Below is a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question,
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What to do if you can't get a countersignature?
If you can't find anyone to do it, send a letter with your application explaining why you are unable to get a countersignature, and forward additional photographic ID such as driving licence.
Can an unemployed person countersign a passport?
NOTE: An unemployed person who has appropriate credentials is not precluded from countersigning an application. One photograph submitted with an application must be certified by the countersignatory as follows: "I certify that this is a true likeness of Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms or title.." and signed and dated.
Do you need a countersignature for UK passport renewal?
Some paper passport applications and photos must be signed by someone else (the 'countersignatory') to prove the identity of the person applying. renewal of a passport for a child aged 11 or under. renewal of a passport if your appearance has changed and you cannot be recognised from your existing passport.
Do you need a countersignature for online passport renewal?
You'll require a countersignature if you look markedly different since your last passport photo. In particular, the guidelines state that it's required if 'you cannot be recognised from your existing passport'.
Can teaching assistants sign passports?
They must be in a recognised profession, e.g teacher, civil servant, doctor etc. They must have a valid passport and write the number on the form. They must sign the form (Section 9 i think it is - could be 10) and declare the true likeness on the back of one photo.
What does it mean to countersign a document?
Countersigning means writing a second signature onto a document. For example, a contract or other official document signed by the representative of a company may be countersigned by his supervisor to verify the authority of the representative.
Can you deposit someone else's check in your account?
You can deposit a check made out to someone else in your own bank account if the payee endorses the check over to you. They will need to write Pay to on the back of the check and sign it. Some banks will accept such a check only if the payee is present when it is deposited, so they can verify their ID.
How do you countersign a passport photo?
Once the person has agreed to countersign your passport photo, it's simple. All they have to do is write on the back of the photo the following: I certify that this is a true likeness of [the applicant's title and full name]. With that done all they need to do is provide their signature and the date, and it's done.
Do I need to get my photo signed for a passport renewal?
Who can countersign? You'll need to get someone else to sign your application form and passport photo if you need the following: Renewal of a passport for a child aged 11 or under; Renewal of a passport if your appearance has changed and you can't be recognised from your existing passport.
Do Countersignatures get checked?
They basically check your fees are paid, you'se sent in some photos and if you are lucky, they will make sure the most obvious part of the form is filled in.
What is a countersignature on a check?
Countersigning means adding a signature to a document that has previously been signed by someone else. The purpose of countersigning a check is usually to cash it or to deposit it. Countersigning is adding a signature to a previously signed document.
What is a person of good standing in their community?
The definition of someone in good standing within the community is as follows 'A countersignatory must be a professional person or a person of similar standing, who enjoys a good reputation in the community, possesses credentials that can be checked, who would have something to lose by wrongly countersigning an
Who can countersign passport?
These are: They must have known the person applying (or the adult who signed the form if the passport is for a child under 16) for at least 2 years. They must be able to identify the person applying such as being a friend, neighbour or colleague (not just someone who knows them professionally)
Can GP sign passport photo?
Your countersignatory can't: Be a doctor, unless they state that they know you well (eg good friend) and that they recognise you easily from your photo.
Does countersignature have to have passport?
When do I need someone to countersign a passport form? Some passport application forms and photos need to be countersigned by somebody else to prove the identity of the person applying. You will need to to get the form and one of the two photos signed if you're applying for a: first adult passport.