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sunny007
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sunny007 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:54 am

Passport for: The First Passport for Minor After MN1
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24 July 2019
Date Identity Verified: 26 July 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 26 July 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 29 July 2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30 July 2019
Application Approved: waiting
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: waiting
Date of Text from Courier: waiting
Date of Passport received: waiting
Date of Return of Documents: waiting

tamino
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tamino » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:47 am

tamino wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:32 am
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24-Jul-2019
Date Identity Verified: 25-Jul-2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 25-Jul-2019 Special delivery (Belfast office)
Date Documents Received: 26-Jul-2019
Joined Processing Queue: 26-Jul-2019
Application Approved: 07-Aug-2019 08:28
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

NaturalBrit
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NaturalBrit » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:06 am

NaturalBrit wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Passport for: First Passport after Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 24/07/2019
Date documents sent: 24/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 25/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 25/07/2019
Application Approved: 07/08/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: Pending
Date of Text from Courier: Pending
Date of Passport received: Pending
Date of Return of Documents:Pending

05balol
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by 05balol » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 am

Passport for: First Passport after Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 20/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 22/07/2019
Date documents sent: 23/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 24/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 24/07/2019
Application Approved: 02/08/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 05/08/19
Date of Text from Courier: 06/08/19
Date of Passport received: 07/08/19
Date of Return of Documents: 06/08/19

alreadyinuse
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alreadyinuse » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:55 am

alreadyinuse wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 15-Jul-2019
Date Identity Verified: 17-Jul-2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 26-Jul-2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 30-Jul-2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30-Jul-2019
Application Approved: 07-Aug-2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

Balajikaki
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Balajikaki » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:45 am

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Royal Mail Check & Send service
Date of Application: 24/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 30/07/2019 (Text message from HM Passport:"We'll contact you by 20/08 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.")
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 07/08/2019 (Text message from HM Passport:" You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately."
Date of Text from Courier: Waiting
Date of Passport received: Waiting
Date of Return of Documents: Waiting
The passport & documents have arrived at the same time separately.

Guang
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Guang » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:54 pm

Guang wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 26-Jul-2019
Date Identity Verified: 26-Jul-2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 26-Jul-2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 30-Jul-2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30-Jul-2019
Application Approved: 07-Aug-2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Passport received:
Date of Return of Documents:

Irfan1648
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Pakistan

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Irfan1648 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:37 am

pplication Timeline
Passport for: Adult first passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online +Royal Mail
Date of application: 24/07/2019
Identify confirmed : 24/07/2019
Date application received by IPS: 25/07/2019
Location of IPS Office involved:Belfast
Joined processing queue : 25/07/2019 12:29pm
Passport approved : 06/08/2019. 12:51 pm
Date passport dispatched : 06/08/2019. 06:38 pm
DX courier text passport due :08/08/2019.07:08am
Date of return of documents:09/08/2019
Date of receipt of interview letter:N/A
Date of Passport Appointment:N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:09/08/2019
No interview was required for the first passport after Naturlisation

Balajikaki
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Balajikaki » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Passport for: the First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Application Type: New
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Royal Mail Check & Send service
Date of Application: 24/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 30/07/2019 (Text message from HM Passport:"We'll contact you by 20/08 if more info or an interview is required. Do not book travel until your passport is received.")
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 07/08/2019 (Text message from HM Passport:" You should receive your new passport within a few working days. We'll send your supporting documents separately."
Date of Text from Courier: 08/08/2019
Date of Passport received: 08/08/2019
Date of Return of Documents: Waiting
The passport & documents have arrived at the same time separately.

Irfan1648
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Irfan1648 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Irfan1648 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:37 am
pplication Timeline
Passport for: Adult first passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Online +Royal Mail
Date of application: 24/07/2019
Identify confirmed : 24/07/2019
Date application received by IPS: 25/07/2019
Location of IPS Office involved:Belfast
Joined processing queue : 25/07/2019 12:29pm
Passport approved : 06/08/2019. 12:51 pm
Date passport dispatched : 06/08/2019. 06:38 pm
DX courier text passport due :08/08/2019.07:08am
Date of return of documents:09/08/2019
Date of receipt of interview letter:N/A
Date of Passport Appointment:N/A
Date of Passport Receipt:09/08/2019
No interview was required for the first passport after Naturlisation
Update : the passport and documents arrived today even though text was for tomorrow in two separate envelopes

NaturalBrit
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by NaturalBrit » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 pm

NaturalBrit wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:06 am
NaturalBrit wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Passport for: First Passport after Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 24/07/2019
Date documents sent: 24/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 25/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 25/07/2019
Application Approved: 07/08/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 07/08/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 08/08/2019
Date of Passport received: 08/08/2019
Date of Return of Documents:08/08/2019
Thank you everyone for all the support with managing the anxiety during mine and my spouse’s visa/ILR/passport applications. I wish everyone here the very best of luck 😊

tamino
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by tamino » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:54 pm

tamino wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:47 am
tamino wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:32 am
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24-Jul-2019
Date Identity Verified: 25-Jul-2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 25-Jul-2019 Special delivery (Belfast office)
Date Documents Received: 26-Jul-2019
Joined Processing Queue: 26-Jul-2019
Application Approved: 07-Aug-2019 08:28
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier: N/A DX handed over to Royal Mail due to remote location
Date of Passport received: 09-Aug-2019
Date of Return of Documents: 09-Aug-2019

Parmo1000
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Parmo1000 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Passport for: overseas first child passport (child in Philippines)
Applying from: (originally Philippines) changed to United Kingdom
Method of application: Originally online changed to paper
Date of Application (Filipino application) : 6 June 2019
Date Identity Verified: 18 June 2019 (UK countersignatory Rejected because didn't know mother)
Reapplied with paper application in father's name : 1 July 2019
Date documents sent: 6 July 2019
Date Documents Received: 9 July 2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30 July 2019
Invitation to interview : 5 August 2019
Date of interview : Durham 8 August 2019
Application Approved: waiting
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: waiting
Date of Text from Courier: waiting
Date of Passport received: waiting
Date of Return of Documents: waiting

Guang
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Guang » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Guang wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Guang wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Passport for: The First Passport After Naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 26-Jul-2019
Date Identity Verified: 26-Jul-2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 26-Jul-2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 30-Jul-2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30-Jul-2019
Application Approved: 07-Aug-2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 08-Aug-2019
Date of Text from Courier: 09-Aug-2019
Date of Passport received:09-Aug-2019
Date of Return of Documents: 12-Aug-2019
Finally, the immigration road comes to the end. Thank you,everyone and wish everyone here is lucky.

aether
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by aether » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35 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: 05/07/2019
Date Identity Verified: 06/07/2019
Date documents sent: 08/07/2019
Date Documents Received: 10/07/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 11/07/2019
Application Approved: 19/07/2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 19/07/2019
Date of Text from Courier: 20/07/2019
Date of Passport Receipt: 23/07/2019
Date of Return of Documents: 23/07/2019

sunny007
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Pakistan

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sunny007 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:24 pm

Passport for: The First Passport for Minor After MN1
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 24 July 2019
Date Identity Verified: 26 July 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 26 July 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 29 July 2019
Joined Processing Queue: 30 July 2019
Application Approved: 12 august 2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 12 august 2019
Date of Text from Courier: 13 august 2019
Date of Passport received: 13 august 2019
Date of Return of Documents: 13 august 2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bfi2010 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm

Application type: First passport after naturalisation
HMPO Office: Peterborough
Applying from: London
Method of application: Online + Special delivery by Royal Mail
Date of Application: 09/08/2019
Date Identity Verified: 10/08/2019
Date documents sent: 10/08/2019
Date Documents Received: 13/08/2019
Date of Text Acknowledgement from HMPO: 13/08/2019
Joined Processing Queue: 14/08/2019
Application Approved:
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch:
Date of Text from Courier:
Date of Return of Documents:

bigben1982
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by bigben1982 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:31 pm

Passport for: The first adult passport after naturalization
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 31 July 2019
Date Identity Verified: 31 July 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 01 August 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 02 August 2019
Joined Processing Queue: 05 August 2019
Application Approved: 12 August 2019
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 12 August 2019
Date of Text from Courier: 14 August 2019
Date of Passport received: 14 August 2019
Date of Return of Documents: 14 August 2019

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ROADMAMA » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:56 pm

Passport for: The first adult passport after naturalization
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Online
Date of Application: 2 August 2019
Date Identity Verified: 2 August 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 02 August 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 06 August 2019 13:07
Joined Processing Queue: 06 August 2019 14:37
Application Approved: 14 August 2019 13:23
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 15 August 2019 08:43
Date of Text from Courier: 16 August 2019 09:12
Date of Passport received: 16 August 2019
Date of Return of Documents: 16 August 2019

Such a massive relief! Thanks to everyone for posting your processing times - helped keep me sane! Good luck to everyone who's still applying!

jpezo
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Peru

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jpezo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:53 am

Passport for: The first adult passport after naturalization
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of application: Royal Mail Check & Send service
Date of Application: 02 August 2019
Date Identity Verified: 02 August 2019 (countersign)
Date documents sent: 02 August 2019 Special delivery
Date Documents Received: 05 August 2019 13:07
Joined Processing Queue: 07 August 2019 14:37
Application Approved: 14 August 2019 13:23
Date of Text Confirming Passport Dispatch: 14 August 2019 08:43
Date of Text from Courier: 14 August 2019 09:12
Date of Passport received: 15 August 2019
Date of Return of Documents: 16 August 2019

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