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Simha
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Simha » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:55 am

Application Timeline:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/02/2014
Date application received by IPS: N/A ( No SMS received from FROM HMPO)
Date of return of documents: 11/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter:11/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:13/03/2014 (Done)
Date of Passport Receipt:Not 16/03/2014

All the best for all who are waiting for your passport.

By the way let me share my interview questions, may be useful to others:

Personal:
Name, DOB, place of birth, spelling of place of birth, spouse name, spouse DOB, parents names, parents DOB's, parents where do they live, Siblings names and where do they live. kids names, kids DOB's where do they live.

Finance related:
How many bank accounts, with whom, how long, my main bank account, no. of credit cards, any loans? any mortgages?,

Professional:
How long do I work with current company, address of company, how do I commute to job place?

Misc:
Who have given naturalisation certificate, How did I applied for passport (Check & send service), how much I paid for check and send service, Did I choose secure delivery, how much I paid for secure delivery, how did I reach to interview location, how long it took to reach there, what's my current landlord's name, my previous address, how big my house (2 bed or 3 bed), which card I used to pay for check & send service?

it was like conversation than an interview, they want to know how comfort and confident with your answers which you only know. for few questions they wont have any answers still they ask you to see how do you answer to them.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 758_SLUDeM » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:48 am

Application Timeline:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/03/2014
Date application received by IPS: TBC
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment:TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MattSule » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:05 pm

Updates!
MattSule wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Abbey wood Post office)
Date of application: 12 March 2014
Date application received by IPS: 14 March 2014
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: wait
Date of Passport Interview: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by amity010 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:33 pm

Passport For: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of Application: Self (RM Next day tracked)
Date of Application: 13/03/2014
Date Application Received by HMPO: 14/03/2014 (according to RM tracking)
Date SMS Received: TBC
Deduction of Fees: TBC
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: TBC
Date of Return of Documents: TBC
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shabba_kaka » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:03 pm

This is an update. of timeline

Passport for: Child
Application Type: New (First)
Method of application: Check & Send : Rickmansworth
Date of application: 04th March 2014
Date application received by IPS: ( not checked and not received any text )
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 17th March 2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akkylom » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:45 pm

[quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"]

Application Timeline:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/02/2014
Date application received by IPS: 23/02/2014 (SMS FROM HMPO)
Date of return of documents: 12/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter:11/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:13/03/2014 (Done)
Date of Passport Receipt:17/03/2014 Thank you God

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:16 pm

Congratulations Akkylom. Now plan a holiday to come back and join the queue for UK/EU citizens :)!

So how was your interview experience, do share it and the questions. I have my interview tomorrow :).
Challenges make life worth it!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by khurrambutt » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:15 pm

Passport for: Adult + 2 Children
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Manchester/ Salford) Will be sent to Liverpool office.
Date of application: 11/03/2014
Date application received by IPS:
SMS from HMPO: 17/03/2014 ( HMPO told me that this is for my children's application. They have no record whatsoever of my application, regardless of the fact that all applications were sent at the same time...)
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Post by loveandbeloved » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:57 am

Woohoo!!! Here marks the beginning of another chapter. I am grateful to see the end of this one! Prayers and good things to all those still waiting! My timeline:

Method of Application: PO Check & Send
Date of Application: 03/03/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS:04/03/14
Date of SMS: 06/03/14
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 13/03/2014
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 15/03/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/03/2014

I couldn't be more grateful for this timeline. It's coming to you too, just believe.
Love!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by chrischris » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:31 am

chrischris wrote:My timeline

Application sent: 18-Feb-2014
SMS confirmation: 21-Feb-2014
Documents returned: 8-Mar-2014
Interview letter received: 10-Mar-2014
Interview date: 14-Mar-2014
Passport received: ??????

I have a question. I had my interview today and I think I messed up. When I was asked about the date of my ceremony I gave the wrong date. And I mumbled some answers like my parents names. Plus I completely forgot about one of my bank accounts. Are these show stoppers? If so, what happens next? Do I have to repeat the whole thing? I am so worried after waiting so long I go and mess the last bit up.
Application sent (PCS): 18-Feb-2014
SMS confirmation: 21-Feb-2014
Documents returned: 8-Mar-2014
Interview letter received: 10-Mar-2014
Interview date: 14-Mar-2014
Passport received: 17-Mar-2014


phew... finally it's over. i got home last night to meet my british passport waiting for me!!!

thanks to everyone in this forum, your support (directly and indirectly) has been helpful throughout these long anxious few years. i do wish all of you the best and that you all complete your immigration processes without any stress and anxiety.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alexboy84 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:40 am

Congratulations loveandbeloved and chrischris :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by flyingspaghetti » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:18 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: First UK Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send - Southwark Post Office
Date of application: 12.02.2014
Date application received by IPS: 14.02.2014 (no SMS, i called them a week after application)
Date of return of documents: 27.02.2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 27.02.2014 - Dated 25.02.2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 11 March 2014 (London Victoria)
Date of Passport Receipt: 13 March 2014 - not home to receive, rescheduled to 18/03/2014

Interview process is no different to the other posts, generic questions, some i knew, some i didn't, I was a little worried about whether they'd rejected me based on a couple of questions i didn't know; but it seems they work off how confident and comfortable you are at answering them.

What a milestone! Thank you to this forum for all the support and information, it's such an incredible resource when there's very little information on how the process actually works in reality.

Best of luck to all.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by J.sohi » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:08 pm

Method of Application: self
Date of Application: 27/02/2014
Date of Application Received by Ips-28/02/2014
Date of SMS: never received
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 18-03-2014
Date of Return of Documents: waiting
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: will arrange
Date of Passport Receipt:

Fairychild
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Fairychild » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:43 pm

Method of Application: Check and Send
Date of Application: 03/03/2014
Date of Application Received by Ips- don't know
Date of SMS: never received
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 18-03-2014
Date of Return of Documents: waiting
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 25-03-2014
Date of Passport Receipt:

Nearly there! :D

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Post by LynseyThompson » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:10 pm

Passport for: Child
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 03/03/2014
Date application received by IPS: 05/03/2014 ( Confirmed by phone call a week later after receiving no SMS)
Date of SMS Received: Never got one
Date of return of documents: Still waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/03/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lendosing » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:13 pm

Hey guys just looking for an advice on return of documents - still didn't get my other passport back and ILR - rang HMPO today and they said they usually keep documents for an interview appointment. Would appreciate any experience on that as from the timelines it looks like docs usually returned alongside interview appt (+/- couple of days). I'm intending to book flights for end of April and getting nervous whether they've lost my docs. Am I a panicking too much? :)

Method of Application: Post - 1 First Passport + 1 renewal
Date of Application: 24/02/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: fee debited on 27/04/2014
Date of SMS Received: did not get one
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 15.03.2014
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 28/03/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:
Renewed passport received 17/03/2014

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Post by ramaven » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:26 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 24/02/2014
Date application received by IPS: Don't Know
Date of return of documents: 11/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 08/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 13/03/2014 at Crawley
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/03/2014

At last British citizenship and passport journey end. really great support from this forum.. thanks guys.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by brij4134 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:18 pm

Method of Application: Post office check and send (Self + Wife) - Adult new passport for both.
Date of Application: 06/03/2014 (applied same day after ceremony)
Date of SMS Received: 10/03/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 18/03/2014 dated 16/03/2014 (surprised because letter dated is for Sunday)
Date of Return of Documents: waiting
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 28/03/2014 (just called today around 7 pm but earliest date is 28/03/14 for London and Chelmsford office as well - which is really long for only interview)
Date of Passport Receipt: too early

I am travelling on 6/4/2014 so bit tensed to get current passport back in time but HMPO turn around very quick and likely after interview on 28/03/14 will get UK passport as well before I fly.

Thanks every one to help by sharing experience on this forum. Best luck to all who are still waiting.
Brij
:lol:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Akkylom » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:41 am

[quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"][quote="Akkylom"]

Application Timeline:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/02/2014
Date application received by IPS: 23/02/2014 (SMS FROM HMPO)
Date of return of documents: 12/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter:11/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:13/03/2014 (Done)
Date of Passport Receipt:17/03/2014 Thank God-

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hsmp2010 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:16 am

Application Timeline
Application Type: New (Adult)
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 06/03/14
Date of SMS Received: n/a I checked royalmail tracker they have received it next day and after 2 days they deducted fees.
Date of return of documents: pending
Date of receipt of interview letter:pending
Date of Passport Appointment: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

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