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

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unxepktylwvhl
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Post by unxepktylwvhl » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:50 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 13/02/2012
Date application received by IPS: N/A
Date of return of documents: N/A
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/02/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 05/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:
Last edited by unxepktylwvhl on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

skstorm
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Post by skstorm » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:48 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 19/2/13
Date application received by IPS: 21/02/2013
Date of return of documents: 04/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 02/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 06/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:09/03/2013
Last edited by skstorm on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.

barnaby
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Post by barnaby » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:13 pm

Passport for: Adult (my wife)
Application Type: First
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 09/02/2013
Date application received by IPS: No idea
Date of return of documents: 20/02/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter #1: 16/02/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter #2: 19/02/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 26/02/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 28/02/2013 (dumped in mailbox without signature)
Last edited by barnaby on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

spedds
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Post by spedds » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Passport for: Joint adults & two children
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 21/02/2013
Date application received by IPS: 22/02/2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 01/03/2013 (along with childrens passports)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 02/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 13/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:15/03/2013
Last edited by spedds on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ravikd
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Post by ravikd » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:44 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 16-Feb-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Don't Know
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:

adamboston
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Post by adamboston » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:56 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 18/02/13
Date application received by IPS: No idea (but assuming the delivery date os 19/02/13 as post office promised next day delivery)
Payment method: Cash at Post Office £84.25 in total.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

Documents enclosed:
- Application form
- 2 recent photographs
- 3 expired and a current passport from my country of origin.
- original naturalisation certificate
- £84.25 passport fee (including £3 for secure return of my documents)
Adam

'To me no human is alien - but to some no aliens are human'.

Katza
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Post by Katza » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:21 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalisation
Method of application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of application: Thursday 14 February 2013
Date application received by IPS: Don't know, but should have been Friday 15 February 2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: Thursday 21 February 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: Thursday 21 February 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: Monday 25 February 2013 (but could have been on the day I received the letter, as there were appointments available!)
Date of Passport Receipt: Wednesday 27 February 2013

It took less than two weeks altogether. Very pleased with IPS! :D
Last edited by Katza on Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Damanisshallo
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Skydrive for British Passport

Post by Damanisshallo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:29 am

Hello All,

I've noticed that this thread is growing rapidly and members have to remember the page numbers they've entered their details for further updates. Just to make it easy and analyse the timeline for this process I've put this Spread Sheet for everyone to use. Please feel free to update your details on Skydrive for British Passport. Below is the procedure. However, please feel free to ask me if you need any assistance.

BTW I've used few members data as a sample.


1. You need a Skydrive ID (Hotmail/MSN/Existing Email) Click here
2. Click Edit Workbook Menu
3. Select Edit in Excel Web App
4. Just add your details to the bottom of the table
5. Once done Click View and select Reading View.

NB: Do not insert any rows in between.
Statutory Warning:Members are advised to make thorough inquiries before acting upon any description displayed on my behalf.
Skydrives, Templates

ruthie
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Post by ruthie » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:53 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 18/02/2013
Date of return of documents: 22/02/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/02/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 26/02/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 28/02/2013
Last edited by ruthie on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ravikd
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Post by ravikd » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:45 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 16-Feb-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Don't Know
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:23-Feb-2013
Date of receipt of interview letter:23-Feb-2013
Date of Passport Appointment:25-Feb-2013
Date of Passport Receipt:
ravikd wrote:Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 16-Feb-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Don't Know
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:

I-L-R-2011
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Post by I-L-R-2011 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 25/02/2013
Date of return of documents:09/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 07/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:14/03/2013
Last edited by I-L-R-2011 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:39 pm, edited 3 times in total.

furqankarim
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British Passport Application

Post by furqankarim » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:36 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: First Adult British Passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 25/02/2013
Date application received by IPS: Probably 26/02/2013
Date of return of documents: Not Yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 07/03/2013 (Date stated : 05/03/3013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:
Last edited by furqankarim on Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.

neerukonda9
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Re: British Passport Application

Post by neerukonda9 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 23/02/2013
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

sindy123
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Post by sindy123 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:46 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 25/02/13
Date application received by IPS: 26/02/13
Date of return of documents: 06/03/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 06/03/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/03/13
Date of Passport Receipt:
Last edited by sindy123 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:24 pm, edited 2 times in total.

malepiscean
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Location: London

Post by malepiscean » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:34 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 26 February 2013
Date application received by IPS: I guess, 27 February 2013
Date of return of documents: 07 March 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 06 March 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 18 March 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 20 March 2013 (printed on 18 March 2013)

Good luck everyone!
Last edited by malepiscean on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:08 am, edited 3 times in total.

hsmp28122006
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Post by hsmp28122006 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:25 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 19 February 2013
Date application received by IPS: don't know
Date of return of documents: 26 February 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 26 February 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 6 March 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

There seems to be a wait of at least 8 days in these interview locations: Portsmouth, Yeovil, Crawley, Reading, London Victoria.

vwbeetle
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Location: London

Adult first passport

Post by vwbeetle » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:07 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalization on 6th feb 2013
Method of application: Check & Send post office
Date of application: 14 February 2013
Date application received by IPS: don't know
Date of return of documents: 19 February 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21 February 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 22 March 2013 chelmsford essex 9am
Date of Passport Receipt: 26 march 2013 at 9am by dx

when i call ips for interview they told me 8 march for london office but i requested them for any early date, the guy was very helpfull an d he booked me for very next day. anyway thanks immigration boards its help me alot.
Good Luck everyone who is still waiting @

GoanG
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Post by GoanG » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:47 am

Katza wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport after naturalisation
Method of application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of application: Thursday 14 February 2013
Date application received by IPS: Don't know, but should have been Friday 15 February 2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: Thursday 21 February 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: Thursday 21 February 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: Monday 25 February 2013 (but could have been on the day I received the letter, as there were appointments available!)
Date of Passport Receipt: Wednesday 27 February 2013

It took less than two weeks altogether. Very pleased with IPS! :D
Which IPS office did you use, just curious?

artfreak9
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Post by artfreak9 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:03 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 27/2/13
Date application received by IPS: 28/02/13 (i suppose)
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment:Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting

Mercedez22
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Post by Mercedez22 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Passport for: First Adult Passport after naturalization
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 28/2/13
Date application received by IPS: 01/03/13
Date of fee deduction: 04/03/13
Date of return of documents: 11/03/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 06/03/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/03/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 15/03/13

2 weeks impressed with the service, total time from naturalization to passport 6 weeks :D
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