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Spring2011
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Post by Spring2011 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:49 am

Passport for: Adult (My husband)
Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 14/11/2011
Date application received by IPS: 15/11/2011
Date of letter sent to counter signatory: 25/11/2011
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:30/11/2011
Date of Passport Appointment: 14/12/2011
Date of Passport Receipt: 15/12/2011
Last edited by Spring2011 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.

GETMEIN
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Post by GETMEIN » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:14 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor (2)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send post office
Date of application: 02/11/11
Date application received by IPS: 04/11/11
Date of return of documents: 18/11/11
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 21/11/11

stillwaiting2
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waiting 4 passport

Post by stillwaiting2 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Minor
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send post office (Uxbridge)
Date of application: 09/11/2011
Date application received by IPS: N/A
Date of return of documents: 28/11/2011
Date of receipt of interview letter: N/A
Date of Passport Appointment: N/A
Date of Passport Receipt: 28/11/2011

sudhirdige
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Post by sudhirdige » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:37 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 16/11/2011
Date application received by IPS: 21/11/2011
Date of letter sent to counter signatory: don't know
Date of return of documents:30/11/2011
Date of receipt of interview letter:29/11/2011
Date of Passport Appointment: 03/12/2011
Date of Passport Receipt:08/12/2011

passport journey complete.lol
Last edited by sudhirdige on Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

codemonkey
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Post by codemonkey » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:56 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 31-Oct-2011
Date application received by IPS: 3-Nov-2011
Date of return of documents: 21-Nov-2011
Date of receipt of interview letter: 23-Nov-2011
Date of Passport Appointment: 1-Dec-2011
Date of Passport Receipt: 5-Dec-2011

another
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Post by another » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:36 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 21/11/2011
Date application received by IPS: 28/11/2011
Date of letter sent to counter signatory: -----
Date of return of documents: 09/12/2011
Date of receipt of interview letter:---
Date of Passport Interview Appointment: 15/12/2011
Date of Passport Receipt: 19/12/2011
Last edited by another on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

sedor21
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PASSPORT TIMELINE

Post by sedor21 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:42 am

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:12/12/2011
Date application received by IPS:13/12/2011
Date of return of documents: 17/1/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 13/01/2012
Date of Passport Appointment:16/01/2012
Date of Passport Receipt:20/1/2012

Passport for:3 Minor
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:12/12/2011
Date application received by IPS:12/12/2011
Date of return of documents: 28/12/2011
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:28/12/2011

i thank God and everybody on this forum that i finish the journey that i started 20/01/2005 as finally come to end.
Last edited by sedor21 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:39 pm, edited 5 times in total.

salmanakram
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Location: Bracknell, UK
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PASSPORT TIMELINE

Post by salmanakram » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:51 am

Timeline for my son and I:-

Passport for: 1 Minor + 1 Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 12/12/2011
Date application received by IPS: 13/12/2011
Date of return of documents:
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:

ex-immigrant
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Location: france

Post by ex-immigrant » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:33 pm

Application Type: First Adult Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/11/2011
Date application received by IPS: 17/11/2011
Date of letter sent to counter signatory: 2/12/2011
Date of return of documents: 13/12/11
Date of receipt of interview letter:09/12/11
Date of Passport Appointment: 12/12/11
Date of Passport Receipt:13/12/11 ( quickest printing and sendin)

Tamim
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Post by Tamim » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:31 am

Passport for: First Adult Passport
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:16/12/11
Date application received by IPS:19/12/11
Date of return of documents:04/01/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter:31/12/11
Date of Passport Appointment:14/01/11
Date of Passport Receipt:17/01/11

My Journey is over now so thank you to every one on the forum:) and Best of luck to ppl who are still waiting.
Good Bye
God Bless
Last edited by Tamim on Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:55 am, edited 4 times in total.

Junaidbinyasin
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Junaidbinyasin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:23 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 16/12/2011
Date application received by IPS: 19/12/2011
Date letter to countersigntery: 27/12/2011
Date of return of documents: 05/01/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 05/01/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 18/01/2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/02/2012
Last edited by Junaidbinyasin on Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:03 am, edited 2 times in total.

mft
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Post by mft » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:34 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Hayes post office)
Date of application: 22/12/2011
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents: 19/12/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter:19/12/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 28/12/2012
Date of Passport Receipt:

Update:
6/12/2012 - I received a letter (dated 3/12) from IPS asking me to fill a new application again (must be countersigned as well). They said my sginagutre was too faint to be scanned. A new application was sent next day.
Last edited by mft on Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

nico122
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Passport application

Post by nico122 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:55 pm

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send (Harrow)
Date of application: 19/12/2011
Date application received by IPS: 21/12/2011
Date of letter to co-signatory:03/01/2012
Date of return of documents: 12/01/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 12/01/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 27/01/2012
Date of Passport Receipt:30/01/2012

Note: When I called to make my appointment I was told that the London office is so busy that they call back to make the appointment. I called on Fri 13 Jan and received the call back on the Mon 16 Jan. Soonest appointment is approx 2 weeks away
Last edited by nico122 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.

decenta
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Post by decenta » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 15/12/2011
Date application received by IPS: 16/12/2011
Date of return of documents: 11/01/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11/01/2012
Date of Passport Appointment: 24/01/2012 (London)
Date of Passport Receipt: 26/01/2012
Last edited by decenta on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:35 pm, edited 3 times in total.

TahirMahmood
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Location: England

Post by TahirMahmood » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:25 pm

Passport for: Adult (Me and wife)
Application Type: New
Method of application: Post
Date of application: 03/01/2012
Date application received by IPS: 04/01/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter: 10/01/2012
Date of Passport Appointment : 19/01/2012
Date of return of documents:
Date of Passport Receipt: 10/01/2012
Last edited by TahirMahmood on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

geek1981
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Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:27 am

Post by geek1981 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:31 pm

Passport for: Minor
Application Type: First Child Passport
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application: 06/01/2012
Date application received by IPS:
Date of letter sent to counter signatory:
Date of return of documents:16/01/2012
Date of Passport Receipt:16/01/2012
Last edited by geek1981 on Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:50 pm, edited 2 times in total.

sticagus
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Location: London

Post by sticagus » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:23 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send (Ealing)
Date of application: 02/10/2011
Date application received by IPS: 05/10/2011
Date of return of documents: 16/10/2011
Date of receipt of interview letter: 16/10/2011 dated 14/10/2011
Date of Passport Appointment:25/10/2011 (Reading office)
Date of Passport Receipt:29/10/2011

another
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Post by another » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:23 am

Passport for: child
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check & Send
Date of application:03/01/2012
Date application received by IPS:
Date of return of documents:11/1/2012
Date of receipt of interview letter:
Date of Passport Appointment:
Date of Passport Receipt:11/1/2012

I am rather surprised with this speed!
Last edited by another on Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Will Singh
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Post by Will Singh » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:49 am

Application Timeline
Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Postal
Date of application: 14 Dec 2011
Date application received by IPS: 15 Dec 2011
Date of return of documents: 30 Dec 2011
Date of receipt of interview letter: 22 Dec 2011
Date of Passport Appointment: 05 Jan 2012
Date of Passport Receipt: 10 Jan 2012

Just under 4 weeks and that was with Christmas and New years holidays so really pleased.
Last edited by Will Singh on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

londongirl30
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Passport application

Post by londongirl30 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Passport for: Adult
Application Type: New
Method of application: Check and Send
Date of application: 4 Jan 2012
Date application received by IPS: N/A
Date of receipt of interview letter: 11 Jan
Date of Passport Appointment: 24 Jan
Date of return of documents: 11 Jan
Date of Passport Receipt:

Very quick turnaround time! :D
Last edited by londongirl30 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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