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Light27
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Light27 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:13 am

freedom34 wrote:Thank you for the information Light27. You, Uknow and me, we all had the same day passport interview then (9/1/2014).
I am sure you will be receiving your passport tomorrow. Good luck, all the best..

Yes Indeed, Let's see :)

@freedom34 : Was it a signature delivery (your passport) ?

UKnow
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:28 pm

Light27 wrote:
UKnow's Timeline

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 deduction of fees: 04/01/14
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 04/01/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/01/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey uKnow,

We had interview on the same date, any update on receipt of 'ur passport?

Thanks,
Light27
Hi Light27, Nothing as of this morning when I left to work, how about you.. did you get it?
UKnow

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:36 pm

freedom34 wrote:Thank you for the information Light27. You, Uknow and me, we all had the same day passport interview then (9/1/2014).
I am sure you will be receiving your passport tomorrow. Good luck, all the best..
Thanks freedom34, fingers crossed..:)
Congrats for your passport and best of luck
UKnow

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Light27 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:39 pm

UKnow wrote:
Light27 wrote:
UKnow's Timeline

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 deduction of fees: 04/01/14
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 04/01/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/01/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey uKnow,

We had interview on the same date, any update on receipt of 'ur passport?

Thanks,
Light27
Hi Light27, Nothing as of this morning when I left to work, how about you.. did you get it?
Hi UKnow, I went to check my mailbox at 11am and there was nothing :P . Were u told in the interview that it'll be a Signature Delievery? B'coz I've been told that u'll receive your passport within 10 working days and it'll be a Signature Delievery (:-S Confused)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:19 pm

Hey uKnow,

We had interview on the same date, any update on receipt of 'ur passport?

Thanks,
Light27[/quote]

Hi Light27, Nothing as of this morning when I left to work, how about you.. did you get it?[/quote]

Hi UKnow, I went to check my mailbox at 11am and there was nothing :P . Were u told in the interview that it'll be a Signature Delievery? B'coz I've been told that u'll receive your passport within 10 working days and it'll be a Signature Delievery (:-S Confused)[/quote]

Light27, Just checked and I just got my passport, they dropped it from the mail slot. No signature required. I had the same thing happening when I applied from my daughter's passport few weeks back.

I am sure yours is on the way as well!
My journey is over now :)
All the best to you
Last edited by UKnow on Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
UKnow

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:21 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 deduction of fees: 04/01/14
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 04/01/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/01/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 13-01-2014

Please see my post on interview
http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... 16479.html

My journey is over now. Thank you all very much for your support on this forum and I wish those who are waiting all the best in getting their approvals soon...
Last edited by UKnow on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
UKnow

Light27
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Light27 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:32 pm

UKnow wrote: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 deduction of fees: 04/01/14
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 04/01/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/01/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 13-01-2014

My journey is over now. Thank you all very much for your support on this forum and I wish those who are waiting all the best in getting their approvals soon...
Hey,

That's Brilliant, Congratulations UKnow :D :D :D .

UKnow
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKnow » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:39 pm

Light27 wrote:
UKnow wrote: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 deduction of fees: 04/01/14
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 04/01/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/01/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 13-01-2014

My journey is over now. Thank you all very much for your support on this forum and I wish those who are waiting all the best in getting their approvals soon...
Hey,

That's Brilliant, Congratulations UKnow :D :D :D .
Thanks a million.. All the best to you:D
UKnow

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by freedom34 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:30 pm

Light27 wrote:
freedom34 wrote:Thank you for the information Light27. You, Uknow and me, we all had the same day passport interview then (9/1/2014).
I am sure you will be receiving your passport tomorrow. Good luck, all the best..
Yes Indeed, Let's see :)

@freedom34 : Was it a signature delivery (your passport) ?
Light27,
It was not required a signature. That was only DX Secure Delivery letter.
You will have yours very soon. :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SgtBellPepper » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:25 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: 14/01/2014 (passport issue dated 10/01/2014)

FINALLY!!!!! After emailing the HQ address given under the complaints procedure it feels like a weight has been lifted from our shoulders. Years of stress, effort and money have finally paid off. Thanks to everyone on this forum that offered kind words of wisdom and support over the years. We very much appreciate it. Good luck to all!

PS ... still waiting to get our documents back (from the second round).

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by cordelio » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:40 pm

SgtBellPepper wrote: Date of passport interview appointment: 09/12/2013
Date of passport receipt: 14/01/2014 (passport issue dated 10/01/2014)
I thought it takes only 2-3 working days to get your passport after the interview. Do you know why it took over a month?

Ps: Apologies if this was discussed under another topic.

SgtBellPepper
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SgtBellPepper » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:43 pm

I discussed the long saga previously on this thread.

Long story short, we originally applied under my wife's maiden name (which is what her spousal visa, ILR, and naturalisation applications are under and approved!) and they didn't like that. So we had to submit a new application form, photographs and her marriage certificate under her married name.

All sorted now. Passport received. We are happy and just waiting for the marriage certificate to be returned.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by yoshi_jp » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Passport for: Child
Application Type: New
Method of application: RM Special Delivery
Date of application: 09/10/2013
Date application received by IPS: 10/10/2013
Counter-signatory receives a letter: 09/11/2013
Counter-signatory responds: 11/11/2013
HMPO letter (dated 13/11/2013) to me stating that they did not receive a response
New application form and pictures sent to HMPO: 15/11/2013
SMS confirming receipt of application: 28/11/2013
Letters from HMPO fail to reach the second (new) signatory TWICE
Letter of complaint to Paul Pugh, interim chief executive: 12/01/2014
Phone call from HMPO Liverpool, stating that they did not get the first response (it isn't in the system), the second signatory hasn't responded and they'll need another new signatory once the deadline on 17/01 is missed: 14/01/2014

FED UP and GIVEN UP: 14/01/2014
Booked a slot at the Polish Consulate, Manchester: 14/01/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by imran22 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:06 pm

SgtBellPepper wrote:I discussed the long saga previously on this thread.

Long story short, we originally applied under my wife's maiden name (which is what her spousal visa, ILR, and naturalisation applications are under and approved!) and they didn't like that. So we had to submit a new application form, photographs and her marriage certificate under her married name.

All sorted now. Passport received. We are happy and just waiting for the marriage certificate to be returned.
Hi SgtBellPepper

My wife never changed her name either. She still has her maiden name everywhere from documents to passports. We decided to keep it this way to keep things simple. Are you saying that HMPO forced your wife to change the name?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SgtBellPepper » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:11 pm

Pretty much.

They effectively said, without the changes, they can't approve the passport.

I mean to be fair she probably would have changed it eventually anyway, but it just created unnecessary delay and hassle.

Thanks.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by luk1c » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:55 pm

Hi I have question about my passport aplication. Me and my wife used PO check and send on saturday. My wife received text confirmation today but I havent received any text confirmation yet. I litle worry maybe is someting wrong. Thanks!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rize007 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:39 pm

luk1c wrote:Hi I have question about my passport aplication. Me and my wife used PO check and send on saturday. My wife received text confirmation today but I havent received any text confirmation yet. I litle worry maybe is someting wrong. Thanks!!

hi I sent mine last Friday and still I haven't receive any SMS yet and I'm bit worried as well ? I hop every thing will go smoothly finger cross :|

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Light27 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am

@freedom34 : Was it a signature delivery (your passport) ?
[/quote]

[/quote]
Light27,
It was not required a signature. That was only DX Secure Delivery letter.
You will have yours very soon. :)[/quote]


Hi Freedom,

Thanks for the info. My Dox were returned on 02/01/2014 through DX Delivery Service.

As I've already mentioned in my last post on 13th Jan 2014 to UKnow that at the end of my interview I was told that you'll rcv ur passport within 10working days and it'll be a signature delivery :roll: :roll: while most of the people have received their Passports through Normal Mail. I was really confused and still I'm.

Today, I've received a text from the DX Delivery that they've attempted to deliver my item and it was missed due to some reason. Therefore, I need to re-arrange a delivery :shock: . I m not expecting any special delivery apart from my Passport. Let's see what I receive from them :roll: :oops: I'll update !!
Last edited by Light27 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pqek » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am

rize007 wrote:
luk1c wrote:Hi I have question about my passport aplication. Me and my wife used PO check and send on saturday. My wife received text confirmation today but I havent received any text confirmation yet. I litle worry maybe is someting wrong. Thanks!!

hi I sent mine last Friday and still I haven't receive any SMS yet and I'm bit worried as well ? I hop every thing will go smoothly finger cross :|
I sent my own on Thursday and still have not received any SMS yet. I'm giving them a week but I'm also a little bit concerned. What could be going on?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Light27 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:05 am

UKnow wrote:Hey uKnow,

We had interview on the same date, any update on receipt of 'ur passport?

Thanks,
Light27
Hi Light27, Nothing as of this morning when I left to work, how about you.. did you get it?[/quote]

Hi UKnow, I went to check my mailbox at 11am and there was nothing :P . Were u told in the interview that it'll be a Signature Delievery? B'coz I've been told that u'll receive your passport within 10 working days and it'll be a Signature Delievery (:-S Confused)[/quote]

Light27, Just checked and I just got my passport, they dropped it from the mail slot. No signature required. I had the same thing happening when I applied from my daughter's passport few weeks back.

I am sure yours is on the way as well!
My journey is over now :)
All the best to you[/quote]


Thanks UKnow. My Dox were returned on 02/01/2014 through DX Delivery Service before my interview date 09/01/2014.

As I've already mentioned in my last post on 13th Jan 2014 to you that at the end of my interview I was told that you'll rcv ur passport within 10working days and it'll be a signature delivery :roll: :roll: while most of the people have received their Passports through Normal Mail. I was really confused and still I'm.

Today, I've received a text from the DX Delivery that they've attempted to deliver my item and it was missed due to some reason. Therefore, I need to re-arrange a delivery . I m not expecting any special delivery apart from my Passport. Let's see what I receive from them :shock: :oops: :shock: :roll: I'll update !!

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