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LondonGuy77
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by LondonGuy77 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:20 pm

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation (after Permanent Residency)
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 08/04/2019
Date Application received by HMPO: N/A
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 13/04/2019 (Will contact me by 04/05 if more info or an interview)
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 19/04/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 23/04/2019 (1st delivery attempt, rescheduled to 27th)
Date of Return of Documents: 27/04/2019
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 27/04/2019

Passport received today - Yippee!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Beowulf » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:22 pm

Application the: first time (after naturalisation).
Application submitted: April 16.
Photo confirmed: April 18.
Documents received: April 19.
Notification of approval: April 30.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Thu May 02, 2019 3:20 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
Date my countersignatory received mail to confirm my identity once again: 26/04/2019
Date my countersignatory sent the required confirmation to HMPO: 29/04/2019
Application approved: 02/05/2019



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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by styvesimen » Fri May 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send in London
Date of Application: 24/04/2019 at 1PM
Date Identity Verified: N/A
Date Documents Sent: 24/04/2019
Date Documents Received: N/A - No tracking
Date Application Received by HMPO: N/A - No tracking
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 26/04/2019 at 9.26 am (stating "We'll contact you by 17/04 if more info or an interview is required.Do not book travel until your passport is received.")
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 01/05/2019 at 10.28 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: 01/05/2019 at 5.01 pm (When you get your new passport, you must sign it with a black ballpoint pen..)
Date of Passport Receipt: 02/05/2019 (just before 1 pm) - signed for it
Date of Return of Documents: N/A
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A

Turnover = 8 days !!!

Even DX Delivery message said 'delivery by tomorrow (03 May) but the Passport arrived on May 2nd.
Note: Passport doesn't have the EU mention.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Fri May 03, 2019 6:20 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
Date my countersignatory received mail to confirm my identity once again: 26/04/2019
Date my countersignatory sent the required confirmation to HMPO: 29/04/2019
Application approved: 02/05/2019
Passport dispatched: 02/05/2019



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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by chuuk » Sat May 04, 2019 10:20 am

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation (after ILR)
Method of Application: Online + HMPO Liverpool
Date of Application: 19/04/2019
Date Application received by HMPO: 19/04/2019
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 19/04/2019
Date of receipt of documents: 23/04/2019 (long Easter weekend)
Date of of approval: 01/05/2019
Date of dispatch: 02/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 03/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 03/05/2019
Date of Passport Receipt: 03/05/2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Wanderingrooh » Tue May 07, 2019 4:21 pm

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 return of documents: 6 May 2019
Date of receipt of interview letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt: 26 April 2019

All done now..Home Office/DX courier service misplaced my original documents (Indian passport and Naturalisation certificate), took a couple of calls to Home office and the courier company, they investigated and I finally got them back yesterday! Phew! (No explanation or follow up call from Home office or courier company btw)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by skosarieh » Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check and Send
Date of Application: 25/04/2019
Date Identity Verified: 25/04/2019
Date Documents Sent: 25/04/2019
Date Documents Received: N/A
Date Application Received by HMPO: 28/04/2019
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 29/04/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 02/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: N/A
Date of Return of Documents: Pending (paid extra £5 for secure delivery)
Date of Passport Receipt: 04/05/2019

I have not received my supporting document yet. Anyone has any idea of how long it may take to get my documents back? I am a bit worried now!

basicdiagrams
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Wed May 08, 2019 3:22 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
Date my countersignatory received mail to confirm my identity once again: 26/04/2019
Date my countersignatory sent the required confirmation to HMPO: 29/04/2019
Application approved: 02/05/2019
Passport dispatched: 02/05/2019
Passport received: 08/05/2019 (via DHL)
Supporting documents received: PENDING


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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Thu May 09, 2019 10:03 am

Please respect that this is a TIMELINE THREAD ONLY. Any question posts have been and will continue to be removed
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In life you cannot press the Backspace button!!
Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Thu May 09, 2019 6:44 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Belfast
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 09/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 09/05/2019
Date documents sent:
Date Documents Received:
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:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dhanyaais » Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 am

Passport for: First passport after Naturalisation
HMPO Office: Belfast
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 08/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 09/05/2019
Date documents sent: 10/05/2019
Date Documents Received:
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:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Belfast
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 09/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 09/05/2019
Date documents sent: 10/05/2019
Date Documents Received:
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:

basicdiagrams
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by basicdiagrams » Sun May 12, 2019 9:39 am

basicdiagrams wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:22 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
Date my countersignatory received mail to confirm my identity once again: 26/04/2019
Date my countersignatory sent the required confirmation to HMPO: 29/04/2019
Application approved: 02/05/2019
Passport dispatched: 02/05/2019
Passport received: 08/05/2019 (via DHL)
Supporting documents received: 09/05/2019 (via DHL)
So all in all, just over 1 month of waiting in total (from the date I actually sent the documents - 01/04/2019).

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Tue May 14, 2019 12:05 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Belfast
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 09/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 09/05/2019
Date documents sent: 10/05/2019
Date Documents Received: 14/05/2019
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:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bob10 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:16 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: London
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Royal Mail check & send
Date of Application: 01/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 01/05/2019
Date documents sent: 01/05/2019
Date Documents Received: N/A (no tracking provided)
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 09/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 09/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 09/05/2019
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport collection.; 09/05/2019

oh my GOD..... Just one week. Am over the moon. I am certified British citizen . Thanks everyone. Best of luck

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jellybean19 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:40 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New. 1st British Passport ( after UKM British Registration ceremony/certificate)
Method of application: Postal by Next day 1pm special delivery.
Date of application: 14th May 2019
Date application received by IPS:
Location of IPS Office involved: HMPO Peterborough
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 dilse4srk » Wed May 15, 2019 3:22 pm

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 15/05/2019
Date Application received by HMPO: waiting
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: Waiting
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: waiting
Date of Text from Courier: n/a
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Receipt of Interview
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by AuldReekie » Wed May 15, 2019 7:35 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: 15/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 15/05/2019
Date documents sent: 16/05/2019
Date Documents Received:
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:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by guru1s » Fri May 17, 2019 8:05 am

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 24/04/19
Date Application received by HMPO: 25/04/19
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 25/04/19
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: 09/05/19
Date of Text from Courier: 11/05/19
Date of Return of Documents: 13/05/19
Date of Receipt of Interview N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 13/05/19

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