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anil1978
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Post by anil1978 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:05 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 07/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/13 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13

Thanks for all the support from the forum. Happy to help anyone with any quires.

mk111
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Post by mk111 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:40 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Special Del Next Day
Date of application: 30/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 05/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 06/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:07/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/11/13 Reading
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13 :D :D

mharoon22
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Post by mharoon22 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Application type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: SPE DEL
Date of application: 30/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: (SMS) 05/11/2013
Date of return of documents: (by secure delivery) 06/11/2013
Date of interview Letter: received (dated ) 07/11/2013 dated 05/11/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 09/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:13/11/2013

forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:34 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Time
Method of application: Check and Send (Post office)
Date of application: 13/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: TBC
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:12 pm

anil1978 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 07/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/13 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13

Thanks for all the support from the forum. Happy to help anyone with any quires.
Congrats Anil - I've a query, why it took 5 days to reach IPS, does it mean there are delays with Check and Send?

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Post by Derivaz » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:22 pm

forbc123 wrote:
anil1978 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 07/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/13 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13

Thanks for all the support from the forum. Happy to help anyone with any quires.
Congrats Anil - I've a query, why it took 5 days to reach IPS, does it mean there are delays with Check and Send?
I think cos they send them out all together, so they wait a few days

japp63
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Post by japp63 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:40 pm

Application Type: First adult passport
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 04/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 06/11/2013
Date of return of documents: 09/11/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09/11/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/2013
Date of Passport Receipt : 13/11/2013

Very happy,quick as a flash ! Good luck to all !

annieslist1
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Post by annieslist1 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:24 pm

Passport for: Family 2 Adults + 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application Acknowledged by IPS: 06/11/13
Date of return of documents: NOT RECEIVED (as of 14/11/2013)
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

I received a text on 6th Nov and no communication after that, I paid extra for doc to be returned by secure delivery, the payment was taken from CC on 6th Nov.
Is there an online tracking to check my application status?
Bit concerned.
Last edited by annieslist1 on Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

anil1978
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Post by anil1978 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:22 pm

forbc123 wrote:
anil1978 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send service
Date of application: 29/10/13
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/13
Date of return of documents: recieved 07/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/11/13 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/11/13

Thanks for all the support from the forum. Happy to help anyone with any quires.
Congrats Anil - I've a query, why it took 5 days to reach IPS, does it mean there are delays with Check and Send?
I submitted on 29th but they must have got the next day but I got text message on 4th so i took it as 4th. probably they must have got the next day.

dewales001
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Post by dewales001 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 pm

Application type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of application: 28/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: via SMS 01/11/2013
Date of return of documents: 12/11/2013 (Paid for secure delivery, but returned via 2nd class)
Date of interview Letter: 05/11/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 09/11/2013 (Edinburgh)
Date of passport receipt:13/11/2013 (Printed on 09/11/2013)

This is an end of a journey! :D

A massive thanks to all contributors of this forum. I know how much I've saved by getting freebies from this place.

I wish all others waiting good luck!

SofiaofWales
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Post by SofiaofWales » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:59 pm

Application type: First 2 Adult Passport+1 child
Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of application: 31/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: via SMS 04/11/2013
Child passport received: 07/11/2013 + interview later
Date of return of documents: 08/11/2013 secure delivery
Date of passport interview appointment: 08/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:12/11/2013

Took less then 2 weeks:) our journey is over here :)

Thanks you all for sharing your timelines and good luck!!

probably might not have time to visit the forum again but would like to say that this forum is very helpful and useful

Tats
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Post by Tats » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:21 am

Tats wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 08/11/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 14/11/2013 (by Text)
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt

MwanaKay
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Post by MwanaKay » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:31 am

SofiaofWales wrote:Application type: First 2 Adult Passport+1 child
Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of application: 31/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: via SMS 04/11/2013
Child passport received: 07/11/2013 + interview later
Date of return of documents: 08/11/2013 secure delivery
Date of passport interview appointment: 08/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:12/11/2013

Took less then 2 weeks:) our journey is over here :)

Thanks you all for sharing your timelines and good luck!!

probably might not have time to visit the forum again but would like to say that this forum is very helpful and useful
SofiaofWales

O how I pray that I get my approval soon and move onto applying for my passport and that the journey takes the shortest time like yours. Please pray for all of us who are 2 steps behiind you.
Thanks for sharing, I get very encouraged when I read such wonderfull news. Many thanks again.

fatimahanif
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British Passport timeline

Post by fatimahanif » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:35 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 14/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 19/11/2013 (confirmation by text)
Date of return of documents: 29/11/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/11/2013 (dated 19/11/2013)
Date of Passport interview appointment: 04/12/2013 (London Victoria). Missed my appointment now rebooked for 16/12/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:23/12/2013
total journey 6 years, 3 months and 15 days. thank you everyone in this forum for endless guidance.
Last edited by fatimahanif on Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:41 pm, edited 6 times in total.

xlisusx
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Post by xlisusx » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:02 pm

xlisusx wrote:
xlisusx wrote:Application type: First Adult Passport

Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send

Date of application: 04/11/13

Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 09/11/13 letter(never provided my mobile number) dated 07/11/13

Date of passport interview appointment: 13/11/13

Date of return of documents: 14/11/13 (secure delivery)

Date of passport receipt:

2321
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Post by 2321 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:10 pm

2321 wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 06/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 08/11/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents:
Date of interview Letter: 14/11/2013 dated 12/11/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 20/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:

Ksiu
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Post by Ksiu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Application type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 30/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: (SMS) 01/11/2013,second sms received 04/11/2013 it is so strange???
Date of return of documents: (by secure delivery) 07/11/2013
Date of interview Letter: received (dated ) 07/11/2013 dated 05/11/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 09/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:14/11/2013

Alimanu
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Post by Alimanu » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:28 pm

Application type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 31/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 04/11/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 06/11/2013 (by secure delivery)
Date of interview Letter: received 7/11/2013 (dated 5/11/2013 )
Date of passport interview appointment: 12/11/2013
Date of passport receipt: 14/11/2013 (Printed 12/11/2013)

Finally... took almost 2 weeks. Thanks everyone for your contribution to this forum. For those that are still waiting, I am sure you will get yours soon.

forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:21 pm

Alimanu wrote:Application type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 31/10/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 04/11/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 06/11/2013 (by secure delivery)
Date of interview Letter: received 7/11/2013 (dated 5/11/2013 )
Date of passport interview appointment: 12/11/2013
Date of passport receipt: 14/11/2013 (Printed 12/11/2013)

Finally... took almost 2 weeks. Thanks everyone for your contribution to this forum. For those that are still waiting, I am sure you will get yours soon.
Congrats! I've posted my using Check and Send on 13/11 I've not received any SMS or confirmation, I got SD tracking number but it says status will be updated when mail reaches mail center...am I wrong in assuming that post office sends our documents and some body signs in passport office?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nina123 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:12 pm

[quote="sushdmehta"]Interested members can post their passport application processing timelines here for the benefit of others.

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Passport for: adult
Application Type: First adult passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 12/11
Date application received by IPS: 15/11 by text
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Called hmpo to book an interview but they said you need to wait for the letter how long it takes for the letter and the the documents to arrive pls help thank you

2321
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Post by 2321 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:29 pm

2321 wrote:
2321 wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 06/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 08/11/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 15/11/2013
Date of interview Letter: 14/11/2013 dated 12/11/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 20/11/2013
Date of passport receipt:

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Post by Amber » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:08 pm

mguy wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 30.10.2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 4.11.2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 6.11.2013
Date of interview Letter: 6.11.2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 9.11.2013
Date of passport receipt:13.11.2013

Good Luck to everyone! Mods please move this to the relevant section.
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mguy
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Post by mguy » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 pm

Thanks Amber!

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Post by xlisusx » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:39 pm

Ceremony citizenship: 30/10/13

Application type: First Adult Passport

Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send

Date of application: 04/11/13

Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 09/11/13 letter(never provided my mobile number) dated 07/11/13

Date of passport interview appointment: 13/11/13

Date of return of documents: 14/11/13 (secure delivery)

Date of passport receipt: 16/11/13 (secure delivery)

It was a long journey but fortunately it is done now!woo woo...Good luck for everybody still waiting.

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Sorry, for posting it here, but its imp.

Post by helen12 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:31 pm

Wow!!!

After British passport, next day flew to Berlin...and no issue at all. My passport was checked for less than 2 seconds and was in Berlin, then to Austria, prague...no problem at all...

Ealrier, I had to appear in person for schenegan VISA with all documents like; salary slip, accountant letter, bank statement, pay 80 pounds plus travel to VISA centre expenses/timeoff for that...now all easy...

Also, once you get Passport, please apply for free NHIC card here...

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcare ... -ehic.aspx

Pl read about it on website...its good option and free as well..

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