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I have been going through the process of getting my 2 sons their first British passports

 

2 British teachers who could have countersigned their photos have returned to the u.k 6 months ago

 

I only have a thai doctor who has known them for the last 6 years

 

Can anyone let me know how i can get a countersignature when i am the only farang in the village?

 

would it be accepted to use the Thai doctor which i have done 10 years ago on my last Passport

 

Really need help on this any advise would be great

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Countersigning passport applications isn't required for applications from those living outside the UK.

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19 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Countersigning passport applications isn't required for applications from those living outside the UK.

 

Wrong - Countersigning is a requirement for those applying for their first Passport (or renewal for those under 11) and is also a requirement outside of the country. 

 

The counter signature is to attest that the signatory has known the ‘family’ for at least 2 years and that the photographs presented are a true likeness - the photos need to be signed. 

 

Your counter signatory must be a British, EU, US or Commonwealth passport holder (best if British or Irish).

 

https://www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications

 

 

It may be best to call the British Embassy and ask their advice. 

 

 

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Thanks yes I am trying to resolve this problem. 

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36 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Countersigning passport applications isn't required for applications from those living outside the UK.

If only that was true. 

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This is about 15 years back, but the countersignatory for my 2 sons first UK passport was a local lawyer in Pattaya. Accepted at embassy in Bkk (processed in house at that time) without a problem.

 

Now?

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up to you.

 

But if you really wanted it signed, it might have been an idea to say where you live.

Thailand is a big place.

If you were in Chiang Mai, I would have signed it for 1,000bht.

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11 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Countersigning passport applications isn't required for applications from those living outside the UK.

 

For most renewals that is indeed correct, but as the OP's application is for a childs first passport, countersigning is required, as it is for an adults first passport.

 

I do agree with your comment that if the OP disclosed his location, we might be able to offer some meaningful advice.

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6 minutes ago, theoldgit said:

For most renewals that is indeed correct, but as the OP's application is for a childs first passport, countersigning is required, as it is for an adults first passport.

 

 

Chiang Mai British Consulate told me it wasn't required in 2011, when I applied for my kids first British passport. 

He was 2 weeks old.

The passport subsequently was issued without any problems and without any countersignature.

Mom also didn't have a birth certificate, they accepted her ID card in it's place.

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I am in Nakhon Sawan province.

Trying to get through to the Vts/Trendy office at the moment .

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Chiang Mai British Consulate told me it wasn't required in 2011, when I applied for my kids first British passport.

The passport subsequently was issued without any problems and without any countersignature.

Mom also didn't have a birth certificate, they accepted her ID card in it's place.

 

Maybe the rules have changed in the last nine years:

 

Some paper passport applications and photos must be signed by someone else (the ‘countersignatory’) to prove the identity of the person applying.

You must get your paper form and one of your 2 print photos signed if you’re applying for a:

  • first adult passport
  • first child passport
  • replacement for a lost, stolen or damaged passport
  • renewal of a passport for a child aged 11 or under
  • renewal of a passport if your appearance has changed and you cannot be recognised from your existing passport

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Just now, theoldgit said:

Maybe the rules have changed in the last nine years:

Maybe they changed in the last 4 years.

As I renewed his passport in 2016, when he was 5, also with no countersignature.

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I am actually going to make 3 passports 

Mine is due for renewal at the end of the year and I thought it would be a good time to do both my sons 6 and 4 years old.

What I might do is renew without having to countersign and once again delay my sons passport applications but it's the last thing I want to do and really do not like going to Bangkok unless I have to.

Problem is getting a countersignatory is difficult enough but I see you need a copy of there passport as well signed by them which most people would not want to do.

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1 minute ago, kwak250 said:

Problem is getting a countersignatory is difficult enough but I see you need a copy of there passport as well signed by them which most people would not want to do.

 

Only if they have a US, Commonwealth, or non-British or non-Irish EU passport.

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Is that right I just noticed someone on another post saying first thing they asked for was copy of the persons passport signed .

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