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I need a certified copy of my passport - does anyone know who can sign it these days?

 

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You can organise for them to be done at the courts I think- they take signings for affadavits and the like.

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Depends upon what it's for.

 

When I needed one recently my GP ws able to do it for me.

 

Make sure that the form of words on the copy - e.g. 'I confirm that this is a certified copy of the passport of Fred Bloggs, and that I have compared both original and copy....yada yada yda' is correct.

 

Again, varies form organisation to organisation. If there's any doubt ring 'em up and get clarification.

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Ther courts will probably charge a fee. Unless married or otherwise related to you, I think a fairly complete and comprehensive list of those people who are acceptable countersignatures for passport applications is as follows:

 

Accountant

Articled clerk of a limited company

Assurance agent of recognised company

Bank/building society official

Barrister

Broker

Chairman/director of limited company

Chemist

Chiropodist

Christian Science practitioner

Commissioner of oaths

Councillor: local or county

Civil servant (permanent)

Dentist

Engineer (with professional qualifications)

Fire service official

Funeral director

Insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company

Journalist

Justice of the Peace

Legal secretary (members and fellows of the Institute of legal

secretaries)

Local government officer

Manager/Personnel officer (of limited company)

Member of Parliament

Merchant Navy officer

Minister of a recognised religion

Nurse (SRN and SEN)

Officer of the armed services (active or retired)

Optician

Person with honours (e.g. OBE MBE etc.)

Photographer (professional)

Police officer

Post Office official

President/Secretary of a recognised organisation

Salvation Army officer

Social worker

Solicitor

Surveyor

Teacher, lecturer

Trade union officer

Travel agency (qualified)

Valuers and auctioneers (fellow and associate members of the

incorporated society)

Warrant officers and Chief Petty Officers

 

 

As a footnote to the above, some GPs/medical practitioners may consider it is not within their terms and conditions of working to countersign passport applications in which case they may decline or charge at their discretion.

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Suggest you go and ask 'em I dont know but maybe someone else might.

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I feel so important when someone asks me to sign their passport... Its a nice feeling - I wish people would ask me more often!:)

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I've signed one or two passport *applications* as a doctor (of philosophy, not medicine!), but not sure about certified copies. As Joe says, I'd suggest checking with the company in question - I did recently sign something that was rejected as they had a very particular list. Stupid really, as he's never met his bank manager or GP, and has no accountant - and those were the only people allowed to say "yes, I know Mr Smith, this really is him"!

 

Hmm, reading down that list above, there's some odd ones on there. I could also qualify as a "professional photographer" - well, I have sold about a dozen photographs and got paid for them! :)

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Ther courts will probably charge a fee. Unless married or otherwise related to you, I think a fairly complete and comprehensive list of those people who are acceptable countersignatures for passport applications is as follows:

 

Accountant

Articled clerk of a limited company

Assurance agent of recognised company

Bank/building society official

Barrister

Broker

Chairman/director of limited company

Chemist

Chiropodist

Christian Science practitioner

Commissioner of oaths

Councillor: local or county

Civil servant (permanent)

Dentist

Engineer (with professional qualifications)

Fire service official

Funeral director

Insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company

Journalist

Justice of the Peace

Legal secretary (members and fellows of the Institute of legal

secretaries)

Local government officer

Manager/Personnel officer (of limited company)

Member of Parliament

Merchant Navy officer

Minister of a recognised religion

Nurse (SRN and SEN)

Officer of the armed services (active or retired)

Optician

Person with honours (e.g. OBE MBE etc.)

Photographer (professional)

Police officer

Post Office official

President/Secretary of a recognised organisation

Salvation Army officer

Social worker

Solicitor

Surveyor

Teacher, lecturer

Trade union officer

Travel agency (qualified)

Valuers and auctioneers (fellow and associate members of the

incorporated society)

Warrant officers and Chief Petty Officers

 

 

As a footnote to the above, some GPs/medical practitioners may consider it is not within their terms and conditions of working to countersign passport applications in which case they may decline or charge at their discretion.

 

 

Presumably, Architects can do this as well?

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you'd be surprised how many civil servants you know. I get loads of friends asking me to sign theirs. I pretend it's an autograph hunter, sigh a little but sign in the end before my security usher them away.

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If you want a certified copy, for a visa application, for example, most solicitors can help - and there's a standard charge, either £5 or £10, can't remember which.

 

I just phoned up the solicitors on High Street - 'cos they were the most convenient for my bus stop - made an appointment and it was done and dusted in minutes.

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