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jellybean19
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jellybean19 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 am

jellybean19 wrote:
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: Sent 14th May 2019
Date application received : 15th May 2019
Location of IPS Office involved: HMPO Peterborough
Date of text acknowledgement from HMPO : 17th May 2019 ( will contact me by 7/6/19 if more info or interview is required)
Date payment taken from account: 16th May 2019
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

dhanyaais
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dhanyaais » Fri May 17, 2019 11:25 am

dhanyaais wrote:
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: 11/05/2019
Date of Joining the Queue: 16/05/2019 (If we need more information, we’ll contact you)
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:

uk-ua-pair
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Fri May 17, 2019 1:34 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
Joined Processing Queue: 14/05/2019
Application Approved: 17/05/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Return of Documents:

uk-ua-pair
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 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
Joined Processing Queue: 14/05/2019
Application Approved: 17/05/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 17/05/2019 (20:00 lol)
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Return of Documents:

uk-ua-pair
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 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
Joined Processing Queue: 14/05/2019
Application Approved: 17/05/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 17/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 21/05/2019
Date of Passport Receipt: 21/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents:

dilse4srk
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dilse4srk » Wed May 22, 2019 9:47 am

dilse4srk wrote:
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: 22/05/2019, will contact by 12/06/2019
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:

uk-ua-pair
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by uk-ua-pair » Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 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: 14/05/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 14/05/2019
Application Approved: 17/05/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 17/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 21/05/2019
Date of Passport Receipt: 21/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 22/05/2019

Good luck to all of you !

alina123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alina123 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:03 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: May 2nd, 2019
Date Identity Verified: May 2nd, 2019
Date documents sent: May 2nd, 2019
Date Documents Received: May 7th, 2019 (Bank holiday weekend)
Joined Processing Queue: May 8th, 2019
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Date of Return of Documents:

jellybean19
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jellybean19 » Thu May 23, 2019 11:55 am

jellybean19 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 am
jellybean19 wrote:
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: Sent 14th May 2019
Date application received : 15th May 2019
Location of IPS Office involved: HMPO Peterborough
Date of text acknowledgement from HMPO : 17th May 2019 ( will contact me by 7/6/19 if more info or interview is required)
Date payment taken from account: 16th May 2019

Update 23/05/2019
Date of text acknowledging passport will be with me in a few working days : Thurs 23rd May
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter: No interview requested.
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:
From confirming process underway : Fri 17th May, to text to say Passport will be with me in a few days today 23rd May - 6 working days !
Hopefully Passport and returning documents will be very soon and my journey for this will be complete..No more landing cards :) x

dhanyaais
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dhanyaais » Thu May 23, 2019 7:26 pm

dhanyaais wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:25 am
dhanyaais wrote:
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: 11/05/2019
Date of Joining the Queue: 16/05/2019 (If we need more information, we’ll contact you)
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 22/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 23/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 23/05/2019
Date of Receipt of Interview Letter: NA
Date of Passport Appointment: NA
Date of Passport Receipt:23/05/2019
:D Good luck to everyone else waiting!

jellybean19
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jellybean19 » Fri May 24, 2019 1:10 pm

jellybean19 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:55 am
jellybean19 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:24 am
jellybean19 wrote:
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: Sent 14th May 2019
Date application received : 15th May 2019
Location of IPS Office involved: HMPO Peterborough
Date of text acknowledgement from HMPO : 17th May 2019 ( will contact me by 7/6/19 if more info or interview is required)
Date payment taken from account: 16th May 2019

Update 23/05/2019
Date of text acknowledging passport will be with me in a few working days : Thurs 23rd May
Date of receipt of interview letter: No interview requested.
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:24th May 2019
Date of return of documents: 24th May 2019
From confirming process underway : Fri 17th May, to text to say Passport will be with me in a few days today 23rd May - 6 working days !
Hopefully Passport and returning documents will be very soon and my journey for this will be complete..No more landing cards :) x
update
Wow, British passport here, return of documents here ( arrived same time, in separate packets)
7 working days from them starting process 17th May to receiving passport 24th May - amazing as I was told 6 weeks. So happy right now.

Good luck everyone in this process :D

hermanthegerman
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Germany

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by hermanthegerman » Fri May 24, 2019 3:17 pm

Passport for: First passport after Naturalisation
HMPO Office: Belfast (sent to this office) but eventually ended up in Peterborough
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online + Royal Mail
Date of Application: 02/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 08/05/2019
Date documents sent: 08/05/2019
Date documents arrived at HMPO: 10/05/19
Date Documents Received: 13/05/2019
Date of Joining the Queue: 14/05/2019 (If we need more information, we’ll contact you)
Phone call clarifying spelling of place of birth on 17/05/19
Letter clarifying same thing 18/5/19
Date Application approved: 21/05/19
Date Passport printed: 21/05/19
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 21/05/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 23/05/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 24/05/2019 (missed first delivery, rescheduled to place of work)
Date of Passport Receipt:24/05/2019 (missed first delivery, rescheduled to place of work)

Even with a delay for further questions in writing and during pre holiday season it took only 14 days from the day they got my documents.

mario75
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mario75 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Application Type: First Passport after Naturalisation
Method of Application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 23/05/2019
Date Application received by HMPO: waiting
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 25/05/2019, will contact by 15/06/2019
Date of Text from Courier: waiting
Date of Return of Documents:waiting
Date of Receipt of Interview: waiting
Date of Passport Appointment :waiting
Text confirming Passport dispatched: waiting
Date of Passport Receipt:waiting

dilse4srk
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dilse4srk » Wed May 29, 2019 10:24 am

dilse4srk wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:47 am
dilse4srk wrote:
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: 22/05/2019, will contact by 12/06/2019
Date of Text confirming Passport dispatched: n/a
Date of Text from Courier: 29/05/2019, delievry will be tomorrow
Date of Return of Documents:
Date of Receipt of Interview
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:
Finally this long journey has come to and end. Alhumdulilah

kevinc32
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Canada

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kevinc32 » Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 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: 29/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 29/05/2019
Date documents sent: 29/05/2019
Date Documents Received:
Joined Processing Queue:
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Return of Documents:

mixme
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mixme » Wed May 29, 2019 3:45 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: EU citizen/Treaty rights
Method of application: Online
Payment £59
Date of application: 08/05/19
Identity details received 14/05/19
Date documents received by IPS: 16/05/19
Joined processing queue 17/05/19
Application approved/passport: 29/05/19
Date of return of documents: Still Waiting
Date of Passport Receipt: Imminent

Other Updates: Letter confirming benefits received up to 5 yrs prior to the birth can be obtained through DWP via freedom of information request and takes 2 to 3 weeks. Benefits is mainly Job Seekers. Other benefits like child benefit, tax credit etc didn't count.
Tax Contributions - Can be requested via HRMC /gov website, once requested, save your ref number and chase after 3 weeks if no receipt (but can take 40 days)
Copies of P60 and Council Tax sent - printed off work and council website.

ik1234
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ik1234 » Wed May 29, 2019 9:25 pm

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: 23/05/2019
Date Identity Verified: 23/05/2019
Date documents sent: 23/05/2019
Date Documents Received: 29/05/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 29/05/2019
Application Approved: Waiting
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Waiting
Date of Text from Courier: Waiting
Date of Return of Documents: Waiting

alina123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alina123 » Thu May 30, 2019 10:36 am

alina123 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:03 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: May 2nd, 2019
Date Identity Verified: May 2nd, 2019
Date documents sent: May 2nd, 2019
Date Documents Received: May 7th, 2019 (Bank holiday weekend)
Joined Processing Queue: May 8th, 2019
Application Approved: May 30th, 2019 (10:27 am)
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Date of Return of Documents:

alina123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alina123 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:05 pm

alina123 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:36 am
alina123 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:03 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: May 2nd, 2019
Date Identity Verified: May 2nd, 2019
Date documents sent: May 2nd, 2019
Date Documents Received: May 7th, 2019 (Bank holiday weekend)
Joined Processing Queue: May 8th, 2019
Application Approved: May 30th, 2019 (10:27 am)
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: May 30th, 2019 (2:13 pm)
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport Receipt:
Date of Return of Documents:

RobSal
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by RobSal » Fri May 31, 2019 9:26 am

Passport Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: Passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 22/05/19
Date application received by IPS: No acknowledgement received
Date of receipt of interview letter: Not applicable
Date of Passport Appointment: Not applicable
Date of text from HM Passport: 30/5/19 to say that my passport will be with me in a few days
Date of text from Courier: 31/5/19 to say that my passport will be delivered by tomorrow :D
Date of Passport Receipt: Awaiting
Date of text for return of my supporting documents: 31/5/19
Date supporting documents were returned: Awaiting

Taking the bank holiday into consideration, it took one week to process.

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