Requests to Countersign Passports and Citizenship Forms 

The school has a policy not to countersign passports or citizenship forms for parents or pupils.  This is mainly due to the person completing the form having to write down their own personal information i.e. home address and passport number etc.  Please see below a list of other accepted occupations for counter-signatories that you may ask.

Your counter-signatory must either:

·        work in (or be retired from) a recognised profession

·        be ‘a person of good standing in their community’

Examples of recognised professions include:

·        accountant

·        airline pilot

·        articled clerk of a limited company

·        assurance agent of recognised company

·        bank or building society official

·        barrister

·        chairman or director of a limited company

·        chiropodist

·        commissioner for oaths

·        councillor, for example local or county

·        civil servant (permanent)

·        dentist

·        director, manager or personnel officer of a VAT-registered company

·        engineer with professional qualifications

·        financial services intermediary, for example a stockbroker or insurance broker

·        fire service official

·        funeral director

·        insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company

·        journalist

·        Justice of the Peace

·        legal secretary (fellow or associate member of the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs)

·        licensee of a public house

·        local government officer

·        manager or personnel officer of a limited company

·        member, associate or fellow of a professional body

·        Member of Parliament

·        Merchant Navy officer

·        minister of a recognised religion (including Christian Science)

·        nurse (RGN or RMN)

·        officer of the armed services

·        optician

·        paralegal (certified paralegal, qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals)

·        person with honours, for example an OBE or MBE

·        pharmacist

·        photographer (professional)

·        police officer

·        Post Office official

·        president or secretary of a recognised organisation

·        Salvation Army officer

·        social worker

·        solicitor

·        surveyor

·        teacher or lecturer

·        trade union officer

·        travel agent (qualified)

·        valuer or auctioneer (fellow or associate members of the incorporated society)

·        Warrant Officers and Chief Petty Officers