I'm looking to renew an expired adult passport issued when I was 16 (now 27), and under the rules for submitting new passport photos it says one photo may need to be certified (and I assume section 10 of the application countersigned) if:
- you cannot be recognised from the photograph in your current passport.
I presume they're checking the old photo to the submitted photos.
Is there any guidance on how close you have to look? I've shown my old passport photo and my to-be-submitted photo to multiple people who are in agreement that it's obviously me, but I'd prefer something more concrete than that.
The problem is that otherwise I'd need a non-family professional who's known me for at least two years to countersign, and having moved across the country, that won't be easy for me to do (without travelling back across country for this one purpose).