Nancy DD wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Nancy DD wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Application Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method of application: Online + secure tracked Royal Mail parcel from village P.O.
Date of application: 24/06/2019
Date ID checked by email: 24/06/2019 (23:59)
Date documents requested: 25/06/2019 (00:01)
Date online application acknowledged: 25/06/2019
Date documents dispatched: 25/06/2019
Date documents receipt confirmed by HMPO: 26/06/2019
Date application received by IPS: 26/06/2019
Location of IPS Office involved: Liverpool
Notification of Passport sent: 4/07/2019 ("tomorrow")
Date Passport received: 4/07/2019
Date returned Documents received: 4/07/2019
I was most surprised to find that, given the 'secure' nature of these missives, both envelopes were just pushed through my letterbox while I was out and my husband was in the garden, no signatures were required (slightly disappointed the passport didn't have a blue cover).
Also that HMPO do not seem to grasp the difference between a proper name (Belgium) and its adjective (Belgian), going by the notation inside my first ever British passport, although I was relieved to find it was in my correct, married name, without my having had to go to the length of providing a statement from my Embassy (plus a certified translation); the covering letter and the nature of the linked/hyphenated names, which I have used "for all purposes" these past 31 years, appear to have been sufficient.
A huge thanks to all on this forum, contributors and moderators alike, for the inestimable insight and assistance provided here - without which I would have had a great deal more difficulty than the rather appropriate 9 months' journey to this process' conclusion. Thank you!
And to all who are still waiting, a heart-felt Good Luck!