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forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:28 am

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: 14-11-2013
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
Last edited by forbc123 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by iDoctor » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:39 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Time
Method of application: Direct
Date of application: 14/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 15-11-2013
Date of Application Acknowledged by HMPO: 19.11.2013 (Text Msg)
Date of return of documents: 22/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter:23/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/11/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/11/13
Thanks God its over now
Last edited by iDoctor on Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:33 pm, edited 4 times in total.

forbc123
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Post by forbc123 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:11 pm

forbc123 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Time
Method of application: Check and Send (Post office)
Date of application: 13/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 18-11-2013
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

wirbrit
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my timeline

Post by wirbrit » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:19 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
date of naturalisation:4/11/13 private ceremony
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 11/11/13
Date application received by IPS: 13/11/13
Date of return of documents: (sent out 13/11/13) recieved 15/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/11/13
Date Ref no obtained from IPS: 15/11/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 16/11/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 19/11/13

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Post by Tats » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:13 pm

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: 19/11/2013 (secure delivery)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19/11/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 22/11/2013 (Reading)
Date of Passport Receipt

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Post by dual_sa_bc » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:57 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 14/11/2013 (straight after ceremony)
Date application acknowledged by IPS: no text
Date of return of documents: 20/11/2013 (secure delivery)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/11/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/11/2013 (Crawley)
Date of Passport Receipt

sitel24
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Partner's Paspport Application Timeline

Post by sitel24 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:32 pm

Passport for: Adult
Swearing Ceremony:6/11/13
Application Type: 1st Adult PP
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 8/11/13
Date application received by IPS:11/11/13(SMS)
Date of return of documents: 12/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/11/13
Date of Passport Interview: 18/11/13 (Reading)
Date of Passport Receipt: 20/11/13 (Dated 18/11/13).
Total waiting time from Ceremony two weeks.

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Post by 2321 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:32 pm

[quote="2321"][quote="2321"][quote="2321"]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:
I did attend my interview today all was fine except the countersignatory which I miss spelled and saw the interviewer circle around.
Do they reject my application on basis of this?,any one had the same problem?

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Post by cordelio » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:35 am

No .... way:)

You are a UK citizen, they do not have right to reject your application, unless they have strong reasons to believe that you are not who you claim to be...(i.e. trying to get passport using someone else's ID details)

If people were punished by spelling mistakes, or by not remembering correct names there would be no politicians left in UK and US:) and George Bush's passport would be revoked in matter of days

2321 wrote:.......all was fine except the countersignatory which I miss spelled and saw the interviewer circle around.
Do they reject my application on basis of this?,any one had the same problem?

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Re: Partner's Paspport Application Timeline

Post by Fab.123 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:05 am

sitel24 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Swearing Ceremony:6/11/13
Application Type: 1st Adult PP
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 8/11/13
Date application received by IPS:11/11/13(SMS)
Date of return of documents: 12/11/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/11/13
Date of Passport Interview: 18/11/13 (Reading)
Date of Passport Receipt: 20/11/13 (Dated 18/11/13).
Total waiting time from Ceremony two weeks.
What documents did you send , also do you need to send your old passport as I have just received my citizenship certificate.


Also do we need to fill out section 4 PARENTS DETAILS in the Application form
Please advise.

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Post by forbc123 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:56 am

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: 18-11-2013
Date of return of documents: 21-11-2013, passport, Citizenship Certificate
Date of receipt of interview letter:21-11-2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 27-11-2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

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Post by pragneshmpatel » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:33 pm

Passport for: child
Application Type: First Time
Method of application: Check and Send (Post office)
Date of application: 15/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: unknown No letter or text received
Date of return of documents: 22/11/2013 ( Don't pay extra £3 in post office to receive document securly. I paid and still received in ordinary second class. not even sign for delivery )
Date of receipt of interview letter:N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 21/11/2013
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nina123 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:42 pm

Nina123 wrote:
sushdmehta wrote: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: not yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/11 letter dated 19/11
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/12 ( Victoria London )
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

cpcg
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Adult passport after naturalisation

Post by cpcg » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:56 am

Ceremony citizenship: 13/11/13

Application type: First two adults + child Passports (family)

Method of Application: Posted using one royal mail special delivery envelope (did not use Check & send)

Date of application: 13/11/13 (Straight after ceremony - countersign on passport application done one week before ceremony date)

Date of application acknowledged by IPS: 15/11/13 (sms)

Date of return of documents & interview letter: 20/11/13 (royal mail special delivery envelope)

Date of passport interview appointment for two adults: 21/11/13 (Manchester)

Date of passport receipt: 25/11/2013 (all 3 passports together in separate envelope were delivered by private courier same time)

All over!!! New phase started !!ohooooooo :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Blackhole
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on hold

Post by Blackhole » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:22 pm

applied on 6th, confirmed receipt on 7th, nothing since....


called today and they said APPLICATION ON HOLD!!!!

any one knows what that means?

is it anything to do with the reference? or is it same old story UNDER SECURITY CHECK?

Doesnt sound good to me!!!!!

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Re: on hold

Post by saadmushtaq » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:45 pm

Blackhole wrote:applied on 6th, confirmed receipt on 7th, nothing since....


called today and they said APPLICATION ON HOLD!!!!

any one knows what that means?

is it anything to do with the reference? or is it same old story UNDER SECURITY CHECK?

Doesnt sound good to me!!!!!

Have you received your documents back or nt?

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Post by Blackhole » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:02 pm

no i have not

no documents back, no interview letter

any ideas???

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Post by saadmushtaq » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Blackhole wrote:no i have not

no documents back, no interview letter

any ideas???
don't worry it says it will take 6 weeks so it will be ok. I have sent mine yesterday will see how long will it take !

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Post by Blackhole » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:25 pm

what worries me is when i called they said:

ON HOLD?

Just want to know what that means???

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Post by 2321 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:44 pm

cordelio wrote:No .... way:)

You are a UK citizen, they do not have right to reject your application, unless they have strong reasons to believe that you are not who you claim to be...(i.e. trying to get passport using someone else's ID details)

If people were punished by spelling mistakes, or by not remembering correct names there would be no politicians left in UK and US:) and George Bush's passport would be revoked in matter of days

2321 wrote:.......all was fine except the countersignatory which I miss spelled and saw the interviewer circle around.
Do they reject my application on basis of this?,any one had the same problem?
Cordelia thank you for ur message.
Any way today HMPO customer advisor advised me that I passed my interview and passport is printed on 20/11 on the day of my interview and its on way.
Hopefully would receive by tmrw r Monday. :D

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my passport timeline

Post by hsmp_to_tier1 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:50 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 16/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 19/11/2013 (I called them on the 21st and they confirmed they received the documents on the 19th)
Date of return of documents:
Date of interview Letter:
Date of passport interview appointment:
Date of passport receipt:

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:06 am

Blackhole wrote:what worries me is when i called they said:

ON HOLD?

Just want to know what that means???
We have had someone else on forum whose passport application was pending for many months.

Your naturalisation took 2 years, and now something has flagged up in your passport application too.

I suspect its something to do with your background or your details closely matching with someone on some kind of watchlist/blacklist. It could be similar name, DOB, place of birth, place of residence in home country, where you studied or worked or some other details that kind of resemble with someone else.

Since home office granted you naturalisation after two years, it would appear that they would have done extensive checks and enquiries on you and decided you are not the "bad person". Now since HMPO has picked up the same issue, I am sure they will refer it to UKBA and soon they will get confirmation that you are not that "bad person" but someone else. It might take a few weeks though.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nina123 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:06 pm

Nina123 wrote:
Nina123 wrote:
sushdmehta wrote: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: 23/11
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/11 letter dated 19/11
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/12 ( Victoria London )
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting done my interview today answered all the questions it took 10 mins only
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Post by Smkuk » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:13 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 11.11.2013
Date of application acknowledged : 16.11.2013 (dated: 14.11.2013)
Booked on the same day for Interview 16.11.2013
Date of interview Letter: 16.11.2013 (by email)
Date of return of documents: 18.11.2013
Date of passport interview: 19.11.2013
Date of passport receipt: 21.11.2013
Alhamdulillah for everything I got.

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Post by 2321 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:30 pm

[quote="2321"][quote="2321"][quote="2321"]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:23/11/2013.

Thanks to every one on board for valuable suggestions and help making my immigration journey successful.

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