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Post by dual_sa_bc » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:08 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: 23/11/2013

Thats it, all done. good luck for all still waiting.

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Post by iramkk » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:58 am

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 25.11.2013
Date of application acknowledged: TBC
Booked on the same day for Interview TBC
Date of interview Letter: TBC)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of passport interview: TBC
Date of passport receipt: TBC

Now how do I book for an appointment?

I have to wait for the documents back from IPS office and then book one with the info on it or will they send an appointment date along with the documents?

Kind advise. Thanks

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Post by saadmushtaq » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:50 am

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

ON HOLD?

Just want to know what that means???
Well I discussed abt ur application wid my solicitor n he said it happens when write a letter to the counter signaturer to confirm ur identity first n ur application will b on pending status till he confirms ur identity by writting a letter to dem but nt sure if dats da case:(

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Post by Tats » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:07 pm

iramkk wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 25.11.2013
Date of application acknowledged: TBC
Booked on the same day for Interview TBC
Date of interview Letter: TBC)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of passport interview: TBC
Date of passport receipt: TBC

Now how do I book for an appointment?

I have to wait for the documents back from IPS office and then book one with the info on it or will they send an appointment date along with the documents?


Kind advise. Thanks

They will send you a letter containing a reference number, instructing you to call a number to book an appointment for interview.

When you call the number, they will confirm some personal details and use your postcode to find the nearest interview centers to you. You will then be given earliest dates in the different centers and asked to choose your preferred location and time.

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Post by Emrah » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:23 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 25.11.2013
Date of application acknowledged: 28.11.2013
Date of interview Letter: 30.11.2013 (dated 29.11.2013)
Date of return of documents: 02.12.2013
Date of passport interview: 06.12.2013
Date of passport receipt: TBC

I have got a few questions actually about PO check and send service.

The guy at post office took my application form, my Turkish passport, my citizenship certificate and photos then He just put them together and give me a confirmation code. He never put them in an envelope and never gave me a tracking number for special delivery. As it says on the gov.co.uk website they are sending them by special delivery Im a bit worried about it. Is this the normal way they are doing or the guy at post office was doing something wrong. It is very important documents he got and Im worried about it. please let me know how yours has been handled. Thanks
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Post by Blackhole » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:31 pm

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

ON HOLD?

Just want to know what that means???
Well I discussed abt ur application wid my solicitor n he said it happens when write a letter to the counter signaturer to confirm ur identity first n ur application will b on pending status till he confirms ur identity by writting a letter to dem but nt sure if dats da case:(
that is exactly what i was thinking of, thanks for asking

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Post by Blackhole » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:36 pm

Ayyubi72 wrote:
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.
it turn out to be writing to C.signature, and a waiting reply

so as you said it looks like it needs another 2 -3 weeks

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British passport application processing timelines

Post by schroeck » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:37 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (first passport after naturalization)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 25/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 26/11/2013
Date of return of documents: 29/11/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/11/2013 (dated 27/11/2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 04/12/2013 (Reading)
Date of Passport Receipt: 09/12/2013 (issued 04/12/2013) :D
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Post by Prince_irl » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:32 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 19/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 20/11/2013
Date of return of documents: 25/11/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23/11/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/12/2013 Victoria
Date of Passport Receipt:
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BRP

Post by glenrock12 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:03 pm

Hi, i have got one quick quires regarding passport application. i got my ILR in BRP (biometric resident permit card). so far i know when apply for passport you need to send all previous passport & naturalization certificate .now my qus is do i need to send my BRP (biometric resident permit card) as well .please clear me .thanks

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Re: BRP

Post by cpcg » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:43 pm

glenrock12 wrote:Hi, i have got one quick quires regarding passport application. i got my ILR in BRP (biometric resident permit card). so far i know when apply for passport you need to send all previous passport & naturalization certificate .now my qus is do i need to send my BRP (biometric resident permit card) as well .please clear me .thanks
nope. they want only uncancelled passport. no need to send brp as i got my passport today by doing the same.

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Re: BRP

Post by fatimahanif » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:27 am

glenrock12 wrote:Hi, i have got one quick quires regarding passport application. i got my ILR in BRP (biometric resident permit card). so far i know when apply for passport you need to send all previous passport & naturalization certificate .now my qus is do i need to send my BRP (biometric resident permit card) as well .please clear me .thanks
BRP is not required as when you get your naturalisation certificate the BRP becomes irrelevant. You should still keep it with you though. You need to submit all previous passports and your naturalisation certificate along with the form, fee and photographs.

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Re: BRP

Post by glenrock12 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:00 pm

cpcg & fatimahanif thanks

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Post by Tats » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:16 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: 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:26/11/2013 (secure delivery)
Got my passport yesterday. The journey is over. Thanks to all for providing updates. I wish everyone still waiting good luck. Heading to the states for Thanksgiving, ESTA approved.

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Post by expatinuk » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:50 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: Postal (Self)
Date of application: 09/11/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 14/11/2013 (by Text)
Date of return of documents: Not returned yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/11/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/11/2013 (Birmingham)
Date of Passport Receipt:26/11/2013

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Post by forbc123 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:35 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
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21-11-2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 27-11-2013 (Crawley), printed 27-11
Date of Passport Receipt: 29-11-2013


Thanks alot guyz
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Re: my passport timeline

Post by hsmp_to_tier1 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:51 am

hsmp_to_tier1 wrote: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: 22/11/2013
Date of interview Letter: 20/11/2013 (arrived at 22/11/2013)
Date of passport interview appointment: 25/11/2013
Date of passport receipt: 27/11/2013
Interview questions: Name, age, employment history (dates and places of work), address history, parents and siblings details, the way from the public transport stop to my house, type of house I live in, education system in my country of origin, when did I arrive to the UK and on which visa, name and profession of my counter signatory, who do I bank with.

That's the end of the immigration journey for me. This forum is great and has saved me lots of money and time. Thank you so much and good luck to all of those who are still waiting!

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Post by forbc123 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:09 am

can anybody advice - why was i asked to sign on paper rather than electronic pad?

one of my friend also did same he got his so just need to wait and watch

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Post by kkhan » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:01 pm

hi ,

can anybody guide me through the process of passport application, i got my naturalization certificate.

cheers
khan

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Post by forbc123 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:59 pm

kkhan - first go to post office and get application form, it will have all details

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Post by kkhan » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:22 am

Guys

one more question , can we travel on pakistani passport while british passport application is in progress

cheers
kkhan :D

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:41 pm

No, you can't. You have to travel on an aeroplane or ferry or some other kind of transport. Passports are not big enough for anyone to travel on them. :lol:

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Post by cpcg » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Ayyubi72 wrote:No, you can't. You have to travel on an aeroplane or ferry or some other kind of transport. Passports are not big enough for anyone to travel on them. :lol:
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Post by SgtBellPepper » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:10 am

Ayyubi72 wrote:No, you can't. You have to travel on an aeroplane or ferry or some other kind of transport. Passports are not big enough for anyone to travel on them. :lol:
Hahaha. Very witty! :P

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