I applied for one job in a state-funded research organization. After the interview I received a pre-placement letter in which they say that before an offer of appointment can be made, some pre-appoitment enquiries will be made - they want me to send additional documents (scans of passport, diploma etc.). Does that mean that I will be offered the job? Or this is normal to ask from several candidates?

  • Please post an update when you find out if you got the job. It's quite odd to request a copy of a passport from someone who has not accepted a job offer yet. Hopefully they did not ask for the original passport to be sent to them. Jun 30, 2021 at 8:35
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    Which country? If the offer letter is legally binding, it may make sense to check the employability before writing the offer letter.
    – DCTLib
    Jun 30, 2021 at 10:00
  • @DCTLib it is the UK Jun 30, 2021 at 11:03
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    It means they intend to make an offer once all the appropriate checks (allowed to work in the country, clean background check, proper certificates if required, ...) are successfully passed.
    – Jon Custer
    Jun 30, 2021 at 13:27


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