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geemo
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Post by geemo » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:15 am

kyjuan wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
Might be worth giving them a ring to check. From my experience and other numerous timelines I've seen on here 2 weeks is a long time to wait for interview letter and docs to be sent back.

I did call the IPS option 4, since my application was not quite 3 weeks yet. I was told nothing on the system with my details but to try again by next week Friday if I haven't yet received my invitation letter since I have been sent an acknowledgment SMS.
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chamelion
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Post by chamelion » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:28 pm

chamelion wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 29/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 03/12/2013 (I called) + SMS notification 4/12
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter: 07/12/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/12/2013, Maidenstone
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
How are people getting next day interviews?! Victoria is booked until close to end december, as is chelmsford. I'm stuck in Maidenstone where the earliest they could offer was Thursday, and there was just a single slot available...

poorLeno
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Post by poorLeno » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:57 pm

Passport for: First Adult Passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post Office - Secure Delivery
Date of application: 7 December 2013
Date application received by IPS: 9 December 2013 / SMS notification 10 December 2013
Date of return of documents: 21 December 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19 December 2013
Date of Passport Interview: 20 December 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 24 December 2013
Last edited by poorLeno on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:21 pm, edited 5 times in total.

milleniumx99
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Post by milleniumx99 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Hi, when passport is sent do you know if DX air whoever deliver send a message on day of delivery? I am keen to make sure I am at home as I have urgent travel plans.. Thanks

Blackhole
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Post by Blackhole » Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:11 pm

geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent

geemo
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Post by geemo » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:17 pm

Blackhole wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent

5 weeks is a very long time, they do say you can start making enquirers after three weeks. Id certainly suggest that you call IPS to find out about you application.

Ayyubi72
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Post by Ayyubi72 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:51 pm

@ Blackhole

You said HMPO told you they were going to make enquiries with your countersignatory. Have they got round to it yet?

Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:27 pm

Blackhole wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent
why dont you contact them mate? There is something definitely wrong. Because longest it can take is whole process they say 6 weeks.

ELKA
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Post by ELKA » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:10 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: First time adult
Method of application: Postal(recorded)
Date of application: 4/12/2013
Date application received by IPS: 10/12/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter: TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

kasturi75
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Post by kasturi75 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:48 am

We got our first British passport today.

Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 28/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 03/12/2013 (received via SMS)
Date of return of documents: 04/12/2013
Date of interview Letter: 04/12/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 06/12/2013 - Crawley
Date of passport issued: 06/12/2013
Date of passport receipt: 10/12/2013

This wonderful forum helped us immensely throughout our journey till this milestone. Thank you all again & all the very best.
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kkkr25
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Post by kkkr25 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:20 am

Passport for: First Adult Passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of application: 3rd December 2013
Date application received by IPS: 5th December 2013 (Text message by HMPO)
Date of return of documents: 09th December 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10th December 2013 (dated 6th December 2013)
Date of Passport Interview: 12th December 2013 (Crawley)
Date of Passport Receipt:

Blackhole
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Post by Blackhole » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:30 pm

geemo wrote:
Blackhole wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent

5 weeks is a very long time, they do say you can start making enquirers after three weeks. Id certainly suggest that you call IPS to find out about you application.

i have already called them and they said IDENTITY CHECK in progress

dont know what that means

Blackhole
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Post by Blackhole » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Ayyubi72 wrote:@ Blackhole

You said HMPO told you they were going to make enquiries with your countersignatory. Have they got round to it yet?
Ayyubi72

yes they did

i thought that is it!!!!

contacted my countersignature and he confirmed he didn't heard from them

call them again and they said:
IDENTITY CHECK in progress and could take 6-7 weeks

no more information given

today i have sent a fax, and i am planing to write a complaint

any suggestion????

Blackhole
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Post by Blackhole » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:36 pm

Emrah wrote:
Blackhole wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent
why dont you contact them mate? There is something definitely wrong. Because longest it can take is whole process they say 6 weeks.
what do you suggest?

called them already, email sent also a fax

no information given apart from, "ongoing checks !!!!

kasturi75
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Post by kasturi75 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:28 pm

milleniumx99 wrote:Hi, when passport is sent do you know if DX air whoever deliver send a message on day of delivery? I am keen to make sure I am at home as I have urgent travel plans.. Thanks
I got my passports via special delivery today but no one rang me or text me to inform such delivery.

taimhash
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pp timeline

Post by taimhash » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:28 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: First time adult
Method of application: Postal special delivery
Date of application: 28/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 03/12/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 4/12/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 5/12/210
Date of Passport Appointment: 06/12/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/12/2013 issue date 6/12/13

moha1212
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Post by moha1212 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Blackhole wrote:
Emrah wrote:
Blackhole wrote:
geemo wrote:Still waiting for the interview letter, Would it be an issue if I called even though its just been 2 weeks since my application was sent and supporting documents have not been returned??
it is 5 weeks in here

still waiting no doc returned no interview letter sent
why dont you contact them mate? There is something definitely wrong. Because longest it can take is whole process they say 6 weeks.
what do you suggest?

called them already, email sent also a fax

no information given apart from, "ongoing checks !!!!
Don't worry Blackhole , I applied for my passport on 27/11/13 , and yet no contact from HMPO , I wll contact them next week [/b]

kyjuan
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Post by kyjuan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:28 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: First class recorded delivery
Date of application: 25/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 27/11/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: 02/12/2013
Date of interview Letter: 02/12/2013 (dated 28/11/2013)
Date of passport interview appointment: 07/12/2013 (Reading)
Date of passport receipt: 11/12/2013 (issued 07/12/2013)

And it's finally over. Not sure what to do with myself now.

:D

fingerscrossed123
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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:32 pm

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ELKA
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Post by ELKA » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:48 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: First time adult
Method of application: Postal(recorded)
Date of application: 4/12/2013
Date application received by IPS: 10/12/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/12/2013 dated 10/12/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 18/12/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

Emrah
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Post by Emrah » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:58 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: 11.12.2013

Elhamdulillah for everything.

I would like to thank everyone in this forum especially @Amber_ and @Casa through my immigration journey they helped me a lot.

There is one thing it has been delivered to my house at 18:30 and it wasnt DX secure as I paid £3 I should get my passport via DX Secure. They sent my interview letter and my documents via DX secure never sent my passport via them. Anyway it came home safely without any problems.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tlbanks » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:31 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Application
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 4/12/13
Date application received by IPS: 9/12/13(HMPO SMS)
Date of return of documents: not received yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/12/13 (dated 10/12/13)
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/12/13
Date of Passport Receipt:

babyjake
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First Adult Passport

Post by babyjake » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:47 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 12/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO:
Date of return of documents:
Date of interview Letter:
Date of passport interview appointment:
Date of passport receipt:
..................
Company has asked me to travel to USA (first trip and don't want to miss this) at the end of January and really have my fingers crossed to get the passport 15th Jan. But usually for me things take longer than those who are luck to get the passport within 3 weeks :(

moha1212
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Re: First Adult Passport

Post by moha1212 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:49 pm

babyjake wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 12/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO:
Date of return of documents:
Date of interview Letter:
Date of passport interview appointment:
Date of passport receipt:
..................
Company has asked me to travel to USA (first trip and don't want to miss this) at the end of January and really have my fingers crossed to get the passport 15th Jan. But usually for me things take longer than those who are luck to get the passport within 3 weeks :(
Based on the current timeline , you'll get yours within two weeks :D

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Post by babyjake » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks moha1211. That's very encouraging. fingers crossed

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