This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Scrap professional standing requirement for citizenship and passport application
The Home Office requires passport and naturalisation applicants to have a 3+ year personal acquaintance of professional standing to act as a referee. This provision is antiquated, futile, discriminatory, absurd and a nuisance to both referee and referred. It's time to keep up with the times.
The list of persons deemed of professional standing is published in:
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