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A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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rivercherry
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Post by rivercherry » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:44 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: PO Special Delivery
Date of application: 18/12/12
Date application received by IPS: 19/12/12
Date of fee deduction: 19/12/12
Date of return of documents: 24/12/12
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/12/12 (Dated 20/12/12)
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/01/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 07/01/13 :D
Last edited by rivercherry on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.

andrej
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Location: uk

Post by andrej » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:11 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22 December 2012
Date application received by IPS: N/A
Date of return of documents: 5 January 2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 4 January 2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 12 January 2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 16 January 2012 (just popped through post latch in a white envelope while recipient at work)

Would like to thank all the forum members who took time to read my posts and those who helped with answering. This is an end of a long and stressful journey. Thanks again!!! :D
Last edited by andrej on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

doc_S
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Post by doc_S » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Passport for: 2 Adults, 2 Children
Application Type: First British
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Date of application: 17 December 2012
Date application received by IPS: 18 December 2012
Date of return of documents: 24 December 2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21 December 2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 22 December 2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 27 December 2012 :D

Can't believe it, taken interview within 5 days of sending application and received British passports within 10 days of posting application. (including Xmas and boxing day :shock: )

dsuno
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Post by dsuno » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:44 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 21/12/12
Date application received by IPS: TBA
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office
Date of return of documents: 03/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03/01/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 04/01/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/01/2013

Thanks for all your support
Last edited by dsuno on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

kankely
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Post by kankely » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:55 pm

Passport for: Adult X2
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17/12/12
Date application received by IPS: N/A
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office
Date of return of documents: 27/12/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/12/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 24/12/2012 (Edinburgh)
Date of Passport Receipt: 29/12/2012 (Royal mail recorded delivery)

solospy
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Post by solospy » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:13 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization
Method of application: Postal (Special Delivery)
Date of application: 7th Dec 2012
Date application received by IPS : 10th Dec 2012
Date payment taken : 11th Dec 2012
Date of return of documents: 13th Dec 2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14th Dec 2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 21st Dec 2012 (Chelmsford)
Date of Passport Receipt: 02/01/2013

The best new year gift ever. At last immigration journey is over :D

alm
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Passport Applicaiton

Post by alm » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:55 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization
Method of application: Postal (check and send)
Date of application: 02/01/2013
Date application received by IPS : don't know
Date payment taken : 02/01/13
Date of return of documents: 10/01/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/01/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/01/13 London Victoria ( had a call from victoria office to come early as it was bad weather :) ) nice chat nothing to be nervous about ...
Date of Passport Receipt: 23/01/13
Last edited by alm on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:10 pm, edited 4 times in total.

ftse100
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Post by ftse100 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:42 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/12/12
Date application received by IPS: TBA
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 02 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 02 January 2013 (dated: 28 December 2012)
Date of Passport Appointment: 08 January 2013 (Chelmsford IPS Office)
Date of Passport Receipt: TBA

ah_kassem
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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ah_kassem » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:23 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization
Method of application: Check & Send London
Date of application: 04/01/2013
Date of debit fees: 04/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: 06/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 16/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/01/2013 (dated 11/01/2012)
Date of Passport Appointment: 19:01/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

other updates:
10/01/13: I recieved a letter dated 08/01/13 asking me to coll Passport and ID office. I called and they asked me whether I want the title Dr on my passport, decpite the fact that I did say other titles and put DR in the specified space. I asked if interview letter was sent he said not yet.
Last edited by ah_kassem on Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:31 am, edited 5 times in total.

altfhn
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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by altfhn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:50 am

Passport for: Adult /
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 27 December
Date application received by : 28 December
Date of debit fees: 28 December
Date of return of documents: 4 January
Date of receipt of interview letter: 4 January
Date of Passport Appointment: 17 January at London
Date of Passport Receipt: 22 January

So happy.....................

Finally My immigration journey has over.............after 11 years.

Thanks so much everyone who share their experience, I would like to thank you all who made this immigration board, its such a great job which helps people a lot.

I would like to thank Sushmita who is a great adviser and helps people for nothing. even this sort of advice no one can get from paid solicitors.

Good luck everyone who is waiting for their ..................................
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switch4u
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Post by switch4u » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:42 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP 5yrs + 6months (Discretional)
Method of application: NCS Barking (Family of 4)
Date of application: 09/08/2012
Date of receipt by UKBA: 12/08/2012
Date of debit of fees: Around: 22/08/2012
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 25/08/2012
Date of receipt of approval: 14/12/12(letter dated 06/12/12)
Date of Ceremony:20/12/12 (Private Ceremony)
Date Passport sent via Check and Send: 20/12/12
Date of Interview letter. 27/12/12
Date of Passport Interview: 2/1/2013
Passport Received: 4/1/2013

Wishing you guys all the best!

alireza007
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Re: Passport timeline

Post by alireza007 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:01 pm

[quote="alireza007"]Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization
Method of application: Check & Send from Post Office
Date of application: 22/11/2012
Date application received by IPS
Date payment taken: 22/11/102
Date of return of documents:4/12/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter:4/12/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/12/2012 (london victoria)
Date of Passport Receipt:28/12/2012 (issued 20/12/2012)
miss delivery at 24/12/2012

End of immgration jurney :D
GOOD LUCK ALL

rea
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Post by rea » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:16 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application:Postal
Date of application: 24 December
Date application received by IPS: 28 December 12
Date of return of documents: 7 January 13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 4 January 13
Date of Passport Appointment: 7 January 13
Date of Passport Receipt: 9 January 2012

Best of luck to all of you! Thanks for the help and support!
Last edited by rea on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

mfsuk
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Post by mfsuk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:21 am

Passport for: 2 Adults /2children under 10
Application Type: New (first british passport)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 09/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: tbc
Date of return of documents: 14/01/2013 (only for my husband )
Date of receipt of interview letter:15/01/2013 issued on 11th jan (only for my husband )
we applied together so called IPS to check my status on 15th and they said my letter has been issued today so i just took my reference no from them and booked interview for both of us

Date of Passport Appointment:17/01/2013 (Luton )
Date of Passport Receipt :tbc
Last edited by mfsuk on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

dr_me
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Post by dr_me » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:01 pm

Passport for: Child x 2
Application Type: First british passport
Method of application: Postal (SD)
Date of application: 04/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: 07/01/2013
Date payment taken: 08/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 11/01/2013
Date of Passport Receipt :10/01/2013

Really Impressed with the service. Less than a week and its all done.
Last edited by dr_me on Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:29 am, edited 2 times in total.

ftse100
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Post by ftse100 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:28 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/12/12
Date application received by IPS: TBA
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 02 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 02 January 2013 (dated: 28 December 2012)
Date of Passport Appointment: 08 January 2013 (Chelmsford IPS Office)
Date of Passport Receipt: 10 January 2013

It's all over now all the wait and anxiousness..

Thanks everyone especially Moderators, Senior Members for the help and best of luck to those who are in the process..
:D

spoiled brat
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Post by spoiled brat » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:09 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 07/01/13
Date application received by IPS: no idea
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 09 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09 January 2013 (dated: 8th Jan)
Date of Passport Appointment: 10 January 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 11th January 2013

IS THIS A NEW RECORD ? AMAZING, LIGHTENING QUICK, JUST WOW

thank you for all your help and support everyone, good luck!

frei
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Post by frei » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:57 pm

spoiled brat wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 07/01/13
Date application received by IPS: no idea
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 09 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09 January 2013 (dated: 8th Jan)
Date of Passport Appointment: 10 January 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 11th January 2013

IS THIS A NEW RECORD ? AMAZING, LIGHTENING QUICK, JUST WOW

thank you for all your help and support everyone, good luck!
Are you for real? the timing is so irregular and very unrealistic. anyway congrats

oyoalaafin
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Location: london

passport app

Post by oyoalaafin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:24 pm

congratulations, this is superb and efficient service ...i guess a new year gift

trs2011
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Post by trs2011 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 pm

spoiled brat wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 07/01/13
Date application received by IPS: no idea
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 09 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09 January 2013 (dated: 8th Jan)
Date of Passport Appointment: 10 January 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 11th January 2013

IS THIS A NEW RECORD ? AMAZING, LIGHTENING QUICK, JUST WOW

thank you for all your help and support everyone, good luck!
Wow , this must be a record !! But i m very impressed by the IPS , they are brilliant with their services , quick , efficient and in the end , you actually think the money they charge us for our passports is too low compared to the efficiency and quality of the services and the document itself , very impressed indeed . Yours is a record mate ...

spoiled brat
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Post by spoiled brat » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:36 pm

thanks everyone , yeah it's unrealistic for sure even i don't believe it and no one is willing to believe me,

have showed it to 6 of my friends and am pretty certain there will be a few more who will ask me for the proof...

this is money well spent, i was really disappointed with my local council for the british ceremony ( even though i got my approval in first /2nd week of december, i got my private ceremony date on the 7th of Jan, same date i submitted the passport application).

PS: mods if you must delete these posts then kindly move them to the general discussion thread please instead of soft deleting them

cheers

ftse100
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Post by ftse100 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:12 pm

The service standards are excellent by IPS. It could be possible because if post office sends your application quicker, IPS checks could complete in 1 day. In my case, my application reached IPS after 4 working days, although it should be next day delivery- Spoiled brat, congrats for this lightening fast passport arrival.

gabriel_alain
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UK Passport Processing Timeline

Post by gabriel_alain » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:33 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New (first passport for child born in UK to parents holding ILR)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 27/12/2012
Date application received by IPS: 28/12/2012
Date of return of documents: 10/01/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 11/01/2013

SONAKSHI
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Post by SONAKSHI » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:20 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 08/01/13
Date application received by IPS: not known
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12 January 2013 (dated: 10th Jan)
Date of Passport Appointment: 19 January 2013 ( Appointments available 14th onwards but cannot attend because of other engagements)
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting
Less is More

rkg1
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UK passport timeline

Post by rkg1 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:28 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 03/01/13
Date application received by IPS: Not sure
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 09 January 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09 January 2013 (dated: 7 Jan 2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 11 January 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 14 January 2013

Thanks everyone for the information.
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