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A question about the list of Acceptable Professional Persons

Old Mar 12th 2015, 3:06 pm
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I'm planning on applying for my UK citizenship, and I'm a bit puzzled by the AN form - section five for referees. Can someone explain why the professions on the list are selected? https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...annexa__1_.pdf

Is this a solid list? I'm having a hard time trying to come up with someone I've known personally for that long that isn't a relative.
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I'm planning on applying for my UK citizenship, and I'm a bit puzzled by the AN form - section five for referees. Can someone explain why the professions on the list are selected? https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...annexa__1_.pdf

Is this a solid list? I'm having a hard time trying to come up with someone I've known personally for that long that isn't a relative.
Because they are public figures whose identities are easy to verify, are considered trustworthy and therefore have something to lose if they give a false statement.
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I'm planning on applying for my UK citizenship, and I'm a bit puzzled by the AN form - section five for referees. Can someone explain why the professions on the list are selected? https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...annexa__1_.pdf

Is this a solid list? I'm having a hard time trying to come up with someone I've known personally for that long that isn't a relative.
what, not even a nurse, doctor, dentist, pharmacist/chemist, banker?
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Old Mar 12th 2015, 6:57 pm
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Lol at journalists being considered trustworthy. Thanks for your answer.

not2old - Perhaps I misunderstand the requirements? Don't they have to know me personally? Not just casually, like a doctor/dentist?

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Lol at journalists being considered trustworthy. Thanks for your answer.

not2old - Perhaps I misunderstand the requirements? Don't they have to know me personally? Not just casually, like a doctor/dentist?
No they don't have to know you personally as in friendly, having dinners/lunches together, getting together socially.

(Would think your doctor knows you more intimately than some friends )

They can know you professionally, and are able to sign a document saying you are who you say you are and that the information on the form is correct.

Even someone from your company (HR, manager) is eligible.
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That's the info I was looking for. Many thanks
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