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rajeshsubra
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Minor passport

Post by rajeshsubra » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:24 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22 Feb 2013
Date application received by IPS: 23 Feb 2013
Date of return of documents: 1 Mar 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 1 Mar 2013

rajeshsubra
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Adult Passport

Post by rajeshsubra » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22 Feb 2013
Date application received by IPS: 2 Feb 2013
Date of return of documents: 1 Mar 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 2 Mar 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 7 Mar 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 11 Mar 2013

Somudro
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Post by Somudro » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:50 am

Passport for: 1 child

Application Type: New
Method of application: C&S
Date of application: 09/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: Did not bother
Date of return of documents: 19/03/2013 (Birth C.+passport+ registration certificate)
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt:19/03/2013

Comments: Impressed with IPS service, Total worth of money.
Last edited by Somudro on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:05 pm, edited 4 times in total.

brandnew
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Re: Help

Post by brandnew » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:52 pm

Hi ReallyFedup,

Can you please let me know how many days later (From application Date) you got your original documents back?

I am going to apply very soon and i need understand this before i apply.

Thanks for your help!

ReallyFedup wrote:Hi all,

Just got interview letter today. IPS guy said I will not receive my documents back until the end of the process.


I see people here having their documents returned before they even have their interview, am I missing something?

Thanks for your help in advance

siddarth6363
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Thanks Emmigrator123

Post by siddarth6363 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:04 pm

emmigrator123 wrote:
emmigrator123 wrote:Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery with a pre-paid SD envelope for returning documents
Date of application: 25-Feb-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Don't Know
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:Set up a Royal mail direction, so don't know yet.
Date of receipt of interview letter: - Set up a Royal mail direction, so don't know yet.
Date of Passport Appointment: - 05-March-2013
Date of Passport Receipt: - 07-March-2013

I called the customer service number and the helpful chap told me that they already sent me a reference number to book the interview appointment. As it may take longer to receive it (second class coupled with royal mail redirection), I asked the person if he could give me the reference number and phone number to book the appointment. He did and went for the appointment yesterday.

I suggest people to read the example questions on this forum before going to the interview. Some of the question might trip you. For e.g. what's your parents DOB. I am sure quite a few of us don't know it (even my parents don't know the true DOB ) :shock:
Got my passport today. The journey is finally over after 11.5 years. Shame I am leaving the UK soon. Good luck for all of you waiting.

Thanks Emmigrator. I did the same as you - calling before I received in my hands the letter. The helpful guys gave mt the reference number and said I can book an appointment which was available the enxt day. Thankfully by the time I reached home after taking the apointment, I did get the letter eventually and thankfully again all my details were spelt correct in it.

Regards,

love_my_country
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Post by love_my_country » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:16 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 02 March 2013
Date application received by IPS: 04 March2013
Date of return of documents: 12 Mar 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 13 Mar 2013

Impressed wit IPS service, Total worth of money

Questa
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Post by Questa » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 pm

slavek wrote:Passport for: Minor

Application Type: First UK Passport after Registration
Method of application: Post - Special Delivery
Date of application: 05/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: 06/03/2013
Date of fee deduction: 08/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 12/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/03/2013

Hi Slavek,

Congratulations! does this mean you didn't have to attend an interview for your passport? Please kindly confirm. I had my citizenship ceremony yesterday and applied for a passport (Post) same day.
Cheers

subhankhan786
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Post by subhankhan786 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:37 pm

[Passport for: First adult Passport after naturalization
Application Type: New
Method of application: check and send
Date of application: 13 march 2013
Date application received by IPS: 14 March 2013
Date of fee deduction: 14 March 2013
Date of return of documents: 21 March 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21 March 2013( letter dated 19 March 2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 22 March 2013
Date of Passport Receipt:24 march (passport printed on 22 march 2013)

had my interview today, very friendly lady, and it was over in 10 min and was told will got my passport in 7 working days, so lets see

well my journey is over and good luck to all i hope you all get them soon
Last edited by subhankhan786 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:58 pm, edited 3 times in total.

furqankarim
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Re: British Passport Application

Post by furqankarim » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:10 pm

furqankarim wrote: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: 14/02/2013

INSHAALLAH I will get my first British Passport sometime in next week.
I must tell you guys to please try to remember the questions and answers specially about your parents and siblings if you had given in past when you came first time in uk. Interviewer has asked me few questions which I had mentioned at first application before coming into UK

ReallyFedup
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Thanks for ImmigrationBoards (and members)

Post by ReallyFedup » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:11 pm

The long journey is over for me (12 years, ILR + 1). I have chosen the longest, independent and most difficult route (based on continuous work and paying taxes), with years spent living and studying in the UK unaccounted.


Good luck to everyone else.

A note about the passport, it was really quick, I had it within two days of the interview and the staff were really friendly.

Cashy
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Post by Cashy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:35 pm

[Passport for: First adult Passport after naturalization
Application Type: New
Method of application: check and send
Date of application: 12 march 2013
Date application received by IPS: 13 march 2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid @ post office
Date of return of documents: 19 March 2013,
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19 March 2013, dated 17 March 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 03 April 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 05th April 2013
Last edited by Cashy on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:17 am, edited 3 times in total.

Rehan Arain
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Time Slot

Post by Rehan Arain » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:39 pm

Hi Everybody,

Could some body help here please.

For Passport Interview what time slot option they give to book the interview and are they open on Saturdays.

If some body has gone through this process, please let me know.

Regards.

siddarth6363
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Got the passport in 9 days

Post by siddarth6363 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:53 am

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery with a pre-paid SD envelope for returning documents
Date of application: 04-Mar-2013
Date application received by IPS:- 05-Mar-2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office by cardl
Date of return of documents:12Mar-2013 (dated 08-March)
Date of Passport Appointment: 13-March-2013** (Wednesday evening)
Date of Passport Receipt: 15-March 2013 (Friday morning)

**I could not get the appointment in London but I happily travelled to Chelmsford as that was where the next immediate appointment was available.

All the best to everyone here!
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Post by mo_jo » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:12 am

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery + envelope for secure returning documents.
Date of application: 14-Mar-2013
Date application received by IPS:- 15-Mar-2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office by card.
Date of return of documents: 19-Mar-2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA : 19-Mar-2013 (dated 17-Mar-2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 05-Apr-2013
Date of Passport Receipt:
Last edited by mo_jo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:20 pm, edited 3 times in total.

kdsuk
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Post by kdsuk » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:44 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 16/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: NA
Date of return of documents: NA
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: NA

FunkMaster
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Post by FunkMaster » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Post Office)
Date of application: 18/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: Waiting
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

Help on hand
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Post by Help on hand » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:41 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 18/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: 20/03/2013
Date of return of documents: ?
Date of receipt of interview letter:26/03/2013, DATED 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/04/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: ?
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tinux
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Post by tinux » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:48 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: wife
Application Type: New
Method of application: secure delivery
Date of application: 19/03/ 2013
Date application received by IPS: 20/03/2013
Date of return of documents: TBA
Date of receipt of interview letter: 27/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/04/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: N/A

Post office tried to confuse us with their checks at first so i decided to send it without their checking. they claimed that I with a dot is not acceptable and using tipp-Ex on a non used box that was crossed out will also be rejected; let wait and see
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Post by kmore97 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:56 am

Passport for: Child
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery + envelope for secure returning documents.
Date of application: 11-Mar-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Should be 12-Mar-2013
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office by card.
Date of return of documents: 19-Mar-2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt:19-Mar-2013 (Passport Dated 15-Mar-2013

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Re: timeline

Post by chrisrich » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:28 pm

chrisrich wrote:Passport for: An Adult

Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 1 March 2013
Date application received by IPS: Don't know
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 7 March 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 8 March 2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 18 March 2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 20 March 2013
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