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khanjee1117
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by khanjee1117 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:42 pm

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 10/02/2016
Posted to: reading
Date of receiving the application: 11/02/2016
Date of return of documents: 16/02/2016
Interview letter:never received
Date interview booked: 15/02/2016
Date of interview: 18/02/2016
Date of SMS received: 19/02/2016
Date of passport receipt:22/02/2016

omar1978
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by omar1978 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:59 pm

Passport for: Child UK born
Application Type: New (already registered)
Method of application: Check and send post office
Date of application: 15/02/2016(Monday)
Date of SMS(passport on the way): 19/02/2016(Friday)
Date of return of documents: expecting tomorrow
Date of passport receipt:22/02/2016(Monday)

very quick services..friend of mine applied for his child same day from different post office..he also received passport today.thanks everyone who sharing their experiences. good luck

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jrakhila » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:16 pm

Passport for: First Adult (naturalization)
Method of application: Check and send post office
Date of application: 22/01/2016(Friday)
Date of SMS(passport on the way): I called them as haven't received any text, they said they got my docs on 26/01/2016
Interview date: 08/02/2016
Date of return of documents: NOT YET
Date of passport receipt:NOT YET

OMG! I don't know if only lucky people post here, or am I the unlucky one.
After they got my docs 2 weeks passed and I had to call them and hurry them up in order to get into the interview, it feels like they completely forgot to process my docs.

During the interview, I've mentioned that in the past I've used my husband's surname even though I haven't changed my surname on passport (however, since we've separated 2 years ago I haven't used his surname) and they created buzz out of it, and asked me to send more documents confirming I am not using his surname any more.

Ok, I did it, then it took another week or so to accept my docs and print the passport. Now the funny part starts...

They've printed my passport last Wednesday and courier guys are still all around not delivering my docs, both the SUPPORTING DOCS and the BRITISH one.

DX Delivery keeps deceiving me saying we came and you were not home, bullshit. 4 days I am already locked inside the house, cannot sneeze, cannot take shower not to miss the package, cannot move or go to shop and waiting and waiting, and they keep sending me messages that we were there and nobody was home. OMG! I cannot believe this! I can now hear even a bird flying by my door and it is already ONE week they still didn't deliver my packages.

Also, they want me to show some kind a proof or ID that these packages belong to me, but my BOTH passports and all supporting docs are in these packages. How can I prove it. People who applied after me, all received their passports by now, and it is been one month I still didn't get both my passports. I am really frustrated with the Passport office and their delivery courier choice, the DX DELIVERY guys are just a BIG JOKE!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NasirNNN » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 pm

UPDATE

Application Type: First Adult passport
Date of application: 02/02/16 (check&send)
Date of receipt by HMPO: 05/02/16
Date of return of documents: 20/02/16(Missed first delivery)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19/02/16
Date of Passport interview:18/02/16(Booked on 11/02/16 without letter check & send service ref no used)
Date SMS received: 19/02/16
Date passports received:22/02/16

Thanks everyone for their help & support

MTZ01
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MTZ01 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:54 pm

Final Update

Date of Application: 15/02/2016
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Date Received by HMPO: 17/02/2016
Date Processed: 17/02/2016
Date Booked Interview: 18/02/2016(Booked without the letter)
Date of Interview: 19/02/2016
Date Documents Returned:19/02/2016
Date SMS Received: 22/02/2016
Date Passport Received: 23/02/2016

After a long wait. I got my Naturalisation in November 2012 and never applied for the passport until now. I still traveled with my previous passport. No more filling landing cards.

Good Luck to all.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by habibre » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:05 pm

assport for: Adult First Time (2)
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 23/02/2016
Posted to: Durham
Date of receiving the application:
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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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babaGus » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:07 pm

babaGus wrote: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: 23/02/2016
Date of interview: 01/02/2016
Date of SMS received: waiting
Date of passport receipt:waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tinywave123 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:40 pm

Passport for: 2 Adult+ child
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online + Docs by Post
Date of application: 03/02/2016
Posted to: Peterborough
Date of sending docs: 04/02/2016
Date of receiving the application: 05/02/2016
Date of return of documents: 10/02/2016
Interview letter:Dated on 12/02/2016 arrived:18/02/2016
Date interview booked: 12/02/2016 without the interview letter.
Called 0300 222 0000 for status and the staff confirmed me to book an appointment. then called 0300 222 1000 to book appointment.
Date of interview: 17/02/2016 London Victoria
Date of SMS received: 18/02/2016
Date of passport receipt:22/02/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shakirsq » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:32 pm

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 24/02/2016
Posted to: Peterborough
Date of receiving the application: 25/02/2016
Date of return of documents:
Interview letter:
Date interview booked:
Date of interview:
Date of SMS received:
Date of passport receipt:

babaGus
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by babaGus » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:52 pm

babaGus wrote:
babaGus wrote: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: 23/02/2016
Date of interview: 01/02/2016 Changed to 25/02/2016(keep calling if you need a sooner date)
Date of SMS received: waiting
Date of passport receipt:waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mikalai_S » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:55 am

:D
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 13/02/2016
Date application received by IPS: 16/02/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: no idea
Date of return of documents: 24/02/2016
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 9876543210 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:44 pm

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: 26/1/2016
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: Wednesday 24/2/2016 (using DHL)
Date of Passport Dispatched: Tuesday 23/2/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: Thursday 25/2/2016 (using DHL)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by techguy007 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:20 pm

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: 25/02/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 01/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by chris_pegg » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:14 am

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Overseas, American, British by Descent)
Method of application: online and post of documents
Date of application: 04/02/2016
Posted to: Durham on 16/02/2016
(I had to wait a week for my countersignator to send me back the papers since we no longer live in the same city. After I got it from him, I immediately went to send it)
Date of receiving the application: 19/02/2016
Date of return of documents: 25/02/2016
Interview letter: none
Date interview booked: none
Date of interview: none
Date of SMS received: 24/02/2016
Date of passport receipt: 25/02/2016

I have to say, it was so scarily fast I still can't believe it, especially from being overseas. I was expecting to wait anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months. Thanks to all on this forum! I greatly appreciate it and it's a huge relief.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dublin786 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:22 am

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 25/02/2016
Date of receiving the application:
Date of return of documents:
Interview letter:
Date interview booked:
Date of interview:
Date of SMS received:
Date of passport receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by narendc » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:13 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: Not Received
Date interview booked: 18-02-2016
Date of interview: 23-02-2016
Date of SMS received: Not Received
Date of passport receipt: 26-02-2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by narendc » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:52 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: 27-02-2016
Interview letter: 22-02-2016
Date interview booked: 18-02-2016
Date of interview: 23-02-2016
Date of SMS received: 24-02-2016
Date of passport receipt: 26-02-2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ambareen » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:27 am

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 23/02/2016
Date of posting: 27/02/2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: Newport
Date of receiving the application: 29/02/2016
Date of return of documents:
Interview letter:
Date interview booked:
Date of interview:
Date of SMS received:
Date of passport receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jxn » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:51 am

jxn wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 09/02/2016
Date application received by IPS: 10/02/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Belfast
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter: 25/02/2016 (dated 15/02/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 03.03.2016
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Dublin786 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:10 am

Dublin786 wrote:Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check and send
Date of application: 25/02/2016
Date of receiving the application: 26/02/2016
Date of return of documents: waiting
Interview letter: waiting
Date interview booked: 29/02/2016( without interview letter)
Date of interview: 1/3/2016
Date of SMS received:
Date of passport receipt:

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