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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

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 lbg » Tue May 03, 2016 7:41 am

UPDATE

Passport: Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/04/2016
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: 21/04/2016
IPS Office: Durham
Interview letter received: 28/04/2016
Return of documents: 29/04/2016
Interview: 06/05/2016 (booked on 21/04/2016)
Interview Office: London Victoria
SMS received: waiting
Passport received: waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by brian312 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:47 am

Passport: Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application & documents posted: 27/04/2016
Documents delivered: 28/04/2016 (Royal Mail tracking)
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: 29/04/201
IPS Office: Newport
Interview letter received: waiting
Return of documents: waiting
Interview: waiting
Interview Office:
SMS received: waiting
Passport received: waiting

How did others managed to schedule their appointment before receiving the interview letter? What are the magic words to use when you call? I just keep getting told to wait for the letter, it could take six weeks, yadda yadda...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by djkay12 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:06 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:21/04/2016
Date of return of documents: 03/05/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: WAITING

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Wed May 04, 2016 9:11 pm

TIMELINES ONLY.
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.
(Casa, not CR001)
Please don't send me PMs asking for immigration advice on posts that are on the open forum. If I haven't responded there, it's because I don't have the answer. I'm a moderator, not a legal professional.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by djkay12 » Fri May 06, 2016 8:11 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/04/2016
Date application received by IPS:21/04/2016
Date of return of documents: 03/05/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 05/05/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Don333 » Fri May 06, 2016 10:14 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 26/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 27/04/2016 (Belfast)
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/05/2016 (Issued 03/05/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by shace26 » Fri May 06, 2016 5:44 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Check and Send.
Date of application: 22/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 23/04/16
Location of IPS Office involved: ?
Date of return of documents: 30/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 30/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/04/2016 (Portsmouth) - booked without the letter
Date of SMS received: 03/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:06/05/2016(date of issue -29/04/2016)
Thank you everyone for sharing. Very useful Forum

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Medbj » Tue May 10, 2016 9:30 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New passport after naturalization
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 09/05/2016
Date application received by IPS: 10/05/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter:awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment: awaiting
Date of Passport Receipt : awaiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ozzy » Tue May 10, 2016 11:33 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New passport after naturalization
Method of application: C&S
Date of application: 05/05/2016
Date application received by IPS: 10/05/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Liverpool
Date of return of documents: awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter:awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment: awaiting
Date of Passport Receipt : awaiting

Called today spoke to a very helpful lady and she said application is awaiting examination by the officer which should have been done by 10 a.m today.(I called at 11a.m).Surprised she gave me actual time of my examination but hopefully it will go quick.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by crowbar6 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:31 pm

New timeline:

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Check and Send.
Date of application: 23/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 26/04/16
Location of IPS Office involved: ?
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/05/2016
Date of return of documents: 03/05/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 05/05/2016 (Reading)
Date of SMS received: 06/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/05/2016(date of issue 05/05/2016)

The only comment is that DX Secure the courier company HMPO use for delivery of supporting documents (if you've paid for it) and British passport are not reliable as far as delivery is concerned. Calls to the helpdesk usually sort out the problem and I opted to collect the passport from one of their depots which went through smoothly.
Regards,
crowbar6

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Don333 » Tue May 10, 2016 5:50 pm

Update
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 26/04/2016
Date application received by IPS: 27/04/2016 (Belfast)
Date of return of documents: 07/05/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/05/2016 (Issued 03/05/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 07/05/2016 (Luton)- booked without letter on 27/04/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/05/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by msm99 » Wed May 11, 2016 7:46 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 05/05/2016
Date application received by IPS: 09/05/2016
Date of return of documents: Awaiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Awaiting
Date of Passport Appointment: 18/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: Awaiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by lbg » Wed May 11, 2016 8:09 am

FINAL UPDATE

Passport: Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 20/04/2016
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: 21/04/2016
IPS Office: Durham
Interview letter received: 28/04/2016
Return of documents: 29/04/2016
Interview: 06/05/2016 (booked on 21/04/2016)
Interview Office: London Victoria
SMS received: 07/05/2016
Passport received: 10/05/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ajpetri » Wed May 11, 2016 5:05 pm

Passport: First Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27/04/2016
Documents sent: 03/05/2016
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: no idea
IPS Office: no idea

On May 10 2016 - received a letter dated May 6, from Passport office suggesting I did not send them any photos (a lie). Resent two passport photos - May 10, 2016. fingers crossed.
Current application status - "awaiting information from applicant"

Interview letter received:
Return of documents:
Interview:
Interview Office:
Passport received:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mrykhami » Thu May 12, 2016 2:19 pm

Mrykhami wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22-04-2016
Date application received by IPS: waiting
Location of IPS Office involved: waiting
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

I'm very happy to see most people here got their passports within a month! I'm hoping for mine to be that fast! :mrgreen:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22-04-2016
Date application received by IPS: -
Location of IPS Office involved: -
Date of return of documents: 28/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

I just had my interview. It went very smooth and very friendly staff! Special the guy who interviewed me :) so if you are nervous (like me lol) don't be! Just be yourself and try not to overthink your answers. At the end of the day is just a normal conversation to confirm your identity.
Anyway good luck to everyone going through their interviews!
I'll keep on update when I receive my passport. :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nomadder » Fri May 13, 2016 1:47 pm

Passport Application Timeline - FINAL 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: 10/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 12/05/2016

Thank you everyone for your help and advice during the long journey from arrival in the UK to citizenship and passport.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by obelix1 » Sat May 14, 2016 5:36 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport(Naturalisation)
Method of application: online
Date of application: 05/05/2016
Date application received by IPS:06/05/2016
Date of return of documents: 13/05/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 13/05/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/05/2016 in Portsmouth
Date of Passport Receipt: WAITING

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mrykhami » Mon May 16, 2016 10:40 pm

Final Update!

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22-04-2016
Date application received by IPS: -
Location of IPS Office involved: -
Date of return of documents: 28/04/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/04/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/05/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 16/05/2016

It's been a long journey! I'm so happy to be part of this community that helped me throughout my citizenship. Thank you all! :mrgreen:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by peter2015 » Tue May 17, 2016 6:22 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 12/5/2016 posted 17/5/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
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 ajdILL » Wed May 18, 2016 9:35 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalized Citizen)
Method of application: Bright Checka nd Send
Date of application: 10/5/2016 posted 10/5/2016
Date application received by IPS: 13 May 2016
Location of IPS Office involved:
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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