How to fill your ONLINE PeTITION

1) Please save the form to your computer disc giving it the name of the Petitioner before filling it.( e.g. Petition_John_Doe.pdf). Please use the Adobe Reader XI or Acrobat Pro for filling the form electronically and then send the filled in form to the Lodge Secretary via Email.
The adobe acrobat Reader XI is available as a cost free program under: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html

Please make sure that the Adobe Reader Language is set to English.
See: http://info.acgl.eu/html/how/SetLanguage.html

Sign the form with a digital signature.

See: https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/feature-details/acrobatpro/pdfs/signing-a-document-electronically.pdf

If you do not have a digital signature please print the filled in form and sign it. Then send the signed printed form to the Secretary. Please do not IN ANY CASE forget to send the filled electronic form to the lodge Secretary via email.

2) Please convert your digital passport picture into a PDF file so that it can be read into your petition.( Instructions below:)

HOW TO GENERATE A PDF FILE FROM A JPEG FILE
(Your passport photo)

The conversion of JPG files ( digital Photo) into a PDF file which can be read in the petition can be done by various methods. A few of the various methods are given below:

I) Use a Microsoft program such as Microsoft Word.

  1. Insert the photo into a single Office page so that the photo fills the page. Save the page as a pdf.

II) Use an Open Office program such as OpenOffice.org Writer

  1. Insert the photo into a single Office page so that the photo fills the page. Export the page as a pdf.

III) Use a free Web service for converting the image file to pdf.

There are many web services for free conversion available on the web. A few of them are:

  1. http://www.convert-jpg-to-pdf.net/  . Please follow the instructions in the video on the web page. You only have to upload only one picture and not many as described. The conversion is quick.
  2. http://www.freepdfconvert.com/ .  The conversion takes place very quickly and is very easy.
  3. http://online2pdf.com/convert-jpg2pdf . The conversion takes place very quickly and is very easy.

IV) Use free Software for converting the image file to pdf.

There are many freeware programs available for download on the web for such conversions. A few of them are:

  1. http://jpgtopdfconverter.googlecode.com/files/jpegtopdf%20v1.0.zip  . A simple no frills converter for JPEG Pictures. Just unzip the download and the program is available without any installation. The conversion is very fast.
  2. http://www.pdflite.com/
  3. http://download.pdfforge.org/download/pdfcreator/PDFCreator-stable