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Passport Interview & Questions

nightswimmernightswimmer

I'm in the middle of applying for my first passport and have to go for an interview as part of the application process. I've been told this interview will last 30 minutes and was just wondering if anyone else has been to one of these interviews? If so, what did they do there and what sorts of questions did they ask?

Thanks. :)

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    Mum2ConnornCerys
    I guess this is random that you called up on 1st application? I know neither of us got about 3yrs ago when we applied for our 1st.
    nightswimmer
    Mum2Connor&Cerys
    I guess this is random that you called up on 1st application? I know neither of us got about 3yrs ago when we applied for our 1st.


    Nah it's not that, they introduced a new rule last year that all new applicants have to go for an interview now - it's a right pain in the proverbial.
    taasda
    Got our first passports in November without an interview. I mentioned the interview to the girl in the Post Office and she said that not many seem to go for interviews especially if they have been at their current address for a long time. Fingers crossed for you.
    kelly_o_fanatic
    Is it just for first time applicants or do you now have to go if renewing passports?
    nightswimmer
    kelly_o_fanatic
    Is it just for first time applicants or do you now have to go if renewing passports?


    From the Identity and Passport Service website:

    "Only adults who have never previously held a British passport in their own name will need to have an interview. This will not apply to people who held their own passport as a child, but it will apply to those whose names were included in a parent’s passport."
    nightswimmer
    taasda
    Got our first passports in November without an interview. I mentioned the interview to the girl in the Post Office and she said that not many seem to go for interviews especially if they have been at their current address for a long time. Fingers crossed for you.


    I've lived in the same address for over 30 years! From what I can tell, they didn't open all the various passport offices on time, so it has taken them longer to roll the service out than intended. Some people have been lucky because of this and not had to go.
    donnydude
    I'm sure all the questions will be to ascertain whether you are a British National or a terrorist. If you aren't a terrorist then I don't think you should have any problems!
    JDeal
    Here's a tip, terrorists rarely admit being terrorists, so to be safe use reverse physcology.
    nightswimmer
    JDeal
    Here's a tip, terrorists rarely admit being terrorists, so to be safe use reverse physcology.


    Cheeers, I'll remember that one. :thumbsup:
    boothy
    nothing to worry about if you have got nothing to hide
    taasda
    donnydude
    I'm sure all the questions will be to ascertain whether you are a British National or a terrorist. If you aren't a terrorist then I don't think you should have any problems!


    Probably got that the wrong way round.:whistling:
    nightswimmer
    boothy
    nothing to worry about if you have got nothing to hide


    I've got nought to hide, but I'm just wondering what the heck they will be asking for 30mins? I can give them my lifestory in about 60 seconds, well just as long as I elaborate a little here and there. :oops:
    Shengis
    Well as long as you look like this....

    http://www.shengis.net/feocpics/pp2.jpg

    They'll shake your hand after about 30 seconds and tell you your passports in the post :giggle:
    thesaint
    "The powers that be" are probably clocking this thread and wondering why you appear to be worried about an interview.

    I would drink a lot of castor oil between now and the interview because the latex gloves are being put on as we speak. :)
    nightswimmer
    thesaint
    I would drink a lot of castor oil between now and the interview because the latex gloves are being put on as we speak. :)


    :w00t:

    Ok, before I was just wondering, now I *AM* worried - Thanks! :x

    ;-):p
    potnoodle
    lumoruk
    Maybe what your child hood memories are, how much 1 penny sweets cost in 1990 ;-) what's the queens middle name, how do I get to London bridge from here.


    what if your emergrating to this country??.
    Lollipop
    They just ask you general questions d.o.b etc. they also ask what correspondence you have received regarding your application and also d.o.b of your parents, nothing to worry about if you are who you say you are! lol. goodluck.
    csiman
    JDeal;1487964
    Here's a tip, terrorists rarely admit being terrorists, so to be safe use reverse physcology.

    Reminds me of the US entrance form.

    "Have you ever been involved in terrorist activities"?

    Yeah, right. Bound to come clean on that one :-D

    This new system is just another way to get 2000 people off the dole and into the civil service. At the current rate, going on 1997 levels to todays stats, in 20 years time then 20 million people will be in the civil service and there will be 64 million people on disabiilty ;-)

    DISCLAIMER:- No disrespect to genuine claimants intended :thumbsup:
    nightswimmer
    Lollipop
    They just ask you general questions d.o.b etc. they also ask what correspondence you have received regarding your application and also d.o.b of your parents, nothing to worry about if you are who you say you are! lol. goodluck.


    Thanks. :) I guessed it was probably just that kind of thing but was just curious to know what to expect.
    allstar2
    say u plan to bomb the country they'l give you a passport no problem.oh and a free one way ticket out of the country!!

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