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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by TTOE » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:43 am

InUkOnHsmp wrote:
NOG wrote:Judging by the current trend which method of application is taking the quickest time to obtain a passport - online application, normal postal application or check and send through a post office?
Normal postal application.
I also think the self postal application runs quicker.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nazmas » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:47 am

Nazmas wrote:
Nazmas wrote:My timeline
Passport for :self
Application type :new(through naturalisation)
Method of application : check and send service
Date of application :19/03/2014
Date of SMS received :24/03/2014
Letter for interview :03/04/2014(dated 01/04/2014)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by itsahmedawan » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:21 am

InUkOnHsmp wrote:
UKc2be wrote:I had my citizenship ceremony last night and want to apply for a British passport using passport check and send. Is it worth me taking a photocopy of the citizenship certificate for my own records or is not necessary? Just out of interest is there a 100% certainty of a passport interview or are people randomly selected?
Best take a copy. There will definitely be an interview for a first adult passport application.
just make a colour copy of ur certificate for ur own record and ubr not allowed to take any paper with u on interview day apart from the intrrview latter.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by itsahmedawan » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 am

Nazmas wrote:
Nazmas wrote:
Nazmas wrote:My timeline
Passport for :self
Application type :new(through naturalisation)
Method of application : check and send service
Date of application :19/03/2014
Date of SMS received :24/03/2014
Letter for interview :03/04/2014(dated 01/04/2014)
i applied on 17 march through check & send service and ips received on 19 march but i did not receive any text then i called then and they confirmed that they received my application but still i did not receive any interview latter so i m just waitinggggggggg.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Zandra51 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:16 am

update
Zandra51 wrote:
Zandra51 wrote:
Zandra51 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send....Highly Not recommended.
Date of Application: 01/03/2014
Date Application received by IPS: on 5th March after several telephone calls to them.
Date of return of documents: 31/03/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/04/2014 dated 28/03/14
Date of Passport appointment: 7/4/2014
Date of Passport receipt:




Update: Does anyone know the telephone number for the Peterborough passport office................I still haven't heard anything. I called the 0300 tel number and they confirmed that m application has been received but the Peterborough office is dealing with it. I was promised a telephone call back within 24hrs and today is the 4th day....still waiting impatiently.

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by t-cham » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:24 am

Here we go - the final step (hopefully) in a v long process:

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New, first adult passport
Method of application: Check & Send from Earl's Court Rd Post Office
Date of application: 28 March 2014
Date application received by IPS: 3 April 2014
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Desert Storm » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:03 am

[quote="Desert Storm"]Method of Application: Post Next Day special delivery
Date of Application: 17/03/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 18/03/14
Date of SMS Received: 21/03/14
Date of Fees deduction: 21/03/14
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 03.04.14 dated 01.04.14
Date of Return of Documents: waiting
Date of Interview booked: 09.04.14 @ Reading
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nazmas » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:22 am

Nazmas wrote:
Nazmas wrote:My timeline
Passport for :self
Application type :new(through naturalisation)
Method of application : check and send service
Date of application :19/03/2014
Date of SMS received :24/03/2014
Date of interview letter:03/04/2014
Document received :03/04/2014 secure delivery
Interview date :10:04:2014 crawly
Date of passport receipt :

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by meetshakz » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:26 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Through Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 07/03/2014
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents: 29/03/2014 (Received my old passport)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/03/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 01/04/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 03/04/2014

Spoke to HMPO today and they told me that my naturalisation certificate will come in next 3-4 days.

Thank you all for your support.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hsmp2010 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:30 pm

hsmp2010 wrote:Passport For: Adult
Application Type: New (by Naturalisation)
Method of Application: Post (Special Delivery Next Day 1pm)
Date of Application: 06/03/2014
Date Application Received by HMPO: 07/03/2014

Deduction of Fees: checked online it was deducted after 2.3 days
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 22/03/2014
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 01/04/2014 appt was available b4 but it wasnt feasible.
Date of Passport Receipt
My passport received on 3rd april exactly one day after interview.
Thanx for this forum

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Anand_2012 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:32 pm

Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of Application: 02/04/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS:
Date of SMS Received:
Date of Fees deduction:
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter:
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Interview booked:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kb_puth » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:46 pm

How long does it take for first child passport? Child is born in UK.. Already been 2 week (check and send service). It's really frustrating to wait.. I had travel plans for next week :(

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:53 pm

Sorry to be blunt mate, but if you have travel plans next week, why did you not spend 40-50 pounds extra and go for the fast track service. I applied for my daughter using this service, and got the passport on the 4th day.

The regular route can take up to 2-3 weeks going by the timelines on the forum.

Also check and send is not the fastest way of getting a passport IMO.
Challenges make life worth it!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by winchesterguy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:44 pm

There is no fast track service for adult passport. Only kids and cases where there are renewals/lost passports can only be fast tracked.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:50 pm

Hi winchesterguy,

Kb_puth, is talking about a child passport:
How long does it take for first child passport? Child is born in UK..
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kb_puth » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:28 pm

Hi InUkOnHsmp,

As per gov website, Fast track option will take around 3 week time to get an appointment so I thought check and send was the best option. My friend who applied recently for his daughter received passport in a week so I had hopes. I called PO to upgrade my application to fast track but they told that service not available for first passport application :(

Already suffered long 3 month wait with citizenship application which messed up my holiday plans..

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by InUkOnHsmp » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:57 pm

I feel your pain mate, but fast track appointments do get available on a short term as well, as people do cancel. In my case I got an appointment in peterborough 4 days after I called, maybe you should have tried.

Anyway, really hope you get your kids passport in time mate. You can give the DX secure guys a call to check if they have your kids passport, this will tell you 2 days before it comes that its coming.

HTH
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:01 pm

alright lads..here I go on my final mission :mrgreen:

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New, first adult passport
Method of application: Special Delivery
Date of application: 02.04.2014
Date application received by IPS: 8AM 03.04.2014 (Royal Mail Proof)
Date SMS Received: Pending
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending
Date of Passport Appointment: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending
Not all those who wander are lost...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by abiegirl32 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:37 pm

Kb_puth wrote:How long does it take for first child passport? Child is born in UK.. Already been 2 week (check and send service). It's really frustrating to wait.. I had travel plans for next week :(
Am in the same situation as you and it's now 2 weeks I sent off my child application. There was no appointment available for a fast track application until after 3 weeks, so I had no option than to post it myself. Now we have to travel next week urgently . The guy I spoke to on the phone today spoilt my day by telling to allow up to 4 weeks for a postal application. I will be on the phone with them again tomorrow.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by karaj » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:55 pm

Method of Application: Direct recorded delivered
Date of Application: 24/03/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 25/03/14
Date of SMS Received: 26/03/14
Date of Fees deduction: 31/03/14
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 3/04/14
Date of Return of Documents: 
Date of Interview booked: 11/04/14
Date of Passport Receipt:

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