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Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

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Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Cris19 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:06 pm

Hello everyone,

I have received the letter from the Home Office confirming that my application for British citizenship has been approved. I have my citizenship ceremony in two weeks.
As soon as I have my citizenship certificate I am going to apply for the passport using the Post Office passport Check and Send service.

My question is:
Can the referee be the same that I used when I applied for naturalisation?

I have read the information that comes with the passport application and it doesn’t say anything about using (or not using) the same person as a referee.

If not, could I give my manager’s name as a referee?

Thank you.

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:08 pm

Yes you can but it must be a professional referee as far as I recall.
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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Cris19 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Thank you.

This person is a friend of mine who is a teacher. Do you think it would be better to ask my manager?

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by CR001 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:14 pm

Your friend who is a teacher is fine.
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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Cris19 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by difficult_guy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:50 pm

Cris19 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:06 pm
Hello everyone,

I have received the letter from the Home Office confirming that my application for British citizenship has been approved. I have my citizenship ceremony in two weeks.
As soon as I have my citizenship certificate I am going to apply for the passport using the Post Office passport Check and Send service.

My question is:
Can the referee be the same that I used when I applied for naturalisation?

I have read the information that comes with the passport application and it doesn’t say anything about using (or not using) the same person as a referee.

If not, could I give my manager’s name as a referee?

Thank you.
you need to get section 10 of Passport application form signed with a valid British/Irish Passport number. Then you need to get one picture signed with statement "I certify that its true likeness of MR ..... " signed and dated.

You have to pay £9.75 Check and send fee to post office branch.

You need to take two identical photos, (one counter signed and one blank)
your properly filled application form
All previous passports
Certificate of Naturalisation
and fee

it may take upto 6 weeks to get your British Passport back to you

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Cris19 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:12 pm

I used the same referee and it was ok. I now have my passport.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Nerazzuri » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:53 pm

Cris19 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:06 pm
Hello everyone,

I have received the letter from the Home Office confirming that my application for British citizenship has been approved. I have my citizenship ceremony in two weeks.
As soon as I have my citizenship certificate I am going to apply for the passport using the Post Office passport Check and Send service.

My question is:
Can the referee be the same that I used when I applied for naturalisation?

I have read the information that comes with the passport application and it doesn’t say anything about using (or not using) the same person as a referee.

If not, could I give my manager’s name as a referee?

Thank you.
Have you considered applying online?

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Prem » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:29 am

Did you have send off your naturalisation certificate or because you used the Post Office Check & Send Service, they just wrote the number on the form and gave it back to you?

So all you would have sent is:

Your filled application form
Two identical photos (one counter signed and one blank)
Previous passports

So does the certificate of naturalisation stay with you is what I'm asking?
Visa: Spouse
Sub: 24/06/09 Cochin
Result: ISSUED 21/08/09
Visa: ILR
Sent: 08/10/11
Rece: 31/12/11
Citizenship
Sent: 12/03/19
Rece: 20/05/19
Cerm: 12/06/19
Passport
Sent: 15/06/19
Rece: 25/06/19
Surrender Indian Passport and OCI Next!

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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by CR001 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:40 am

Prem wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:29 am
Did you have send off your naturalisation certificate or because you used the Post Office Check & Send Service, they just wrote the number on the form and gave it back to you?

So all you would have sent is:

Your filled application form
Two identical photos (one counter signed and one blank)
Previous passports

So does the certificate of naturalisation stay with you is what I'm asking?
You have to send the original naturalisation certificate with the passport application!!

You should also ask your questions in your own topic please.
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Re: Same referee for naturalisation and passport?

Post by Prem » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:05 am

Oops apologies, but thank you for answering.
Visa: Spouse
Sub: 24/06/09 Cochin
Result: ISSUED 21/08/09
Visa: ILR
Sent: 08/10/11
Rece: 31/12/11
Citizenship
Sent: 12/03/19
Rece: 20/05/19
Cerm: 12/06/19
Passport
Sent: 15/06/19
Rece: 25/06/19
Surrender Indian Passport and OCI Next!

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