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Who can countersign your passport application

The complete guide on who can countersign your passport application

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By Nagging Mum

The person countersigning your passport application must be ‘a person of good standing in their community.’ This is very confusing, what does that mean? Here’s the completed guide on who can countersign your application to help you out.

Who can countersign your passport application?

They must work in one of these recognised professions:

  • accountant
  • clerk of a limited company
  • agent of recognised company
  • bank or building society official
  • barrister
  • chairman or director of a limited company
  • chiropodist
  • councillor
  • dentist
  • director, manager or personnel officer of a VAT-registered company
  • engineer
  • financial services, stockbroker or insurance broker
  • fire service official
  • funeral director
  • insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company
  • journalist
  • Justice of the Peace
  • legal secretary
  • local government officer
  • manager or personnel officer of a limited company
  • Member of Parliament
  • Merchant Navy officer
  • minister of a recognised religion
  • nurse
  • officer of the armed services
  • optician
  • paralegal (certified paralegal, qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals)
  • pharmacist
  • police officer
  • pilot
  • pub landlord
  • Post Office official
  • Salvation Army officer
  • social worker
  • solicitor
  • surveyor
  • teacher or lecturer
  • trade union officer

Other requirements

  • known you for longer than two years
  • be someone who knows you and are able to identify you (Someone you have interactions with on a regular basis).
  • live in the UK and has a British or Irish passport
  • be easily contacted by the passport office
  • must not be part of your family or related to you
  • not live at the same address as you
  • not be in a relationship with you

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