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Yes I saw that thread. I think there are some things I should add to it.royh wrote: There's a thread somewhere where ppl post the questions they asked at the passport interview so you can read them and come prepared.Fathers and mothers marriage date is always there as well as dates of birth.
Those questions were asked at the second interview, not the first. From memory, neither of those are on the application form - just current address, and a mobile number as the contact. It is far more than an identity check based on the form. They go very much further than that.Just Wondering wrote:Yes, it's an identity check and based off the information on the application forms. So, it raises alarms when she doesn't know where she's lived previously or her home telephone number. Obviously the passport agent gave her the benefit of the doubt by suggesting a second interview with an interpreter.
"Tuvoc"You should still lodge your complaint as these interviews are becoming more outrageous by the day. A friend was asked what type of delivery that took place for her last child birth .....what on earth this have to do with identity checks? These people are almost belittling people with a load of silly questions. My Interviewer a few months ago was very sarcastic and aggressive. I just smile all the way through the interview. In the end she barked that they will need to conduct further checks.......that still didn't stop the obvious which I received 3 days after.Tuvoc wrote:Good news, the passport has arrived !! So despite a couple of mistakes and her mind going blank on a couple of things, they obviously got enough.
The lesson here is, try and stay calm and relaxed, and be as prepared as possible.
That is terrible behaviour. These questions are rediculous. Mothers and fathers dates of birth and marriage dates too would be awkward if you don't come prepared or just have a bad memory.Heisgood wrote:Tuvoc wrote:A friend was asked what type of delivery that took place for her last child birth .....what on earth this have to do with identity checks? These people are almost belittling people with a load of silly questions.