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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:47 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Registration
Method of Application: Online, from abroad
Application submitted: 20/03/2019
Use paper form to confirm identity chosen: 20/03/2019
Date paper form to confirm identity sent: 01/04/2019 (registered mail)
Date paper form to confirm identity received by HMPO: 06/04/2019
Date supporting documents sent: 08/04/2019 (DHL)
Date supporting documents received by HMPO: 09/04/2019
Joined processing queue: 08/04/2019


Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier: AWAITING
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 JACKQ66 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:47 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Liverpool
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 26/03/2019 (submission date)
Date Identity Verified: 26/03/2019
Date documents sent: 27/03/2019
Date Documents Received: 29/03/2019
Date Application added to HMPO queue: 29/03/2019
Text: “We've received your documents. If we need more information, we'll contact you.”
Date of Text Approval from HMPO: 05/04/2019
Text:“We've approved you're new passport and photo. We'll let you know when your passport is ready to dispatch.”
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 05/04/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 06/04/2019 (Saturday)
Date of Return of Documents: 09/04/2019 (paid extra £5 for secure delivery)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 08/04/2019
Finally! Good luck to everyone! :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by AniaUK » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:43 am

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send in London
Date of Application: 03/04/2019
Date Identity Verified: N/A
Date Documents Sent: 03/04/2019
Date Documents Received: N/A - No tracking
Date Application Received by HMPO: N/A - No tracking
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 09/04/2019 at 9.04 am (stating "We'll contact you by 30/04 if more info or an interview is required....
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 09/04/2019 at 9.07 am (stating "You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately")
Date of Text from Courier: 10/04/2019 at 8.12 am (actually 2 texts stating delivery by tomorrow)
Date of Return of Documents: 10/04/2019 (just before 12 am) - signed for it
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/04/2019 (just before 12 am) - signed for it

Turnover = 1 week!

Even DX Delivery message said 'delivery by tomorrow' the Passport and the Supporting Documents arrived today in 2 separate envelopes - only 3.5 hours after the texts. Note: My passport still has the EU mention, which I am happy about as apparently from March 31st they supposed to remove it from the cover.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by codem2013 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 26/03/2019
Date Documents Sent: 26/03/2019
Date Documents Received: N/A
Date Application Received by HMPO: N/A
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: N/A
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 09/04/2019 (stating "You should receive your new passport within a few working days. we'll send your supporting documents separately")
Date of Text from Courier: 10/04/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 10/04/2019
Date of Passport 10/04/2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hamza12345 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:57 pm

Passport for: Adult (first passport after registration)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal Check & Send
Date of application: 22/03/19
Date application received by IPS: 25/03/19
Date of text received: 26/03/19 “We’ll contact you by 16/04 if any more info or an interview is required”
Location of IPS Office involved: London
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/04/19
Date of return of documents: 10/04/19
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/04/19
Date of text confirming passport dispatched: Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by stoofie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Very few applications from abroad on here, so I hope this is useful to someone.

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
HMPO Office: Liverpool
Method of Application: Online and secured delivery (overseas)
Date of Application: 2019/03/26
Date of Fees taken (CC): 2019/03/27
Date Documents Sent: 2019/03/29
Date Application Received by HMPO: 2019/04/02
Date Acknowledgement receipt (web): 2019/04/03
Date Asking for additional docs (e-mail): 2019/04/07
Date Additional docs sent (e-mail): 2019/04/07
Date Dispatched (web): 2019/04/09
Date of Text from Courier: 2019/04/10
Date of Return of Documents: 2019/04/12
Date of Passport Receipt: 2019/04/12

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by stoofie » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:23 pm

For interest's sake, I started gathering my docs and preparing my application, I have been tracking the timelines here and plugging it into a spreadsheet. Here's the list from the start of the year until today.

Please note:
  • I omitted overseas applications, as they are vulnerable to delays in postage, and other logistical issues. Their timelines are all over the map.
  • There's a slight upward trend overall.
I hope this is helpful, and good luck to all!

+---------------------+-------------+------------+------+
| User                | Date of App |   Received | Days |
+---------------------+-------------+------------+------+
| gemini24            |  2019/01/03 | 2019/01/15 |   12 |
| waffles             |  2019/01/08 | 2019/01/23 |   15 |
| onemoreguy          |  2019/01/14 | 2019/01/24 |   10 |
| Chris19             |  2019/02/01 | 2019/02/09 |    8 |
| Pulcina89           |  2019/01/31 | 2019/02/11 |   11 |
| fjv90               |  2019/02/04 | 2019/02/14 |   10 |
| Ewaz                |  2019/01/30 | 2019/02/14 |   15 |
| ONas16              |  2019/02/08 | 2019/02/21 |   13 |
| avatar16            |  2019/02/11 | 2019/02/23 |   12 |
| Nitch               |  2019/02/05 | 2019/02/16 |   11 |
| citizenearth        |  2019/02/18 | 2019/02/25 |    7 |
| AnotherUUID         |  2019/02/12 | 2019/02/28 |   16 |
| narenj              |  2019/02/13 | 2019/02/28 |   15 |
| cosgee              |  2019/02/19 | 2019/03/01 |   10 |
| citizenearth's wife |  2019/02/18 | 2019/03/05 |   15 |
| fahad346            |  2019/02/25 | 2019/03/07 |   10 |
| Rockefeller         |  2019/02/27 | 2019/03/13 |   14 |
| m4v3r1ck            |  2019/02/18 | 2019/03/18 |   28 |
| Samanghani          |  2019/02/24 | 2019/03/18 |   22 |
| sebgei              |  2019/02/24 | 2019/03/20 |   24 |
| jafarkuku           |  2019/02/25 | 2019/03/21 |   24 |
| Konsog              |  2019/03/08 | 2019/03/22 |   14 |
| Maryam63            |  2019/03/15 | 2019/03/27 |   12 |
| Zinger22            |  2019/03/15 | 2019/03/28 |   13 |
| adazion             |  2019/03/07 | 2019/03/28 |   21 |
| blackamericano      |  2019/03/12 | 2019/03/28 |   16 |
| seansilva           |  2019/03/13 | 2019/03/29 |   16 |
| savage87            |  2019/03/25 | 2019/04/02 |    8 |
| Alien2017           |  2019/03/21 | 2019/04/03 |   13 |
| Junior305           |  2019/03/06 | 2019/04/03 |   28 |
| northernwanderer2   |  2019/03/21 | 2019/04/03 |   13 |
| kmlenna             |  2019/03/27 | 2019/04/05 |    9 |
| Raj_ravi_uk         |  2019/03/15 | 2019/04/05 |   21 |
| StarShar            |  2019/03/21 | 2019/04/03 |   13 |
| abello78            |  2019/03/28 | 2019/04/08 |   11 |
| basicdiagrams       |  2019/03/20 | 2019/04/08 |   19 |
| JACKQ66             |  2019/03/26 | 2019/04/08 |   13 |
| AniaUK              |  2019/04/03 | 2019/04/10 |    7 |
| codem2013           |  2019/03/26 | 2019/04/10 |   15 |
+---------------------+-------------+------------+------+

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Anama » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 am

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Durham
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 26/03/2019 (submission date)
Date Identity Verified: 26/03/2019
Date documents sent: 28/03/2019
Date Documents Received: 29/03/2019
Date Application added to HMPO queue: 29/03/2019
Text: “We've received your documents. If we need more information, we'll contact you.”
Date of Text Approval from HMPO: 03/04/2019
Text:“We've approved you're new passport and photo. We'll let you know when your passport is ready to dispatch.”
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 04/04/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 05/04/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 09/04/2019 (paid extra £5 for secure delivery)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 05/04/2019

I am so happy and extremely excited that I have come to the end of my immigration journey lasting 9 years. I am now a full British citizen. I am so grateful for the help and support I received from this platform. Thanks All!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wanderingrooh » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online+ documents sent by post -next day delivery
Date of application: 15 April 2019
Date application received by IPS: 17 April 2019 ( received email confirmation)
Location of IPS Office involved: Newport
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

Hopefully not long to go before I get my swanky Red passport! :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ryanbarrett » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:44 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of Application: Online, from Ireland
Application submitted: 10/04/2019
Use paper form to confirm identity chosen: 10/04/2019
Date paper form to confirm identity sent: 16/04/2019 (An Post Registered Post)
Date paper form to confirm identity received by HMPO: ... (shows as received on postage tracker)
Date supporting documents sent: 16/04/2019 (An Post Registered Post)
Date supporting documents received by HMPO: ... (shows as received on postage tracker)
Joined processing queue: ...

Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: ...
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: ...
Date of Text from Courier: ...
Date of Return of Documents: ...
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: ...
Date of Passport Appointment: ...
Date of Passport Receipt: ...

Hoping for the non-EU passport, fingers crossed!

EDIT: Want to specify that the PO that was given to me was Belfast, so maybe a quick processing time?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kinan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:57 am

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Newport
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 28/03/2019 (submission date)
Date Identity Verified: 28/03/2019
Date documents sent: 29/03/2019
Date Documents Received: 01/04/2019
Date Application added to HMPO queue: 02/04/2019
Text: “We've received your documents. If we need more information, we'll contact you.”
Date of Text Approval from HMPO: 12/04/2019
Text:“We've approved you're new passport and photo. We'll let you know when your passport is ready to dispatch.”
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 15/04/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 17/04/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 16/04/2019 (paid extra £5 for secure delivery)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/04/2019
My immigration journey terminated here finally wish everyone the best of luck

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hamza12345 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:32 am

Passport for: Adult (first passport after registration)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal Check & Send
Date of application: 22/03/19
Date application received by HMPO: 25/03/19
Date of text received: 26/03/19 “We’ll contact you by 16/04 if any more info or an interview is required”
Location of IPS Office involved: London
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/04/19
Date of return of documents: 10/04/19
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/04/19
Date of text confirming passport dispatched: 18/04/19 “You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.”
Date of Passport Receipt: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jaffictram » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:48 am

Passport for my son in South Africa after UKF citizenship

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Durham
Application Type: New
Applying from: South Africa
Method of application: Online + Courier
Date of Application: 25/03/2019 (submission date)
Date documents sent: 02/04/2019
Date Documents Received: 05/04/2019
Date Application added to HMPO queue: 05/04/2019
Date of Text Approval from HMPO: 13/04/2019
Text:“We've approved you're new passport and photo. We'll let you know when your passport is ready to dispatch.”
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 15/04/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 15/04/2019
Date of Return of Documents: Not Yet
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 18/04/2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Kai2015 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:59 am

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Liverpool
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 10:40am on 5 April 2019
Date Identity Verified: 11:16am on 5 April 2019
Date documents sent: 5 April 2019
Date Documents Received: 8 April, but confirmed at 3:11pm on 9 April 2019
Date Application added to HMPO queue: 6:32pm on 9 April 2019
Date of Text Approval from HMPO: 9:45am on 16 April 2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 7:13am on 17 April 2019
Date of Text from Courier: 18 April 2019
Date of Return of Documents: Pending (paid extra £5 for secure delivery)
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 18 April 2019

I wish all those still waiting the best of luck. Thanks a lot to this forum - its members and its moderators.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:44 pm

basicdiagrams wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Application Type: First Adult Passport after Registration
Method of Application: Online, from abroad
Application submitted: 20/03/2019
Use paper form to confirm identity chosen: 20/03/2019
Date paper form to confirm identity sent: 01/04/2019 (registered mail)
Date paper form to confirm identity received by HMPO: 06/04/2019
Date supporting documents sent: 08/04/2019 (DHL)
Date supporting documents received by HMPO: 09/04/2019
Joined processing queue: 08/04/2019
Supporting document (countersignature form) received by HMPO: 17/04/2019


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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Happy Customer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:20 am

Amazing service. I applied online late Monday afternoon and received my renewal passport on Friday morning!!!!

Application history
Status Date
Passport received 10:30 am on FRIDAY 19 April 2019
Passport printed and sent 3:54pm on 18 April 2019
Application approved 5:18pm on 17 April 2019
Documents received 8:52am on 17 April 2019
Application received 4:58pm on 15 April 2019
Application submitted 4:57pm on MONDAY 15 April 2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hamza12345 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:30 am

Passport for: Adult (first passport after registration)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal Check & Send
Date of application: 22/03/19
Date application received by HMPO: 25/03/19
Date of text received: 26/03/19 “We’ll contact you by 16/04 if any more info or an interview is required”
Location of IPS Office involved: London
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/04/19
Date of return of documents: 10/04/19
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/04/19
Date of text confirming passport dispatched: 18/04/19 “You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately.”
Date of Passport Receipt: 23/04/19
Major delays due to easter, otherwise total amount of time taken would have been about 3 weeks instead of 4.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wanderingrooh » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:35 am

Wanderingrooh wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 am
Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online+ documents sent by post -next day delivery
Date of application: 15 April 2019
Date application received by IPS: 17 April 2019 ( received email confirmation)
Location of IPS Office involved: Newport
Date of Passport application approval: 24 April 2019 ( Email: You application is approved and has been sent for printing)
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: waiting

Hopefully not long to go before I get my swanky Red passport! :)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by beedle123 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:48 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Liverpool
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online

Application history
Passport and documents received 25 April 2019
SMS for Passport printed and sent 7:57am on 24 April 2019
Application approved 11:32am on 23 April 2019
Joined processing queue 2:30pm on 15 April 2019
Documents received 11:38am on 15 April 2019
Application received 1:09pm on 11 April 2019
Identity details received 1:09pm on 11 April 2019
Email sent to person confirming your identity 12:55pm on 11 April 2019
Ask someone to confirm your identity 12:43pm on 11 April 2019
Application submitted (Online) + Documents dispatched to HMPO on same day 12:43pm on 11 April 2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wanderingrooh » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:30 am

Wanderingrooh wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:35 am
Wanderingrooh wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 am
Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online+ documents sent by post -next day delivery
Date of application: 15 April 2019
Date application received by IPS: 17 April 2019 ( received email confirmation)
Location of IPS Office involved: Newport
Date of Passport application approval: 24 April 2019 ( Email: You application is approved and has been sent for printing)
Date of return of documents: waiting
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 26 April 2019

Hopefully not long to go before I get my swanky Red passport! :)

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