An application form

Learn how to fill in an application form.

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Reading text

Library card application

First name MIKE
Date of birth 08/11/1991
Postcode GL1 3ZE
Phone 07796 345678

I declare the information provided is correct.

Signature Mike Esposa-Hernandez

Date 03/07/2018


Your checklist

Have you got everything you need?

[ ✔ ] a passport photo

[ ✔ ] a copy of my passport or other photo ID

[ ✔ ] proof of address

Your card will be issued within 15 days and sent to the address provided.


1. It's a good idea to write in capital letters so it’s easy to read, except for your email address and signature.

2. For dates, in the UK we usually write them DD/MM/YYYY (day-month-year). So, for 1 September 2018 you write 01/09/2018. In the United States it is MM/DD/YYYY so you write 09/01/2018.

3. If you don't understand every word on the form, don't panic. You can probably guess what information you need to write. Ask someone for help if you need to.

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Submitted by Sagoon on Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:13


My lasted form is Scholarship Application.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Tue, 09/11/2021 - 11:36


I filled a passport form paper

Submitted by tania.fungambuto on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 17:31


The last application form I filled was for a curse provided by Citylit, about writing skills in practice.

Submitted by linhchinbk on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 15:59


Actually last month, I filled in a CV form. At that time I just gratuated from the university and I applied for the sale position at the ABC company.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 29/10/2021 - 10:18


The last application form I filled was driving licence form. I learned to driving both car and bike so I filled the application form. It's very lengthy. There was 5 process so I can fill this form. Document varification and other things I do.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 25/10/2021 - 11:16


i am not sure, maybe it is my job application.

Submitted by pabloxje on Fri, 17/09/2021 - 22:18

The last form I filled was for an university application. There was a lot of information, bacause they ask me about my previous studies and my job experienced so was a little bit vast to filled.

Submitted by avenesra on Sat, 14/08/2021 - 06:38

The last form I filled was documents in the bank to take off a loan.

Submitted by DW on Mon, 21/06/2021 - 04:26

The last form I filled in was an extracurricular activities application form. Actually, there are a lot of forms we need to fill in in our daily life. For example: a library card application form, a job application form, a bank account application form… So I think knowing the basic technical of form filling is a must in the real world. But one thing I always mixed up! It is hard for me to distinguish between first name, surname and first name! Whenever I pick up an application form, I do have to think for a long time for how to fill in my name!

Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 15:33

I think that's when I was searched for the pool, they made me fill out a way in it I also asked if I had health problems.

Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 20/05/2021 - 20:40

The topic is really useful because to show the way you can will walk. Step by step...

Submitted by DarwinM on Sun, 25/04/2021 - 05:14

The last form I filled in was medical. I went to the health sub-center in my town, to dentistry, and they always ask you to fill in a routine form to keep track of your health.

Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 21/04/2021 - 19:48

Help! What is the difference between Filled in, Filled out, Filled up?

Submitted by Peter M. on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 06:53

In reply to by mirtha


Hello mirtha,

Filled up means to make something full. It often describes the physical state of a container. A car can be filled up with petrol or gasoline, for example, or a cup can be filled up with a drink. A calendar can be filled up with meetings.

Filled in or filled out can both describe a form or document which is completed with information. You might fill out (fill in) a form when you apply for a passport, for example.


You can check the meanings of words like this in any good dictionary, where you'll find the full range of meanings with examples:



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 21/04/2021 - 19:39

The last form I filled in was about Dental forms.

Submitted by Dibesciak on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 21:15

The last form which I filled up was job application.

Submitted by Ehsan on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 07:14

I remember filling a bank form.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 13:45

Infortunely, the last time I filled out a form was to make a complain about smartphone technical assistence.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 22:08

The last form was a request for the scheduling of the English exam.

Submitted by Asni on Wed, 24/03/2021 - 23:13

The last form I filled in was a scholarship application for an online Master's degree.

Submitted by Giuliana on Mon, 22/03/2021 - 14:16

I think, if i don't wrong, a last form that filled in was a form for a university. yes, i'm remembering that a last form was for university actually for entry to university.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 22:42

I don't remember.... Maybe application form from this resource.

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 03:31

Last form I filled up when I enter a seminar held by my University. I filled the form for get merit points.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 05:03

It was for applying job, I filled a lot as I applied a lot of jobs and it's still going.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 22:11

It was a job form that was required to get me paid.

Submitted by dianandrade on Sun, 21/02/2021 - 20:58

my application for the university

Submitted by Evgeny_most on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 10:06

The last was application form for Yokohama company

Submitted by Nimra on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 13:13

Last form that I filled was my registration form.

Submitted by Bau on Wed, 03/02/2021 - 14:04

I just filled in the driving license form with my clearly details.It is not difficult to fill in it.

Submitted by senaguner on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 23:32

I filled in credıt car application last form. I filled in last month.

Submitted by tonguyen on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 23:19

The last form I filled in yesterday for my brother to apply a languagecourse in Germany. He still lives in Vietnam and want to study master in germany. He has to get the DSH 2 Zertificat for study in germanic in Germany.

Submitted by In on Tue, 19/01/2021 - 09:34

The last for I filled in was for the medical center

Submitted by Honey June on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 05:23

The last form I filled in was scholarship form from my university that is to go scholartrip to the Thai university and stay for a month.

Submitted by Roo on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 13:05

The last form I have filled was a bank account closing form. I have filled that form 2 months ago because it is causing me lots of trouble so I had to close it and for closing it I had to visit Bank because there is no online facility for closing an account.

Submitted by German on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 02:13

The last form that I filled in was the form for receiving information about a master degree in London.

Submitted by Sawyu Nwe on Sat, 02/01/2021 - 08:22

I filled the last form to take online exam for my English courses two weeks ago.

Submitted by shahimian on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 03:30

I filled application form of English course 3 months ago.

Submitted by manco on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 13:55

this quiz is not good

Submitted by Adli Hijazi on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 12:43

The last form I filled in was a scholarship form for university

Submitted by Myathtwe on Wed, 09/12/2020 - 17:07

I was filled in personal form to visit China in 2019.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 09:37

I filled last form in yesterday for entering to ielts english speaking training.

Submitted by Hazelwood on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 18:56

The last form I filled in was for British Councill profile on this website a few days ago.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 12/11/2020 - 07:24

I filled last form about 2 years ago when I was studying 1th course in my university. I filled a library card application. I wrote my name, last name , phone and email. It is same as this card.

Submitted by miemiev on Thu, 05/11/2020 - 17:30

I don't really remember the last form I filled in but for sure it was happen for the last 2 years.

Submitted by Nurieta on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 10:13

Hi, the last form I filled in was an application form in the shool of my daugther.

Submitted by Ibi on Fri, 23/10/2020 - 17:31

My last form that filled in was for entry a restaurant. I had to fill it out due to covid-19 controlling.

Submitted by raginirags on Thu, 22/10/2020 - 13:46

The last form that i filled was my admission form at my college.

Submitted by Babydoll on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 20:37

I have recently changed my Surgery (GP) on that time I filled my form, which was really easy and straightforward.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Wed, 07/10/2020 - 16:08

The last form I filled in was CV form for my friend to apply job.