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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ukuscan » Tue May 11, 2021 12:57 pm

Type: First passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: online

Date of Online Application: 30/04/2021
Date Identity Verified: 30/04/2021
Date Documents Sent: 30/01 /2021
Documents delivered to: HMPO Peterborough
Date Documents Received status: 06/04/2021
Application being processed: 06/04/2021
Application Approved: 10/04/2021
Passport Printed and Sent: 10/04/2021
Date Passport Received: 11/04/2021 - 11 days
Passport Colour: Blue

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ifybekee » Wed May 12, 2021 6:11 am

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Peterborough
Online Application submitted: 04/05/2021
Identity verified: 04/05/2021
Documents sent: 04/05/2021
Documents delivered: 05/05/2021
Documents received: 06/05/2021
Application approved: 11/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Gcar10 » Wed May 12, 2021 7:52 am

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Glasgow
Online Application submitted: 28/04/2021
Ask Someone to confirm Identity: 28/04/2021
Email sent to person confirming identity: 28/04/2021
Identity verified: 28/04/2021
Application received: 28/04/2021
Documents sent: 28/04/2021
Documents delivered: 29/04/2021
Documents Received: 04/05/2021
Application approved: 07/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 10/05/2021
Passport received: 11/05/2021
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Volodymyr83 » Wed May 12, 2021 8:45 am

Volodymyr83 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 1:48 pm
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Glasgow

Online Application submitted: 8/05/2021
Identity verified: 8/05/2021
Documents sent: 8/05/2021
Documents delivered: 12/05/2021
Documents received: TBC
Application approved: TBC
Passport printed and sent: TBC
Passport received: TBC
Documents received: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ellkay123 » Wed May 12, 2021 12:20 pm

Type: First Adult passport by birth (dual citizen - have been using Right of Abode CoE in foreign passport prior to this)
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 10/05/2021
E-mail sent to friend for identity verification: 10/05/2021
Identity verified: 10/05/2021
Documents sent: 11/05/2021
Documents delivered: 12/05/2021 (delivery confirmation on Royal Mail tracking)
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: pending
Application approved: pending
Passport printed and sent: pending
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ikatsi79 » Wed May 12, 2021 1:52 pm

ikatsi79 wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
HMPO Office: Bootle

Online Application submitted: 05/05/2021
Identity verified: 05/05/2021
Documents sent: 05/05/2021
Documents delivered: 06/05/2021 noon
Documents received: 10/05/2021
Application approved: 11/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: pending
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ccoriander » Wed May 12, 2021 2:21 pm

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 22/04/2021
Identity verified: 22/04/2021
Documents sent: 26/04/2021
Documents delivered: 27/04/2021
Application approved: 04/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 05/05/2021
Passport received: 06/05/2021
Documents received: 12/05/2021

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rollsrox » Wed May 12, 2021 3:20 pm

rollsrox wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:08 am
rollsrox wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 10:54 am
rollsrox wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 12:10 pm
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Peterborough
Online Application submitted: 03/05/2021
Identity verified: 03/05/2021
Documents sent: 04/05/2021
Documents delivered: 05/05/2021
Documents verified received: 07/05/2021
Application approved: 10/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 11/05/2021
Passport received: 12/05/2021
Documents received: Pending
9 days from application to receiving passport, well done HMPO Peterborough! Let's hope I get documents back soon as I've booked a flight to Australia next Thursday :shock:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Suj0303 » Wed May 12, 2021 8:06 pm

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Peterborough
Online Application submitted: 06/05/2021
Identity verified: 06/05/2021
Documents sent: 07/05/2021
Documents delivered: 10/05/2021
Documents received: 12/05/21 (text - We've received your documents)
Documents verified received: Pending
Application approved: Pending
Passport printed and sent: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by doctorwho2 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:37 pm

doctorwho2 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 4:42 pm
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Online Application submitted: 07/05/2021
Identity verified: 07/05/2021
Documents sent: 07/05/2021 (Special Delivery )
Documents acknowledged: 12/05/2021 by email ( documents reached 10/05/2021-signed for)
Application approved:
Passport printed and sent:
Passport received:
Documents received:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by MUmair » Thu May 13, 2021 10:31 pm

MUmair wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 10:40 am
Relieved to be at the final stage of a long and super expensive process. Here is my Wife's Timeline:

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 04/05/2021
Identity verified: 04/05/2021
Documents sent:04/05/2021
Documents delivered: 06/05/2021 (Royal Mail messed up Special Delivery)
Application approved: 10/05/2021 (12.50PM)
Passport printed and sent: 11/05/2021 (8.57AM)
Passport received: 12/05/2021
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Fri May 14, 2021 3:09 am

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 12:06am on 28 April 2021
Identity details received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Application received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Documents sent via Royal Mail special delivery: 09:07am on 28 April 2021
Documents delivered and signed @ Bootle: 10:25am on 29 April 2021
Documents received: 10:15am on 30 April 2021
Application approved: 8:16pm on 13 May 2021
Passport printed and sent: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending

SWinSW
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SWinSW » Fri May 14, 2021 8:56 am

Update: Docs received 13th May. The HMPO Twitter page said there was a backlog and some delays but they were working steadily to clear it.

Signing off the forum now, it's been a great help through the whole ILR / Naturalisation / Passport application process. Thank you and good luck to you all :)
SWinSW wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 2:20 pm
First adult passport after naturalisation, application processed by HMPO Bootle.

Application submitted: 20th April 2021
Identity confirmed: 20th April
Application received: 20th April
Docs posted: 20th April
Docs received: 22nd April (Royal Mail recorded delivery tracking showed physical delivery on 21st April)
Application approved: 30th April
Passport printed and sent: 30th April (at 9.59pm!)
Passport received: 5th May (1st-3rd May was a Bank Holiday weekend)

Still waiting for my docs to be returned but this was a very swift and painless service both by HMPO Bootle and by TNT :D

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by chiapa » Fri May 14, 2021 9:49 am

chiapa wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:52 pm
chiapa wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 12:33 am
chiapa wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:06 am
chiapa wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:24 pm
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 22/04/2021
Identity verified: 22/04/2021
Documents sent: 22/04/2021
Documents delivered: 23/04/2021
Application approved: 03/05/2021 (Weirdly in a Bank Holiday, so I think there must be some automated verification process or delayed email system in place).
Passport printed and sent: 04/05/2021 20:27
Passport received: 06/05/2021 15:30
Documents received: 12/06/2021 16:00

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Volodymyr83 » Fri May 14, 2021 1:03 pm

Volodymyr83 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 8:45 am
Volodymyr83 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 1:48 pm
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Glasgow

Online Application submitted: 8/05/2021
Identity verified: 8/05/2021
Documents sent: 8/05/2021
Documents delivered: 12/05/2021 (7:50 am)
Documents received: 14/05/2021 (1:54 pm)
Application approved: TBC
Passport printed and sent: TBC
Passport received: TBC
Documents received: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ikatsi79 » Fri May 14, 2021 1:26 pm

ikatsi79 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:52 pm
Type: First Adult Passport after Naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
HMPO Office: Bootle

Online Application submitted: 05/05/2021
Identity verified: 05/05/2021
Documents sent: 05/05/2021
Documents delivered: 06/05/2021 noon
Documents received: 10/05/2021
Application approved: 11/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 12/05/2021
Passport received: 14/05/2021
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ellkay123 » Fri May 14, 2021 3:42 pm

Ellkay123 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:20 pm
Type: First Adult passport by birth (dual citizen - have been using Right of Abode CoE in foreign passport prior to this)
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 10/05/2021
E-mail sent to friend for identity verification: 10/05/2021
Identity verified: 10/05/2021
Documents sent: 11/05/2021
Documents delivered: 12/05/2021 (delivery confirmation on Royal Mail tracking)
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 14/05/2021
Application approved: pending
Passport printed and sent: pending
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Sat May 15, 2021 12:13 am

ojliaa wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 3:09 am
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 12:06am on 28 April 2021
Identity details received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Application received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Documents sent via Royal Mail special delivery: 09:07am on 28 April 2021
Documents delivered and signed @ Bootle: 10:25am on 29 April 2021
Documents received: 10:15am on 30 April 2021
Application approved: 8:16pm on 13 May 2021
Passport printed and sent: 9:56am on 14 May 2021
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by spartanking_007 » Sat May 15, 2021 10:18 am

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 12:41pm on 14 May 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 12:41pm on 14 May 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 12:41pm on 14 May 2021
Identity details received 9:10pm on 14 May 2021
Application received 9:10pm on 14 May 2021
Documents sent via Royal Mail special delivery: 11:10am on 15 May 2021
Documents delivered and signed @ Bootle:
Documents received:
Application approved:
Passport printed and sent:
Passport received:
Documents received:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by khaledadda » Sat May 15, 2021 9:03 pm

type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 04:44pm on 11 May 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 04:44pm on 11 May 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 06:36pm on 11 May 2021
Identity details received 06:51pm on 11 May 2021
Application received 06:51pm on 11 May 2021
Documents sent via Royal Mail special delivery: 09:18am on 13 May 2021
Documents delivered and signed @ Bootle: Pending
Documents received: Pending
Application approved: Pending
Passport printed and sent: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Abdul89 » Mon May 17, 2021 1:13 pm

My first Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted 8:35pm on 20 April 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity 8:35pm on 20 April 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity 9:17pm on 20 April 2021
Identity details received 9:25pm on 20 April 2021
Application received 9:25pm on 20 April 2021
We've received your documents. If we need more information we'll contact you In a text message on 29 April 17:41
Application being processed 12:47pm on 4 May 2021
Application approved: 8:05am on 10 May 2021
Passport printed and sent: 1:13pm on 10 May 2021
Passport received: 10:30am on11 May 2021
Passport colour: Blue
Documents received: 14:05pm on 17 May 2021
Thank you all for the information

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ACBC » Mon May 17, 2021 2:51 pm

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation (ceremony 27/04/2021)
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 28/04/2021
Identity verified: 28/04/2021
Documents sent: 29/04/2021
Documents delivered: 04/05/2021 (Took a bit longer due to bank holiday weekend)
Application being processed: 05/05/2021
Application approved: 12/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 13/05/2021
Passport received: 14/05/2021
Documents received: 17/05/2021

Overall a very smooth and easy process...Many thanks to this forum for all the useful information over the years :D Finally got to the end of my citizenship journey...All the very best everyone 👍🏻

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mental4vray » Mon May 17, 2021 4:23 pm

Passport for: First passport after naturalisation
Applying from: United Kingdom
Method of Application: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Date of Application: 6th May 2021
Date Identity Verified: 6th May 2021
Date Documents Sent: 6th May 2021
Date Documents Delivered: 7th May 2021
Date Document received status: 11th May 2021
Application Approved: 13th May 2021
Passport Printed and Sent: 13th May 2021
Date Passport Received: 17th May 2021
Date Documents Received: (Waiting)

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by helpu279 » Tue May 18, 2021 3:29 pm

Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation (naturalised on 19/04/2021)
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 20/04/2021
Identity verified: 20/04/2021
Documents sent: 20/04/2021
Documents delivered: 22/04/2021
Application approved: 02/05/2021
Passport printed and sent: 04/05/2021
Passport received: 07/05/2021
Documents received: 14/05/2021

It was insanely fast.

Excellent service from HMPO.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ojliaa » Tue May 18, 2021 7:49 pm

ojliaa wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 12:13 am
ojliaa wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 3:09 am
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 11:57pm on 27 April 2021
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 12:06am on 28 April 2021
Identity details received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Application received 12:31am on 28 April 2021
Documents sent via Royal Mail special delivery: 09:07am on 28 April 2021
Documents delivered and signed @ Bootle: 10:25am on 29 April 2021
Documents received: 10:15am on 30 April 2021
Application approved: 8:16pm on 13 May 2021
Passport printed and sent: 9:56am on 14 May 2021
Passport received: Firstly, Attempted to deliver at 09:14am on 17th May by NTN driver but Rearranged delivery and finally delivered today at 10:40am on Tuesday 18 May 2021
Documents received: T.B.C

Almighty, Allah be very much Thanked!

I'm also very thankful to all the great board members for their kind support throughout this journey until today.
Best Regards
Ojliaa

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