I recently applied to get a passport for the first time, this involved having to attend an interview. This interview was held in Yeovil, a place fifty miles away from my home town of Corsham. Of course, I want that passport so I went down there to get it. Not only did it take a long time to get there on the bus and train, but once I arrived at the train station there was still a three mile walk to go. I found it strange that it was located in such an inconvenient location, but of course, I wasn’t going to ask any questions.
Once I had travelled all of that way (which was quite a long journey) I arrived at the building ready for the interview. The interview was then held over a video call. I couldn’t help but wonder why they couldn’t just do it over a video call from my home, saving me a lot of time and money. I wouldn’t want to complain too much, because it was nice to get a chance to visit Yeovil, but I am sure that other people in my situation would have been much less happy about it.
In terms of what was asked in the interview, the questions seemed very curious to me. I was asked about work routines and how I used to get to school. I was asked about bus trips and how long they take. I was asked about what I like to do in my free time and how often I go to the gym. There were some other questions, which I expected, about my family and dates of birth and so forth, but overall I have no idea what purpose my answers to these questions served because I don’t know how they’d confirm their accuracy.
The whole passport interview process was very weird. But I guess one bright side is the fact that all the staff were very pleasant people. I couldn’t fault them at all.
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