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newbie_t
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by newbie_t » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:39 am

newbie_t wrote:Passport for: Adult First time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: post office check and send
Date of application: 17/05/2014
Date application received by IPS: 22/05/2014
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/06/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/06/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:
Update in green..

ijaz.ahmed
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ijaz.ahmed » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:44 am

Applications Submitted : 15 May 2014 (via post office service)
Any Sms/letter acknowledgment : Never
Inquired online: 3rd June 2014
Response email received: 6th June 2014 (Confirming that my application was received at Belfast center on 20th may)
Interview letter received: 11th June 2014 (dated 09th)
Interview : 17th June 2014 (London Victoria center ,detailed account: http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... 66783.html )
SMS Passport printing: 18th June 2014
Passport received:

I think long journey is over now ,past 6 years just flew past flashily.It seems like yesterday I landed in this country and now a British citizen.

Thanks everyone whoever helped and you will be relieved soon.

vzum
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by vzum » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Passport for: 3 Adults
Application Type: New (Naturalized)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 19/05/2014
Date application received by IPS: 21-May-2014 at Peterborough
Date of SMS Received: 22/05/2014
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 18/06/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/06/2014 (At Luton)
Date of Passport Receipt: Awaiting
Last edited by vzum on Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by etoklem » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:16 pm

Update
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 03/06/2014
Date SMS Received: Not Yet
Date application received: Did an online enquiry and got a response today saying it was received at Peterborough office on 05/06

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:

lamijm
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lamijm » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Seems as if most people that are getting interview letters didnt have their application sent to Durham. I applied in the 20th of May and still no interview letter. While others who had their applications sent to peterborough etc are getting quick responses. Lets wait and see......

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babyface123 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:40 pm

babyface123 wrote:
babyface123 wrote: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: 18/06/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14/06/14 (dated 12/06/14)
Date of interview appointment: 21/06/14
Date of SMS that Passport is being printed:
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting
After over six weeks of waiting for the interview letter it finally arrived. thanks be to God. :D :D :D
I hope all you guys that are waiting the process would speed up.
i will update you on the out come. Thanks guys for your help and reassurance. :D

i got an email on the 17/06 confirming my interview appointment, its almost over. thank God :D :D :D :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babyface123 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:00 pm

keerthi wrote:I think the below status says it all...

"New passport applicants who are required to have a face-to-face interview are being turned away from the agency's Durham office and directed to other sites in the North of England while no further interviews are being scheduled in London for the time being."

:oops:

I have applied on 11th Jun, planning to travel by 9th Aug...thought it would be ok, now....
don't worry i believe that you would be able to get to travel, just keep your fingers crossed.

babyface123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babyface123 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:14 pm

lamijm wrote:Seems as if most people that are getting interview letters didnt have their application sent to Durham. I applied in the 20th of May and still no interview letter. While others who had their applications sent to peterborough etc are getting quick responses. Lets wait and see......

Hi Lamijm i really dont agree with your statement because i applied and my application was sent to Durham, from the 30/04/2014, even though the response took nearly 6 weeks, i got the interview letter at last.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by majamcr » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:15 pm

Finally an update! On Monday I received a phone call from the passport office case worker who wanted to check if I want to have my title included on the passport. He said that he was dealing with my children's applications as well. And two days later we received both children's passports and my interview letter! This is the timeline so far:

Passport for: 1 Adult and 2 Children
Application Type: New / First time
Method of application: Postal Check & Send to Liverpool
Date of application: 02/05/2014
Date of SMS that application was received: 08/05/2014
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 18/06/2014 (letter dated 16/06/2014)
Date of passport interview: 21/06/2014
Date of SMS confirming passport is being printed: NONE (Children), waiting (Adult)
Date of Passport Receipt: 18/06/2014 (Children), waiting (Adult)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dannydesuza » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:35 pm

Passport for: 1 Adults
Application Type: New (Naturalized)
Method of application: Check and Send Service
Date of application: 08/05/2014
Date of SMS Received: 13/05/2014
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

It has been almost 6 weeks for my passport and i havnt got any thing from passport office . I called them twice and they are still saying i have to wait for couple of weeks more and they are not giving me any clear picture . I dont know what to do .
Please help me out guys

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babyface123 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:31 pm

HI Dannydesuza

am sorry about the long wait, i was in the same position. one day i went on their website to track my application and there is a part there that ask you for comment. just inquire about tor else about the progress on your application.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tunjy » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:08 am

Please I need the telephone nbr of passport office in Belfast.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by AlexClark75 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:03 am

lamijm wrote:Seems as if most people that are getting interview letters didnt have their application sent to Durham. I applied in the 20th of May and still no interview letter. While others who had their applications sent to peterborough etc are getting quick responses. Lets wait and see......
My application has been posted to Glasgow on 16/05 for some reasons they transfer to Peterborough on 20/05 . still, no SMS, no interview letter, no returns of documments, yesterday called to 0300 222 0000 a nice guy told me no understand why my application take long time.. and expect call back today or Friday ... and this is Peterborough office.

jah79
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jah79 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:51 am

jah79 wrote:Type of Application: Adult First (Naturalization)
Method of Application: Post Office check & send
Date of Application: 16/05/2014
Date of SMS Received: 22/05/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 18/06/2014
Date of Return of Documents: Awaiting
Date of Interview booked: 27/06/2014
Date of Passports received: Awaiting

jsamad
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jsamad » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:20 am

Type of Application: 2 Adult First + 1 Minor (Naturalization)
Method of Application: Post Office check & send
Date of Application: 15/05/2014
Date of SMS Received: 19/05/2014
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 17/06/2014 for Wife and 18/06 for Me
Date of Return of Documents: Awaiting
Date of Interview booked: 21/06/2014 for Wife and 26/06 for Me
Date of Passports received: Awaiting

Minor Passport with Documents was couriered and received on 11/06

lamijm
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lamijm » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:36 am

Ok so I caller Durham yesterday and they said my passport application hasn't even been examined as yet. Told her my profession and she said they will get on it asap. Got a call this morning from an examiner in Durham telling me that she is just now going through my application and quoted my interview reference number. Then she said tell them at the interview that as soon as im finished they are to send my docs to durham and nowhere else as she will make sure it is done asap.

Wow that was quuck. If I knew I could have pulled the job card I would have ages ago. Its 4 weeks now since I applied and if I didn't it would probably be another 4. Got my interview for tomorrow at 1pm.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tehmer » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:21 am

Passport for: Adult First time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: post office check and send
Date of application: 17/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: waiting
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

ijaz.ahmed
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ijaz.ahmed » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:27 am

ijaz.ahmed wrote:Applications Submitted : 15 May 2014 (via post office service)
Any Sms/letter acknowledgment : Never
Inquired online: 3rd June 2014
Response email received: 6th June 2014 (Confirming that my application was received at Belfast center on 20th may)
Interview letter received: 11th June 2014 (dated 09th)
Interview : 17th June 2014 (London Victoria center ,detailed account: http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... 66783.html )
SMS Passport printing: 18th June 2014
Passport received:

I think long journey is over now ,past 6 years just flew past flashily.It seems like yesterday I landed in this country and now a British citizen.

Thanks everyone whoever helped and you will be relieved soon.
Update!
Guys I've just received my passport as well.. :)
So total elapsed time about a month since applied on 15th may.
best of luck all of the rest.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lambu1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:23 pm

Passport for: 1 Adult
Application Type: New / First time
Method of application: Postal Check & Send
Date of application: 29/05/2014
Date of SMS that application was received: never
Date of return of documents: 12/06/14
Date of passport interview: 14/06/14
Date of SMS confirming passport is being printed: Never
Date of Passport Receipt: 18/06/2014

keerthi
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by keerthi » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Please can you update which passport office your application was processed from?

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