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BCS Affiliate - Passport

Discussion in 'Professional Associations' started by Gav, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi,

    Does anybody know if someone who is a BCS Affiliate is entitled to countersign a British Passport application?

    According to the IPS you can sign if you are a 'member, associate or fellow of a professional body', so I would presume so?

    Thanks,


    - Gav
     
  2. UKDarkstar
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    No, you have to be a "Professional" Member i.e. MBCS/FBCS and even then I'm not sure that BCS is "recognised" for this - I wouldn't risk it.
     
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  4. k89

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    Just to clarify for people finding this in 2011 + (I have been wanting to know the answer myself so rang the passport office to confirm):

    Acceptable countersignatures for British Computer Society Members are their Professional Grades:
    British Computer Society (BCS)
    *Member (MBCS)
    *Fellow (FBCS)


    OR their Chartered Grades:

    * Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
    * Chartered Engineer (CEng)
    * Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
    * Chartered Scientist (CSci)


    They confirmed to me just now, without any delay, that Student Membership and Associate (AMBCS) Membership do NOT count. I repeat, cannot sign passports.

    So that's a No to anyone listed as an Ordinary Grade Membership (rather than the Professional or Chartered Membership, who can sign just fine).
     

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