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Post by quantumscience » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Congrats :)

Its good to know that finally they know you are a good guy :)

But it might have been worthwhile to have asked them what was taking all this time, since there may be something behind all this (the HO guys are professionals and they do things for a reason!), maybe a mistaken identity or something, which can come and bite you over and over again (I sincerely hope not!) in future too.

So given he/she was interviewing you, with the benefit of having them before you, you could have asked them for any info on this unusual delay and checks, so that at least you can get it cleared formally for good for the future at least now?

Just a thought.

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Post by akhan25 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:35 pm

I wonder how many have been refused passport after interview

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:51 pm

The person doing a passport interview knows nothing about what might have caused the delay. They are just there to tick some boxes, nothing else.

I don't think Blackhole will every have problem again. Whatever they may have wanted to clarify has been done and dusted and passport issued. It took them 23 months, and eventually they are sure that Blackhole is not that "bad guy". I would think that even if someone by chance had couple of details matching with a terror suspect or a hardcore criminal, they would carry out extra checks. Somone might just studied at the same college as a suspect, or name was somewhat similar to a suspect, or by chance thier part of name and father's name matches with part of a suspect's and suspect's father's name etc.

It does not mean that an applicant had exact same name and dob as a suspect. A mere slight match with someone might have triggered extra checks by HO.

Now the passport number clearly distinguishes between the two, and it has been recorded that passport number 12345 holder is MR A the good guy, British Citizen, and not the bad guy who is a citizen of mogamboland who is on suspect list.


:idea:

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:56 pm

akhan25 wrote:I wonder how many have been refused passport after interview
If they are not satisfied with the answers given at interview, then they will carry out further checks to ensure that the passport applicant is in fact ther person who s/he claims to be. They may ask for some other documents or attend a further interview.

Its not like a refusal of LTR or naturalisation applications.

Passport interviews are not there to test your knowledge or to check how strong your memory is.

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Post by akhan25 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:08 pm

I reckon u r right seems they had my financial information as they asked to tell them howany credit cards and that stuff I forgot to say I have sofa on credit amd she was like is there anything u forgot to tell me regarding credit agreements and I was no I told u all n then she said wat abt maybe some furniture u bought on credit I said yh remeber now a sofa so they must knew my credit file.

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Post by Ayyubi72 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:20 pm

Your credit file is the main thing they look at, ask questions and cross check.

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Post by ELKA » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:27 pm

Had interview today at Dundee. Nice guy, normal questions. What bank r u with, is ur mobile pay as you go or contract, where is your town u r from( west, east...... of country) he did admit he struggled to find it on map, mums name and if we have any credit cards or store cards. I had baby with me and he knew her name and asked how old is she.

Been told will get passport in next 10 days, even with all holidays.

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Post by akhan25 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:57 pm

ELKA wrote:Had interview today at Dundee. Nice guy, normal questions. What bank r u with, is ur mobile pay as you go or contract, where is your town u r from( west, east...... of country) he did admit he struggled to find it on map, mums name and if we have any credit cards or store cards. I had baby with me and he knew her name and asked how old is she.

Been told will get passport in next 10 days, even with all holidays.
I don't think they tell u u r gonna get passport they say we will let u know in 10 days if u dont hear please call this no.

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Post by ELKA » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:59 am

akhan25 wrote:
ELKA wrote:Had interview today at Dundee. Nice guy, normal questions. What bank r u with, is ur mobile pay as you go or contract, where is your town u r from( west, east...... of country) he did admit he struggled to find it on map, mums name and if we have any credit cards or store cards. I had baby with me and he knew her name and asked how old is she.

Been told will get passport in next 10 days, even with all holidays.
I don't think they tell u u r gonna get passport they say we will let u know in 10 days if u dont hear please call this no.
Exactly what he said" You will get your passport in next 10 days, if not then phone"

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Post by babyjake » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:05 pm

First Adult Passport
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: 19/12/2013 (Dated 17/12)
Date of passport interview appointment: 24/12/2013
Date of passport receipt:

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Post by babyjake » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:30 pm

Has anyone been to Portsmouth office for the interview? If yes, can you please share your experience? I have mine next week. Thank you

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Post by Lukky » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:08 pm

babyjake wrote:Has anyone been to Portsmouth office for the interview? If yes, can you please share your experience? I have mine next week. Thank you

I went to Portsmouth Office for my interview on 3rd Dec. There's a receptionist on the ground floor and he'll direct you to the lift on your right and the passport office itself is in the 8th floor. You'll be asked to switch off your phones when you arrive there and your letter will be collected at the desk and you will be told what to expect at the interview and the reason for it then you will be asked to sit at the reception for few minutes depending on what time you arrived. Then you will be asked to come for the interview which is just on the right of the front desk. I was only there with one other person and it's not busy at all. My interview took only about 5 mins.

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Post by babyjake » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:30 pm

[quote="Lukky"][quote="babyjake"]Has anyone been to Portsmouth office for the interview? If yes, can you please share your experience? I have mine next week. Thank you[/quote]


I went to Portsmouth Office for my interview on 3rd Dec. There's a receptionist on the ground floor and he'll direct you to the lift on your right and the passport office itself is in the 8th floor. You'll be asked to switch off your phones when you arrive there and your letter will be collected at the desk and you will be told what to expect at the interview and the reason for it then you will be asked to sit at the reception for few minutes depending on what time you arrived. Then you will be asked to come for the interview which is just on the right of the front desk. I was only there with one other person and it's not busy at all. My interview took only about 5 mins.[/quote]

Thank you Lukky

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Post by SgtBellPepper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:25 pm

First Adult Passport
Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 27/11/2013 (resubmitted 11/12/2013)
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 03/12/2013 (16/12/2013) (both received via SMS)
Date of return of documents: 14/12/2013 (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

Still waiting to hear from HMPO. Hopefully this won't delay the passport too long. I am assuming we won't have to do the interview all over again! :(

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Post by ELKA » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:07 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: 20/12/2013


That is it :D My 8 year long journey is over. Good luck everyone

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Post by krrishone » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:45 pm

ELKA wrote: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: 20/12/2013


That is it :D My 8 year long journey is over. Good luck everyone
Congrats Elka.

I went for a interview on same day as you, what passport office did you go to?

I went to Victoria, still waiting for the passport.

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Post by ELKA » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:08 pm

krrishone wrote:
ELKA wrote: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: 20/12/2013


That is it :D My 8 year long journey is over. Good luck everyone
Congrats Elka.

I went for a interview on same day as you, what passport office did you go to?

I went to Victoria, still waiting for the passport.

I went to Dundee

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Post by akhan25 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:38 am

]Application Timeline
 Passport for: Adult Application
Type: First Adult Application 
Method of application: Check & Send 
Date of application: 6/12/13 
Date application received by IPS: 10/12
Date of return of documents: 13/12
Date of receipt of interview letter: 13/12
Date of Passport Appointment: 18/12
Date of Passport Receipt:20/12

Thanks everyone for help n good luck to all who are still waiting.

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timeline

Post by alis92005 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Passport for: Adult Application
Type: First Adult Application 
Method of application: self
Date of application: 18/12/13 
Date application received by IPS: waiting
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

Any one else sent on 18/12 and any updates ??

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Re: Passport Application...

Post by HAPPYDAYSUK » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:06 pm

[quote="HAPPYDAYSUK"]Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Postal (Special Delivery)
Date of application: 2/12/13
Date application received by IPS: 3/12/2013
Date of return of documents: 5/12/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 6/12/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/12/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:19/12/2013 (printed 17/12/13)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tlbanks » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:26 am

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: 16/12/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/12/13 (dated 10/12/13)
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/12/13
Date of Passport Receipt: TBA

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Post by willbebritish80 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:28 am

your first British passport application can be rejected if you have poor credit rating? even if you dont have any CCJ?

Dear Friends please shed some light on this matter.

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Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:53 am

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First Adult British Passport Application Timeline

Post by Light27 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:34 pm

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (London)

Date of Application: 19/12/2013

Date of Application Received by IPS: 23/12/2013 (HMPO SMS)

Date of Return of Documents: Wtg

Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Wtg

Date of Passport Interview Appointment: Wtg

Date of Passport Receipt: Wtg

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Re: timeline

Post by Light27 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:37 pm

alis92005 wrote:Passport for: Adult Application
Type: First Adult Application 
Method of application: self
Date of application: 18/12/13 
Date application received by IPS: waiting
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

Any one else sent on 18/12 and any updates ??

alis92005,

I've applied on 19/12/2013 and rcvd a txt of acknowledgement today by HMPO.
*Light27*

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