If you’re in this list, you can be trusted

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  • Accountant
  • Articled clerk of a limited company
  • Assurance agent of recognised company
  • Bank/building society official
  • Barrister
  • British Computer Society (BCS) – Professional grades which are Associate (AMBCS), Member (MBCS), Fellow (FBCS) (PN 25/2003)
  • Broker
  • Chairman/director of limited company
  • Chemist
  • Chiropodist
  • Christian Science practitioner
  • Commissioner of oaths
  • Councillor: local or county
  • Civil servant (permanent)
  • Dentist
  • Designated Premises Supervisors
  • Director/Manager of a VAT registered Charity
  • Director/Manager/Personnel Officer of a VAT registered Company
  • Engineer (with professional qualifications)
  • Fire service official
  • Funeral director
  • Insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company
  • Journalist
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Legal secretary (members and fellows of the Institute of legal secretaries)
  • Local government officer
  • Manager/Personnel officer (of limited company)
  • Member of Parliament
  • Merchant Navy officer
  • Minister of a recognised religion
  • Nurse (SRN and SEN)
  • Officer of the armed services (active or retired)
  • Optician
  • Person with honours (e.g. OBE MBE etc.)
  • Personal Licensee Holders
  • 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 agency (qualified)
  • Valuers and auctioneers (fellow and associate members of the incorporated society)
  • Warrant officers and Chief Petty Officers

This is the list of acceptable countersignatures on the Passport Service website.

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