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apple02
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by apple02 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:49 am

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (London)

Date of Application: 03/02/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 05/02/2014
Date of SMS Received: 06/02/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 15/02/2014
Date of Return of Documents: 17/02/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 24/02/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/02/2014

I just got my passport just now @11:35am, the guy just pushed it through the letter box, didn't need to sign for it which am surprised. Thank the lord. Am shocked it came in 2 days because i was expecting 3-4 days after it was printed on Monday. Anyway, I thank God for his grace and mercy and I thank God for the substantial support from everyone in this forum and I wish you guys all the best in your journey to your British books and just remember to keep looking at each other's timelines for a peace of mind. x :D :P :D :o
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by adil2009 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:15 pm

apple02 wrote:Method of Application: PO Check & Send (London)

Date of Application: 03/02/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 05/02/2014
Date of SMS Received: 06/02/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 15/02/2014
Date of Return of Documents: 17/02/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 24/02/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/02/2014

I just got my passport just now, the guy just pushed it through the letter box, didn't need to sign for it which am surprised. Thank the lord. Am shocked it came in 2 days because i was expecting 3-4 days after it was printed on Monday. Anyway, I thank God for his grace and mercy and I thank God for the substantial support from everyone in this forum and I wish you guys all the best in your journey to your British books and just remember to keep looking at each other's timelines for a peace of mind. x :D :P :D :o
Congrates dear , can you share your interview questions as well. thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lad2777 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:21 pm

Date of Application: 26/02/2014 (Check & Send)
Date of Application Received by IPS:
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter:
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Passport Interview Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by apple02 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:53 pm

adil2009 wrote:
apple02 wrote:Method of Application: PO Check & Send (London)

Date of Application: 03/02/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 05/02/2014
Date of SMS Received: 06/02/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 15/02/2014
Date of Return of Documents: 17/02/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 24/02/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/02/2014

I just got my passport just now, the guy just pushed it through the letter box, didn't need to sign for it which am surprised. Thank the lord. Am shocked it came in 2 days because i was expecting 3-4 days after it was printed on Monday. Anyway, I thank God for his grace and mercy and I thank God for the substantial support from everyone in this forum and I wish you guys all the best in your journey to your British books and just remember to keep looking at each other's timelines for a peace of mind. x :D :P :D :o
Congrates dear , can you share your interview questions as well. thanks

I got asked name and to spell all of my names.
where I lived
how long it took to get to the passport place
how i travelled to work and what bus
which department i worked in
how many back accounts I had
Do i have any student loans or general loans
How many sisters i had
name of all the schools i went to
my previous home address
do i own my home or is it rented
where my parents were born and both date of birth and plus all their names
when did I entered the UK and what date?
why I applied for british citizenship
How did I settle the KOLL for citizenship

Mines weren't as detailed as the person next to me when they asked her about her lounge and where things are situated in her house lol :lol:

You will be fine, they only ask stuff only you alone would know about

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:24 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults (wife changed name to married name using deed poll, attached with her application)
Method of Application: Self (Sent to passport office via RM SD)
Date of sending application: 25/02/2014
Date Application Received by IPS: 26/02/2014
Date SMS Received: Waiting
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Waiting
Date of Return of Documents: Waiting
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by viper123 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:44 pm

Date of Application: 29/01/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 04/02/14 (sms)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 12/02/2014 (received 14/02/14)
Date of Return of Documents: 14/02/2014(received 16/02/2014)
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 24/02/14
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/02/14

i can breath and eat now and stop worrying about why they taking so long ? why has he/she got first than me ? what shall i do now? woooow. :D :) :lol: :D :D :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:57 pm

Apologies all, this isn't a timeline but a shout for tips & hint.
TTOE wrote:Passport Countersignatory

Just wondering if it is acceptable to fill in Section 10 and write behind the P/photo on behalf of your countersignatory due to bad hand writing and just get him or her to sign and date the form and the back of the photo only.

Just signature & date by the countersignatory is this acceptable?

Many thanks.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Monika_33 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:14 pm

Yes, it is acceptable.
I did complete all the details re my countersigntory and he only signed the form.
Good luck! :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by viper123 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:21 pm

Date of Application: 29/01/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 04/02/14 (sms)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 12/02/2014 (received 14/02/14)
Date of Return of Documents: 14/02/2014(received 16/02/2014)
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 24/02/14
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/02/14

finally i can breath and eat now and stop worrying about why they taking so long ? why and how he/she got it first? what shall i do now? woooow. :D :) :lol: :D :D :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:21 pm

InUkOnHsmp wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults (wife changed name to married name using deed poll, attached with her application)
Method of Application: Self (Sent to passport office via RM SD)
Date of sending application: 25/02/2014
Date Application Received by IPS: 26/02/2014
Date SMS Received: Waiting
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: Waiting
Date of Return of Documents: Waiting
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
Did you include return self addressed envelop for your docs?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:22 pm

Monika_33 wrote:Yes, it is acceptable.
I did complete all the details re my countersigntory and he only signed the form.
Good luck! :D

Thanks Monika_33, loving your red little book? :lol:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by changamire » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:28 pm

2nd UPDATE

Recieved invitation letters for interviews today and booked interviews for this Saturday morning! Booked in Portsmouth!
Nervousness has crept in now and don't think I will sleep till it's over! I HATE INTERVIEWS

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by meemyself&I » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:47 pm

Eligibility: 10 years Long Residence & 1 year ILR
Application sent: SELF(did not use Post Office check and send)
Date application posted: 4 February 2014
Received by UKPS: 5 February 2014
SMS: none received from them, only knew that it arrived safely when money was deducted from bank account
Interview booking letter: received on 18 February 2014 (dated 15 February 2014)
Documents received: 19 February 2014
Interview date: booked for 22.2.14
Passport received: 26.2.14

Thank you everyone and good luck to those waiting.
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InUkOnHsmp
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:31 pm

TTOE, special delivery? Theres an option in the form to pay extra for secure delivery of supporting docs. I went for that option.

Did not know you can also send SA-SDEs, can you?
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by HSMPLOCHA » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:08 pm

Method of Application: PO Check & Send (Aylesbury) completely useless btw.. Very annoyed
Date of Application: 13/02/2014 - 2A +1C
Date of Application Received by IPS: 15/02/2014-called them passport office and they confirmed
Date of SMS Received: did not get one
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 26/02/2014- dispatched today. HMPo revealed information as I had an emergency and I wanted my supporting documents back. Probably get them on Friday 28th.
Date of Return of Documents: 26/02/2014 -collected personally from HMPO otherwise they would send by ordinary post bcos post office did not do their job properly. Just in the nick of time.
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: TBA
Date of Passport Receipt: TBA

Can someone tell me if there is a certain timeline within which I have to arrange for the interview? If so, what is it?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by loveandbeloved » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:47 am

Hi guys! Silly question, but I am confused!
I had my ceremony yesterday but I have not got my original passport back yet. Can someone tell me if I need to put it in my British passport application or do I just need to put my naturalization certificate only? If I do need to put my original passport in then when can I expect it to arrive? Thanks!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:08 am

InUkOnHsmp wrote:TTOE, special delivery? Theres an option in the form to pay extra for secure delivery of supporting docs. I went for that option.

Did not know you can also send SA-SDEs, can you?
Got you! With that option, I don't see a reason for it. Thanks.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:32 am

Hi loveandbeloved,

You need to send all uncancelled passports. Looking at the timelines thread you should have it back in around 2-3 weeks time.

Regards
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by loveandbeloved » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:18 am

InUkOnHsmp wrote:Hi loveandbeloved,

You need to send all uncancelled passports. Looking at the timelines thread you should have it back in around 2-3 weeks time.

Regards
Thanks, InUkOnHsmp.
Best wishes!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by zubbshah » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:29 am

Hello guys,

Just a quick question.

I applied via po check nd send on sat 21st and checked with hmpo yesterday if they recd my application.
However they haven't yet !
Juz wondering does it take more than 4 days for them to receive it ? Is it ?

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