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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shena » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:06 am

Yes first time but all sorted now, got my documents and invitation letter today and booked the interview for this Friday morning. Thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ademk » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:08 pm

Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: check and send
Date of application: 21/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 29/12/15, called and they said application recieved and under examination and I called on 31/12/15 and they said application still under examination, I previously called them on 23rd and 24th and they said application not recieve yet, nothing show on the system
Date of interview booked: 04/01/2016
Interview letter: Never Received, I called to check the progress of my application on 04/01/2016 and they said my application has been processed and interview letter was posted on 30/12/2016
Date of interview: 06/01/2016. The receptionist at the interview center did not ask me for the interview letter just to confirm my name and said my name is on system I should wait they will call me soon
Date of return of documents: 06/01/2016 by DX droped it in my post
Date of SMS recieved: 07/01/2016 Your new passport should arrive within a few working days. keep it safe.......
Date of passport receipt: Still waiting

Hopefully by tomorrow I will recieve it
Good luck everyone and thanks, this forum is useful and helpful. God bless

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ademk » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:52 pm

Thank God passport received today

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajatche33 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:11 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: Post Office Check and send
Date of application: 21/12/15
Date of receiving the application: 22/12/15
Date of return of documents: 05/01/2016
Interview letter: 06/01/2016
Date interview booked: 05/01/2016
Date of interview: 06/01/2016
Date of SMS received: 07/01/2016
Date of passport receipt: 08/01/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hksujan » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:59 pm

Hi Everyone,
Does anyone know whether DX do delivery on Saturday? Got a Text from HM Passport today ? Thats why wondering whether It's coming tomorrow or I've to wait few more days...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gmaruf » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:27 am

Got my first British passport today(08/01/2016). Applied on 16th of december. Got back all documents on 23/12/2015. Waited for appointment letter but one of my friend suggested me to call directly without the letter. I then called probably on 29/12/2015 and able to take an interview appointment without any hassle for 6th of jan 2016 at london passport office. The interview was quite nice and friendly. Basicslly it should not be called interview better name it as a friendly discussion. Its all about yourself, nothing else. So do not worry. Got sms on 7/1/16 morning 9:25 am and got my passport finally today 8/1/16 at 11:51am by DX service. So happy.

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Passport Interview - What next?

Post by burnham » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:33 pm

Sent passport application on Monday 4th, had interview 8th Jan. Super quick. Well done Passport Office!

At the interview, I forgot the name of my countersignatory, gave the wrong email address and could not remember my phone number. At the end of the interview, the interviewee just said 'your interview is now over.' She did not say anything about what to expect next.

I understood that if all ok, the passport goes ot print the day of the interview? And/or that I should get a SMS?

Anyone had a similar experience (messed up interview) and if so what should I expect now?

Thanks for you help

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tuliprose » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:35 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 18th Dec 2015
Date application received by IPS: 19th Dec 2015
Date of return of documents: 29th Dec 2015
Date of receipt of interview letter: Still waiting (Booked Interview without letter)
Date of Passport Interview: 5th Jan 2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 7th Jan 2016


Good Luck to all who are waiting.

Regards,
Note: I do not work as an Immigration Consultant, but my advice comes from experiences and my opinions are my own.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rajsuccess » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:51 am

Updates:

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: 07/01/16
Date of return of documents: 11/01/16
Interview letter: tbd
Date interview booked:tbd
Date of interview: tbd
Date of SMS received: tbd
Date of passport receipt: tbd

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!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by FayEng » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:11 am

Hi RajSuccess

How did you confirm that your application was received on the 7/1/2016. I sent my application through Post office check and send. I filled the form for tracking application but havent heard anything back from them.

Fay

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rahmatullah » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:07 pm

Passport for: 2 Adult + 1 child
Application Type: New (naturalised)
Method of application: special delivery, on-line application
Date of application: 05/01/16
Date of receiving the application: 06/01/16
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 aragon » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:58 am

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: tbd
Interview letter: tbd
Date interview booked:tbd
Date of interview: tbd
Date of SMS received: tbd
Date of passport receipt: tbd

Lady on the counter asked me which pen I used to fill the form. I said Gel pen. She said that it has to be a black biro pen. She said that she will send the application but it can be returned because of the pen I used. She futher said that if the application is returned she will not refund the Check and send fee of £9.75.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by legend786 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:58 pm

Hi guys

I have received my passport on 11th Jan'16 and as well as my other nationality documents plus naturalized certificate very next day

Goodluck to everyone

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by legend786 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:10 pm

Here is my final timeline:

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Applied with citizenship application
Date of application: 17th Dec 2015
Date application received by IPS: 18th Dec 2015
Date of return of documents: 12th Jan 2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Interview: Didin't attend an interview as applied through pilot scheme
Date of Passport Receipt: 11th Jan 2016

All i want to say this forum is full of bundle of valuable info and i want to thank each & everyone who is contributing into this forum

Good luck to everyone

Hyde

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by missy_86 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:25 am

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.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by missy_86 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:25 pm

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.
Just a call back from them and was able to book an interview for Monday the 18th. :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rahmatullah » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:03 pm

rajsuccess 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!
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 helps

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by erdogan1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:49 pm

My wife received her passport last Tuesday and to this day hasn't received an interview letter.

She booked it over the phone and took the emailed confirmation. They don't like it when we arrived for interview but it took him 30 seconds to find my wife in the system

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by HenryForth » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:17 pm

Hi everyone
I have submitted my first adult passport application on 13/01/16.
The question is how do I track this aplication from now on ?
I ser a lot of people seing their application "has been received". How do you know that ?
Thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by aragon » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:40 am

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

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by perfectionist » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:29 am

"This is the end... I've drowned and dreamt this moment..."

Method of application: Online
Declaration form received, being processed: 05/01/2016
Date of return of documents: 07/01/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/01/2016
Date of passport interview: 09/01/2016
Date of passport printing SMS: N/A
Dispatched: 12/01/2016
Date of passport receipt: 13/01/2016

Happy new year and Best wishes to you all :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by march_ilr » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:55 am

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?

regards;
march_ilr
Applied for FREEDOM on the 20th March

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by perfectionist » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:57 am

YES See here - https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-adult-pa ... a-passport
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?

regards;
march_ilr

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by march_ilr » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:16 am

Really appreciate your quick response. Many Thanks.
Applied for FREEDOM on the 20th March

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wfshah » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:51 am

Date of application 12/1/2016
Date of letter forbio metrics 16/1/2016
My question is no1 on here mentioned about it? Did any1 else recieved letter for biometrics as well??

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