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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by moonway » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:44 pm

yes and they said wait for the letter or keep cheking in for the issuance of the letter then use the barcode ref number on the post office slip

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Post by rajamahbub » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:15 pm

moonway wrote:yes and they said wait for the letter or keep cheking in for the issuance of the letter then use the barcode ref number on the post office slip
Call 03002221000, they won't ask you for letter but your letter needs to be dispatched. Just give your barcode.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bulldog70 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:39 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: Secure Delivery
Date of application: 04/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 07/12/15
Date of return of documents: 17/12/2015
Interview letter: 14/12/15
Date interview booked: 16/12/15
Date of interview: 18/12/15
Date of SMS received: 21/12/2015
Date of passport receipt: 22/12/2015

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by saanju9 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:43 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: online
Date of application: 27 Nov-2015
Date of posting references: 27 Nov-2015
Date of interview letter: 10th Dec
Date of interview: 17- Dec-2015
Date of return of documents: 10 - Dec-2015
Date of Passport received: 19-Dec-2015

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Great77 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:04 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: Passport Application
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 08/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 11/12/15
Date of return of documents: 14/12/2015
Interview letter: 22/12/15 arrive the same day I received passport
Date interview booked: 15/12/15
Date of interview: 19/12/15
Date of SMS received: 21/12/2015
Date of passport receipt: 22/12/2015

I quickly booked by phoning them, when I received email from my online progress enquiry of my application.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gemini87 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:19 am

Application Timeline

Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 11/12/2015
Date application received by IPS: 12/12/2015
Date of Passport issue: 15/12/2015
Date of return of original documents: 17/12/2015
Date passport received in post: 21/12/15

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by erdogan1 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:58 pm

small update on Timeline for Mrs


Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 19 Dec-2015
Date of receipt: 21st December
Date of Fees Debited: 22nd December( with sms)
Date of interview letter: 24th December
Date of interview: 31st December
Date of return of documents: 29 December
SMS received : TBA
Date of Passport received: TBA [/quote]

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bonasoares » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:11 am

bonasoares wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14-Dec-2015
Date of interview letter: 15-Dec-2015 received on 22-Dec-2015
Date of interview booked:17-Dec-2015
Date of return of documents:18-Dec-2015
Date of interview:23-Dec-2015
SMS received :24-Dec-2015
Date of Passport received:29-Dec-2015

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajamahbub » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:58 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult (two)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17-Dec-2015
Date of interview letter: Haven't Received
Date of interview booked: 21/12/15
Date of interview: 23/12/15
Date of return of documents: 22/12/15
SMS received : 24/12/2015
Date of Passport received: 30/12/2015

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by erdogan1 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:25 pm

ok so my wife ID interview is tomorrow, still the letter didn't come somewhat do we do?
I printed email of appointment confirmation and a second email
saying her application was processed and they send her letter on 22nd December

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajamahbub » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:57 pm

erdogan1 wrote:ok so my wife ID interview is tomorrow, still the letter didn't come somewhat do we do?
I printed email of appointment confirmation and a second email
saying her application was processed and they send her letter on 22nd December
You don't need letter, they may ask you but tell them you don't have it. Just provide them the reference number. I have received my passport but yet to receive my interview letter!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by erdogan1 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:59 pm

which reference number? the application reference number or the appointment booking reference?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rsa707 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:22 am

Just take email confirmation printout, me and others received letter quite and we had interview beforehand. I handed the email printout and mentioned letter was dispatched and not received, no issue. They have record and file and can check all details. Go ahead without worrying :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:28 am

Please note that this thread is for TIMELINES ONLY. Any other posts will be removed.
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Henchmani » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:36 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date of application: 16/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 17/12/15
Date of return of documents: 23/12/2015
Interview letter: Never Received
Date interview booked: 24/12/15
Date of interview: 29/12/15
Date of SMS received: 30/12/2015
Date of passport receipt: 31/12/2015

Thanks everyone for sharing their experiences and just to let you know about my experience to book an interview appointment i first called them on 23rd but the lady over the phone said my file is not with interview department yet and told me to wait for the letter to arrive & if i dont receive it till 29th then give them a call so they will book my appointment for interview.
But i tried again on 24th and the guy told my application is with interview department and asked me to give a call on following number 0300 222 1000 to book an appointment and everything went smooth.
Good luck!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by d33mee » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:28 pm

for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: online
Date of application: 23/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 23/12/15
Date of return of documents: 31/12/2015
Interview letter: Never Received
Date of interview: 31/12/15
Date of passport receipt: 31/12/2015
I recommend you all to apply online it's quickest way and you can view your application. Try to book interview once you confirmed that your application has been checked. Good luck to you all. Thank you all for support and information.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by allenboo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:24 pm

D33mme
which office did you send your application to?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:32 pm

allenboo wrote:D33mme
which office did you send your application to?
d33mee has clearly stated how he applied :shock:
d33mee wrote:for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: online
Date of application: 23/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 23/12/15
Date of return of documents: 31/12/2015
Interview letter: Never Received
Date of interview: 31/12/15
Date of passport receipt: 31/12/2015
I recommend you all to apply online it's quickest way and you can view your application. Try to book interview once you confirmed that your application has been checked. Good luck to you all. Thank you all for support and information.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by allenboo » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:34 pm

I just want to clarify if d33mee sent his form to Liverpool or Belfast, because even if you applied online, You have to send the declaration form to one of their offices.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by perfectionist » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:40 pm

Hi allenboo, you are right. There are different offices they ask you to send form to. I remember when I applied for my son last year, it was Glasgow. When I applied for my one recently, it says send to Liverpool.


allenboo wrote:I just want to clarify if d33mee sent his form to Liverpool or Belfast, because even if you applied online, You have to send the declaration form to one of their offices.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajsuccess » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:59 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date of application: 04/01/16
Date of receiving the application: tbd
Date of return of documents: tbd
Interview letter: tbd
Date interview booked:tbd
Date of interview: tbd
Date of SMS received: tbd
Date of passport receipt: tbd

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bettymal » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:42 pm

Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: post
Date of application: 15/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 16/12/15
Date of return of documents: ?????
Interview letter: Never Received
Date of interview: 05/01/2016
Date of passport receipt: Still waiting
I'm hoping to receive my passport and documents back in next couple of days.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by erdogan1 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:03 pm

erdogan1 wrote:small update on Timeline for Mrs


Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 19 Dec-2015
Date of receipt: 21st December
Date of Fees Debited: 22nd December( with sms)
Date of interview letter: 24th December
Date of interview: 31st December
Date of return of documents: 29 December
SMS received : 5th January
Date of Passport received: 5th January
[/quote]


All done! excluding weekends,Xmas,new year and bank holidays... total of 9/10 working days.
Nice job Durham!

Still no ID interview letter to date .


Good Luck everyone

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shena » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi there, I have posted my passport application via post and send service from London on 18/12/15 and still waiting for documents to be back and interview letter. Do you think its normal to take that long? I know it was bank holiday weekends but I can see lots of people applied after me got their passports by now. Do you think I should query this or wait few more days? Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by burnham » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:49 am

was this your first british passport?

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