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A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by favour » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:08 pm

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Children (born in UK)
Application Type: First passport
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 15/04/16
Date of posting Documents: 16/04/16
Date of Documents received:18/04/16
Date application received by IPS: Not Known
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of SMS received: 22/04/16
Date of Passport Receipt: 25/04/16

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sherjan » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:35 pm

sherjan wrote:Application Timeline for myself
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:19/04/2015
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents: 25/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/04/2016
Date of sms received : :|
Date of Passport receipt: :|

I need my passport by 10th May otherwise I cannot fly on 11th May
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kanswam » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: 2 Children (born in UK)
Application Type: First passport
Method of application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of application: 18/04/16
Date of posting Documents: 18/04/16
Date application received by IPS: Not Known
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of SMS received: 22/04/16
Date of Passport Receipt: 25/04/16

Thank you all for the guidance provided on this forum. It was a smooth process. Best wishes to those that are waiting for their passports!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sherjan » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:38 am

Application Timeline for myself
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:19/04/2015
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents: 25/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/04/2016
Date of sms received : 26/04/2016
Date of Passport receipt: :|

I need my passport by 10th May otherwise I cannot fly on 11th May

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alien.uk » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:03 am

*** Final Update ***
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First passport (naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 06/04/16
Date of posting Documents: 06/04/16
Date application received by IPS: 08/04/16
Date of return of documents: 14/04/16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/04/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 22/04/16
Date of SMS received: 23/04/16
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/04/16

Full circle ends here - Started in 2009...Thanks would just be an understatement for assistance and help received from this group / moderators.

Now, Over to my beloved Indian Government for OCI.
Alien UK
ILR received - November 2014
Applied for Naturalisation - Feb 2016
Naturalisation Approval - Mar 2016
Passport Received - April 2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Daniel97 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:11 pm

sherjan wrote:Application Timeline for myself
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:19/04/2015
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents: 25/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/04/2016
Date of sms received : 26/04/2016
Date of Passport receipt: :|

I need my passport by 10th May otherwise I cannot fly on 11th May

Your passport will be with you by tomorrow!!!!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bright_star » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:49 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online (overseas / from outside the UK)
Date of application: 13.04.16
Date application received by IPS: 18.04.16
Location of IPS Office involved: Durham
Date of return of documents: 25.04.16
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 25.04.16

Ps. I am super happy with their service. I got my first British passport in one week!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by phoenix3123 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:08 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 25/06/2016
Date application received by IPS: Awaiting
Location of IPS Office involved: -----
Date of return of documents: -------
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 Kraecki » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:44 am

Hi everybody,

I received the SMS on Wednesday 20/04/2016 and still have not received my passport. Is that unusually long? Seems like most of the people on here got the passport 1/2 day(s) after they have received the SMS.

Thanks for your help :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kkuk » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:34 pm

Passport for:Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:13/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 14/04/2016( confirmed by calling)
Location of IPS Office involved:Belfast
Date of return of documents:22/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter:21/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment:24/04/2016
Date of SMS received:25/04/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:27/04/2016

A big thank you to forum members and moderators who helped me for last 9 years to get through all hurdles and gave me superb advice.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Betty_me » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:42 am

Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check and Send.
Date of application: 06/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 07/04/16
Date of return of documents: 13/04/16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14/04/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/04/16
Date SMS Received: 26/04/16
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/04/16

My passport is issued in my maiden name- I have now booked a same day appointment for name change- on 05/05/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nomadder » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:48 am

Passport Application Timeline - UPDATE

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 21/04/2016 (confirmed by phoning IPS on 22/04/2016)
Date of return of documents: 25/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 26/04/2016 (letter dated 25/04/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/05/2016 (first available appointment in London)
Date of SMS received: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sherjan » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Total Passport Process Time (for me): 9 Days
Application Timeline for myself
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:19/04/2015
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents: 25/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 25/04/2016
Date of sms received : 26/04/2016
Date of Passport receipt: 28/04/2016 :shock: Really Quick Service, Thumbs up

Daniel97-I did not receive the passport yesterday as I was expecting however received today though. Goodluck.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by haseetbajwa » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:39 pm

geriatrix wrote:Interested members can post their passport application processing timelines here for the benefit of others.

Please include the following details when posting in this topic:

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult / Minor
Application Type: New / Replacement / Renewal
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 15/04/16
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents:20/04/16
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:24/04/16
Date of Passport Receipt:28/04/16
End of long journey.
Thx to this great forum.

Other Updates: If you wish to provide interim updates (e.g. - when you called UKBA for status, and what information you were given), please edit your original post to include the following:
Interim Updates
Date: Description



To ensure that your "entire" timeline history can be viewed by others at one single location and that there are no multiple posts of one case spread across the entire topic:
1. please do not make new (duplicate) posts in the topic to provide updates (e.g. - a new post with original post in "quotes").
2. to post updates (timeline / interim), please edit the original post you've made.
(Tip: Remember the page number of your initial post, to help you find it to edit it for posting updates).





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).
Duplicate posts, multiple posts relating to the same application, pleasantries, off-topic posts, queries, posts enquiring about current timelines, etc. will be deleted without notice.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 12years » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:05 pm

FINAL UPDATE
Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 07/04/2016
Date of posting: 07/04/2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: Durham
Date of receiving the application: 08/04/2016 (RM tracking)
Date online status changed to received documents: 11/04/2016
Date of return of documents: 14/04/2016
Interview letter: 15/04/2016
Date interview booked: 20/04/2016
Date of interview: 25/04/2016
Date of SMS received: 26/04/2016
Date of passport receipt: 28/04/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Azoo18 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:42 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: ONLINE
Date of application: 24/04/2016 SENT DOCUMENTS VIA SPECIAL DELIVERY NEXT DAY
Date application received by IPS: 25/04/2016
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents:
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 RScorpio » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:22 am

RScorpio wrote:Passport for: Child
Application Type: First passport (naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 04/04/16
Date of posting Documents: 05/04/16
Date application received by IPS: 07/04/16
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

Original Indian passport and British citizenship registration certificate posted to Peterborough office by Royal Mail next day delivery. RM goofed up and delivered late by a day, had sent the post to some other distribution centre in another part of the country erroneously which had me very worried. No delivery sms acknowledging receipt received from Passport office yet however- regretting applying online already as I thought processing child application would have been quicker so at least would have received documents back by now. Really should have gone for 1 week fast track service.
Update:
Received letter on 14th that Passport Office couldn't trace countersignatory at address given - for heaven's sake, it was my colleague who had given my own office address so how is this possible. Had to repost another form on 18th with new counter signature - who was an old colleague and friend.

Passport Office then sent another letter in about 2 days to her saying she needs to provide a lot of detail about myself and some details about child on official company letter head. This sounded a bit crazy as my friend had signed in personal capacity and mentioned she is my friend on app, so what has her company got to do with my child. Anyway , she had to get permission from hr to be able to use the co letterhead and managed to after a lot of convincing.Letter posted back next day.

Finally on 26th got sms of passport dispatch confirmation. Received passport and supporting docs on 28th.

I may have been amongst the unfortunate few whose child's passport took so long looking at other people's timeline. Possibly should have gone for 1 week fast track.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by s_saini » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:47 am

Passport for: Adult First Time
Application Type: New (Naturalised)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 18/04/2016
Date of posting: 20/04/2016 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Posted to: Portsmouth
Date of receiving the application: 21/04/2016 (RM tracking)
Date online status changed to received documents: 22/04/2016
Date of return of documents: 27/04/2016
Interview letter: 27/04/2016
Date interview booked: 22/04/2016
Date of interview: 28/04/2016
Date of SMS received: 29/04/2016
Date of passport receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gulcurm » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:41 pm

gulcurm wrote:UPDATE
Passport for:Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:09/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 12/04/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 15/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/04/2016(I called IPS and they told me that the interview letter is sent on 15th, however they noticed that my surname was spelled wrong, and issued a new interview letter)
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/04/2016
Date of SMS received:25/04/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:28/04/2016
Thanks to immigrationboard forum and the users... You made my immigration journey a lot easier.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Lenchik » Sun May 01, 2016 10:56 am

UPDATE:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check and Send.
Date of application: 30/03/2016
Date application received by IPS: unknown
Location of IPS Office involved: ?
Date of return of documents: 08/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 08/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/04/2016 (Portsmouth)
Date of SMS received: 22/04/2016 (got 2 SMS)
Date of Passport Receipt:26/04/2016(date of issue -21/04/2016)
Thank you everyone for sharing. Very useful Forum!

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