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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mikalai_S » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:13 pm

: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: 29/02/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/03/2016 (first available Saturday)
Confirmation email received: 29/02/2016
SMS Received: 21/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by GANTANG » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:35 pm

GANTANG wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 16/03/16
Date application received by IPS: 17/03/16
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: 27/03/16
Date of SMS received: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by w55 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:03 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 08/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: 11/03/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 17/03/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/03/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/03/2016
Date of SMS received: 22/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Daniel97 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:02 pm

[quote="w55"]Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 10/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: 11/03/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 17/03/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/03/2016
But called myself without interview letter 14/03/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/03/2016(Sunday)
Date of SMS received: 21/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:22/03/16

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Will47786 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:47 pm

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (applied from Canada)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 14/03/16 (Via Canada Post courier with tracking info)
Date application received by IPS: 21/03/16
Online status of application on 22/03/16 "Declaration form received, being processed"
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A Overseas applicant
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by idainka » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:35 pm

Update
idainka wrote:Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (naturalisation
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 11/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 14/03/16
Date application received by IPS: 15/03/16 (although online status changes on 16/03/16)
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23/03/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 05/04/16 (the earliest opportunity available! )
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by narsii » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:25 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New-Naturalisation
Method of application:JCAPS ( AN + Passport Application)
Date of application: 09/02/2016 ( Application Received by HMPO )
Date of SMS received: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

Extra Info : I applied AN using the JCAPS Scheme which allows to apply for AN and PP at the same time

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by UKBALoveStory » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:31 am

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (naturalisation)
Method of application: Post office check and send
Date of application: 23/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 23/03/16
Date application received by IPS: TBC
Date of return of documents: TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter: TBC
Date of Passport Appointment: TBC
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:
I am not an immigration adviser...All IMHO.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by narsii » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:58 am

Interim Update :
Since my application is through JCAPS ,last night requested status using
https://passportofficeforms.service.gov ... ation.ofml . Got an email in the morning that says "At present we are awaiting further information from Home office " .
narsii wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New-Naturalisation
Method of application:JCAPS ( AN + Passport Application)
Date of application: 09/02/2016 ( Application Received by HMPO )
Date of SMS received: TBC
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

Extra Info : I applied AN using the JCAPS Scheme which allows to apply for AN and PP at the same time

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milindsm » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:30 pm

How do you get to know Date application received by IPS. I have applied for my child's first passport through Post office Check-n-send on 21st March but have no clue what's happening with it.

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Child
Application Type: First passport (Registration)
Method of application: Post office check and send
Date of application: 21/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 21/03/16
Date application received by IPS: ??
Date of return of documents: Waiting...
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of SMS received: Waiting...
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Will47786 » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:17 pm

***************************************** UPDATE *****************************************

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (applied from Canada)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 14/03/16 (Via Canada Post courier with tracking info)
Date application received by IPS: 21/03/16
Online status of application on 23/03/16 "DISPATCHED"
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A Overseas applicant
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:
According to the website definition of the term "dispatched," it means the following (and I've copied and pasted directly from the website:

Dispatched
Your new passport has been printed and will be delivered shortly to the return address that you have given us.


So I'm not sure how long it takes from the time of it being dispatched to arriving. I was told that applications for passports usually take a minimum of 6 weeks. Its been a little over 2 weeks since I applied online and the mailed my documents over via a courier. Does anyone know if this 6 weeks means once the status changes or do online applicants who send in all the documents required have a shorter waiting time???? Thanks

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Daniel97 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:24 pm

Will47786 wrote:***************************************** UPDATE *****************************************

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (applied from Canada)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 14/03/16 (Via Canada Post courier with tracking info)
Date application received by IPS: 21/03/16
Online status of application on 23/03/16 "DISPATCHED"


Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A Overseas applicant
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:
According to the website definition of the term "dispatched," it means the following (and I've copied and pasted directly from the website:

Dispatched
Your new passport has been printed and will be delivered shortly to the return address that you have given us.


So I'm not sure how long it takes from the time of it being dispatched to arriving. I was told that applications for passports usually take a minimum of 6 weeks. Its been a little over 2 weeks since I applied online and the mailed my documents over via a courier. Does anyone know if this 6 weeks means once the status changes or do online applicants who send in all the documents required have a shorter waiting time???? Thanks
Most applications for passport nowadays receive their new passport within 2 weeks,
My new passport application was submitted 10/03/16,and passport received 22/03/16,
That means your passport is on the way for you

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milindsm » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:39 pm

How do you get to know Date application received by IPS??

Anyone?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Will47786 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:32 pm

Thanks Daniel. I'll be hoping to see something in the mail this week or next if the process is much faster than what I was originally told!! :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Daniel97 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:21 am

milindsm wrote:
How do you get to know Date application received by IPS??

Anyone?

You will receive a text from passport office.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mikalai_S » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:14 pm

:D :D :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: 29/02/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 19/03/2016 (first available Saturday)
Confirmation email received: 29/02/2016
SMS Received: 21/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 29/03/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by zazaza » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:13 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: 21/03/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Durham
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
SMS Received:
Date of Passport Receipt:

Hi guys, just a quick query. I booked a holiday to travel on April 6th quite a few months back. As a student I simply can't afford to just let it go, it is quite expensive and I can't change the dates. I was made aware at my naturalisation ceremony that I will have to return my ILR immediately which I did. I applied for the passport straightaway. I was aware that most of the passports were being processed within 2 weeks. I was told this by the passport office advisors too. I have been told that its all been clear security and documentation wise and its just under examination since the 24/03/2016. Since its nearly over a week, I am starting to stress out! I called in again today and was told that they will 'upgrade' me. I was told to wait for a call from the passport office. I am still waiting for this call but I need to go back to University instead of stressing over this! Does anybody know what this upgrade is or if I can do anything at all to quicken the process? I understand the Durham office is not particularly great at processing quickly. I will really appreciate some advice. :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by w55 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:21 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 08/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: 11/03/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 17/03/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/03/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/03/2016
Date of SMS received: 22/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:23/03/2016


End of journey! Thanks for the help.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Fernam » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:53 am

Passport for: Adult (first)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 26/03/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved: London
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 perfectionist » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:31 pm

Wife's ...

Method of application: Online
Declaration form received, being processed: 03/03/2016
Date of return of documents: 10/03/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/03/2016
Date of passport interview: 26/03/2016
Date of passport printing SMS: 30/03/2016
Dispatched: 30/03/2016
Date of passport receipt: 31/03/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Will47786 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:17 pm

Eligibility criteria:UKM born before 1983
Language criteria met: not applicable
Nationality: Canadian
Method of application: Mailed from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Date of application: October 5 / 2015 (date mailed from Vancouver, BC)
Payment method: Credit Card
Date of receipt by UKBA: October 9 / 2015 (tracked via Canada Post and confirmed received that date)
Date of acknowledgement : October 19 / 2015 ( received by me on October 28/2015)
Date money gone off account: October 13 / 2015 ( credit card charged the citizenship ceremony fee)
Date of letter requesting biometrics: October 19 / 2015 [/b]( sent via Royal Mail - all original documents received back)
Biometrics done: November 3 / 2015 (in Vancouver BC at VFS Global office)
Date of request for additional documentation December 10 / 2015
***** Email request from a case worker at the Home Office *************
Request for a birth certificate confirming parentage (the one submitted and returned did not have this information as the year when it was issued the Province where I was born didn't list such information on said document.
Date additional documentation was provided: December 17 / 2015 - aforementioned document was received, scanned and emailed to the case worker at the generic email address he contacted me from and instructed me to send the requested information )document).
December 24 / 2015 - same document and email was forwarded again to the case worker after no reply for a week on the original email
Date of acknowledgment of receipt of document by the case worker: December 29 / 2015 - acknowledgement via email from noted case worker that the document had been received, no other comments provided.
Date of approval : Received approval today (Feb 5th / 2016 via E-mail)
Date of ceremony : March 10th / 2016 at the British Consulate-General in Vancouver
Date applied for passports : March 12/ 2016 (online)
Date passports received : April 1/ 2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lingard » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:56 pm

By the grace of the almighty master Yoda, received we have today our son's passport. (post MN1 registration)

Method of application: In person Fast Track (1 week), HMPO London
Date of passport interview: 26/03/2016
Date of SMS receipt: 01/04/2016
Date of passport receipt: 02/04/2016
Date of documents receipt: not yet

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kahnzy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:55 am

Will47786 wrote:***************************************** UPDATE *****************************************

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (applied from Canada)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 14/03/16 (Via Canada Post courier with tracking info)
Date application received by IPS: 21/03/16
Online status of application on 23/03/16 "DISPATCHED"
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A Overseas applicant
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt:
According to the website definition of the term "dispatched," it means the following (and I've copied and pasted directly from the website:

Dispatched
Your new passport has been printed and will be delivered shortly to the return address that you have given us.


So I'm not sure how long it takes from the time of it being dispatched to arriving. I was told that applications for passports usually take a minimum of 6 weeks. Its been a little over 2 weeks since I applied online and the mailed my documents over via a courier. Does anyone know if this 6 weeks means once the status changes or do online applicants who send in all the documents required have a shorter waiting time???? Thanks
Hey Will47786,
My time line seems similar to yours and i was really surprised. My documents were received at HMPO on 29/03 and status updated to "Processing", by 01/04 status was updated to Dispatched. I'm a little worried that it happened too quick!! My timeline so far:

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Overseas (Australia), By descent)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 17/03/2016
Date application received by HMPO: 29/03/2016
Location of Office involved: Liverpool
Status updated to "Dispatched" 01/04/2016
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Confirmation email received:
SMS Received:
Date of Passport Receipt:

I've been using the online tracker, but does anyone know if I can get a tracking number for the documents coming back? I am assuming they are on their way??

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by milindsm » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:59 pm

UPDATE

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Child
Application Type: First passport (Registration)
Method of application: Post office check and send
Date of application: 21/03/16
Date of posting Documents: 21/03/16
Date application received by IPS: Never received any SMS
Date of return of documents: Waiting...
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of SMS received: Waiting...
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting...

Although I never received any SMS, the person who countersigned the application received a letter from Peterborough asking him to confirm the details in writing. Passport office provided 2nd class Freepost so not sure when the passport office will receive the confirmation (it was posted on 31/03/2016).

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Re: Adult passport (naturalised)

Post by tulipz » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:46 am

UPDATE!! Got our passports!
tulipz wrote:Passport for: Adult (me and DH)
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online application. Sent docs by special delivery.
Date of application: 06/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: 08/03/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Glasgow
Date of return of documents: 15/03/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/03/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/03/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 30/03/2016

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