Home For accounting professionals General accounting discussion
Current updates regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and the precautions AAT are taking will be continually updated on the below page.

Please check this link for the latest updates:
We hope you are all safe and well and if you need us we will be here. 💚

Are MIPs allowed to sign passports

sarahmlsarahml Just JoinedRegistered Posts: 2
Can anybody help me? Are MAAT MIP allowed to sign passports?


  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    My passport was signed by an MAAT who wasn't even a MIP, technically I don't think that's allowed but they obviously didn't check!
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Pretty much anyone can sign these days (official guidance here) although the AAT think the main selling point to becoming a fellow member (FMAAT) is that you suddenly have the power to sign a passport application.
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    I have signed several passports as MAAT and have even been checked once - no problems. However, I believe it is supposed to be FMAATs only.
  • PhilHallAATPhilHallAAT Registered, Moderator, Staff Posts: 46
    I’m happy to confirm that it has always been the case that any AAT licensed accountant can countersign a passport application providing they meet the Home Office requirements which are that;

    • You have known the applicant for at least 2 years
    • You believe that all the information the applicant has put on the form is true
    • You live in the UK
    • You have a British passport yourself

    This is because accountancy is a “recognised profession”

    You do NOT need to be a Chartered accountant.
Sign In or Register to comment.