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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bees08 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:44 am

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 18/10/18
Date Application received by HMPO:
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 22/10/18 We'll contact you by 13/11 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 25/10/18
Date of Text from Courier: 25/10/18
Date of Return of Documents: 25/10/18 (paid extra £5 for secured delivery)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt: 25/10/18

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alexlaya » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:51 pm

alexlaya wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send - St Albans Office
Date of Application: 15/10/2018
Date Application received by HMPO: 17/10/2018 Office: Peterborough
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 17/10/2018 We'll contact you by 07/11 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Date of letter requesting new photos: 19/10/2018 New Photos sent:22/10/2018
Date of new photos received: 23/10/2018
Date of first call to HMPO to double check application progress: 24/10/2018 Photos to be scanned into system
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 26/10/2018
Date of Text from Courier: 26/10/2018
Date of Return of Documents:29/10/2018
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:29/10/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by swordfish » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:12 pm

Application Timeline
Parents got Pr
Passport for: New born after Pr Issue Date.
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 16/10/2018
Date application received by HMPO: 20/10/2018
First Text : Passport will be by 20/11/2018 if No more docs required : 26/10/2018
Second Text Passport will be deliver in few days : 27/10/2018
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/10/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by spartanking_007 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:16 am

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 03-Nov-2018
Date Application received by HMPO: 06-Nov-2018
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 09-Nov-2018
Text 1: We'll contact you by 29/11 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Text 2: You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Return of Documents (paid extra £5 for secured delivery):
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 Sir Murphy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:47 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport After Naturalisation
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 06-09-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-09-2018
Date of Passport Application: 10/09/2018
Date of debit of Passport fees: 26/09/2018
Date of Ceremony: 12/11/2018 (Official Ceremony)
Date of Passport to be received:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by spartanking_007 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:43 am

spartanking_007 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:16 am
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 03-Nov-2018
Date Application received by HMPO: 06-Nov-2018
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 09-Nov-2018
Text 1: We'll contact you by 29/11 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Text 2: You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 09-Nov-2018
Date of Text from Courier: 10-Nov-2018
Date of Return of Documents (paid extra £5 for secured delivery): 13-Nov-2018
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 12-Nov-2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by fannetta » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm

Passport for: First adult after Naturalisation
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 06/11/2018
Date application received by IPS: 09/11/2018
Location of IPS Office involved: Glasgow
Notification of passport dispatch: 13/11/2018
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: n/a
Date of Passport Appointment: n/a
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by longgapilr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:49 am

Passport for: First adult after Naturalisation
Method of application: Online & special delivery
Date of application: 27/10/2018
Date application received by IPS: 30/10/2018
Location of IPS Office involved: Glasgow
Notification of passport dispatch: 09/11/2018
Date of return of documents: 10/11/2018
Date of receipt of interview letter: n/a
Date of Passport Appointment: n/a
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/11/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by fannetta » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:41 pm

fannetta wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Passport for: First adult after Naturalisation
Method of application: Online
Date of application: 06/11/2018
Date application received by IPS: 09/11/2018
Location of IPS Office involved: Glasgow
Notification of passport dispatch: 13/11/2018
Date of return of documents: 16/11/2018
Date of receipt of interview letter: n/a
Date of Passport Appointment: n/a
Date of Passport Receipt: 15/11/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sir Murphy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:05 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport After Naturalisation
Method of application: Online + NDRS + JCAP
Date of application: 06-09-2018
Date of NDRS/JCAP appointment: 10-09-2018
Date of Passport Application: 10/09/2018
Date of debit of Passport fees: 26/09/2018
Date of Ceremony: 12/11/2018 (Official Ceremony)
Date of Passport Received: 19/11/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sara_wales » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:47 pm

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 07-Nov-2018
Date Application received by HMPO:
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO:
Text 1: on 10.11.2018 - We'll contact you by 01/12 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Text 2: on 17.11.2018 - You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched:
Date of Text from Courier: 20.11.2018
Date of Return of Documents (paid extra £5 for secured delivery): 20.11.2018
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 20.11.2018
(Received my new passport and old one at same time, posted through my letter box in two separate envelops).
Thank you everyone for your kind help throughout this journey and I send my best wishes to those who are waiting for their applications' outcome. Take care!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bigben3 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:14 am

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 13/11/2018
Date Application received by HMPO:
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO:
Text 1: 17/11/2018 - We'll contact you by 08/12 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Text 2: 19/11/2018 - You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched:
Date of Text from Courier: 21/11/2018
Date of Return of Documents (paid extra £5 for secured delivery): 21/11/2018
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 21/11/2018

Thank you all for sharing their timeliness, very helpful. Both passport and documents dropped in through the letterbox.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bummiey » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Application Type: 1st Adult Passport after Registration (overseas application from Nigeria)
Method of application: Paper form
Passport application sent - 24/09/18
Passport application received by HMPO - 26/09/18
Fees deducted - 26/09/18
Request for new passport pictures - 27/09/18
New Passport pics sent - 29/09/18
Email from HMPO for interview - 24/10/18
Interview date (interviewed at the Visa Application Centre Ikeja) - 01/11/18
Email from DHL about important shipment received - 21/11/18
Receipt of Passport and supporting documents - 23/11/18

Total time of about 8 weeks. Thank God! and thank you all for sharing your timelines with us.

Off to UK 😎

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by atul4sap » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:38 pm

Eligibility criteria: HSMP + Tier 1 (General) + ILR (received in 2016)
Language Criteria: IELTS
Nationality : Indian
Method of application: NCS
Date of application: 29.06.2018
Payment method: Debit Card
Date of acknowledgement:
Date of debit of fees: 18.07.2018
Date of Biometric letter issued: 17.07.2018
Date of biometric letter received: 21.07.2018
Date Biometrics enrolled: 28.07.2018
Date on Approval letter: 29.08.2018
Date of receipt of approval: 07.09.2018
Date of receipt of ceremony letter:
Date of Ceremony: 24.10.2018
Date of Passport Application: 15.11.2018
Date of debit of fees:19.11.2018
Date Passport to be received: 26.11.2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Archer1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
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 vony » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:57 am

Application Type: First child passport after registration
Method of Application: Online
Date of Application: 26/11/18
Declaration Form Sent HMPO: 27/11/18
Application Received HMPO: 28/11/18
Date Text Received: 04/12/18
Date of Return of Documents: 01/12/18
Date of Passport Received: 05/12/18

Hope this helps others!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Archer1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:35 pm

Archer1 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days. we'll send your supporting documents separately.
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 ootum04 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:48 pm

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Paper app & post check and send
Date of Application: 29/11/2018
Date Application received by HMPO: 1/12/2028
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 1/12/2018
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched:waiting
Date of Text from Courier: NA
Date of Return of Documents: Not yet
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

I start wondering now, coz few peoples apply on same date already got their msges on 6/12/18 that their passport is on the way!!!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by DeeDiana92 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Registration
Method of Application: Post Office C&S
Date of Application: 20/11/2018
Date Application received by HMPO:
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO:
Text 1: On 23/11/2018 We'll contact you by 14/12 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.
Text 2: On 6/12/2018 You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched:7/12/2018
Date of Text from Courier: 7/12/2018
Date of Return of Documents (Paid extra £5 for secured delivery): 28/11/2018
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: 28/11/2018 dated 26/11/2018
Date of Passport Appointment:5/12/2018
Date of Passport Receipt: 8/12/2018

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bono » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:45 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Online
Date of Application: 29/10/2018
Date Application received by HMPO Belfast: 30/10/2018
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO:
Text 1: On 30/11/2018 We've received your documents. If we need more information, we'll contact you.
Text 2: On 05/12/2018 morning - We've approved your application and new photo. We'll let you know when your passport is ready to dispatch. :D
Text3: On 05/12/2018 evening - Your new passport is being sent to the address you gave us. You should receive it within 2 days. :roll:
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 05/12/2018
Date of Text from Courier: 07/12/2018
Date of Return of Documents (Paid extra £5 for secured delivery): Not yet
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: None
Date of Passport Receipt: 7/12/2018

SUPER FAST! :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bbreddy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:05 pm

Application Type: First child passport after registration (for ILR Parents)
Method of Application: Online
Date of Application: 28/11/18
Declaration Form Sent HMPO: 28/11/18
Application Received HMPO: 29/11/18 (special next day delivery)
Online status change to Dispatched: 06/12/18
Date Text Received from HMPO: 06/12/18
Date Text Received from DX: 07/12/18
Date of Return of Documents: 07/12/18 (paid £5 extra for secure delivery)
Date of Passport Received: 07/12/18

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Archer1 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm

Archer1 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Archer1 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days. we'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS: No Idea
Location of IPS Office involved: No Idea
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days.we'll send
your supporting documents separately.
3rd Text from DX on 07/12/2018 : Delivery from Ho Office will be delivered tomorrow (08/12/2018)
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 07/12/2018
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Archer1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:29 pm

Archer1 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Archer1 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Archer1 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved:
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days. we'll send your supporting documents separately.
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS: No Idea
Location of IPS Office involved: No Idea
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days.we'll send
your supporting documents separately.
3rd Text from DX on 07/12/2018 : Delivery from Ho Office will be delivered tomorrow (08/12/2018)
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 07/12/2018
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send or Postal
Date of application: 29/11/2018
Date application received by IPS: No Idea
Location of IPS Office involved: No Idea
First Text received today 04/12/2018;will contact by 27/12 if more info or interview is requried.
2nd text received 06/12/2018 : You should recevie your new passport within a few working days.we'll send
your supporting documents separately.
3rd Text from DX on 07/12/2018 : Delivery from Ho Office will be delivered tomorrow (08/12/2018)
Date of return of documents: 10/12/2018
Date of receipt of interview letter:NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 07/12/2018
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Bed » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:39 pm

Application Type: First child passport after registration
Method of Application: Post & check and send
Date of Application: 14/12/18
Application Received HMPO: ??
Date Text Received: ??
Date of Return of Documents: ??
Date of Passport Received: ??

I have travels booked and supposed to be flying out on the 31st if i get the passport on time (fingers crossed) 🤞

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Route to ILR » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:06 pm

Date of Passport Application: 23/10/18 (JCAP)
Date of debit of Passport fees: 09/11/18
HMPO Text Received: 09/11/18 (Will contact by 29/11 if more info or interview needed)
Date of Ceremony: 05/12/18
DX text Received: 15/12/18 (Passport to be delivered on 17/12/18).
HMPO 2nd text Received: 15/12/18 ( To Sign the Passport when Receive).
Passport Delivered by DX: 17/12/18 @ 13:45
Happy Days :D :D :D :D

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