Who can verify a passport for a child?
They 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. They must be able to identify the person applying such as being a friend, neighbour or colleague (not just someone who knows them professionally)
Who can sign my baby’s passport photo?
So who can sign a baby passport photo? Don’t panic – in the case of baby passport photos, the person signing needs to have known you, not your baby, for two years. That means you can ask a close work colleague or friend to do the job as long as they’ve worked in, or are retired from, one of the recognised professions.
How are passport photos verified?
Your countersignatory should write the following on the back of one photo: ‘I certify that this is a true likeness of [title and full name of adult or child who is getting the passport]. ‘ They must add their signature and the date under the statement.
Can a family member confirm passport identity?
have a current UK passport. have known the person applying for at least 2 years (this is the adult making the application if the passport is for a child under 16) know the person applying as a friend, neighbour or colleague (not just someone who knows you professionally)
Do online passport renewals need countersigning?
In a significant development for HMPO, the new service removes the need for users to get the back of their photo signed by a friend or colleague (countersigning an application). Instead, users give the name and email address of the person they would like to confirm their identity.
Does a child passport renewal need countersigning?
With regards to children who are aged 11 and under, they will always require a countersignature in the case of renewal because it’s assumed their facial features will have changed substantially since their first picture was taken.
Can a parent sign a passport photo?
Important: Never sign your child’s passport or other travel documents. A parent’s or legal guardian’s signature makes the document invalid. Print the Signature policy ( PDF , 600.51 KB ) and bring it with you when you travel in case you are asked to sign it.