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Youngobi
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Youngobi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:55 pm

Youngobi wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:09 am
Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 20/06/2019
Date Identity Verified: 20/06/2019
Date documents sent: 20/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 21/06/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 25/06/2019 10:24am
Application Approved: 27/06/2019 1:08pm
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 27/06/2019 9:24pm
Date of Text from Courier: 01/07/2019
Date of Passport received: 01/07/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 01/07/2019

Nancy DD
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 pm

Nancy DD wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am
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
Date applicaton approved: 2/07/2019
Date of notification Passport being sent: 2/07/2019
Date of return of documents: pending
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Mistabee » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:58 pm

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: post
Date of Application: 21/06/2019
Date Identity Verified:
Date documents sent: 21/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 25/06/2019
Joined Processing Queue:
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 29/06/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 02/07/2019
Date of Passport received: 02/07/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 02/07/2019

collinso123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by collinso123 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:57 am

collinso123 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 19/06/2019
Date Identity Verified: 19/06/2019
Date documents sent: 20/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: Pending
Joined Processing Queue: 24/06/2019
Application Approved: 02/07/2019 :D
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

collinso123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by collinso123 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm

collinso123 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:57 am
collinso123 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 19/06/2019 9:58am
Date Identity Verified: 19/06/2019 6:46pm
Date documents sent: 20/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 24/06/2019 2:48pm
Joined Processing Queue: 24/06/2019 7:06pm
Application Approved: 02/07/2019 9:23pm :D
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 03/07/2019 1:18pm
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

Nancy DD
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Nancy DD wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Nancy DD wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am
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
Date applicaton approved: 2/07/2019
Notification of Passport being sent: 2/07/2019 (within 48 hours)
Date of return of documents: pending
Date of Passport Receipt: pending

collinso123
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by collinso123 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:45 am

collinso123 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:59 pm
collinso123 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:57 am
collinso123 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:12 am
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 19/06/2019 9:58am
Date Identity Verified: 19/06/2019 6:46pm
Date documents sent: 20/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 24/06/2019 2:48pm
Joined Processing Queue: 24/06/2019 7:06pm
Application Approved: 02/07/2019 9:23pm :D
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 03/07/2019 1:18pm
Date of Text from Courier: 04/07/2019 07:05am
Date of Passport received: 03/07/2019 8) (weirdly Before text by DX Delivery)
Date of Return of Documents:03/07/2019 (weirdly Returned with British passport)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Saad02 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm

Saad02 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 01/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 01/07/2019
Date documents sent: 01/07/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 03/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 04/07/2019
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by skyCaptain » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:41 pm

Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 23/06/2019
Date Identity Verified: 23/06/2019
Date documents sent: 24/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 25/06/2019 4:00pm
Joined Processing Queue: 25/06/2019 4:30pm
Application Approved: Pending
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents: Pending

Nancy DD
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:30 am

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!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bounette » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New after naturalisation (EU route)
Method of application: online
Date of application: 27/06/19
Date Identity confirmed: 27/06/19
Location of IPS Office involved: unknown
Date application received: 28/06/19
Date documents sent: 29/06/19
Date documents received: 01/07/19
Date joined processing queue: 02/07/19
Application approved: 08/07/19
Date of Passport Receipt: 09/07/19
Date of return of documents: 09/07/19
Date of receipt of interview letter: n/a
Date of Passport Appointment: n/a

Very quick and efficient

Saad02
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Saad02 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:29 am

Saad02 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Saad02 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 01/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 01/07/2019
Date documents sent: 01/07/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 03/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 04/07/2019
Application Approved: 09/07/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Saad02 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:44 pm

Saad02 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:29 am
Saad02 wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Saad02 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:06 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 01/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 01/07/2019
Date documents sent: 01/07/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 03/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 04/07/2019
Application Approved: 09/07/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 10/07/2019
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Sharkris » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:46 pm

Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Post Office Check & Send
Date of Application: 03/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 03/07/2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 03/07/2019
Date Documents Received: Pending
Joined Processing Queue: Pending
Application Approved: Pending
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tommiered » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 pm

Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 02/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 02/07/2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 03/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 05/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 09/07/2019
Application Approved: Pending
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alexbran89 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:58 am

Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 07/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 07/07/2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 08/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 10/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 11/07/2019
Application Approved: Pending
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kolomatskyi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 11/07/2019
Date Identity Verified:11/07/2019
Date documents sent: 11/07/2019 (DHL next day delivery)
Date Documents Received:
Joined Processing Queue:
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

Moderator edit : please do not ask questions in the TIMELINE ONLY thread/topic!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by java0936 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 pm

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 27/06/2019
Date Identity Verified: 28/06/2019
Date documents sent: 28/06/2019 (Royal Mail Special Delivery)
Date Documents Received: 01/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 02/07/2019
Application Approved: 09/07/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 10/07/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 11/07/2019
Date of Passport received:11/07/2019
Date of Return of Documents:

Nancy DD
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Nancy DD » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:59 pm

Nancy DD wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Nancy DD wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am
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
Date applicaton approved: 2/07/2019
Date of notification Passport being sent: 2/07/2019
Date of return of documents: 4/07/2019
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 4/07/2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MsA89 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:44 pm

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: paper application - Post office check and send
Date of Application: 17/06/2019
Date Identity Verified: 17/06/2019
Date documents sent: 17/06/2019 (post office)
Date Documents Received: N/A
Joined Processing Queue: 20/06/2019
Application Approved: 06/07/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 06/07/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 09/07/2019 (said will deliver next day 10th, but passport came on the same day)
Date of Passport received: 09/07/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 09/07/2019

Post office will try to charge and extra £5 for “secure delivery” I opted out of this and chose Royal Mail delivery, but passport came securely through DX couriers. Don’t fall for the extra charge, your passport will come via DX and will require no signature either ways. Your document are safe

Edit by moderator to comment : The £5 for secure delivery is for your documents return not your new passport. Some live in risky areas, hence it is offered to ensure documents are not lost.

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