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Ali, pls wait until 2mrw don't worryalis92005 wrote:Light27 @ I don't receive SMS yet. I sent on 18/12
I was interviewed at Portsmouth Office: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
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.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.
Thanks and best of luck everyone.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
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.
4. Letter inviting for citizenship ceremony anticipated in first week of 2014
as per confirmation letter that application was successful.
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:
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.
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.