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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by balasinor.bristol » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:27 pm

Hello to all members,

Thank you very much for sharing your timeline

applied on the 9/02/2016
Received by HMPO 10/02/2016 (Check & Send)
Documents Received 15/02/2016

Called them today for interview the lady was humble and told me to wait for the letter.

Reading this forum seems you either receive the letter very late or not at all so was just thinking if anybody can shed some light when i can exactly call them to book the interview?

Thank you all

Sunny

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by deo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:47 pm

deo wrote:pplication Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 03/02/16
Date application received by IPS: 04/02/16
Location of IPS Office involved: Glasgow
Date of return of documents: 11/02/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/02/2016 booked my interview without the letter. Gave them post office's barcode as referrence.
Date of Passport Appointment: 11/02/2016
SMS: 12/02/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/02/2016
My passport was printed on 12/02/2016 and ready for DX courier to collect but they uplifted it on 16/02/2016. Any way I got it today. A big thanks to this forum and its contributors. I have learned a lot from it. All the best and good luck for those who are waiting for their passports. Thanks a lot again

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by raja935 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:10 pm

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 16/02/16
Date of posting Documents: 17/02/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by brynsadler » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:27 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application:9-2-16
Date application received by IPS:10-2-16
Location of IPS Office involved:Newport
Date of return of documents:17-2-16
Date of receipt of interview letter:waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: 18-2-16 (never received the interview letter, booked Interview without the letter)
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 9876543210 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:49 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Child (Born in Ireland, parent born in UK)
Application Type: New (Overseas application from Ireland)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/2/2016
Posted supporting documents: Monday 1/2/2016 (Registered post, to Belfast)
Date application received by IPS: Wednesday 3/2/2016 (Royal mail tracking)
Date application received by IPS: Thursday 4/2/2016 Online tracker showed it as received
Counter signatory contacted: Tuesday 9/2/2016 (By post)
The letter had a scanned copy of the photo, and requested some of the details on the application form, and confirmation that the counter signatory had signed the application.
Counter signatory replied: Monday 15/2/2016 (By registered post from Dublin)
Counter signatory reply delivered to Belfast: Thursday 18/2/2016 (Letter took a detour via London)
Date of return of documents: TBD
Date of Passport Dispatched: TBD
Date of Passport Receipt: TBD

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MTZ01 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:05 am

Application Type: First time (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 15/02/2016
Date Sent: 15/02/2016
Date received by HMPO: 17/02/2016
Date Processed: 17/02/2016
Date Booked interview: 18/02/2016
Date of interview: 19/02/2016
SMS: TBC
Date of passport:TBC

My process has been very quick. I was calling twice a day and finally was told letter is on the way today 18th Feb only 3 days after sending. I then called to book the interview and was booked for tomorrow.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by noajthan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:33 am

Gentle reminder (& applies to all timeline threads) ...

Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).

Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Oozz » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:50 am

Oozz wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New after naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send Postal
Date of application: 12/02/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:london
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:19 Feb
Date of Passport Appointment:26 Feb
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by longshift » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:05 am

Final Update
Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/01/2016
Date of posting: 27/01/2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: Liverpool
Date of receiving the application: 28/01/2016
Date of return of documents: 04/02/2016
Interview letter: 10/02/2016
Date interview booked: 03/02/2016 [called HMPO on 03002220000 to check status. Was told interview letter is on its way and can book interview now]
Date of interview: 13/02/2016 [Needed Saturday Appointment, slots were available from 8/2/16 onwards]
Date of SMS received: 15/02/2016
Date of passport receipt: 18/02/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MTZ01 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:13 am

MTZ01 wrote:Application Type: First time (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 15/02/2016
Date Sent: 15/02/2016
Date received by HMPO: 17/02/2016
Date Processed: 17/02/2016
Date Documents received: 19/02/2016
Date Booked interview: 18/02/2016
Date of interview: 19/02/2016 (Done with interview at 9:30am. A lot of personal questions but all just as a chat)
SMS: TBC
Date of passport:TBC

My process has been very quick. I was calling twice a day and finally was told letter is on the way today 18th Feb only 3 days after sending. I then called to book the interview and was booked for tomorrow.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jeff.lebowski » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:50 pm

FINAL UPDATE

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/01/2016
Date of posting: 27/01/2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: Peterborough
Date of receiving the application: 28/01/2016
Date of return of documents: 15/02/2016
Interview letter: 16/02/2016
Date interview booked: 05/02/2016
Date of interview: 13/02/2016
Date of SMS received: 15/02/2016
Date of passport receipt: 19/02/2016

Many thanks to all contributing to this forum.
Good luck to all still waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NasirNNN » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:06 pm

noajthan wrote:Gentle reminder (& applies to all timeline threads) ...

Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).

Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


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Thank you for consideration.

I would have appreciated if u have deleted all the post that have comments

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:47 pm

NasirNNN wrote:
noajthan wrote:Gentle reminder (& applies to all timeline threads) ...

Please refrain from chattering in this topic. To keep it high-value, please just read it and only post when you have an update to provide (timelines only).

Queries, pleasantries, off-topic posts, duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, request for updates, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. are not be posted, will be deleted without notice, and members posting irrelevant posts in this topic that require moderators to waste their time in cleaning up the topic may have their access restricted.


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Thank you for consideration.

I would have appreciated if u have deleted all the post that have comments
are you asking the moderators to delete each and every single non timeline and only comments post? Have you seen actually how many pages this particular thread alone is? We don't get paid to do this, we do this for free in our own time.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by narendc » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:48 pm

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 16-02-2016
Date of posting: 16-02-2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: HMPO (by Post Office, Manchester)
Date of receiving the application: 17-02-2016
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Interview letter: Waiting
Date interview booked: 18-02-2016
Date of interview: 23-02-2016
Date of SMS received:
Date of passport receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by techguy007 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:02 pm

techguy007 wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 12/02/2016
Date application received by IPS: Unknown
Location of IPS Office involved: Unknown
Date of return of documents: 19/02/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by m0379179m » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:08 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 13/02/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:Northern Ireland
Date of return of documents:Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter:Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment:Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting

Is anyone else has got same phone call ? i have applied on 13/02/2016 and got a phone call on 16/02/2016 from Northern Ireland office asking for my third name and surname, as both are same.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by victimist » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:56 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal

Applied Passport Online - 21/01/2016
Passport Documents Sent - 23/01/2016
Passport Documents Returned - 04/02/2016
Passport Interview Invitation Letter - 10/02/2016
Passport Interview Booked - 12/02/2016
Passport Interview - 13/02/2016
Passport Received - 18/02/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shico » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:48 pm

Please see the final update below.
BTW I didn't have any problems on the day of the interview - no-one asked for the letter.
Thank you!
shico wrote:Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Adult + 1 Child
Application Type: Newly naturalized - first passports
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 03/02/2016
Date application received by IPS: not known
Location of IPS Office involved: not known
Date of return of documents: on 11/02/2016 and 12/02/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19/02/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/02/2016
SMS: 18/02/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:12/02/2016 (for the child) - adults 20/02/2016

I just booked the interview for me and my wife without receiving any letters - all good, however the guy on the phone said that we should bring them wit us on the day. What if we do not get them by that time? Do they really require it?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by brynsadler » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:47 am

Update
brynsadler wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application:9-2-16
Date application received by IPS:10-2-16
Location of IPS Office involved:Newport
Date of return of documents:17-2-16
Date of receipt of interview letter:waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: 18-2-16 (never received the interview letter, booked Interview without the letter)
Date o SMS received : 19-2-16
Date of Passport Receipt:20-2-16

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babaGus » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:17 am

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 15/02/2016
Posted to: Belfast
Date of receiving the application: 16/02/2016
Date of return of documents: waiting
Interview letter:waiting
Date interview booked: waiting
Date of interview: waiting
Date of SMS received: waiting
Date of passport receipt:waiting

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