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Irish Born Stuck in UK no photo ID

  • 23-09-2022 9:55am
    Registered Users Posts: 1 OmniParkBlacky

    I never had a reason to go back to Ireland until now. I have been in Manchester since 1997 came over as a minor I have my Republic of Ireland Birth Cert. Worked in UK with over 20 years of national insurance contribution history. My trouble is I never had a passport or drivers license in UK and have no photo ID. I have nobody professional I know to sign a passport application form so I am stuck here. Yes you can get on ferry etc no passport but they still ask for it anyway. Does anyone know of a way to get help regarding passport application witness in the UK not in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭ slinky2000

    Can you not get a doctor to sign it? Otherwise, I think you can pay a commissioner of oaths to sign it. You don't have to know them

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,590 ✭✭✭ Allinall

    Stranraar- Larne and onwards to wherever on the mainland.

    No passport required.

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,676 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S

    You can easily get a passport if you have your birth cert, you don't need to be personally known to the person signing your application form.

    Aerlingus / BA also accept any form of photo ID, not just passport - this could be a work pass, student card, age card etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,483 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail

    There is a long list of people who can witness it for you. you are bound to know one of them

    • Police officer

    • School principal/vice principal / Teacher, School Secretary, Pre-school manager, Montessori teacher

    • Member of clergy

    • Medical doctor

    • Lawyer

    • Bank manager/assistant bank manager or Credit Union Manager or Assistant Manager

    • Elected public representative

    • Notary public/ commissioner for oaths

    • Peace commissioner

    • Accountant

    • Dentist

    • Vet

    • Nurse

    • Physiotherapist

    • Speech Therapist

    • Lecturer

    • Pharmacist

    • Chartered Engineer