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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Benji_182 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:15 pm

Application Timeline

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online + From to send with supporting docs
Date of application: 23/10/2016
Date application received by HMPO: 25/10/2016
Date of return of documents: 02/11/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/10/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 02/11/2016
Date of Passport Receipt: 04/11/2016

Thank you all for information and glad its over! Onto the next mission now!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by edvent » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:19 pm

Application Sent: Friday, 28 Oct 2016
Received by HMPO: Monday, 31 Oct 2016 (Special delivery tracking)
Money Gone: 02/03 Nov 2016
Documents Received: 04 Nov 2016
Letter inviting to book Interview Appointment: 05 Nov 2016
Interview Appointment: 08 Nov 2016
Passport Received: 10 Nov 2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Casa » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:41 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
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We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by umarnazar » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:27 am

Passport for: Child (4 months old)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 08 Nov 2016
Date application received by IPS: 09 Nov 2016
Date of Passport Received: 14 Nov 2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ishyd » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 11-Nov-2016
Date application received by HMPO:- 15-Nov-2016
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment:TBC
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ishyd » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:03 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 11-Nov-2016
Date application received by HMPO:- 15-Nov-2016
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:TBC
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment:22-Nov-2016
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC I called HMPO today and they said application was examined yesterday on the 15-Nov-2016 (which was yesterday the day it was received) so very quick and today its at the interview stage. So boomed interview and advisor told me I do not need the letter for interview. Very quick...

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by isg1997 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:38 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 1/11/2016 (immediately after citizenship ceremony)
Date application received by IPS: 3/11/2016
Location of IPS Office involved:London
Date of return of documents:8/11/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter:8/11/2016
Date of Passport Appointment:14/11/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:16/11/2016
Fantastic service! They even corrected the name of my place of birth (incorrectly spelt on certificate of naturalisation) in the passport

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by annabhoa » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:26 pm

Passport for: Adult (I'm 16)
Application type: First passport (Neutralisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 8/11/2016
Date of application received by HMPO: 11/11/2016 (Durham)
Date of return of documents: 16/11/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/11/2016
Date of passport appointment: 26/11/2016
Date of passport receipt: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ishyd » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:19 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 11-Nov-2016
Date application received by HMPO:- 15-Nov-2016
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:18-Nov-2016
Date of receipt of interview letter:TBC
Date of Passport Appointment:22-Nov-2016
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ishyd » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:46 pm

Passport for: An Adult
Application Type: First Passport
Method of application: Check & Send -Special Delivery
Date of application: 11-Nov-2016
Date application received by HMPO:- 15-Nov-2016
Date of fee deduction: Paid at the Post Office.
Date of return of documents:18-Nov-2016
Date of receipt of interview letter:No letter sent by HMPO.
Date of Passport Appointment:22-Nov-2016
Date of Passport Receipt:TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ashish79 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:48 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First after naturalization
Method of application: Check & Send at post office
Date of application: 15 Nov 2016
Date application received by IPS: 17 Nov 2016
Date of return of documents: 22 Nov 2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22 Nov 2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 24 Nov 2016
Date of Acknowledgement Text: 25 Nov 2016 ( saying passport would be with me in a few working days)
Date of Passport Receipt: TBC

All in all, a much quicker process than i had anticipated. originally applied for naturalization on the 5th Sept and am expecting to receive my british passport back before the end of Nov...so all within 12 weeks...Very pleased. Thanks all for your helpful posts and all the best!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alterhase58 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:59 am

Application type: First passport (after Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online Application & Special Delivery
Date of application: online 30.11.2016 / posted 01.12.2016
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Newport):
Return of documents:
Interview letter received:
Date of Passport Interview:
Interview Office:
SMS received:
Passport received:
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by annabhoa » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:53 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application type: First passport (Neutralisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 8/11/2016
Date of application received by HMPO: 11/11/2016 (Durham)
Date of return of documents: 16/11/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/11/2016
Date of passport appointment: 26/11/2016
SMS received: 28/11/2016
Date of passport receipt: 1/12/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alterhase58 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:19 pm

Application type: First passport (after Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online Application & Special Delivery
Date of application: online 30.11.2016 / posted 01.12.2016
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Newport): 02.12.2016
Return of documents: 07.12.2016
Interview letter received: 07.12.2016
Date of Passport Interview: tba
Interview Office:
SMS received:
Passport received:
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by LilyLalilu » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:34 pm

Application type: First passport (Child - born in UK to settled parent)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 08/12/16
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Durham): 09/12/16
Return of documents: waiting
Passport received: waiting
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by perfectionist » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:28 am

Child Passport
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Method of application: Online
Date of application: 01/11/2016
Awaiting information from the applicant: 02/11/2016
Declaration form received, being processed: 11/11/2016
Date of return of documents: 24/11/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of passport interview: N/A
Date of passport printing SMS: N/A
Dispatched: 24/11/2016
Date of passport receipt: 24/11/2016

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alterhase58 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:04 pm

Application type: First passport (after Naturalisation)
Method of application: Online Application & Special Delivery
Date of application: online 30.11.2016 / posted 01.12.2016
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Newport): 02.12.2016
Return of documents: 07.12.2016
Interview letter received: 07.12.2016
Date of Passport Interview (Victoria): 09.12.2016
SMS received: none
Passport received: 12.12.2016 – 7 work days from start to finish :D
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Suds123 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:10 pm

Application type: First passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 30/11/2016
Interview letter received: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment/interview: N/A
Return of documents: 10/12/2016
SMS received: 13/12/2016
Passport received: Not Yet

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by LilyLalilu » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:23 am

Update:

Application type: First passport (Child - born in UK to settled parent)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 08/12/16
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Durham): 09/12/16
Countersignatory contacted to confirm child's details: 14/12/16
SMS received: 16/12/16
Return of documents: waiting
Passport received: waiting
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by LilyLalilu » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:28 pm

Application type: First passport (Child - born in UK to EEA settled parent)
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 08/12/16
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Durham): 09/12/16
Countersignatory contacted to confirm child's details: 14/12/16
SMS received: 16/12/16
Return of documents: 20/12/16
Passport received: 20/12/16

I'm impressed, only 7 working days from start to finish! :D I was annoyed that we couldnt use the one week fast-track service, turns out the standard service was just as good.
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kolaxy » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:05 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First British Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 02/12/2016
Date application received by IPS: 05/12/2016
Location of IPS Office involved: Leeds
Date of return of documents: 14/12/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/12/2016
Date of Passport Appointment: 21/12/2016
SMS received: 22/12/2016
Date of Passport Receipt:23/12/2016

The journey is finally over. Praise Be To Jehovah God.
Thanks to all members of this forum most especially our superb moderators. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by moondoggydogg » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:21 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Applying from: Australia (citizen by descent)
Method of application: Online
Date documents sent from Australia: 20 Dec 2016
Date tracking number indicated documents received by HMPO: 28 Dec 2016
Location of Office involved: Liverpool
Date Marked Received in online system: 29 Dec 2016
Date Marked Processing: 30 Dec 2016
Date Marked Dispatched: 3 Jan 2017
Date tracking info was received (via text from DHL): 4 Jan 2017
Date of return of documents: 9 Jan 2017
Date of Passport Receipt: 9 Jan 2017
Keywords: Aus, Aussie, Ozzie, Oz, international, overseas (for anyone searching the thread)

Very impressed with HMPO's service! It was a huge hassle getting all the supporting documentation together, but the application process itself was seamless. I definitely thought it would take longer considering how many public holidays and weekends there were in the time.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Pilznher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:47 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First British Passport (Naturalisation)
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/12/2016
Date application received by HMPO: 24/12/2016
Date of receipt of interview letter: 31/12/2016
Date of Passport interview: 03/01/2017
Date of return of documents: 03/01/2017
SMS received: 04/01/2017
Date of Passport Receipt: 09/01/2017

A little over 2 weeks total, 10 business days due to festive season holidays.
Very happy. Very quick especially considering the time of year.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by briedis » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:30 pm

Application type: First passport (after Naturalisation)
Method of application: Postal (Special Delivery)
Date of application: posted 04/01/2017
Supporting documents received by HMPO (London): 05/01/2017
Interview letter received: 11/01/2017
Date of Passport Interview: 12/01/2017
Return of documents: 13/01/2017
Interview Office: London
SMS received: none
Passport received: 16/01/2017

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by koga00 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:28 pm

Daughter ages (6 & 4)
Application type: First passport (after Child registration)
Method of application: Postal (Special Delivery)
Date of application: posted 10/01/2017
Supporting documents received by HMPO (Newport): 11/01/2017
SMS received: 12/01/2017
Got a letter requesting older daughter's foreign passport and biometric card as she's travel out of the UK previously: 13/01/2017
Sent by recorded delivery:14/01/2017
Return of documents: 18/01/2017 (Morning via post)
Passport received: 18/01/2017 (Afternoon by courier)

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