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peter2015
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by peter2015 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:29 pm

[quote="peter2015"]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: 26/5/2026
Date of receipt of interview letter: 30/5/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 10/6/2016
Date of SMS received: never got sms
Date of Passport Receipt:16/6/2016

After 11months 1 week it's over

szj
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by szj » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:07 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1/6/2016 (Documents posted 2/6/2016)
Date application received by IPS: 3/6/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 15/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/06/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 09/07/2016
Date of SMS received: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by orpheus80in » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:12 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 26/05/2016 (Documents posted 27/05/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 01/06/2016 - online status update
Date of return of documents: 13/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 09/06/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/06/2016 - London
Date of SMS received: 18/06/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 20/06/2016 - Dx

yourazhar
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by yourazhar » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:06 am

Passport for: Child X 2
Application Type: First Passports (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 04/06/2016 (Documents posted 06/06/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 07/06/2016 - online status update
Date of return of documents: 16/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of SMS received: 16/06/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 16/06/2016 - DX

anniecc
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by anniecc » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:24 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/06/2016 (Documents posted 07/06/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 08/06/2016
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: Waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: Waiting
Date of SMS received: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

anniecc
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by anniecc » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:36 am

anniecc wrote:Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/06/2016 (Documents posted 07/06/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 08/06/2016
Date of return of documents: 21/06/16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/06/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/06/16
Date of SMS received: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ali_hsn » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:10 am

Update

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1/6/2016 (Documents posted 2/6/2016)
Date application received by IPS: 3/6/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: (not sure how to check this)
Date of return of documents: 14/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14/6/2016 (dated 10/6/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 22/6/2016 - London
Date of SMS received: 23/06/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting
all is well that ends well

SKJMR
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SKJMR » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:31 pm

Final Update...!!! thank everyone in this group, made life easy
J
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New First Passport ( naturalisized citizen)
Method of application: Check & Send @ post office
Date of application: 01/06/2016
Date application received by IPS: 03/06/2016 ( didnot get any sms or email confirmation,i rang them for info)
Location of IPS Office involved: Petersborough
Date of return of documents: 13/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/6/2016 (dated 9/6/16)
Date of Passport Appointment: 20/6/2016
Date of SMS received: 21/6/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 23/06/2016

praise the lord, thanks everyone and hope and pray every one who is waiting will get their good news soon

here i come OCI - to
deal with my beloved indian govt

Rajan1972
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rajan1972 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:40 am

Update:
Rajan1972 wrote:Passport for: Self , Wife , 2 Children
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1-Jun-16 (Documents posted 2-Jun-16)
Date application received by IPS: 3-Jun-16
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 11-Jun-16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11-Jun-2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 22-Jun-2016 (Appointment at Reading Interview office)
Date of SMS received: 23-Jun-2016
Date of Passport Receipt:Waiting

ali_hsn
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ali_hsn » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:41 pm

Final Update!

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1/6/2016 (Documents posted 2/6/2016)
Date application received by IPS: 3/6/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: (not sure how to check this)
Date of return of documents: 14/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 14/6/2016 (dated 10/6/2016)
Date of Passport Appointment: 22/6/2016 - London
Date of SMS received: 23/06/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:25/06/2016

I would like to thank everyone on this forum for their support - My journey has finally ended.
all is well that ends well

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by eawan » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:03 am

Passport for: Children x 2( Age: under 2 & under 5)
Application Type: First Passports
Method of application: Fast Track
Date of application: 26/06/2016
Date application received by IPS: 26/06/2016 (in person)
Location of IPS Office involved: London Office
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

Anybody applied through Fast Track? How long does it take to receive the passport? They say one Week hoping to get it soon..

Rajan1972
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rajan1972 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:46 am

Rajan1972 wrote:Update:
Rajan1972 wrote:Passport for: Self , Wife , 2 Children
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 1-Jun-16 (Documents posted 2-Jun-16)
Date application received by IPS: 3-Jun-16
Location of IPS Office involved: Peterborough
Date of return of documents: 11-Jun-16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11-Jun-2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 22-Jun-2016 (Appointment at Reading Interview office)
Date of SMS received: 23-Jun-2016
Date of Passport Receipt:24-Jun-2016
Received the passports on 24th Jun. My journey as far as this forum is concerned is over :)
Next is OCI process with the Indian Government.

arsenal49
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by arsenal49 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:29 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 9th June 2016
Date application received by IPS: 13th June 2016
Date Money taken from account: check and send service: 9th june 2016
Location of IPS Office involved:
Date of return of documents: 16th June 2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16th June 2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 28th June 2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 30th June 2016
Application sent (AN Form): Fri 04/03/2016 via POST
app fee taken: Mon 14/03/2016
Ack received: 17/03/2016
Biometric received: 17/03/2016
Biometric recorded: 19/03/2016
Approval date: 25/04/2016
Spreadsheet

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by eawan » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:01 am

update : got the passports very quick.. Would recommend Fast Track if someone planning to travel...

Application Type: First Passports
Method of application: Fast Track
Date of application: 26/06/2016
Date application received by IPS: 26/06/2016 (in person)
Location of IPS Office involved: London Office
Date of return of documents: 30/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of SMS received: 30/06/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:01/07/2016

Best of luck everyone:)

anniecc
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by anniecc » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:58 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport (Naturalised Citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/06/2016 (Documents posted 07/06/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 08/06/2016
Date of return of documents: 21/06/16
Date of receipt of interview letter: 21/06/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 29/06/16
Date of SMS received: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 01/07/16

Process took exactly one month.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ohara » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:49 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First adult passport (naturalised citizen)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 15/06/2016 (documents posted by RMSD 17/06/2016)
Date application received by HMPO: 20/06/2016
Date of return of documents: 29/06/16 (naturalisation certificate by RMSD, passports by DX)
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/06/16
Date of Passport Appointment: 30/06/16
Date of SMS received:
Date of Passport Receipt: 04/07/16

Overall not a bad wait considering it was a first adult passport in the middle of summer! They say it can take 6 weeks, mine took exactly 14 days from HMPO receiving my declaration to me receiving my passport. I was very surprised to get an interview the day after receiving the letter - apparently Plymouth was the only office with appointments available that week and some offices had a 3 week waiting list!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by vnesk » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:09 pm

Passport: Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27/06/2016
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: 28/06/2016
IPS Office: LONDON
Interview letter received: 05/07/16
Return of documents: XX/07/16
Interview: 10/07/2016 (booked on 05/07/2016)
Interview Office: Victoria London
SMS received: XX/07/16
Passport received: XX/07/16

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tk2011 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:01 pm

Praise God...The Journey is complete. I give him all the Glory

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First (Naturalised)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 17/06/2016
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents: 29/06/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/06/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/07/2016
Date of SMS received: 04/07/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 06/07/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by vnesk » Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:36 pm

Passport: Adult
Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 27/06/2016
Supporting documents received by HM Passport: 28/06/2016
IPS Office: LONDON
Interview letter received: 05/07/16
Return of documents: 07/07/16
Interview: 10/07/2016 (booked on 05/07/2016)
Interview Office: Victoria London (eveing)
SMS received: N/A
Passport received: 13/07/16

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:31 pm

geriatrix wrote:
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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