I am applying for a scholarship and I must fill out this page. I've never seen "Done at" phrase before. And, also at the beginning, there is I......... country........................date of birth.

So, how would this John Smith fill out this document?

First name: John

Last name: Smith

Date of birth: 1/1/2000

Country: Paris, France

I am more concerned about filling it out in a way that creates a reasonable sentence with what comes after these blanks.

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    It is strangely worded, presumably because it was not drawn up by native speakers of English. Presumably 'done at' asks for the place where the document was completed. Oct 26, 2020 at 12:34

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Assuming you are an Italian currently in Rome

At the beginning you fill out

I Giorgio Aptsiauri, country Italy, date of birth 1 Jan 1990

At the end

Done at Rome on October 26 2020

As @KateBunting suggested in a comment forms in the UK do not usually ask you to say where you filled it out but in some countries this is more common.

  • "in some countries this is more common" Do you know this to be true, or are you just guessing? What evidence do you have that this is true? Oct 26, 2020 at 14:13
  • @chasly-supportsMonica I have had to fill out forms originating in Belgium and also forms originating in Spain which used the formulation which the OP quotes. It may be used elsewhere, I have no further evidence.
    – mdewey
    Oct 26, 2020 at 14:16
  • - Okay, that's good enough evidence for me that other places do it. Oct 26, 2020 at 14:51
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    @chasly-supportsMonica I have done an image search for Spanish documents and they do have place and date although I agree with you that theoretically it could be the time.
    – mdewey
    Oct 26, 2020 at 15:51

The phrase "Done at" is completely unfamiliar in English. This is an imperfect translation. I think it means "My declaration is made at ..."

Even then there is a problem. "at" could refer to a time or to a place.

So the answer could be

Done at 10.15 am on 26 October 2020

or it could be

Done at 25 La Rue Marie-Stuart, Paris on 26 October 2020

I believe that the most likely is that they require the time, although I can't be certain.

You could put both of those things but my advice is to call the office of the department and simply ask whether they require a time or a place in that slot.

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