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alis92005
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Re: timeline

Post by alis92005 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:41 pm

Light27 @ I don't receive SMS yet. I sent on 18/12

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Re: timeline

Post by Light27 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:46 pm

alis92005 wrote:Light27 @ I don't receive SMS yet. I sent on 18/12
Ali, pls wait until 2mrw :) don't worry 8)

alis92005
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Re: timeline

Post by alis92005 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:54 pm

Ali, pls wait until 2mrw :) don't worry 8)[/quote]

Light27@ hope maybe today or 2mrw.

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Post by Blackhole » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:09 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 was interviewed at Portsmouth Office:

arrived 15 min earlier
was Saturday, very nice lady in the reception
asked me to wait then a gentleman asked me go to section 4 where he started to ask me all the typical questions: your name D.O.B ....ETC
Lasted 15-20 min finally asked to sign the electronic pad

then shake hand and I had the passport on Monday :-)

Good luck

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Post by glenrock12 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:33 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: 17/12/13
Date of interview Letter: 18/12/13
Date of passport interview appointment: 19/12/13
Date of passport receipt: 23/12/13

I would like to thank to everyone , Wish you all the best .

alis92005
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Post by alis92005 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:39 pm

Congrt!!!!!
glenrock12 @ how you get this quick interview date and where you went for interview ?

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Post by akhan25 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:07 am

willbebritish80 wrote: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.
Where u got that from its not like u r applying for loan or credit card if it was the case 50 percent of uk national might have low credit rating.

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Post by krrishone » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:02 pm

krrishone wrote:First Adult Passport
Method of Application: Passport Check and Send
Date of application: 02/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 05/12/2013 (via SMS)
Date of return of documents: 17/12/2013 (Re-delivery)
Date of interview Letter: 05/12/2013
Date of passport interview appointment: 18/12/2013
Date of passport receipt: 24/12/2013
Thanks and best of luck everyone.
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Post by poorLeno » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:23 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


Good luck to all still waiting for passport. Merry Christmas

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mishy » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:28 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: First Adult Passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/12/2013
Date application received by IPS: Don’t know
Date of return of documents: 20/12/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19/12/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/12/2013 – London Office
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/12/2013

Good luck everyone !!!

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First Adult British Passport Application Timeline

Post by Light27 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:52 pm

*** UPDATE ***

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: 27/12/2013 (Dated: 23/12/2013)

Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 09/01/2014

Date of Passport Receipt: Wtg

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Re: timeline

Post by Light27 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:54 pm

Light27@ hope maybe today or 2mrw.[/quote]


Ali, Any Update on your application??

alis92005
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Re: timeline

Post by alis92005 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:56 pm

[quote="Light27"]Light27@ hope maybe today or 2mrw.[/quote]


Ali, Any Update on your application??[/quote]

still nothing :(

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Re: timeline

Post by Light27 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Ali, Any Update on your application??[/quote]

still nothing :([/quote]

OK :shock:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ranchers » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:43 pm

Anybody applied in Glasgow ??

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by cks333 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:48 pm

First Adult Passport

Method of Application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 07/12/2013
Date of application acknowledged by HMPO: 11/12/2013 (received via SMS)
Date of return of documents: 14/12/13
Date of interview Letter: 16/12/13
Date of passport interview appointment: 21/12/13
Date of passport receipt: 23/12/13

Wish everyone all the best.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by fingerscrossed123 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:42 pm

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babyjake » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:27 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: 19/12/2013
Date of interview Letter: 19/12/2013 (Dated 17/12)
Date of passport interview appointment: 24/12/2013
Date of passport receipt:30/12/2013 (Issued on 24/12)

.........
Has anyone noticed that the new passport has changed slightly with photo page looks more like a visa sticker as oppose to old style where the photo page was more thicker. (Not that I am complaining :) )

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Derivaz » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:32 pm

Hello Everyone

Hope you all had a good xmas :)

I'm back, I'm going to apply for my passport now; so if I understood well: after submission, you get a text acknowledging receipt of your application (which takes about 5 days), then your foreign passport + certificate of citizenship back (which takes around 14 days), then the interview letter, which takes 2 or 3 weeks, then you phone and get an appointment within 2 weeks and then the passport about a week after the interview, right?

And you get your documents and passport by registered letter if you pay the extra 3 quid?

Cheers

D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by roh » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:54 am

1. 21 Oct 2013-application sent with original supporting documents and passport

2. 18 Nov 2013 Acknowledgement of receipt of application letter from UKBA received.

3. 18 December 2013: Letter confirming application was successful recived together with original documents and passport in self addressed recorded mail envelope which I sent with application for secure return of original documents and passport. :D

4. Letter inviting for citizenship ceremony anticipated in first week of 2014
as per confirmation letter that application was successful.

Tips

Read rules and fill form carefully.

Watch out for rule requiring applicant to be in country on equivalent day of application five years prior to date on which application is made. Eg in my case the international travel records must have indicated that I was physically present in the UK on 22 Oct 2008 since my application reached UKBA on 22 Oct 2013.

Ensure dates travelled in and out of UK is correctly recorded on Application form.

Ensure dates living in different addresses correctly recorded.

Send as many original correspondence and notices from HMRC covering a long period as possible to show tax matters are in order.

Six months latest original bank current account statements

Correspondence indicating credit cards

Proof Council tax fully paid.

In addition to filling in the referees contact details make typed out statements of their references, and send it with the application. Make sure referees are eligible for the application. I used two trade union officials one of which was an ex colleague.

Ref statemente must be short:

Eg

I the undersigned hereby confirm that I know Roh Smith since 2008 in the following capacity:xxxxcx

I know him to be of good law abiding character and of good courteous disposition.

I confirm that I am not related to Roh, that I do not have any criminal record or unspent criminal convictions.

I further confirm that I do not know the other referree being used in this application.

Signed

Designation

Address, email, telephone no.

SENDING GENUINE SIGNED WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM REFEREES MAY HELP EXPEDITE APPLICATION AS OFFICER MAY NOT HAVE TO WASTE TIME CONTACTING EACH REFEREE.


Send proof of ownership of property or copy of tenancy agreement.

DO A COVERING LETTER DIRECTING OFFICER TO HOW EACH ASPECT OF THE RULES ARE MET, AND LIST THE SUPPORTING DOCS IN COVERING LETTER-OFFICER WILL APPRECIATE GUIDANCE -BUT BE GENUINE AND HONEST. COVERING LETTER MUST BE CLEAR AND PRECISE AND BE HELPFUL-NOT COMPLICATE AND CREATE DOUBT.

GOOD LUCK

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Derivaz » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:24 pm

Hi! Roh

But this is for citizenship application, not for passport application, isn't it??

Regards

D
roh wrote:1. 21 Oct 2013-application sent with original supporting documents and passport

2. 18 Nov 2013 Acknowledgement of receipt of application letter from UKBA received.

3. 18 December 2013: Letter confirming application was successful recived together with original documents and passport in self addressed recorded mail envelope which I sent with application for secure return of original documents and passport. :D

4. Letter inviting for citizenship ceremony anticipated in first week of 2014
as per confirmation letter that application was successful.

Tips

Read rules and fill form carefully.

Watch out for rule requiring applicant to be in country on equivalent day of application five years prior to date on which application is made. Eg in my case the international travel records must have indicated that I was physically present in the UK on 22 Oct 2008 since my application reached UKBA on 22 Oct 2013.

Ensure dates travelled in and out of UK is correctly recorded on Application form.

Ensure dates living in different addresses correctly recorded.

Send as many original correspondence and notices from HMRC covering a long period as possible to show tax matters are in order.

Six months latest original bank current account statements

Correspondence indicating credit cards

Proof Council tax fully paid.

In addition to filling in the referees contact details make typed out statements of their references, and send it with the application. Make sure referees are eligible for the application. I used two trade union officials one of which was an ex colleague.

Ref statemente must be short:

Eg

I the undersigned hereby confirm that I know Roh Smith since 2008 in the following capacity:xxxxcx

I know him to be of good law abiding character and of good courteous disposition.

I confirm that I am not related to Roh, that I do not have any criminal record or unspent criminal convictions.

I further confirm that I do not know the other referree being used in this application.

Signed

Designation

Address, email, telephone no.

SENDING GENUINE SIGNED WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM REFEREES MAY HELP EXPEDITE APPLICATION AS OFFICER MAY NOT HAVE TO WASTE TIME CONTACTING EACH REFEREE.


Send proof of ownership of property or copy of tenancy agreement.

DO A COVERING LETTER DIRECTING OFFICER TO HOW EACH ASPECT OF THE RULES ARE MET, AND LIST THE SUPPORTING DOCS IN COVERING LETTER-OFFICER WILL APPRECIATE GUIDANCE -BUT BE GENUINE AND HONEST. COVERING LETTER MUST BE CLEAR AND PRECISE AND BE HELPFUL-NOT COMPLICATE AND CREATE DOUBT.

GOOD LUCK

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Anuprajmane » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:56 pm

Passport applied(Check and Send Service): 13Dec2013
Original Documents received: 19Dec2013
Passport interview: 28Dec2013
Passport Received by me: 1 Jan 2014
Interviewer was very friendly, most of the time we talked as a friend. Like How a Car is designed ( I work in a Car design studio). What kind of computers are used to do the work. Which Cars I worked on etc. My specks.
My personal info asked was:
My Mom Dad D.O.B and Place.
My all previous addresses from the time I first came to UK.
Banks I hold accounts, Credit cards, any loan or Mortgage.
Who lives in my house, is it rented or owned?
My wife's name, marriage date.
I think my interview didn't last more than 15 mins.
This forum was very very useful to me, I thank all the moderators and members to make this so informative.
Wish you all Best of Luck and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tlbanks » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:49 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: 24/12/13 (dated 20/12/13)

Good luck to everyone!!

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:14 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Application
Method of application: By Post
Date of application: 30/12/13
Date application received by Royalmail tracking: 31/12/13
(HMPO SMS): 03/01/2014
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter: TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
UKnow

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bhiku » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:39 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adults X 2
Application Type: First Adult Application X 2
Method of application: By Post (Special Delivery)
Date of application: 21/12/13
Date application received by Royalmail tracking: 23/12/13
Date of deduction of fees: 23/12/13
(HMPO SMS): 30/12/2013
Date of return of documents: 09/01/14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09/01/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 13/01/14
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
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