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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sr_naturalisation » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:41 pm

sr_naturalisation wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 27/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 29/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 31/10/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 30/10/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 04/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

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British Passport application from Canada

Post by jassee » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:04 pm

Hi all,

just wondering to find out if someone immigrated to Canada after applying for British citizenship through AN form, because Canada immigration landing deadline is passing.. then how they can proceed for Naturalisation and further applying for British passport.

Regards

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by t123456789 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:10 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 23/10/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 01/11/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Madi 735 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:41 pm

Update:
Madi 735 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 27/10/2014
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

dks100
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dks100 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:07 pm

Passport for: Adult + Child
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send PO
Date of application: 01/11/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: XXXXXXXXXX
Date of receipt of interview letter: XXXXXXXXXX
Date of Passport Appointment: XXXXXXXXXX
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: XXXXXXXXXX
Date of Passport Receipt: XXXXXXXXXX
Date of return of documents: XXXXXXXXXX
DKS

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mike_k » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:34 pm

mike_k wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send PO
Date of application: 9/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 13/10/2014
Letter (dated 16/10/2014 and received 21/10/2014) requesting Nationality certificate be dated. Council who conducted Naturalisation ceremony had forgot to date certificate - and I didn't spot this either. After receiving the letter, I took my certificate in to the council and they dated it. I sent the dated certificate back to the Passport office on the 22/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 24/10/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/10/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/10/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 30/10/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 31/10/2014
Impressed with the passport service - certainly the most straightforward step of this whole immigration process (at least for me - and by the looks of it others applying at this time). This will probably be my last post - just wanted to say thanks to board members and to the people who run this site. This forum has been a great help over the past few years and I hope it continues to be for others in the future. Best of luck to you all. Mike

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dks100 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi,

If any one has used secure delivery of passport ? Can you tel me if they send passport with Royal mail or any other courier ?
DKS

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by akhurshid » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:09 pm

Last time I used it, they send both docs and passport by dx courier.
Which btw is not as secure as they make it out to be. They just dropped both passport and documents through the letterbox.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by t123456789 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:31 pm

dks100 wrote:Hi,

If any one has used secure delivery of passport ? Can you tel me if they send passport with Royal mail or any other courier ?
You can't choose how they deliver your passport, only your documents. Sometimes it'll come by courier and other times Royal Mail. There is no tracking number and you don't get any notification it's out for delivery. The only notification is an SMS stating your passport is being printed. Your passport will arrive soon after that.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gregwtravels » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:44 pm

Just got my passport (new application - 48 page passport) - 2 weeks and 1 day. Very much quicker than I expected.

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20 Oct 2014
Date application received by IPS: 23 Oct 2014 (notified via text)
Date of return of documents: 24 Oct 2014 (via secure delivery)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25 Oct 2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 30 Oct 2014 (booked via phone on 25 October)
Date of Passport Printing SMS Receipt: 31 Oct 2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 3 Nov 2014

I must admit, I cried a little one I finally had it in my hands. Long journey, this.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by redshift » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:35 am

redshift wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17/10/2014
Date application received by IPS: 21/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 24/10/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23/10/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/10/2014
Date of Passport Printing SMS: 30/10/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
Do you guys know how long it usually takes to get your passport after you get the "Passport Printing" SMS? I got the SMS last Thursday but still no sign of it....Might wait till tomorrow and maybe chase them?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by redshift » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:38 am

redshift wrote:
redshift wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17/10/2014
Date application received by IPS: 21/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 24/10/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23/10/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/10/2014
Date of Passport Printing SMS: 30/10/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
Do you guys know how long it usually takes to get your passport after you get the "Passport Printing" SMS? I got the SMS last Thursday but still no sign of it....Might wait till tomorrow and maybe chase them?
Update: Called the IPS and managed to get the tracking # for the DX courier (chose secure delivery) - apparently they tried to deliver in last Friday, obviously wasn't home but they also didn't leave a "we missed you" card! Grrr! Anyways, using the tracking number re-arranged the delivery to my work address for the coming Friday....hopefully it will work this time.

I never really had any good experiences with DX so far in the UK, missed deliveries, "claimed" deliveries, poor customer service etc.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lutforestry » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:03 pm

Dear All, Please find my timeline; thank you so much this forum for helping so many people.
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 21/10/2014
Date application received by IPS: 23/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 28/10/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 28/10/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 01/11/2014
Date of Passport Printing SMS: 03/11/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 04/11/2014

Thanks again. Good luck who are waiting.

Regards
Lutfor

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bimbo85 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I sent my application on the 28th Oct via Check&Send but still didn't receive any text message from IPS confirming the receipt.
I called IPS on the 1st Nov to check if they've received my application and they confirmed that my application got delivered on 31st October.

Does IPS always send a text on the receipt of your passport application? Also I am still waiting for an interview letter.

Many thanks for advice!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:43 am

bimbo85 wrote:Hi everyone,

I sent my application on the 28th Oct via Check&Send but still didn't receive any text message from IPS confirming the receipt.
I called IPS on the 1st Nov to check if they've received my application and they confirmed that my application got delivered on 31st October.

Does IPS always send a text on the receipt of your passport application? Also I am still waiting for an interview letter.

Many thanks for advice!
SMS delivery depends on your mobile network. Some time text message not delivered. As long as IPS confirmed that they received your application , you should not be worried. :)
*please do not take this as professional advice**

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:54 pm

go2khurram wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 24/10/2014
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
*please do not take this as professional advice**

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wizard33 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:12 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 18 Oct 2014
Date application received by IPS: 22 Oct 2014 (notified via text)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 24 Oct 2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 28 Oct 2014 (booked via phone on 24 October)
Date of return of documents: 29 Oct 2014 (via secure delivery)
Date of Passport Printing SMS Receipt: 29 Oct 2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 30 Oct 2014 (via DX courier)

Incredibly quick, just under 2 weeks - thanks to all on this forum who reported their timelines as it gave me the confidence to apply less than 4 weeks prior to a work trip that I had booked! Looks like the passport backlog has well and truly been reduced.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Madi 735 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:32 pm

[quote="Madi 735"]Update:
[quote="Madi 735"]Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 27/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 5/11/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 4/11/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 5/11/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Madi 735 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Madi 735 wrote:
Madi 735 wrote:Update:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 27/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 5/11/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/11/2014 ( interview over Skype at chelmsford office )
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 4/11/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 5/11/2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Madi 735 wrote:
Madi 735 wrote:
Madi 735 wrote:Update:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 27/10/2014
Date of return of documents: 5/11/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 01/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/11/2014 ( interview over Skype at chelmsford office )
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 4/11/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 5/11/2014

Congratulations ...How to manage to get interview over Skype?
*please do not take this as professional advice**

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