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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:40 am

uknotts wrote:Update Timeline:

Passport for: Adult First
Application Type: First
Method of application: Self Royal Mail Special Delivery
Date of application: 05-Mar-2014 to Durham Office (Should send to Peterborough)
Date application received by HMPO: 06-Mar-204 (by RM SD track, called HMPO later confirm it was received on 7th Mar)
Date of Fee Deduction: Balance drop on 8th Mar but statement shows on 10th Mar
Date of return of documents: 25th Mar 2014 by self addressed Special delivery envelope provided by me.
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25th Mar 2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 26th Mar 2014 in LEEDS
Date of Passport Receipt: 29th collected from DX office

Thanks for this fantastic forum and good luck for everyone else. :D :D :D :D

Hello, can someone help with this? I just picked the passport application form from a post office and the address on the white envelope is of Durham DH97 1PA. Now I have seen quite a few of you complaining about slow processing time of Durham office...how can I send it to Peterborough? what is the address of Peterborough office? I also want to avoid Check and Send.

Thanks
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by abiegirl32 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:00 pm

dadageer wrote:
uknotts wrote:Update Timeline:

Passport for: Adult First
Application Type: First
Method of application: Self Royal Mail Special Delivery
Date of application: 05-Mar-2014 to Durham Office (Should send to Peterborough)
Date application received by HMPO: 06-Mar-204 (by RM SD track, called HMPO later confirm it was received on 7th Mar)
Date of Fee Deduction: Balance drop on 8th Mar but statement shows on 10th Mar
Date of return of documents: 25th Mar 2014 by self addressed Special delivery envelope provided by me.
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25th Mar 2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 26th Mar 2014 in LEEDS
Date of Passport Receipt: 29th collected from DX office

Thanks for this fantastic forum and good luck for everyone else. :D :D :D :D

Hello, can someone help with this? I just picked the passport application form from a post office and the address on the white envelope is of Durham DH97 1PA. Now I have seen quite a few of you complaining about slow processing time of Durham office...how can I send it to Peterborough? what is the address of Peterborough office? I also want to avoid Check and Send.

You can send directly by special delivery method to identity and passport service, Aragon Court, Northminster Road, Peterborough, PE1 1QG
Thanks
The envelope I have with me is addressed to identity and passport office which I used to send my child application and they got it. Hope this helps.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:47 pm

abiegirl32 wrote:
dadageer wrote:
uknotts wrote:Update Timeline:

Passport for: Adult First
Application Type: First
Method of application: Self Royal Mail Special Delivery
Date of application: 05-Mar-2014 to Durham Office (Should send to Peterborough)
Date application received by HMPO: 06-Mar-204 (by RM SD track, called HMPO later confirm it was received on 7th Mar)
Date of Fee Deduction: Balance drop on 8th Mar but statement shows on 10th Mar
Date of return of documents: 25th Mar 2014 by self addressed Special delivery envelope provided by me.
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25th Mar 2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 26th Mar 2014 in LEEDS
Date of Passport Receipt: 29th collected from DX office

Thanks for this fantastic forum and good luck for everyone else. :D :D :D :D

Hello, can someone help with this? I just picked the passport application form from a post office and the address on the white envelope is of Durham DH97 1PA. Now I have seen quite a few of you complaining about slow processing time of Durham office...how can I send it to Peterborough? what is the address of Peterborough office? I also want to avoid Check and Send.

You can send directly by special delivery method to identity and passport service, Aragon Court, Northminster Road, Peterborough, PE1 1QG
Thanks

Thank you very much...I found it as well by doing a bit of google :D

Just wondering..shouldn't it be

Her Majesty's Passport office instead of identity and passport service?
Reason being the white envelope I got with the application has Durham address but at the top it says "Her Majesty's Passport office"

Your thoughts?
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shak80 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:52 pm

shak80 wrote:Passport For: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of Application: C&S
Date of Application: 12/03/2014
Date Application Received by HMPO: 14/03/14
Date SMS Received: --
Deduction of Fees: --
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 28/03/14
Date of Return of Documents: 29/03/2014
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 29/03/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 01/04/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sidhujazz » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:10 pm

Hi guys,

what number can we call to book your first passport interview?

Do we need anything else other than the reference number to book interview?

Regards.

Jazz

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by amity010 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:39 pm

TTOE ...when you applied for you and your Mrs...did you receive 2 letters for booking interview? On for you and one for your Mrs? With different reference numbers? I got mine ...but I didnt get my Mrs' letter...applied together in the same envelope...please let me know.

Thanks very much.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lana0311 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:03 pm

Passport for: First Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 15 March 2014
Date application received by IPS: 17 March 2014
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter: 1 April 2014 (letter dated 30 March 2014)
Date of Passport Appointment: 7 April 2014 (Luton Passport Office)
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:04 pm

amity010 wrote:TTOE ...when you applied for you and your Mrs...did you receive 2 letters for booking interview? On for you and one for your Mrs? With different reference numbers? I got mine ...but I didnt get my Mrs' letter...applied together in the same envelope...please let me know.

Thanks very much.
Yes, we got 2 letters, 1 for each of us and of course two reference numbers. The two letters came in the same day.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:06 pm

sidhujazz wrote:Hi guys,

what number can we call to book your first passport interview?

Do we need anything else other than the reference number to book interview?

Regards.

Jazz
Call the number on the interview letter you received and of course you need your reference number.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:28 pm

What is DX secure?
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:51 pm

milan69 wrote:What is DX secure?
The delivery company contracted to deliver travel Passports and supporting documents used for passport application on behalf of HMPO.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:53 pm

What are the benefits of using them, and if I apply through post office should I use DX secure?
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:58 pm

milan69 wrote:What are the benefits of using them, and if I apply through post office should I use DX secure?
U don't need DX secure at all. HMPO uses them if u pay the extra £3 for secure delivery of your supporting docs and delivery of your travel passport.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:00 pm

Thank you.
One more question if you don't mind, what do referees need to write on the back of the photo?
I am sometimes wrong.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by koshkabrest » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:32 pm

milan69 wrote:Thank you.
One more question if you don't mind, what do referees need to write on the back of the photo?
Hey. Your referee should put- I certify that this is the true likeness of xx xx your name. Then he/she puts her name under it, signs it and dates it.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 758_SLUDeM » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:35 pm

Timeline:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/03/2014
Date application received by IPS: SMS Rec'd today, 21/03/2014
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter:UPDATE 01/04/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:UPDATE 12/04/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by t0mmy » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:47 pm

My referee didn't write his name on the back
of the foto. He signed and write the date as well
as Certify that...
Do u think it be a problem . I m worried now.i have already sent
the application.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sullah80 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:20 pm

[quote="sullah80"]Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11/03/2014
Date application received by IPS: 13/03/2014
Date of return of documents: 26/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 26/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/03/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 01/04/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:39 pm

t0mmy wrote:My referee didn't write his name on the back
of the foto. He signed and write the date as well
as Certify that...
Do u think it be a problem . I m worried now.i have already sent
the application.

Don't worry mate my referee didn't write her name either and she said she never did before. She has been a referee for quite a few applications already and they all got approved.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kb_puth » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Child
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:19-03-2014
Date application received by IPS:25-03-14
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

Called passport office several time.. Our application is in peterborough office and still under examination.. Had to travel urgently..

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