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sangop02
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sangop02 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a recently naturalised British Citizen. I applied for my first British passport through Check and Send on 5th Nov (Wed). I am yet to receive the sms. I can see that someone else applied on the same day has received the sms.

Is there any contact number where I can follow-up my application progress?

Regards,
Sandeep

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by malila1000 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:07 am

U guys are lucky My application was sent on the 29/05 till now I have been to 2 Interviewed but no passport still. When I call them still they tell me they are busy, I have tried M.P, Complain department sent 10000 Emails, call million of times still nothing.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lucy_2011 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:21 am

HI Sangoop02 ans malila1000,

you can contact 0300 123 1971. This is the number for passport priority handling team number. They are quite good and very helpful... my son's application was stuck for almost 2 months.. contacted them and they processed the application within 3 days...

u can check with them, what's the progress on your application..

hope that helps...
Spouse Visa Applied at VFS Delhi: 5th Sep, 11
Refusal Recvd: 4th Oct, 11
Appeal Lodged: 21st Oct, 11
Hearing Date: 2nd March, 2012
Appeal Allowd: 23rd Mar, 12
Call Letter Recvd: 2nd Apr, 12
VISA GRANTED: 3rd Apr, 12
ILR Granted: 12th Sep 2014

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 2wmm » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:57 pm

Paste my case here FYI:

2wmm wrote:
UPDATE on 10/11

2wmm wrote:
Passport for: 3 Adult + 1 Child
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 20/10/2014 (declaration forms posted by special delivery)
Online status on 21/10/2014: forms received/processing.
Received the infamous letter to refill the paper form for 3 adults: 26/10,
Re-posted the paper forms of 3: 28/10
Online status on 29/10 for 3 adults: please contact us.
Online status for 1 child: forms received/processing.
Date application received by IPS (text): 30/10 (one text)
Date of return of documents: 1 on 6/11, 3 on 7/11
Date of receipt of interview letter:2 on 4/11, 1 on 5/11
Date of Passport Appointment: 7/11 for 3 adults
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by khurram.arif » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:54 pm

[quote="Tier1settlement"]Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor 2
can someone please help me about the documents required for minor passport. both kids have the mn1 certificates and now need to apply for british passports.
both the parents are on ILR. both kids have mn1 certificate.
both kids were born in UK.
please help

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by akhurshid » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:05 pm

khurram.arif wrote:
Tier1settlement wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor 2
can someone please help me about the documents required for minor passport. both kids have the mn1 certificates and now need to apply for british passports.
both the parents are on ILR. both kids have mn1 certificate.
both kids were born in UK.
please help
According to passport application guideline:
2 photos
Any Uncancelled passports
Naturalization Certificate

If you are going to use Check and Send, they will also ask you for birth certificate, marriage certificate, your passport and BRP even though it is not required as per guideline.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Malik44 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:47 pm

khurram.arif wrote:
Tier1settlement wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor 2
can someone please help me about the documents required for minor passport. both kids have the mn1 certificates and now need to apply for british passports.
both the parents are on ILR. both kids have mn1 certificate.
both kids were born in UK.
please help
For detailed documents read passport section in following thread
http://www.immigrationboards.com/britis ... 95747.html

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:38 am

Another Update...
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: 11/11/2014
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 friday » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:27 am

go2khurram: congratulations on your passport. I just noticed the delay in getting your documents back. Is this normal?

Not only in returning documents, but the processing of applications appears to slowed down. I applied about two weeks ago and still waiting for an interview letter, I hope. I guess the pressure is accumulating on the passport department again. cannot wait to finish the whole process!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:34 am

friday wrote:go2khurram: congratulations on your passport. I just noticed the delay in getting your documents back. Is this normal?

Not only in returning documents, but the processing of applications appears to slowed down. I applied about two weeks ago and still waiting for an interview letter, I hope. I guess the pressure is accumulating on the passport department again. cannot wait to finish the whole process!
Thanks mate, yes I have notice some ppl got the document back even before the interview while some get with the passport. I am expecting that my new passport and documents will arrive tomorrow or sometime this week. Passport in 2 and half week still not a bad timelines , comparing I wait7 months for my ILR and 3 months for naturalization.

Best of Luck for your application ...
*please do not take this as professional advice**

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Relatively Fat » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:51 am

Relatively Fat wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 30/10/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 03/11/2014
Date of return of documents: 04/11/2014 ( accompanying letter dated 03/11/2014)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/11/2014 (dated 03/11/2014)
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/11/2014 ( received booking confirmation via email today)
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: pending (did not receive it)
Date of Passport Receipt: 11/11/2014
This is the end of the journey for me after 7 years of uncertainty and trepidation. As ever my many many thanks to the guys here who offer practical help and sound advice free of charge.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by pkris.k » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Passport for: 1 Adult, 1 Child
Application Type: New (Naturalised & Registered)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11/11/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: To Be Updated
Date of return of documents: To Be Updated
Date of receipt of interview letter: To Be Updated
Date of Passport Appointment: To Be Updated
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: To Be Updated
Date of Passport Receipt: To Be Updated

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shermanxx » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:34 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (overseas.... by descent)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 30/07/2014
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 22/08/2014
Date of return of documents: pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: pending
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

Sign. It has been almost 3months, we can I do now. Have to travel abroad in late Nov. :(
Last edited by shermanxx on Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sangop02 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:53 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 05/11/2014 (late afternoon)
SMS confirming receipt by IPS: 10/11/2014
Date of return of documents: pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 13/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

The folk at the helpline are very helpful. I called them today morning and he asked me to book the appointment and gave me the reference number. It's only after I booked the appointment that I got the letter for appointment. It was nice of them to provide that information.

I also found out that when we use Check and Send, it does not go in the Next day delivery. They collect all the applications together and send it according to their schedule. This could be different at different post offices - the busier ones might be sending them out more frequently. I think sending it on your own is faster - you might shave off a day or two in the whole process.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by nm » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:55 pm

sangop02 wrote:
The folk at the helpline are very helpful. I called them today morning and he asked me to book the appointment and gave me the reference number. It's only after I booked the appointment that I got the letter for appointment. It was nice of them to provide that information.

This mean you booked the appointment before getting the letter for appoinment ? How did you manage to get the appointment booked without having any appointment letter?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 2wmm » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:21 pm

UPDATE on 11/11
2wmm wrote:Paste my case here FYI:

2wmm wrote:
Passport for: 3 Adult + 1 Child
Application Type: New (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 20/10/2014 (declaration forms posted by special delivery)
Online status on 21/10/2014: forms received/processing.
Received the infamous letter to refill the paper form for 3 adults: 26/10,
Re-posted the paper forms of 3: 28/10
Online status on 29/10 for 3 adults: please contact us.
Online status for 1 child: forms received/processing.
Date application received by IPS (text): 30/10 (one text)
Date of return of documents: 1 on 6/11, 3 on 7/11
Date of receipt of interview letter: 2 on 4/11, 1 on 5/11
Date of Passport Appointment: 7/11 for 3 adults
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: not yet, doubt will.
Date of Passport Receipt: received 4 through the letter hole, no signature required. 11/11
Online status on 11/11: 1 child-dispatched, 3 adults-please contact us.
Although a bit bumpy for my online application, I am still impressed by the service. 20 days for a group of 4!
Thanks for this web/forum, lots support and kind help! Wish everyone has a smooth citizenship/passport journey!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 2wmm » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:42 pm

My passport interview questions:
1, your name (to spell) and birth town
2, what is your maiden name?
3, your parents name (to spell), dob, and birth town and marriage date.
4, when did you first come to the UK? Where? Why?
5, your husband's name/date of birth, your marriage date?
6, where did you children were born?
7, do you drive? when did you pass your driving test and where? how many times (I answered 2 and he was impressed :) )
8, what kind of car do you have?
9, who is your car's insurer? (I said I did not know)
10, where do you live? do you like the town?
11, how did you get here? how long it took?
12, do you own the house? do you have mortgage? with who?
13, which schools you children go? what are the names of their headteachers and form tutors? and how do their uniforms look like?
14, when was your ceremony?
15, who attended the ceremony? any name you remember? how do you feel about the ceremony? why?
16, what documents you posted to apply passport?
17, who signed your form? What does he do? what is his age? how long have you known each other?
18, do you have a garden? any trees in your garden?
19, credit cards? bank accounts?

Thanks again. and Good luck to everyone!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by pgaitonde » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:14 pm

dks100 wrote:
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!
I also sent my application on 1st Nov via Check & Send but still didn't receive any text message from IPS confirming the receipt. When I enquired yesterday, they told me yes they have received the application on 4th. I applied for myself and my son but text for none.

Did you received any text yet?
Hi Dks100
Did you get any response back from the passport office on your application?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by go2khurram » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:03 am

Another Update...
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: 11/11/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 11/11/2014
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 pgaitonde » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:12 am

go2khurram wrote:Another Update...
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: 11/11/2014
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/11/2014
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/11/2014
Date of Passport printing sms receipt: 11/11/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC
Did they not contact your counter signatory?

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