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

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fora
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Post by fora » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:26 pm

Passport interview was yesterday,today i received my British Passport!!! :D I wish all of you the best of luck!!! Special THANK YOU for this site to all the moderators :D This is the best immigration site ever!Very useful and very informative :lol:

seputus
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Post by seputus » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:59 pm

tinux wrote: 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
Might be accepted, but they're not wrong. The official advice says mistakes must be corrected by crossing out the erroneous text and putting the correct text in the next available boxes.

tinux
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Post by tinux » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:44 pm

seputus wrote:
tinux wrote: 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
Might be accepted, but they're not wrong. The official advice says mistakes must be corrected by crossing out the erroneous text and putting the correct text in the next available boxes.
Indeed I have checked the leaflet ( did not bother as i applied for me and kids over many many times in last 30 years i assumed to know all :D)
the place where i put the tipp-ex on was section 4 i put first name first than crossed it out and tipp-exed it and moved to next boxes and put correct names that section is not even taken into consideration as My wife has been naturalised so no need for parent's details to prove she may be British. so let's wait and see
But the capital I was a real joke though

Update:

letter arrived today asking my Mrs to book appoitment so all went well as i expected it and again .The service from passport office is Top as always

Update

Interview went ahead today. 11.04.13
Most questions were about me and not my wife and were very difficult too but glad they made it hard for fraudsters. Mrs signed and the signature was not correct and was asked to sign again and it was accepted.
Some of the questions were a bit silly like when did you meet your husband? ..... how did you manage to get married and what job i did and where etc....
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let_koko
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Post by let_koko » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:08 pm

tinux wrote:
seputus wrote:
tinux wrote: 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
I had similar problem with them at the post office when i was about to post my son's passport application, i was asked to fill another application, i insisted that i don't have to and she was asking for more document, e.g my passport and my naturalization certificate and i explained to her that i don't need naturalization certificate because i have ILR b4 giving birth to my son, and my passport has been posted to naturalization section that i only have copy, she refused to accept it.
I just put a covering letter, put it in an envelope in her present and asked her to send it off, to God be the glory, i receive the passport today.
Sometime, they over do it
Its better to send all docs to the people concern
Good Luck to all

BigSam
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Post by BigSam » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:11 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: not sure but I assume was 12/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 21/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/03/2013

The IPS customer service is the best customer service I dealt with by a long way. I am not only referring to public bodies, but also some of the biggest household private company names. They are very efficient, friendly and highly professional. I plan to write then a letter of appreciation when I get a chance!!
Last edited by BigSam on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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kdsuk
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Post by kdsuk » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:05 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: 18/03/2013
Date of return of documents: Not received yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 26/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

rastro
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Passport Timing

Post by rastro » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:41 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: 1 Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 4/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: unknown
Date of return of documents: 21/03/2013 (and I paid extra for special delivery!!)
Date of receipt of first interview letter: 14/03/2013
Date of receipt of second interview letter: 23/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2013 (Luton)
Date of Passport Receipt: 5/4/2013

When I called to schedule my interview after receiving the first interview letter, I realized that they had made an error on my birthdate (the year was 20 off), this caused over a week of delay and lots of nailbiting.

Update: I received a letter today in the post dated 2/4/2013 stating that delivery was attempted but no one was home to sign for it. Not sure why they didn't put a tag on my door/through the mailslot like DHL. I opted to go to their collection spot in NW London, and I've finally got it. So happy! Issue date on the passport is 26/3/2013, so a bit of an issue with delivery.
Last edited by rastro on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.

unxepktylwvhl
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Post by unxepktylwvhl » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:32 pm

Less than 1.5 days between the interview and receipt of the passport.
Very impressed with IPS. Wish I could say the same for UKBA :)

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: 07/03/2013
unxepktylwvhl wrote: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:

tinux
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Post by tinux » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:24 am

BigSam wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: not sure but I assume was 12/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 21/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

The IPS customer service is the best customer service I dealt with by a long way. I am not only referring to public bodies, but also some of the biggest household private company names. They are very efficient, friendly and highly professional. I plan to write then a letter of appreciation after I get my passport!!
I second that. and they were even more profesionals before in the days where you could just walk in and request a passport the same day.

FunkMaster
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Post by FunkMaster » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:31 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: 19/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 22/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/04/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

preetharch
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Post by preetharch » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:37 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adults
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Post Office)
Date of application: 16/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: Not sure
Date of return of documents: 26/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/04/2013 (LUTON)
Date of Passport Receipt: 08/04/2013 :D
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Rehan Arain
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Post by Rehan Arain » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:05 pm

Hi,,,,,

Does any body know that......Countersignatory for passport application
are contacted by phone call or letter ?

Thanks in advance

Gerry2011
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Post by Gerry2011 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:36 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 13/03/2012
Date application received by IPS: 14/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 20/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/03/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/03/2013

End of Long Immigration Journey.
Would like to thanks all Modrates, Seniors and Gurus for their helps and suggestions. This Forum helped a lot on all immigration matters.

Good Luck everyone.

man2012
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Re: Passport Timeline

Post by man2012 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:50 am

man2012 wrote:Passport for: 2 Adults + 1 child

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 on 1 March 2013.
Date of return of documents:?
Date of receipt of interview letter:?
Date of Passport Appointment:?
Date of Passport Receipt:?
Date of Passport Appointment:23/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt:26/03/2013

Thanks all for the help.
Passports Recieved

aryaman
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Post by aryaman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:41 pm

aryaman wrote:Application Timeline

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 08/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: 11/03/2013
Date of return of documents: 16/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14/03/2013 (Dated 13/03/2013)
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 28/03/2013
Surprisingly, the entire journey is over within 2 months. Thanks to everyone on this forum for all the relevant posts!

fajr
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Post by fajr » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:58 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport application after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 23-Feb-2013
Date application received by IPS:- Don't Know
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents: 07/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 06/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/03/2013

In the UK, Alhamdulillah, got my passport but the immigration journey continues, next stop? don't know yet.

kdsuk
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Post by kdsuk » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:56 pm

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: 18/03/2013
Date of return of documents: Not received yet
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 26/03/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: 28/03/2013

I received my passport today, but still waiting for wife's passport. I hope to get it over the weekend or next week.
End of long journey. I am really thankful to seniors and moderators(especially Jambo) for their help.

maverick18
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Child passport timeline

Post by maverick18 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:14 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: First child passport after Registration
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send - Special Delivery
Date of application: 16 March 2013
Date application received by IPS: Don't Know
Date of return of documents: 26 Mar 2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 27 Mar 2013
(Attempted to deliver on 26 Mar and 27 Mar. Had to reschedule for collection in Central London as we were not at home at those times)
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Help on hand
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Post by Help on hand » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:30 pm

[quote="Help on hand"]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:28/03/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter:26/03/2013, DATED 25/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/04/2013
Date of Passport Receipt: ?[/quote]

kindle
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Re: Passport Timing

Post by kindle » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:10 pm

rastro wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: 1 Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 4/03/2013
Date application received by IPS: unknown
Date of return of documents: 21/03/2013 (and I paid extra for special delivery!!)
Date of receipt of first interview letter: 14/03/2013
Date of receipt of second interview letter: 23/03/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2013 (Luton)
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

When I called to schedule my interview after receiving the first interview letter, I realized that they had made an error on my birthdate (the year was 20 off), this caused over a week of delay and lots of nailbiting.
How much extra did you pay for special delivery for your return of documents?

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