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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gadgets » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:08 am

Updated Feb 1 - Final update :)

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Birmingham)

Date of Application: 18/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 21/1/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 28/1/2014 (dated 27/1/2014)
Date of Return of Documents: 30/1/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 30/1/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 1/2/2014

All done!! Thank you all for the information shared.
Last edited by gadgets on Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MwanaKay » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:11 am

gadgets wrote:Updated Jan 29, 2014

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Birmingham)

Date of Application: 18/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 21/1/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 28/1/2014 (dated 27/1/2014)
Date of Return of Documents: pending
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 30/1/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

Almost there :)

Good turnaround times we are seeing now, you are almost there mate
Thank God for I have a British Passport!!!.
God conquered Everest (BC) for me, and now has presented me with a Britih Passport.
Hallelujah!!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by luk1c » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:56 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11.01.14
Date application received by IPS: ( not checked )
Date of return of documents: 25.01.14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22.01.14
Date of Passport Interview: 24.01.14
Date of Passport Receipt: 29.01.14

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MwanaKay » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Can someone please help me understand this

I called the HMPO to check on the progress of my application, I was told that apllications generally take two to three weeks with the check&Verification section before it is passed onto the processing section which then deals with the interviews, then sent to the dispatching section which then dispatches out the supporting docs and then passport thereafter.

My question is: If the HO takes all those months verifying and checking your naturalisation application, then they approve it, why then does the HMPO have to spend 2 more weeks cheking and verifying before they can send you application to the processing section to start the process? Also why is it that after paying for the Check and Send service, the HMPO also still starts making the "checking & Sending" before sending it to their other departments, who inturn (am assuming here) also does the same job all over again, WHYYYYY? :roll: :roll: :( :( :?:
Thank God for I have a British Passport!!!.
God conquered Everest (BC) for me, and now has presented me with a Britih Passport.
Hallelujah!!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Williamme » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:11 pm

MwanaKay wrote:Can someone please help me understand this

I called the HMPO to check on the progress of my application, I was told that apllications generally take two to three weeks with the check&Verification section before it is passed onto the processing section which then deals with the interviews, then sent to the dispatching section which then dispatches out the supporting docs and then passport thereafter.

My question is: If the HO takes all those months verifying and checking your naturalisation application, then they approve it, why then does the HMPO have to spend 2 more weeks cheking and verifying before they can send you application to the processing section to start the process? Also why is it that after paying for the Check and Send service, the HMPO also still starts making the "checking & Sending" before sending it to their other departments, who inturn (am assuming here) also does the same job all over again, WHYYYYY? :roll: :roll: :( :( :?:
That's called the 'official talk'. I think in reality, you will find it's called "Bureaucracy'. :-)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tarchei » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:44 pm

Passport for: 2 Adults & 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 27.01.2014
Date application received by IPS: 28.01.2014 (Tracked)
Date SMS received : 30.01.2014 (For both adults only - not sure if they send for kids? I entered my number only)
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending
Date of Passport Interview: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by amoursamara » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:36 pm

Hi everyone, just had my ceremony today and went to the post office to get a passport application , can anyone tell me what other documents do I need appart from british citizen certificate and the old passport?
Kind regards

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by edenking » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:05 am

tarchei wrote:Passport for: 2 Adults & 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 27.01.2014
Date application received by IPS: 28.01.2014 (Tracked)
Date SMS received : 30.01.2014 (For both adults only - not sure if they send for kids? I entered my number only)
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending
Date of Passport Interview: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending
Hi Tarchei,

Did you send all applications (2 Adults & 2 Children) and supported documents in one post cover?
How many postal covers you send for return supported documents for secure delivery ex: 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.
Can you please let me know.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MwanaKay » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:06 am

amoursamara wrote:Hi everyone, just had my ceremony today and went to the post office to get a passport application , can anyone tell me what other documents do I need appart from british citizen certificate and the old passport?
Kind regards
No, you don't need anything else:

1 x Application Form, fully filled in and signed, and countersigned by referee
2x Passport Photo, 1 signed by Referee
Your Current Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

That's it!!!! :D :D :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by asadkhan71 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:01 pm

Date of Application: 27/01/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 28/01/14
confirmation by SMS: 31-01-2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter:
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Passport Interview Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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January 2014-British Passport application processing timelin

Post by Scanner » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:26 am

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Home Counties)

Date of Application: 29/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: Pending
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Pending
Date of Return of Documents: pending
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Shondra Sharma » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:29 am

First child Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (charlton, london)

Date of Application: 30/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: Pending
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Pending
Date of Return of Documents: pending
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by safdarali » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:20 pm

Who can be countersignatory for a child under the age of 1year for British passport?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by apple02 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:59 pm

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (London)

Date of Application: 03/02/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: Should be 04/02/2014 but will check and update tomorrow
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Pending
Date of Return of Documents: pending
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

Thank God am now on the journey to receiving that red book to complete this long journey.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tarchei » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:28 pm

edenking wrote:
tarchei wrote:Passport for: 2 Adults & 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 27.01.2014
Date application received by IPS: 28.01.2014 (Tracked)
Date SMS received : 30.01.2014 (For both adults only - not sure if they send for kids? I entered my number only)
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending
Date of Passport Interview: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending
Hi Tarchei,

Did you send all applications (2 Adults & 2 Children) and supported documents in one post cover?
How many postal covers you send for return supported documents for secure delivery ex: 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.
Can you please let me know.
Hi EdenKing, Sorry for the delay. I put each application, respective Photos and PP in the same envelope I got from Post office with the form. So I had 4 such envelopes for 4 applications which I put in one big envelope with all 4 certificates and sent with special delivery.

I just checked the option given in the form for secure delivery so they will send 4 separate posts for the docs. I didn't put any pre paid envelope in it.

Make sense? :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by edenking » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:03 pm

tarchei wrote:
edenking wrote:
tarchei wrote:Passport for: 2 Adults & 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Self
Date of application: 27.01.2014
Date application received by IPS: 28.01.2014 (Tracked)
Date SMS received : 30.01.2014 (For both adults only - not sure if they send for kids? I entered my number only)
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending
Date of Passport Interview: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending
Hi Tarchei,

Did you send all applications (2 Adults & 2 Children) and supported documents in one post cover?
How many postal covers you send for return supported documents for secure delivery ex: 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.
Can you please let me know.
Hi EdenKing, Sorry for the delay. I put each application, respective Photos and PP in the same envelope I got from Post office with the form. So I had 4 such envelopes for 4 applications which I put in one big envelope with all 4 certificates and sent with special delivery.

I just checked the option given in the form for secure delivery so they will send 4 separate posts for the docs. I didn't put any pre paid envelope in it.

Make sense? :)
Thank you Tarchei

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by imran22 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:53 pm

Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 09-01-2014
Date application received by IPS: Unknown
Date SMS received : 13-01-2014
Date of return of documents: 29-01-2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25-01-2014 (Dated 23-01-2014)
Date of Passport Interview: 31-01-2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 04-02-2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gadgets » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:42 pm

Final update :)

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Birmingham)

Date of Application: 18/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 21/1/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 28/1/2014 (dated 27/1/2014)
Date of Return of Documents: 30/1/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 30/1/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 1/2/2014

All done!! Thank you all for the information shared.

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need help

Post by fm1011 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:42 pm

hi ,

can anyone tell please how long the passport take to arrive when you apply for the first time??
i did,nt find any one in this forum from edinbourgh??

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Scanner » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:50 pm

First Adult Passport Application Timeline :

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Home Counties)

Date of Application: 29/1/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS (received a text message): 04/02/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Pending
Date of Return of Documents: pending
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

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