poorly written passport signature

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1. Posted by travelnooo (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I just renewed my passport and here we use digital signatures for our passport, It was terribly hard to properly write with the pen on the screen and i was a little nervous at the same time so it came out looking like a toddlers signature, the lady said it was fine but do you think this will cause any issues?

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1103 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I don't think passport signatures are very important. What matters to border officers is the validity of the pasport (i.e. it's not a forgery), the photo, the personal details and any visa stamps.

I suspect the signature is primarily your legal declaration that the details & photo are valid and accurate. After all, passports are intended to be valid for a number of years...for example, UK passports are valid for 10 years...and many things could happen to affect the person's signature e.g. damage to the hand or arm, the development of tremors or muscular weakness, loss of sight etc etc. And everyone knows how difficult digital signatures are!

I assume 'the lady' was an official of some sort? If she said your signature was ok then I'm certain you have absolutely no need to worry.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Feb-2020, 21:03 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by travelnooo (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting leics2

I don't think passport signatures are very important. What matters to border officers is the validity of the pasport (i.e. it's not a forgery), the photo, the personal details and any visa stamps.

I suspect the signature is primarily your legal declaration that the details & photo are valid and accurate. After all, passports are intended to be valid for a number of years...for example, UK passports are valid for 10 years...and many things could happen to affect the person's signature e.g. damage to the hand or arm, the development of tremors or muscular weakness, loss of sight etc etc. And everyone knows how difficult digital signatures are!

I assume 'the lady' was an official of some sort? If she said your signature was ok then I'm certain you have absolutely no need to worry.

Thanks for the reassurance, yes she worked at the passport office. I guess I'm a bit of an overthinker

4. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1103 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

As she works at the passport office you *really* don't need to worry about your signature! :-)

5. Posted by travelnooo (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Appreciate the response, thank you