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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
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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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mfsuk
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Post by mfsuk » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:39 pm

wait
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abimmigrate
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British Passport Application Timeline

Post by abimmigrate » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:17 am

Passport for: 2 Adult + 2 Minor
Application Type: New - First passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: Don't Know
Date of return of documents: 26/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/01/2013 ( Dated 18/01/2013 )
Date of Passport Appointment: 24/01/2013 ( Chemlsford IPS )
Date of Passport Receipt: ( 2 Minor ) : 26/01/2013 ( Date of issue : 18/01/2013 and passport posted on 21/01/2013)
Date of Passport Receipt: ( 2 Adult ) : 28/01/2013 ( Date of issue : 24/01/2013)
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beagluck
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Post by beagluck » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:35 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Postal (by using a printed form precompiled online) - Special Delivery Next Day
Date of application: 08/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: 09/01/2013 (delivered date by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date of fee deduction: 10/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 17/01/2013 (first attempted on 16/01/2013)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/01/2013 (dated 11/01/2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 28/01/2013 (London) (that was the first date available, booked on 15/01/2013)
Date of Passport Receipt: 31/01/2013 (first attempt unsuccessful on 30/01/2013)
Last edited by beagluck on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.

alanko07
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Post by alanko07 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:49 am

Passport for: 2 Adults + 1 kid
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Postal check & send
Date of application: 08/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 18/01/2013 mine & 14/01/2013 wife & 01/02/2013 son (delay bzc they wanted countersignture confirmation by letter)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/01/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 28/01/2013 (London) (first date available, booked on 15/01/2013)
Date of Passport Receipt: all 3 in 31/01/2013

good service tbh .. 3 weeks in all
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bobobo
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Post by bobobo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:06 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: PO Check & Send
Special Delivery Next Day
Date of application: 10/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/01/2013 (delivered date by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date of fee deduction: Paid at PO
Date of return of documents: TBA
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/01/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 18/01/2013 (First Available)
Date of Passport Receipt: TBA

gm21
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Post by gm21 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:31 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New (first passport for child born in UK to father holding ILR)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 16/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: 17/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 06-02-13
Date of Passport Receipt: 06-02-13

Called IPS today, they confirmed that they have sent a letter on 21-01-13 to the countersignatory for verification.
Update: Called IPS on 31-01-13 to confirm if they have received the reply from Countersignatory and it is a negative, so keeping finger crossed hopefully , they will receive it tomorrow.
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Donking1
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Post by Donking1 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:29 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 16/01/13
Date application received by IPS: 17/01/2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office
Date of return of documents:24/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/01/2013 (dated 18/01/2013)
Date of Passport Appointment:25/01/2013 (first available date, Newport Office)
Date of Passport Receipt:29/01/2013 (Printed on 25/01/2013)
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bunty4ILR
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Post by bunty4ILR » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:52 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send (Special Delivery)
Date of application: 17/01/13
Date application received by IPS: TBA
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

lostintot
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Post by lostintot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:16 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17th Jan 2013
Date application received by IPS: 18/01/2013
Date of return of documents: 23/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23/01/2013 by email
Date of Passport Interview: 26/01/13- earliest available. about 90mins from my local.
Date of Passport Receipt:29/01/13


End of my immigration journey. This is it!!!!
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oye_rg
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Location: UK

Post by oye_rg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:32 pm

Application Timeline

Passport for: Adult (self and spouse)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 10/01/2013
Date application received by IPS: did not check
Date of return of documents: 17/01/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 18/01/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/01/2013 (Luton)
Date of Passport Receipt: 22/01/2013
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