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angelloveguy
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Post by angelloveguy » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:40 am

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 23/05/2013
Date of fee collection: 23/05/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 27/05/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 6/06/13
Date of return of documents: 06/06/13
Date of passport appointment: 10/06/13
Date of passport receipt: 14/06/13

Padi123
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Post by Padi123 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:08 pm

Passport for: Adult post naturalization
Method of application: Post Office 1st class recorded
Date of application: 07/05/13
Date of fee collection: 13/05/13
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 09/05/2013 (through text message)
Date of return of documents: 14/05/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/05/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/05/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/06/13

Received my passport today. My journey is officially over. Thank you for your involvement guys.

Astrid24
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Post by Astrid24 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:28 pm

Padi123 wrote:Passport for: Adult post naturalization
Method of application: Post Office 1st class recorded
Date of application: 07/05/13
Date of fee collection: 13/05/13
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 09/05/2013 (through text message)
Date of return of documents: 14/05/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/05/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/05/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/06/13

Received my passport today. My journey is officially over. Thank you for your involvement guys.
Congrats! Why did it take so long for you to receive your passport after your interview though? Normally it seems to take only a few days.

Padi123
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Post by Padi123 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:36 pm

Astrid24 wrote:
Padi123 wrote:Passport for: Adult post naturalization
Method of application: Post Office 1st class recorded
Date of application: 07/05/13
Date of fee collection: 13/05/13
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 09/05/2013 (through text message)
Date of return of documents: 14/05/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/05/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/05/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/06/13

Received my passport today. My journey is officially over. Thank you for your involvement guys.
Congrats! Why did it take so long for you to receive your passport after your interview though? Normally it seems to take only a few days.
After two weeks they asked me to re-do the application because I put the date in section 9 where you sign inside the box. It took the letter to come to me 7 days. Then a week after that they asked me to send them my passport pictures again (?) This took my case worker extra solid days to process...

I am a bit disappointed with the contact procedure with IPS. Every letter that I received from my case worker had a private number that I was suppose to call to contact him in case I have any inquiries. Did it work? Not at all! I called in the morning, mid-day, afternoon. Are they sleeping? Anyways, I am done. My journey is over.

Astrid24
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Post by Astrid24 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:56 pm

Padi123 wrote:
Astrid24 wrote:
Padi123 wrote:Passport for: Adult post naturalization
Method of application: Post Office 1st class recorded
Date of application: 07/05/13
Date of fee collection: 13/05/13
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 09/05/2013 (through text message)
Date of return of documents: 14/05/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 17/05/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 23/05/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 17/06/13

Received my passport today. My journey is officially over. Thank you for your involvement guys.
Congrats! Why did it take so long for you to receive your passport after your interview though? Normally it seems to take only a few days.
After two weeks they asked me to re-do the application because I put the date in section 9 where you sign inside the box. It took the letter to come to me 7 days. Then a week after that they asked me to send them my passport pictures again (?) This took my case worker extra solid days to process...

I am a bit disappointed with the contact procedure with IPS. Every letter that I received from my case worker had a private number that I was suppose to call to contact him in case I have any inquiries. Did it work? Not at all! I called in the morning, mid-day, afternoon. Are they sleeping? Anyways, I am done. My journey is over.
Ah, that explains it. And yeah, you won't have to worry about that any more, you're all finished!

Astrid24
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Post by Astrid24 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 am

Passport for: adult
Application Type: first adult passport (after naturalisation)
Method of application: postal (special delivery)
Date of application: 18/06/13
Date application received by HMPO: 19/06/13
Date payment taken by HMPO: 21/06/13
SMS acknowledgement received: 21/06/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 03/07/13 (dated 30/06/13)
Date of return of documents: 03/07/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 04/07/13 (Luton)
Date of Passport Receipt: 08/07/13
Last edited by Astrid24 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:56 pm, edited 7 times in total.

dmitrois
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Post by dmitrois » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:43 pm

Passport application: Child (after registration)

Date of application via NCS...........03/06/2013
Acknowledgement via text............07/06/2013
Documents returned.....................17/06/2013
Passport received.........................18/06/2013

John jackson
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Post by John jackson » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:27 am

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 05/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 05/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 11/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/6/2013
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of passport appointment: 21/6/2013
Date of passport receipt: Waiting

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Post by Livingston » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:49 pm

Passport application: Adult (After Naturalisation)

Method of application: PO Check and Send

Date of application: 20/06/2013

Date of fee collection: 20/06/2013 (Paid by Card at PO)

Date application was acknowledged by HMPO: 26/06/2013 via SMS

Date of receipt of interview letter: 29/06/2013 dated 27/06/2013

Date of return of documents: 13/07/2013

Date of passport appointment: 01/07/2013

Date of passport receipt: 03/07/2013


Best of luck all. :)
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lynxukauq
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Post by lynxukauq » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:13 pm

John jackson wrote:Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 05/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 05/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 11/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/6/2013
Date of return of documents: Waiting
Date of passport appointment: 21/6/2013
Date of passport receipt: Waiting
Which office did you get the interview appointment as that seems to be pretty quick?

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Post by John jackson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:36 pm

Leceister ..attended interview this morning

lynxukauq
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Post by lynxukauq » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:36 pm

John jackson wrote:Leceister ..attended interview this morning
Kool..What set of questions did they ask you?

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Post by John jackson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:18 pm

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 05/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 05/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 11/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/6/2013
Date of return of documents: 22/6/2013
Date of passport appointment: 21/6/2013
Date of passport receipt: Waiting

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Post by John jackson » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:24 pm

Made a mistake

This is the right timeline


Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 05/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 05/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 11/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/6/2013
Date of return of documents: 21/6/2013
Date of passport appointment: 21/6/2013
Date of passport receipt: Waiting

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Post by John jackson » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:27 pm

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 05/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 05/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 11/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 20/6/2013
Date of return of documents: 21/6/2013
Date of passport appointment: 21/6/2013
Date of passport receipt: 24/6/2013

Thanks to members of this forum

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Post by lynxukauq » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:14 pm

Passport for: adult
Application Type: first adult passport (after naturalisation)
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 28/05/13
Date application received by HMPO: Don't know
SMS acknowledgement received: 03/06/13
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15/06/13
Date of return of documents: 13/06/13
Date of Passport Appointment: 24/06/13
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/06/13 (issued on 24/06/13)

Many thanks to this forum for their valuable knowledge.

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Post by trupti.uk » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:11 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send : Manchester
Date of application: 11/06/2012
Date application received by IPS: 14/06/2013
Date of return of documents: 20/6/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter: 19/06/2013
Date of Passport Appointment: 22/06/2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/06/2013

Good luck everyone.

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Post by dmitrois » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:24 am

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)

Date of application via NCS..................17/06/2013
Acknowledgement received via text.....20/06/2013
Invitation to interview received...........26/06/2013
Documents returned............................waiting
Interview.............................................28/06/2013 @Victoria
Passport received................................TBA

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Post by rob443 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:22 am

Passport for: adult
Application Type: first passport
Method of application: 2nd class Recorded delivery 'Signed for'
Date of application: 21/06/2013
Date application received by HMPO: 25/06
Date of fee collection: 25/06
SMS acknowledgement received: 26/06

got a call from IPS this morning 04 July. My application may be delayed because IPS needs to confirm my 'care of address' before progressing with my application. Therefore my timeline may be unusually long.


Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/07
Date of return of documents: 15/07
Date of Passport Appointment: 17/07 ( Portsmouth )
Date of Passport Receipt: 19/07


I am over the moon

Thank you all and good luck !
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awdrys1
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Post by awdrys1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:16 pm

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 20/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 20/06/2013
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 24/06/2013
Date of receipt of interview letter:03/07/2013
Date of return of documents: 02/07/2013
Date of passport appointment:08/07/2013(Chelmsford)
Date of passport receipt:10/07/2013
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Passport application and processing time

Post by greenmambagirl » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:50 pm

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)

Method of application: PO Check and Send

Place: Ealing (London) Post Office

Date of application: 25/06/2013

Date of fee collection: 25/06/2013 (paid at Post Office)

Date application acknowledged by IPS: (by text) 01/07/2013

Date of receipt of interview letter: 9/07/13 (dated 5 July but came by first class!)

Date of return of documents: 11/07 by special delivery. Bit sad that my citizenship certificate is so scruntched up!

Date of passport appointment: 10/07/13 (phoned up - they offered me an appointment for 16/07 in Victoria. I asked if there was anything sooner anywhere else and was given one in Luton for the next day. Very friendly and helpful lady on phone)

Date of passport receipt: 17 July

I phoned IPS six days after the interview as I had seen on here that most Luton interviewees got their passports in a few days. I politely acknowledged that I was phoning within three weeks but that I was hoping to be able to Tavel on the 23rd. They were super friendly and tracked my application. Apparently there was attempted delivery on the 12th July.
After many problems with DX couriers I got the passport at 6.15 this evening. IPS are really helpful - be friendly and polite and they will do what they can to make the process easy. The only way to speak to a human at DX is by phoning the IPS information line and being transferred. They did this for me five times and with sympathy. Hoorah so happy!
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Post by RoyalFlush » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:15 pm

Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)
Method of application: PO Check and Send
Date of application: 28/06/2013
Date of fee collection: 28/06/2013 (paid at Post Office)
Date application acknowledged by IPS: 04/07/2013 (by text)
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of return of documents:
Date of passport appointment:
Date of passport receipt:
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SpokenHands
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Location: Warwickshire

Fast Track Service

Post by SpokenHands » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:31 am

Passport for: Minor
Application Type: First child passport (after registration)
Method of application: Fast Track
Date of application: 26 June 13
Date application received by IPS: 26 June 13
Date of return of documents: 28 June 13
Date of receipt of interview letter: Not required for minor
Date of Passport Appointment: Not required for minor
Date of Passport Receipt: 28 June 13


Other Updates:
Fantastic fast track service at the Passport Office in London.
Appointment takes 5-7 days to arrange in London but all done within 30 minutes
£90 including £3 for secure delivery of supporting documents

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Post by Plum70 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:13 am

dmitrois wrote:Passport application: Adult (after naturalisation)

Date of application via NCS..................17/06/2013
Acknowledgement received via text.....20/06/2013
Invitation to interview received...........26/06/2013
Documents returned............................waiting
Interview.............................................28/06/2013 @Victoria
Passport received................................TBA
I do not think you applied for your British passport via the NCS. The NCS is strictly for naturalisation applications.

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Post by Kennavarro » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:01 pm

l am not going to create a method for this passport thread as l have completed my interview hence immigration journey and expecting the lovely red or green book (passport) to drop soon...so why am l writing....

well since most people love these timelines to be efficient my suggestion that all members should only post when they have all the info that means passport in their hands...makes no sense telling us when you posted your application ...then a few days later tell us you got the acknowledgement letter then tell us about the texts etc....folks wait till you have all the info and deliver one punchy time line...am just saying

Am really on thin ice now in a few days l will be really immigration control free...when l get my passport it will save me ever posting or checking up on this site although during the last seven years it has been a great comfort in those darkest nights and days when l patiently waited :)
cheers folks please dont respond to this unless you have constructive criticism...l thank you in advance for your tolerance as British citizens :)

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