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    • Doodlebug1
    • By Doodlebug1 14th Jun 17, 9:12 PM
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    Passport help!!!
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    Passport help!!! 14th Jun 17 at 9:12 PM
    Passport application help!!

    I sent off my baby's first passport application last week and I received a letter today to say it they can't proceed as the countersignatory signed it before I did so to resend the application form and pictures etc which I have completed today. As i completed the form online all the details were on the form when he signed it, it was just that he signed it before i signed my bit which in hindsight was silly and if i had known was going to be this big of an issue than defo wouldnt have done that but mummy duties got in the way.
    My question is will the countersignatory get into trouble because of this? I assumed that the details would be enough as it's an online form, does anyone know it's stressing me out!! Hubby is telling me it's a criminal offence and can get him into trouble!
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    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 14th Jun 17, 9:25 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:25 PM
    Anyone can accidentally put the wrong date on it, so I wouldn't panic.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 15th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:03 AM
    If it's a paper form, it is easy to get the date wrong. If you signed it on the 10th, then your hubby signed it, but believed it was only 9th, that could be explained.
    If it's a "live" online form, it will know the time of the signing ; and if the countersignature is a witness of your signature, then yours must be done first. However, if the form is that clever, it shouldn't let him sign his box if yours is empty - like mandatory fields on many online forms.
    Even if it is a "submit at the end" form, it could check something that simple.

    I always laugh at the GPO check & send service ; if they are wrong, you get your money back, so in the N% of cases where you were right anyway, they pocket your cash.

    I think everything to do with passports is a criminal offence ; except having such a backlog in your issuing office, that thousands of people have to pay the fast-track fee so that they can actually go on holiday.
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