We need a countersignature because:
- when the examiner compared your old and new passport photos, they didn't recognise you - your appearance has changed too much.
The attached form states that the countersignatory must hold a UK or Irish passport. This is for UK applications only. We can accept UK, Irish, EU, Commonwealth and US passport holders for applications made from outside of the UK.
Please note: If the countersignatory does not hold a UK or Irish passport they must provide a colour copy of the details page from their EU, US or Commonwealth passport.