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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by spike_UK » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:07 pm

Hey guys, HO Liverpool received my app on Friday 11/07/14, next Monday is starting my fifth week, when should I expect some news from HO or when should I get worried?!! Thanks
Applied for EEA4 on 24/02/2012.
HO received on 27/02/2012.
Refusal received on 16/08/2012 dated 11/08/2012
At the court, the HO REP withdrawn the decision and asked me to send the DOC for the time before marriage.
PR dated 05/03/2013

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by urstop » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:34 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: 17/06/2014 (Peterborough)
Date received post asking to resend missing Parent Details: 26/07/2014
Re-sent application received: 29/07/2014
SMS Received: 30/07/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 02/08/14
Date of return of documents: 04/08/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/08/2014 (London)
Passport SMS Received: 08/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 09/08/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ForumsPK » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:57 am

How do you apply online for the first passport. We sent our application and got sms after 1 week that application has been received in their Belfast office...God knows why Belfast office!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Castro32 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:05 pm

Passport for: 1 Adult and 1 child
Application Type: New (adult Naturalized and Child is British)
Method of application: In person via post office
Date of application: 20/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: 22/06/2014
Date of SMS Received: 27/07/2014
Date of return of documents: 08/08/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/08/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:07/08/2014
Date of text about passport been printed: 08/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:09/08/2014

This long and expensive journey is finally over….All the best to and for those still waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by srirags » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:00 am

Passport for: 1 Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: In person via post office
Date of application: 27/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: 04/07/2014
Date of return of documents: 07/08/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter:06/08/2014
Date of Passport Appointment:09/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:11/08/2014

Surprising that I gave the interview on the Saturday, 09th and received my passport on Monday 11th, 08:00 am. Super fast :D

Good luck to everyone.

Cheers

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by nickduk » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:28 am

srirags wrote: Date of Passport Appointment:09/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:11/08/2014

Surprising that I gave the interview on the Saturday, 09th and received my passport on Monday 11th, 08:00 am. Super fast :D
Damn! That is really fast. I hd my passport interview this Saturday too. I would be ridiculously happy if it came today tomorrow.
I'm assuming you never got a SMS confirmation of it being printed then?

EDIT: Just got my SMS saying my passport has been printed and is on it's way!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by veryjiggy » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:20 am

nickduk wrote:
srirags wrote: Date of Passport Appointment:09/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt:11/08/2014

Surprising that I gave the interview on the Saturday, 09th and received my passport on Monday 11th, 08:00 am. Super fast :D
Damn! That is really fast. I hd my passport interview this Saturday too. I would be ridiculously happy if it came today tomorrow.
I'm assuming you never got a SMS confirmation of it being printed then?

EDIT: Just got my SMS saying my passport has been printed and is on it's way!

Does anyone know if DX redeliver the passport to your work address if you are not home to receive the passport?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by JJJJJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:36 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 29/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: 01/07/2014
Date of SMS:02/07/2014
Date of return of documents: 05/08/14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/08/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/08/14
Date of SMS for passport printing: 11/08/2014(Two texts and received the passport before theses texts)
Date of Passport Receipt: 11/08/2014

All the best to everyone who is still waiting :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Haphazardeous » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:36 am

Haphazardeous wrote:Passport for: Adult (Naturalised Citizen)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02/07/2014
Date application received by IPS: 04/07/2014 (Received an e-mail from ukpa@reply.co.uk on 15/07/2014 after enquiring on-line)
SMS Received: Never received.
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: TBA
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
UPDATES
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08/08/2014
Contacted the 0300 number again as it'd been the fifth week since they received my application and told them I'm flying on the 19th and hasn't heard anything back. They filled form to be sent to the passport office. I received a call a few hours later from the passport office asking to confirm my details and whether I could be travelling on my other passport, to which I said yes. They asked me to send them a fax requesting my other passport and told me that I should be receiving my passport and the interview letter some time this week. Fingers crossed.

25/07/2014
Called the 0300 number again and after my details were taken I was told it's still in examination progress and I should hear from them in about a week. I, then, asked if that was for the interview letter, the woman on the phone asked me if this was my first application and I said yes. So it seems like they take your details and do nothing with them at all. They must have got given guidelines to make you feel like they are looking into things but in actual fact, they're trying to fool you.

23/07/2014
Called the 0300 number to get a status update but was told the application was received on the 4th so I should call Friday morning. Post office check&send is clearly not a great service as they don't deliver it next day.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by JJJJJ » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:45 am

Haphazardeous wrote:
Haphazardeous wrote:Passport for: Adult (Naturalised Citizen)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02/07/2014
Date application received by IPS: 04/07/2014 (Received an e-mail from ukpa@reply.co.uk on 15/07/2014 after enquiring on-line)
SMS Received: Never received.
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: TBA
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
UPDATES
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08/08/2014
Contacted the 0300 number again as it'd been the fifth week since they received my application and told them I'm flying on the 19th and hasn't heard anything back. They filled form to be sent to the passport office. I received a call a few hours later from the passport office asking to confirm my details and whether I could be travelling on my other passport, to which I said yes. They asked me to send them a fax requesting my other passport and told me that I should be receiving my passport and the interview letter some time this week. Fingers crossed.

25/07/2014
Called the 0300 number again and after my details were taken I was told it's still in examination progress and I should hear from them in about a week. I, then, asked if that was for the interview letter, the woman on the phone asked me if this was my first application and I said yes. So it seems like they take your details and do nothing with them at all. They must have got given guidelines to make you feel like they are looking into things but in actual fact, they're trying to fool you.

23/07/2014
Called the 0300 number to get a status update but was told the application was received on the 4th so I should call Friday morning. Post office check&send is clearly not a great service as they don't deliver it next day.

H i after 5 weeks if you still havent heard anything fom HMPO like an interview letter yet, you can request a fast track, from what I can see you are over 5 weeks and you are eligible for it. Good luck :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Haphazardeous » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:07 am

JJJJJ wrote:
Haphazardeous wrote:
Haphazardeous wrote:Passport for: Adult (Naturalised Citizen)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02/07/2014
Date application received by IPS: 04/07/2014 (Received an e-mail from ukpa@reply.co.uk on 15/07/2014 after enquiring on-line)
SMS Received: Never received.
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: TBA
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
UPDATES
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08/08/2014
Contacted the 0300 number again as it'd been the fifth week since they received my application and told them I'm flying on the 19th and hasn't heard anything back. They filled form to be sent to the passport office. I received a call a few hours later from the passport office asking to confirm my details and whether I could be travelling on my other passport, to which I said yes. They asked me to send them a fax requesting my other passport and told me that I should be receiving my passport and the interview letter some time this week. Fingers crossed.

25/07/2014
Called the 0300 number again and after my details were taken I was told it's still in examination progress and I should hear from them in about a week. I, then, asked if that was for the interview letter, the woman on the phone asked me if this was my first application and I said yes. So it seems like they take your details and do nothing with them at all. They must have got given guidelines to make you feel like they are looking into things but in actual fact, they're trying to fool you.

23/07/2014
Called the 0300 number to get a status update but was told the application was received on the 4th so I should call Friday morning. Post office check&send is clearly not a great service as they don't deliver it next day.

H i after 5 weeks if you still havent heard anything fom HMPO like an interview letter yet, you can request a fast track, from what I can see you are over 5 weeks and you are eligible for it. Good luck :)
I think that's pretty much what they did really. The lady on the phone told me that the processing of my British passport has now been complete and all I need to do book an appointment. I'm hoping to receive the interview letter in a couple of days...

As I was writing this post, I received another phone call from the HMPO and said they'll arrange a interview for me which they booked me in for 8:45 tomorrow morning, which is very surprising.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ABT » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:06 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send PO
Date of application: 28/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: SMS on 02/07/14
Date of return of documents: 02/08/14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/08/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/08/14 (Bristol)
It was more interview appointment available on the week, but only weekend suited me...
Date of Passport Receipt: 11/08/14

The interview was a very friendly chat with a pleasant guy. Did not feel it was an exam at all, we just sat and talked&laughed...of course he asked questions about my past but it is normal on an identity confirmation.
My passport is on the way...so happy ...:P

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Haphazardeous » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:19 am

Haphazardeous wrote:Passport for: Adult (Naturalised Citizen)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02/07/2014
Date application received by IPS: 04/07/2014 (Received an e-mail from ukpa@reply.co.uk on 15/07/2014 after enquiring on-line)
SMS Received: Never received.
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
UPDATES
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12/08/2014
I turned up 20 mins before my appointment and they let me in straight away. Everyone seemed friendly - especially the receptionist guy on the first floor. Interview questions were pretty much what you've read in this forum and I was told they'll do more checks and hopefully get my passport in next 10 working days.

11/08/2014
Someone from the passport office called me and told me he'll try and book an interview for me. I live in London and so Victoria was the closest. He said he could book me in for 8:45 next morning. I wasn't given any reference number whatsoever.

08/08/2014
Contacted the 0300 number again as it'd been the fifth week since they received my application and told them I'm flying on the 19th and hasn't heard anything back. They filled form to be sent to the passport office. I received a call a few hours later from the passport office asking to confirm my details and whether I could be travelling on my other passport, to which I said yes. They asked me to send them a fax requesting my other passport and told me that I should be receiving my passport and the interview letter some time this week. Fingers crossed.

25/07/2014
Called the 0300 number again and after my details were taken I was told it's still in examination progress and I should hear from them in about a week. I, then, asked if that was for the interview letter, the woman on the phone asked me if this was my first application and I said yes. So it seems like they take your details and do nothing with them at all. They must have got given guidelines to make you feel like they are looking into things but in actual fact, they're trying to fool you.

23/07/2014
Called the 0300 number to get a status update but was told the application was received on the 4th so I should call Friday morning. Post office check&send is clearly not a great service as they don't deliver it next day.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by spring123 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:13 am

spring123 wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 25/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: 28/06/2014 (Peterborough)
Date of SMS: can't remember
Date of return of documents: 05/08/14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/08/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/08/14
Date of Passport Receipt: WAITING

I had followed up in the last week of July to find out what's happening - they did reply on 30 July but I was not any wiser, they simply said it is under examination or something like that, and that it is expected to be processed according to the timelines provided earlier.

After I received my letter, I called them and I got an appointment for London Victoria for the very next day. I called at 8 am on 06/08/14 (when the telephone lines open) - so it may be that if you call first thing, you get one of the newly released slots.

They do ask lots of incredibly specific questions - I got asked things like what roads do you walk on as you walk to the train station in the morning, which GP are you registered with, what bank accounts you hold etc.

Good luck all.
Received passport on 11/08

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by man4uni » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:50 am

Update in RED
man4uni wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (1st British Passport)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 6th Aug 2014
Date application received by IPS (sms): 11th Aug 2014
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by CD_April2013ILR » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:27 pm

CD_April2013ILR wrote:Update from previous post

Passport for: 2 Adults (Myself and Wife)
Application Type: First time (Naturalised Citizens)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 23/06/2014
SMS received: 30/06/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/08/2014
Date of return of documents: 31/07/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/08/2014
Date of Passport Printing SMS received: 12/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting
Questions asked in the passport interview

1) What is your full name and spell your full name
2) what is your date of birth
3) where were you born, place and country
4) what is your mobile number
5) what is your father name, his date of birth and place of birth
6) what is your mother name, her date of birth and place of birth
7) what is your mobile network
8) where do you work? what is your occupation? Do you work from home or office?
9) when is your naturalization cermony occurred and where
10) With whom do you bank with and how many credit cards do you have
11) Which store is near to you and where do you get groceries from
12) what is your address and how long have you been there from
13) Is this a house or apartment?
14) which floor is your flat?
15) What is your previous address

Hope I have covered all the questions they have asked.... :) Said I would receive the passport in 7 to 10 working days... Thank you for all the help from the forum members.

Regards
CD

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kumar1981 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:24 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Normal special delivery
Date of application: 12/06/14
Date application received by IPS: 16/06/14
Date of return of documents: 23/07/14
Date of receipt of interview letter:24/07/14
Date of Passport Appointment:01/08/14 Birmingham
Date of SMS: 11/08/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 12/08/2014

Please note that my passport was delivered quite late after my interview as I had applied for my wife and daughter at the same time. They sent the passports for three of us together after my wife's interview was over on 09/08/14. I expected mine and my daughter's to come after my interview but it is not the case.

Thanks everyone and all the best.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Khansab12345 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:17 am

Date of application: 30:07:2014 (PO check&send)
Application recieved:01:08:2014
Sms recieved: never
Documents return: 13.08.2014
Interview: 09:08:2014 ( letter dated 04:08 :2014 )to book interview
Sms received passport print: 11.08.2014
Passport recieved:13:08:2014
Alhamdulillah all done in just two weeks thanks everyone on this forum this forum is really help full best of luck to all who are waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by techie78 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:31 am

Hi All,

I received my documents today.. but did not get the interview letter.. Should I call up to get the reference number?.. if yes.. which number should I call?

Thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ABT » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:50 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send PO
Date of application: 30/06/2014
Date application received by IPS: SMS on 02/07/14 (Durham office)
Date of return of documents: 02/08/14
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/08/14
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/08/14
Date of Passport Receipt: 11/08/14

Finally received my passport today, my journey is over. Good luck to everybody here... :P

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