Tourist visa - place of issue query

#1 Nov 6th, 2011, 18:36
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In the online visa application form I found a question which I was unsure how to answer:

Section B: Passport details:
Place of issue?
There is no "place of issue" on my UK passport, so I typed "Scotland" as the answer. (seeing as we have in the past submitted passport applications to Glasgow)

Since completing my application form online, I found this forum - other applicants with the same indecision regarding this part of the form have typed "IPS" or "UKPA" in this field. I have "IPS" on my passport as the "Authority".

If I use my current application with "Scotland" as the answer, will it be rejected?

Should I complete another online application form with "IPS" as the answer to ensure my application is correct?

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#2 Nov 6th, 2011, 18:43
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UKPA is UK Passport Authority. I think that is what it says in my passport. Just curious: what is "IPS"?

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If I use my current application with "Scotland" as the answer, will it be rejected?
Honest answer is I have no idea --- but my wild guess is that it will be ok.

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#3 Nov 6th, 2011, 19:07
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Wink Ips

IPS stands for Identity and Passport Service.

Thanks for your reply, but I think I'll wait to see if someone replies with first hand experience of this ...

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Quote:
IPS stands for Identity and Passport Service.
Thanks. That's a new one since I left the country.

And a better-informed answer than mine would be nice
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I had the same problem with my application, I'd just renewed my passport and there was no place of issue on it, I wasn't sure what to put on the application form, so I looked at the envelope the passport arrived in, and it was posted somewhere in the lake district, penrith I think, so I put Penrith on the application form, and got my visa without any questions asked.
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#6 Nov 6th, 2011, 19:45
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Wink thanks

Phewww, you've put my mind at ease. Will be going in person to the Indian Consulate in Edinburgh this week (10mins away from me) so will try and verify this at the office before submitting / paying.
thanks for your info.
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years ago the answer to 'place of issue' was often (delightfully) "Petty France".

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Mine is FCO.

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