have known you for at least two years live in the UK Your countersignatory should not:
be related to you by birth or marriage be in a personal relationship with you live at the same address as you Your countersignatory should be a professional person or a person of good standing in the community. The list that follows gives examples of the type of person that would be suitable. If you are not sure who to ask you can call the IPS Passport Adviceline on 0300 222 0000.
accountant airline pilot articled clerk of a limited company assurance agent of recognised company bank/building society official barrister chairman/director of limited company chiropodist commissioner of oaths councillor (local or county) civil servant (permanent), but not someone who works for IPS dentist director/manager of a VAT-registered charity director/manager/personnel officer of a VAT-registered company engineer (with professional qualifications) financial services intermediary (eg 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 public house local government officer manager/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 and RMN) officer of the armed services (active or retired) optician paralegal (certified paralegal, qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals) person with honours (an OBE or MBE, for example) pharmacist photographer (professional) police officer Post Office official president/secretary of a recognised organisation Salvation Army officer social worker solicitor surveyor teacher, lecturer trade union officer travel agent (qualified) valuer or auctioneer (fellows and associate members of the incorporated society) Warrant Officers and Chief Petty Officers"