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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by veryjiggy » Fri May 09, 2014 8:34 am

Can someone who has received his/her passport confirm whether the British passport contains/displays the following information anywhere in it :
(a) Name of spouse
(b) Marital Status

Thanks

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Post by rilakkuma » Fri May 09, 2014 9:18 am

Application Timeline

Application Type: New, first adult passport
Method of application: Special Delivery (Self)
Date of application: 28/04/2014
Date SMS Received: 01/05/2014
Date of deduction of fees:01/05/2014
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: Pending :)
Date of interview appointment: Pending 8)
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed: Pending :roll:
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending :shock:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bec692 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:32 am

Hi

I wonder if any of you can help me. I'm going on holiday on the 6th June and my mate dropped out at the last minute so my sister took her place. Only thing was she didn't have a passport. We sent it off on the 15th April.. Giving us just over 7 weeks before our holiday. We did it as check and send. The following Saturday she had a text saying they have received her application. But we still haven't had a interview letter come through as it's her first passport and we haven't received out documents back. Does anyone know how roughly it takes for the interview? I'm getting a bit worried now as i don't want to go on holiday on my own
Thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bhossan100 » Fri May 09, 2014 9:43 am

Hi Members
Need your help with my passport application. I sent my 1st adult passport application on 2nd April 2014. Received a letter on 26th April saying that photo was not right. So sent new photo on 30th April by Royal Mail 1st class to PO BOX address given on the letter. Has anyone been in similar situation and if you know how long it takes to get interview letter in such cases?
Regards
Hossan

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by man4uni » Fri May 09, 2014 9:47 am

Bec692 wrote:Hi

I wonder if any of you can help me. I'm going on holiday on the 6th June and my mate dropped out at the last minute so my sister took her place. Only thing was she didn't have a passport. We sent it off on the 15th April.. Giving us just over 7 weeks before our holiday. We did it as check and send. The following Saturday she had a text saying they have received her application. But we still haven't had a interview letter come through as it's her first passport and we haven't received out documents back. Does anyone know how roughly it takes for the interview? I'm getting a bit worried now as i don't want to go on holiday on my own
Thanks
You should expect the interview letter anytime now :), if not today or tomorrow definitely next week!

If I were you I would call the HMPO advise helpline (number mentioned in your check and send service) and quote the Reference number provided by PO.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by man4uni » Fri May 09, 2014 9:55 am

bhossan100 wrote:Hi Members
Need your help with my passport application. I sent my 1st adult passport application on 2nd April 2014. Received a letter on 26th April saying that photo was not right. So sent new photo on 30th April by Royal Mail 1st class to PO BOX address given on the letter. Has anyone been in similar situation and if you know how long it takes to get interview letter in such cases?
Regards
Hossan
Call the HMPO advise number to check the status. They are really polite and helpful, if the person on the phone can't help you, they will set a callback within 48 hrs.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by statician » Fri May 09, 2014 9:56 am

bhossan100 wrote:Hi Members
Need your help with my passport application. I sent my 1st adult passport application on 2nd April 2014. Received a letter on 26th April saying that photo was not right. So sent new photo on 30th April by Royal Mail 1st class to PO BOX address given on the letter. Has anyone been in similar situation and if you know how long it takes to get interview letter in such cases?
Regards
Hossan
Hi,

I am in a similar position. I sent my application via check and send on 24th April and the counter lady said that the photos are not right but I decided to send my application anyway. she wrote on my passport form that she asked me to retake the photos.

Did the passport office just asked you to send the new photos or do they want you to get them signed by countersign as well?

Thanks,

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by renu » Fri May 09, 2014 10:12 am

I went for my interview yesterday and I have not received any text so far to say that my passport is printing.... Does every applicant receive this text when HMPO will do the printing of the passport?iam still awaiting for my documents to be sendback to me...I call today but the lady I spoke to,said that my application still under examining... I need my old passport urgently and I'm waiting for HMPO to call me back.how long does it take before documents come back...?

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Post by Bec692 » Fri May 09, 2014 10:57 am

Thankyou man4uni.

Just got the post and I've got the interview letter. Says I have to read the passport application pack guild line booklet first but I've misplaced it. Anyone know what that says

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by renu » Fri May 09, 2014 11:44 am

renu wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New- first
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 10.04.14
Date application received by IPS: 14.04.14
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03.05.14
Date of Passport Appointment: 08.05.14 luton
Date of Passport Receipt:
I am still waiting for my documents.....

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Post by 27pence » Fri May 09, 2014 12:03 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New- first
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 10.04.14
Date application received by IPS: 11.04.14
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

Four weeks since I applied. Still not heard anything. Hopefully interview letter comes in next week.

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Post by renu » Fri May 09, 2014 12:35 pm

27pence wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New- first
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 10.04.14
Date application received by IPS: 11.04.14
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

Four weeks since I applied. Still not heard anything. Hopefully interview letter comes in next week.
Hi there,give HMPO a call and inquire....Does it really take 6 weeks for those who have received their passport?

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Post by Zeeshan123 » Fri May 09, 2014 12:47 pm

Application Timeline

Application Type: New, first adult passport
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 23/04/2014
Date SMS Received: 28/04/2014
Date of return of documents: Pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09/05/2014
Date of interview appointment: 13/05/2014
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed: Pending
Date of Passport Receipt: Pending

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Post by UKc2be » Fri May 09, 2014 2:19 pm

When I made a booking for my passport interview, the person that I was dealing with told me that the interview lasts half an hour. Is it true that it lasts this long? Also how long before the interview is due to start should I be at the venue?

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Post by NOG » Fri May 09, 2014 2:51 pm

Method of Application: PO Check & Send
Date of Application: 11/04/2014
Date of Application Received by IPS: 12/04/2014
Date of SMS Received: 16/04/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter:
Date of Return of Documents: 08/05/2014 - Missed DX delivery so 09/05/2014
Date of Interview Booked:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milan69 » Fri May 09, 2014 3:54 pm

by UKc2be » Fri May 09, 2014 2:19 pm

When I made a booking for my passport interview, the person that I was dealing with told me that the interview lasts half an hour. Is it true that it lasts this long? Also how long before the interview is due to start should I be at the venue?
You should arrive 10 minutes before and the interview lasts 10 minutes.
I am sometimes wrong.

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Post by milan69 » Fri May 09, 2014 3:55 pm

Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14.04
Date of confirmation text: 16.04
Date of return of documents: 09.05.
Date of receipt of interview letter: 08.05
Date of Passport Appointment: 09.05
Date of Passport Receipt:
I am sometimes wrong.

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Post by Katra » Fri May 09, 2014 5:47 pm

Hi
Here is my timeline For me and my little boy. I have sent them both in the same envelope.

Application Type: First adult passport and first child passport
Method of application: Special Delivery (my Self)
Date of application: 10/04/2014
Date of application received by IPS: 11/04/2014
Date SMS received: 14/04/2014
Date of deduction of fees: 14/04/2014
Date of return of documents: 03/05/2014 (printed 02/05/2014)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03/05/2014 (printed 02/05/2014)
Requesting my son's dad birth certificate: 06/05/2014 and i sented on 06/05/2014 next day delivery.
Date of interview appointment: 08/05/2014
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed: 09/05/2015
Received son's supporting document: 09/05/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting
Called them today, they said my son's passport was printed 10:01 pm and mine Printed 12:12 am last night. :lol:
The guy also said both should be with me monday if not tomorrow. :D :D
Thank you and good luck to everyone.

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Post by babyface123 » Fri May 09, 2014 8:11 pm

Application Type: First adult passport
Method of application: PO check and send
Date of application: 25/04/2014
Date of application received by IPS: N/A
Date SMS received: 01/05/2014
Date of method of fees: cash
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of interview appointment: waiting
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed:
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Soebmk » Fri May 09, 2014 9:47 pm

Application Type: First adult passport
Method of application: PO check and send
Date of application: 09/05/2014
Date of application received by IPS:
Date SMS received:
Date of method of fees:
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of interview appointment:
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Post by dadageer » Fri May 09, 2014 11:59 pm

UKc2be wrote:When I made a booking for my passport interview, the person that I was dealing with told me that the interview lasts half an hour. Is it true that it lasts this long? Also how long before the interview is due to start should I be at the venue?

You should be there 15 mins before the interview...
Half an hour? it depends...mine was less than 10 mins.
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Post by dadageer » Sat May 10, 2014 12:00 am

renu wrote:I went for my interview yesterday and I have not received any text so far to say that my passport is printing.... Does every applicant receive this text when HMPO will do the printing of the passport?iam still awaiting for my documents to be sendback to me...I call today but the lady I spoke to,said that my application still under examining... I need my old passport urgently and I'm waiting for HMPO to call me back.how long does it take before documents come back...?

Yes I did receive the text the very next morning! I am not sure if this is something mandatory or if everyone who has got the passport did receive the text as well.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Sat May 10, 2014 12:01 am

Bec692 wrote:Thankyou man4uni.

Just got the post and I've got the interview letter. Says I have to read the passport application pack guild line booklet first but I've misplaced it. Anyone know what that says

Nothing important!

Just take the interview letter with you (ONLY) and get there 15 minutes before time.
If you miss your appointment, you will have to make a fresh application with new fee.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dadageer » Sat May 10, 2014 12:04 am

dadageer wrote:
Bec692 wrote:Thankyou man4uni.

Just got the post and I've got the interview letter. Says I have to read the passport application pack guild line booklet first but I've misplaced it. Anyone know what that says

Nothing important!

Just take the interview letter with you (ONLY) and get there 15 minutes before time.
If you miss your appointment, you will have to make a fresh application with fee.
Not all those who wander are lost...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rickyrafe777 » Sat May 10, 2014 2:26 am

rickyrafe777 wrote:
rickyrafe777 wrote:
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date application sent : 14/04/2014
Date of receipt of application by IPS :?
Date of deduction of fees : N/A
Date of receipt of SMS: ?
Date of receipt of interview letter : ?
Date of return of documents : Waiting
Date of interview appointment : ?
Date of receipt of passport: ?

Interview letter received 08-05-14. Dated 06-05-14
appointment booked 09-05-14- Reading
done with interview.... sweet lady!! lasted 15 to 20 mins... 9-05-14
when came home saw my original docs envlop... they just left it as normal mail ( 3 pounds wasted....) lol

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