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    • CakeCrusader
    • By CakeCrusader 24th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    Passport countersign problem!
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    • 24th Mar 17, 8:20 PM
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    Passport countersign problem! 24th Mar 17 at 8:20 PM
    I work long hours, gave it to 'A' to countersign (first passport) I thought it was all sorted, they posted it for me to help. 'A' has known me for 30 years, 'B' (their partner) has met me once. I have an interview next week, I told 'A' about it, and they came clean and said they didn't sign it, 'B' had done it!! :O I called the PO to ask about withdrawing it (I gave them a pants excuse as I was trying not to drop 'A' in it), but they have said I can't as it's already been processed. Is there a way out of this?

    Many, many thanks!
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    • PEPE
    • By PEPE 17th Jun 17, 7:08 PM
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    Can my cousin's husband countersign my passport?
    Hi All,
    I asked my cousin husband to countersign my and my child first passport. They got married about half a year ago, and he is a bank manager as well. It is a far cousin - our grannies are sisters, our mothers are cousins so it make me and her far cousins.. I know that she can't sign it, even when we're not close related, but her husband is not related to me at all. Is he eligible to counter sign ?
    • inkie
    • By inkie 17th Jun 17, 11:04 PM
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    ^^^^id say not as you are related by marriage. (I'm a counter signatory and would not under those circumstances)
    • smudge56
    • By smudge56 18th Jun 17, 7:47 AM
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    Yes it will be ok
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 18th Jun 17, 1:04 PM
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    Who can sign your form and photo

    Your countersignatory 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
    be able to identify the person applying, eg they’re a friend, neighbour or colleague (not just someone who knows them professionally)
    be ‘a person of good standing in their community’ or work in (or be retired from) a recognised profession

    They can’t be closely-related to or involved with the person applying, eg:

    related by birth or marriage
    be in a relationship with or live at the same address as the person applying
    • Kynthia
    • By Kynthia 18th Jun 17, 2:21 PM
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    So is a second cousin's spouse closely related by marriage? I'd say not and is therefore fine. However if say a cousin/aunt/nephew/etc and their spouse was too close.
    Last edited by Kynthia; 18-06-2017 at 2:24 PM.
    Don't listen to me, I'm no expert!
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