager ltd company as my passport referee? Thanks.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by fingerscrossed123 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:33 am

Passport Interview:

They explained the purpose was to verify my identity and stop identity fraud.

Full name
Spelling of name
DOB
Describe where you live - is it a flat/house etc
Describe what your home is like, does it have a garden etc?
Previous address
Occupation, worked there how long
Where do your immediate family members live (parents, siblings). How many siblings do you have?
Name of referee, their occupation, age
Bank accounts held
How I got to the interview (transport used)
How I made the passport application and documentation supplied
(other questions but I don't remember them all - all basic questions about myself, nothing that worried or stumped me!)

At end I signed on the electronic pad. All going well I was told I should have my passport in about 10 working days max and if not to call the helpline.


All in all took about 15 minutes maximum. Staff were very nice and friendly even though the office was very busy!

I got there early and would very strongly recommend making sure you are there at least half an hour before your appointment time if attending the London office at Victoria as you have to go through scanners and the queue can be quite long - the staff on the door (before you get to the main queue and scanners) will tell you if you need to go wait somewhere else before your appointment (coffee shop nearby etc) or else if you can be seen early. Remember to take your letter with your appointment time and reference on it as they'll ask to see it!

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Re:

Post by tronca33 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:16 pm

Jambo wrote:
tronca33 wrote:Hi guys.
u.
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.
Hi.
Its a 100% right information???So why today I see in my GP reception a list with prices for this service??Was 20 pounds for a Passport Application.I ask the nurse,and she check how long Im register with my Gp,and say that I need get app.,pay in reception and then my GP will sign for me...
Somebody can help???Because Im confused now...
Thank you.

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by luk1c » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:56 pm

Hi can some one explain me finance manager will be ok to sign my passport aplication?on the list of acceptable person is only manager of limited company. Thanks

Eliasthom
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Passport Appln referee

Post by Eliasthom » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:50 pm

Sorry if it was already discussed somewhere else.
is it possible to use the same referee for Passport application and Naturalisation. for Naturalisation I had a family friend with BC and passport ( also an accepted professional) signing as a second referee. I was hoping ask if he could also sign my passport application. Pls comment.
thanks in advance.
Eliasthom

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:44 am

I haven't seen any rule that says you can't use the same referee for BC and P.A. so you should be fine.

I also think that GPs are accepted, they are people of professional standing and registered with a professional body, so they should be accepted.

I submitted my application on the 3rd and got a notification text saying that they received it, on the 7th; i also emailed them to let them know the spelling of my post code in case they misread it and they replied saying that it was fine.

So I should expect the interview letter and documents back this week, correct?

Cheers

D

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by BobSteel » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:50 pm

I can't find a FAQ here, but how can I apply the postal route for a passport without waiting for them to post a form to me? Is there a form on the web i can just print and post myself?
Thanks!

Derivaz
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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Derivaz » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:29 pm

BobSteel wrote:I can't find a FAQ here, but how can I apply the postal route for a passport without waiting for them to post a form to me? Is there a form on the web i can just print and post myself?
Thanks!
You can go to the post office and get the form there

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by inzi2k » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Hi All,

I have a question if someone can answer.

I am applying for Naturalization (form AN), but I have enough loan to repay and I am planning to get IVA (Individual voluntary arrangement) to manage my debts.

Can anyone please let me know if this will make impact on my naturalization application.

Thanks

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Re: General discussion after BC and Passport application

Post by Monika_33 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:20 pm

Hello

I will send my Application for the 1st British passport through the Post Office Check & Send next week.

Could anyone advise what is the address of the office in London where the interview is held re the Identity check?

Thanks :)

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