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Post by linkers » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:10 pm

babyjake: If you check my timeline, it took me exactly 2 weeks to get the passport. So hopefully it shouldn't take long in your case (but it all depends on when you get the interview letter and how quickly you book an appointment).

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:15 pm

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

any suggestion????
My feeling is, like I said before, it seems your details closely match of an undesired person, and probably that led to such a long wait for naturalisation approval.

Now HMPO must have picked up the same thing, but I am sure this time it won't take that long, as now HMPO can check with UKBA and they can confirm you are not that other person. Give them 7-8 weeks, and ring them. If they still do not progress, then contact your MP.

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Post by KMothPur » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:01 am

First Adult Passport & Child Passport

Method of Application: PO Check and Send Service
Date of Application: 11/12/2013
Date of Application Acknowledged by HMPO: 13/12/2013
Date of Return of documents: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Interview Letter: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Passport interview appointment: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Passport receipt: 'Will be filled once received'

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Post by babyjake » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:21 am

[quote="KMothPur"][b]First Adult Passport & Child Passport [/b]

Method of Application: [color=green][b]PO Check and Send Service[/b][/color]
Date of Application: [color=green][b]11/12/2013[/b][/color]
Date of Application Acknowledged by HMPO: [color=green][b]13/12/2013[/b][/color]
Date of Return of documents: [color=red][b]'Will be filled once received'[/b][/color]
Date of Interview Letter: [color=red][b]'Will be filled once received'[/b][/color]
Date of Passport interview appointment: [color=red][b]'Will be filled once received'[/b][/color]
Date of Passport receipt: [color=red][b]'Will be filled once received'[/b][/color][/quote]

@KMothPur - how was the acknowledgement sent? did you pay anything extra for this or did they simply email/text you using the info on your application form? Thank you.

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Re: First Adult Passport

Post by Fab.123 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:23 pm

moha1212 wrote:
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
It normally takes 5 days for receipt of text could be by next week

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Post by akhan25 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:53 pm

Hi everyone do anyone know abt Maidstone is it easy parking there and also my interview is 815 so it I drive 7 wud b ok on roads like am not gonna get into that mirning rush any help wud b really appreciated.

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Post by KMothPur » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:17 pm

babyjake wrote:
KMothPur wrote:First Adult Passport & Child Passport

Method of Application: PO Check and Send Service
Date of Application: 11/12/2013
Date of Application Acknowledged by HMPO: 13/12/2013
Date of Return of documents: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Interview Letter: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Passport interview appointment: 'Will be filled once received'
Date of Passport receipt: 'Will be filled once received'
@KMothPur - how was the acknowledgement sent? did you pay anything extra for this or did they simply email/text you using the info on your application form? Thank you.
No Babykjake, I didn't pay anything extra. I received just a text from HMPO. I have assumed that is the acknowledgement. I am not sure whether I will get a letter or anything.

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Post by glenrock12 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:34 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 06/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 10/12/2013 (received via SMS)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of interview Letter: TBC
Date of passport interview appointment: TBC
Date of passport receipt: TBC

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Post by Blackhole » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:20 pm

Ayyubi72 wrote:
Blackhole wrote:
today i have sent a fax, and i am planing to write a complaint

any suggestion????
My feeling is, like I said before, it seems your details closely match of an undesired person, and probably that led to such a long wait for naturalisation approval.

Now HMPO must have picked up the same thing, but I am sure this time it won't take that long, as now HMPO can check with UKBA and they can confirm you are not that other person. Give them 7-8 weeks, and ring them. If they still do not progress, then contact your MP.


Ayyubi72

somehow i think your feelings are right

luckily i have received my doc and booked interview: is tomorrow

but what worries me is this similarity ( name or D.O.B) with someone else which caused all these troubles.

i think once this is sorted I might contact a solicitor and consider change of my name

let see what is gonna happen with my interview first

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:00 pm

Blackhole wrote:
i think once this is sorted I might contact a solicitor and consider change of my name
I think once you get your passport, you will not need to take this drastic action of changing your name. I think it is only at the stage of granting you important documents ie naturalisation and passport they want to make sure they do not hand them over to an undesirable person. Once they eliminate you and decide you are not that person, then I am sure you will not face any other problems in the future.

I am sure that on a regular basis HMPO does receive this kind of applications eg Peter Smith's sharing same DOB. Once they ascertain and distinguish between the two, there won't be any further problems.

I do not know inner workings of HMPO but it would appear that interview is the last stage before passport is issued. Everything is decided first, and interview is just the stage to confirm that you are who you say you are, and not your neighbour who is stealing your id.

I think you will receive your passport soon after interview.

Good Luck.

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Post by ELKA » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:38 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: 14/12/2013
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

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Post by jonjr023 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi All
Please can anyone explain what the passport interview is for ?
thanks

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Post by KMothPur » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:46 pm

jonjr023 wrote:Hi All
Please can anyone explain what the passport interview is for ?
thanks
Mostly people will say just to identify you that you only applied the passport, though bit surprising?!

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Post by KMothPur » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:48 pm

KMothPur wrote:
jonjr023 wrote:Hi All
Please can anyone explain what the passport interview is for ?
thanks
Mostly people will say just to identify you that you only applied the passport, though bit surprising?!
Sorry, this suppose to go to "General discussion after BC and Passport application"

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Post by jonjr023 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:22 am

KMothPur wrote:
KMothPur wrote:
jonjr023 wrote:Hi All
Please can anyone explain what the passport interview is for ?
thanks
Mostly people will say just to identify you that you only applied the passport, though bit surprising?!
Sorry, this suppose to go to "General discussion after BC and Passport application"


okay thanks
because am applying for the First time application

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Post by moha1212 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:44 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 27/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO:02/12/13 via sms
Date of return of documents: 12/12/13
Date of interview Letter: Never received one
Date of passport interview appointment: Booked over phone 13/12/13
Date of passport receipt: 17/12/13 printed on 13/12/13
Update : 13/12/13 a lengthy interview , about 50 questions took 20 mins , in a friendly way though , I was told that HMPO not busy at the moment , will hear from them in 4 days .
Immigration journey has ended today , took me 6 years 7 months and 2 days , It's been a slow excrutiating pain
I would like to thank everybody for help and support .
Last edited by moha1212 on Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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finally over

Post by !!!kartik!!! » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:16 pm


AN joint application
Eligibility criteria: HSMP(JR) 3 years + Tier-1 2 years + ILR (1 year)
Method of application: Post (first class recorded)
Date of application: 10/10/2013
Date of receipt by UKBA: 11/10/2013
Date of debit of fees: 31/10/2013
Date of acknowledgement : 05/11/2013
Date of approval: 12/11/2013
Date of receipt of approval letter: 15/11/2013
Date of Ceremony: 30/11/2013
Date of PP interview: 16/12/2013
PP receipt : 18/12/2013
Last edited by !!!kartik!!! on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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First Adult Passport

Post by babyjake » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:58 am

Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 12/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 17/12/2013 (SMS)
Date of return of documents:
Date of interview Letter:
Date of passport interview appointment:
Date of passport receipt:

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Post by SgtBellPepper » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:32 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 27/11/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 03/12/2013 (received via SMS)
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of interview Letter: 03/12/2013 (received 04/12/2013)
Date of passport interview appointment: 09/12/2013
Date of passport receipt: TBC

HMPO case officer called my wife and told her they're not happy with the fact that she submitted her application in her maiden name. So they asked us to resubmit in her married name (with marriage certificate enclosed), which we did on 11/12/2013 (special delivery). Got a text yesterday 16/12/2013 acknowledging receipt of the application. Let's hope it's all sorted out now and the passport isn't far behind! :P

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Post by Blackhole » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:42 pm

Blackhole wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt

Finally my long journey is over:

It took me 23 months to get my approval plus exactly 6 weeks to get the passport

Thanks to everyone who helped me, and good luck to who waits:


Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents: 16/12/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/12/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 14/12/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/12/13

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Post by viraj10 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:57 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check& send (HOUNSLOW)
Date of application: 13th Dec13
Date application received by IPS:18th Dec 2013 (SMS received)
Date of return of documents:23rd Dec 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23rd dec2013
Date Ref no obtained from IPS:23rd Dec 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 31st Dec 2013( Crawley)
Date of Passport Receipt:03rd jan 2014 (printed on 31st dec 2013) :D :D :D :D
Last edited by viraj10 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by moha1212 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:37 pm

Blackhole wrote:
Blackhole wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt

Finally my long journey is over:

It took me 23 months to get my approval plus exactly 6 weeks to get the passport

Thanks to everyone who helped me, and good luck to who waits:


Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents: 16/12/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/12/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 14/12/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/12/13
Congrats , I genuinely feel happy for you

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Thank God - It's Over

Post by Heisgood » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal Self
Date of application: 30th Nov 13
Date application received by IPS: December 2nd
Date of return of documents: December 4th
Date of receipt of interview letter: December 4th
Date of Passport Appointment: December 14th | Very intrusive and fussy interviewer:shock:
Date of Passport Receipt: December 17th with Issued date Dec 15th
:lol:

All the best to all applicants.
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good:” - He helped me conquered Everest (BC)
The long hard slog also call the immigration journey => | WHV | WPermit | ILR | BC | Passport |

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Post by Heisgood » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:27 pm

Blackhole wrote:
Blackhole wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt

Finally my long journey is over:

It took me 23 months to get my approval plus exactly 6 weeks to get the passport

Thanks to everyone who helped me, and good luck to who waits:


Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 6/11/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/11/13 SMS
Date of return of documents: 16/12/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/12/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 14/12/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/12/13
I told you it would not be another 23mths ! Congrats, I also received my passport today as well... :)
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good:” - He helped me conquered Everest (BC)
The long hard slog also call the immigration journey => | WHV | WPermit | ILR | BC | Passport |

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:27 am

Blackhole wrote: Finally my long journey is over:
Congratulations. :D

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