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On several occasions, in our everyday life, we might need to fill in a form. For instance, when applying for a passport, a driving licence, a job, a club membership, etc., we are always asked to give some information about ourselves.

This information usually consists of our name (or else forename) and surname (or else last name or family name), the date and place of birth, our address, telephone number and email. In the end of each form we are asked to provide our signature and the date we sign the form.

It is usually requested to provide this information in CAPITAL LETTERS (block letters, block capitals or upper-case) so as to make information provided easy and clear to read and/ or easy to scan by the computer (http://www.worldometers.info/languages/english-alphabet/). On other occasions, information may be given in small letters (lower-case). How to write each letter is considered to be highly important.

Membership application form

The following form is a membership application form that Alina John needed to fill in so as to apply for membership at the Gym Club. As CAPITAL LETTERS were not required, Alina filled in the membership application form in small letters.

Gym Club
Membership Application FormFirst Name: Alina Surname: John Title: Mr ❑ Mrs ❑ Miss √ Ms ❑
Date of Birth: 10th January 1984
Address: 25th Churchill Street, Victoria, London
Contact Number: +447911543210
Email: alina_john@hotmail.comI am applying for the Gym Club membership. I agree to abide by the rules of the Gym Club. I declare that the information given above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: Alina John Date: 14th January 2019

You might also be required to give more information, as for example, your country of origin, your sex and gender, your marital status and your occupation/ job.

If you were born in England, your country of origin is England; if you were born in Greece, your country of origin is Greece, and so on.

Regarding your sex and gender, you need to say whether you are a woman (female), a man (male) or other. You usually indicate your sex and gender by placing a ✔ in the box that better describes your case.

Sex and Gender
Sex: Female ❑ Male ❑ Other ❑
Gender: Female ❑ Male ❑ Other ❑

For your marital status, you are usually asked to choose which word best describes your marital situation. You are usually asked to put a ✔ in a box to show what is the right word/ situation for you.

Marital Status
Married❑ Widowed❑ Separated❑ Single❑ Divorced❑

Registration form

A registration form is similar to a membership application form, as it mainly consists of a list of fields that a user will input data into and submit it to a service, a company, an individual, etc., electronically (online) or in print form. For the online registration form, the following information is usually required: Name/ Surname (Username), Email and Password. At times, you are requested to state your occupation, writing down your job and declaring what you currently do for a living. In most cases, before registering the user is required to accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of each service by clicking the checkbox as below: https://admin.typeform.com/signup

Job application form

If you are applying for a job and you are filling in a job application form, then, at times, you may be required to provide your employment history, stating besides your current occupation and the job that you now have, your previous employment, listing the jobs you had before.

Job application form
Please complete this form in Block Capitals
First Name: ______________ Last Name: __________________ Title: ____
Address: _____________________________________________________ Contact Number: ______________________________
Please ✔ the correct box. Sex: Male ❑ Female ❑ Other ❑
Date of birth: _______________
Present occupation: ____________________________________________
Previous employment: __________________________________________Signature: ________________________Date: ______________

It is also common, when filling in a job application form, to write the names and contact information of previous employers that may act as referees providing reference letters for you to whom it may concern, writing about your skills and capabilities regarding the specific job. The future employer may contact the previous employer acting as referee to ask for further information regarding you and the roles and responsibilities you had in the previous job.

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