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Just a call back from them and was able to book an interview for Monday the 18th.missy_86 wrote:This is the second day I am calling to schedule and interview and their system is down... Hopefully wouldn't be much longer, just want to book it and get over this lengthy expensive process.
You may or may not get a letter because when i called them up for ABI (Authentication by Identification -Interview) status , at 0300 222 0000 choosing option for progress, they said they have stopped or reduced sending letters and asked me to check a couple of times in a week if I have got passed the ABI status. They would then give the reference number by phone and also email you the reference number as a confirmation. You would have to use this email and the reference number in it to book your appointment by calling 0300 222 1000. I hope this helpsrajsuccess wrote:Updates:
Having looked at other users comment here about making an interview appointment without the letter, I attempted to book one this morning. First I called up the passport adviceline to check the progress of the application. He said an interview letter is on its way. Then I called the interview helpline (0300 222 1000) to check if I can book interview appointment. The lady asked if I have received the letter and I honestly replied no. She said without the letter she cannot book an interview. So need to waiting for the letter now!
aragon wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date of application: 07/01/16
Date of receiving the application: 08/01/16 (I hope. Don't know how to check this?)
Date of return of documents: 15/01/16 [delivered by dxsecure courier]
Interview letter: 15/01/16 [2 identical letters came in royal mail same day as my documents]
Date interview booked:15/01/16
Date of interview: 20/01/16
Date of SMS received: tbd
Date of passport receipt: tbd
march_ilr wrote:hi forum members!
I have a quick query. i would appreciate any guidance or suggestions on this. My question is:
IS first adult (naturalized) british passport applicant allowed to apply online?