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A section for posts relating to applications for Naturalisation or Registration as a British Citizen. Naturalisation

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by doctorwho2 » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:03 am

Type: First adult British passport ( Wife)
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 2nd June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 2 June 2022
Identity details received: 5th June 2022
Application received:5 th June 2022
Documents delivered by royal mail 9 th June 2022
Documents received confirmed : 10 June 2022
Application approved:
Passport printed:
Passport received:
Documents received :

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by CR001 » Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:37 am

Please respect that this is a TIMELINE ONLY thread and posts must be only timeline posts in the standard format. Any other posts that are not timelines will be removed.
Char (CR001 not Casa)
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Please DO NOT send me a PM for immigration advice. I reserve the right to ignore the PM and not respond.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chocoicee » Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:56 pm

Chocoicee wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 4:37 pm
Type: First adult British passport (naturalisation)
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 10/5/22
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 10/5/22-12:30
Identity details received : 10/5/22- 13:00
Application received: 10/5/22
Documents sent RM signed-for/tracked service:10/5/22
Documents received (notification online):24 May 2022
Application approved: 11/6/2022
Passport printed: TBC
Passport received: TBC
Supporting docs: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by myeloidguy » Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:54 pm

Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation by ILR
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Peterborough
Online application submitted: 24 March 2022
Documents sent: 28 March 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 29 March 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 06 April 2022, again on 03 May 2022
Application being processed: 05 May 2022
Application approved: 11 June 2022
Passport printed: pending
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

Feels like they are dealing with the March/April applications that are bumping up on the 10 week deadlines, just to give some hope to those of you perhaps in the same boat as I was. Good luck everyone.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Elle707 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:24 am

Elle707 wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:51 pm
Elle707 wrote:
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:14 am
HMPO - Bootle
Application submitted 25 February 2022
Identity confirmed on 25 February 2022
Documents sent on 26 February 2022
Documents delivered on 1 March 2022
Confirmation documents received 16 March 2022
Application being processed on 30 March 2022
The rest still waiting
And still waiting... HMPO is very hard to deal with at the moment :(
HMPO - Bootle
Application submitted 25 February 2022
Identity confirmed on 25 February 2022
Documents sent on 26 February 2022
Documents delivered on 1 March 2022
Confirmation documents received 16 March 2022
Application being processed on 30 March 2022
Application approved 6 June 2022
Passport printed 7 June 2022
Passport and supported documents delivered together 8 June 2022

Very disappointing with HMPO and way they operate.At the end I got my passport and supporting documents after involving my MP but took 14.5 weeks !!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chocoicee » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:31 pm

Chocoicee wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Chocoicee wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 4:37 pm
Type: First adult British passport (naturalisation)
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 10/5/22
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 10/5/22-12:30
Identity details received : 10/5/22- 13:00
Application received: 10/5/22
Documents sent RM signed-for/tracked service:10/5/22
Documents received (notification online):24 May 2022
Application approved: 11/6/2022
Passport printed: 14/6/2022
Passport received: TBC
Supporting docs: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by farrahs » Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:02 am

farrahs wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:21 am
farrahs wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:48 am
farrahs wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:41 pm
farrahs wrote:
Mon May 23, 2022 6:35 pm
farrahs wrote:
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:06 pm
First adult passport application post naturalisation -
Office: Peterborough
Online application submitted: 13/03/2022
Identity verified: 13/03/2022
Documents sent: 14/03/2022
Documents delivered with Royal Mail: 15/03/2022 using RM Special Delivery
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: This is now updated to 21/4/2022 - taking SO LONG!!!! It's been a month since and HMPO still hasn't acknowledged receipt of my documents. I am starting to worry about my naturalisation certificate and my passport...!! Does anyone have similar experience?
Application being processed: 22/4/2022
Application approved: 4:01pm on 6 June 2022
Passport printed: 8:21am on 8 June 2022
Passport received: about 11am-ish on 9 June 2022
Document received: about 10.30am-ish on 15 June 2022
Call them a few times and they are not helpful at all....
Finally!! Hopefully the new passport and documents come back soon............!
Surprisingly received my documents within a week of receiving my British passport!! Finally the journey is truly over. Thanks for this forum and everyone. Good luck to all who are on the journey.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Rajux » Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:56 pm

Application history
StatusDate
Application deal : Belfast office
Documents received back FROM HM on 15 June 2022
Passport received 12.25pm on 14th June 2022
Passport printed 5:43am on 13 June 2022
Application approved 7:49pm on 9 June 2022
Application being processed on 4th May 2022
Documents received 9:00am on 11 April 2022
Application received 9:27pm on 28 March 2022
Identity details received 9:27pm on 28 March 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 11:02pm on 27 March 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 10:58pm on 27 March 2022
Application submitted 10:58pm on 27 March 2022
Very long journey .thanks for the forum. Good luck everyone.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Chocoicee » Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:22 pm

Chocoicee wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Chocoicee wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 4:37 pm
Type: First adult British passport (naturalisation)
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 10/5/22
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 10/5/22-12:30
Identity details received : 10/5/22- 13:00
Application received: 10/5/22
Documents sent RM signed-for/tracked service:10/5/22
Documents received (notification online):24 May 2022
Application approved: 11/6/2022
Passport printed: 14/6/2022
Passport received:15/6/2022
Supporting docs: TBC

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Meena77x » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:10 pm

Meena77x wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:10 pm

Type: First British Adult Passport post naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 11th May 2022
Identity details received: 11th May 2022
Application received:11th May 2022
Documents sent : 11th May 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 12th May 2022
Documents received by HMPO: 26th May 2022
Application approved: 15th June 2022
Passport printed: pending
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by myeloidguy » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:41 pm

myeloidguy wrote:
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:54 pm
Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation by ILR
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Peterborough
Online application submitted: 24 March 2022
Documents sent: 28 March 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 29 March 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 06 April 2022, again on 03 May 2022
Application being processed: 05 May 2022
Application approved: 11 June 2022
Passport printed: 14 June 2022
Passport received: 15 June 2022 via TNT
Documents received: pending

Feels like they are dealing with the March/April applications that are bumping up on the 10 week deadlines, just to give some hope to those of you perhaps in the same boat as I was. Good luck everyone.

Shridhar26
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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Shridhar26 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:10 pm

Type : First British Passport
Mode : Online
Passport Office : Bootle (Liverpool)
Application submitted : 11 May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity : 11 May 2022
Identity details received : 11 May 2022
Application received : 11 May 2022
Documents sent RM signed-for/tracked service : 12 May 2022
Documents received : 24 May 2022

Email sent to person confirming your identity : 13 June 2022 (2nd Time)
Identity details received : 13 June 2022 (2nd Time)

Application approved : 13 June 2022
Passport printed : 15 June 2022
Passport received : 16 June 2022
Supporting docs : Awaiting

Passport was dropped in door Letter box.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by reenie17 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:31 pm

First passport after naturalisation
HMPO:Belfast

Supporting docs:
Passport received:
Passport printed:
Application approved: Pending
Documents received 11:35am on 16 June 2022
Application received 3:55pm on 12 June 2022
Identity details received 3:55pm on 12 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 11:09am on 12 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 10:57am on 12 June 2022
Application submitted 10:57am on 12 June 2022

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by EddieSpeaks » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:29 pm

Type : First British Passport
Mode : Online
Passport Office : Bootle (Liverpool)

Application submitted : 11 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity : 11 June 2022
Identity details received : 11 June 2022
Application received : 11 June 2022
Documents sent RM signed-for/tracked service : 11 June 2022
RM signed-for/tracked reached: 14 June 2022
Documents received by Passport Office: 16 June 2022
Application approved :
Passport printed :
Passport received :
Supporting docs :

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Spongebob100 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:00 pm

Spongebob100 wrote:
Mon May 30, 2022 10:11 pm
Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Liverpool Bootle
Online application submitted: 25 April 2022
Documents sent: 26 April 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 27 April 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 9 May 2022
Application approved: 25 May 2022
Passport printed: 27 May 2022
Passport received: 30 May 2022
Documents received: 15 June 2022
Overall, not as painful as I had feared! Good luck to all.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rayclark » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:33 am

Type: Child's Renewal
From: Singapore
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Durham
Online application submitted: 28 April 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 28 April 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 28 April 2022
Identity details received: 28 April 2022
Application received: 28 April 2022
Documents sent: 29 April 2022 (by DHL)
Documents delivered by DHL: 03 May 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 23 May 2023
Ask someone to confirm your identity (AGAIN): 27 May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity (AGAIN): 27 May 2022
Identity details received (AGAIN): 27 May 2022
Application approved: 27 May 2022
Passport printed: 31 May 2022
Passport received: 04 June 2022 (by DHL)
Email from DHL confirming despatch of documents: 14 June 2022
Documents received: 16 June 2022

A very helpful link for applicants from abroad to get a tracking number from DHL using their applications number
https://www.dhl.com/gb-en/home/our-divi ... vices.html.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by waldo3002 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:10 pm

waldo3002 wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:10 pm
Type: First Child Passport (overseas application from the UAE)
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Durham
Online application submitted: 11/03/2022
Email sent for identity verification: 12/03/2022
Identity verified: 12/03/2022
Application received: 12/03/2022
Documents sent: 13/03/2022
Documents delivered: 15/03/2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 06/04/2022
Additional documents requested: 27/04/2022
Additional documents delivered: 03/05/2022
Application being processed: N/A
Application approved: 28/05/2022
Passport printed and sent: 31/05/2022
Passport received: 03/06/2022 (via DHL)
Documents received: 17/06/2022 (via DHL)

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kiss300 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:38 pm

First British passport post after naturalisation


Online application: 17/04/222
Confirmed identity: 17/04/22
Documents sent: 18/04/22
HMPO acknowledged received documents: 4/05/2022
Interview request email: 21/05/2022
Interview not needed after a call: 28/05/2022
Application approved: 28/05/2022
Passport printed :31/05/2022
Passport received: 1/06/2022
Documents received: 17/06/2022
Finally after almost 11 years the journey has come to an end. This platform has been everything to me. Thank you all.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by jonser » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:56 pm

Type: First Adult British passport
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 10th May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 10th May 2022
Identity details received: 10th May 2022
Application received: 10th May 2022
Documents delivered by royal mail 11th May 2022
Documents received confirmed : 2nd June 2022 (took so long for this confirmation)
Application approved:
Passport printed:
Passport received:
Documents received:

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by ATT » Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:11 am

ATT wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:02 am
ATT wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:59 pm
Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: Liverpool
Online application submitted: 27/04/2022
Identity verified: 27/04/2022
Documents sent: 27/04/2022
Documents delivered by Royal mail: 28/04/2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 11/05/22
Application approved: 08/06/22
Passport printed: 10/06/22
Passport received: 13/06/22
Documents received: waiting to receive

Glory be to God Almighty. Thank you to the moderators. I wish everyone all the best

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Meena77x » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:59 am

Meena77x wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:10 pm
Meena77x wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:10 pm

Type: First British Adult Passport post naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 11th May 2022
Identity details received: 11th May 2022
Application received:11th May 2022
Documents sent : 11th May 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 12th May 2022
Documents received by HMPO: 26th May 2022
Application approved: 15th June 2022
Passport printed: 18th June 2022
Passport received: pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ncl01 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:12 pm

Ncl01 wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 9:38 am
Type: First adult British passport after naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 11 May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 12 May 2022
Identity details received: 12 May 2022
Application received: 12 May 2022
Documents delivered by royal mail: 13 May 2022
Documents received confirmed: 25 May 2022
Application approved: Pending
Passport printed: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: Pending
Application approved: 15 June 2022
Passport printed: 16 June 2022
Passport received: 17 June 2022
Documents received: Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Meena77x » Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:21 pm

Meena77x wrote:
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:59 am
Meena77x wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:10 pm
Meena77x wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 12:10 pm

Type: First British Adult Passport post naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted: 11th May 2022
Identity details received: 11th May 2022
Application received:11th May 2022
Documents sent : 11th May 2022
Documents delivered by Royal Mail: 12th May 2022
Documents received by HMPO: 26th May 2022
Application approved: 15th June 2022
Passport printed: 18th June 2022
Passport received: 20th June 2022
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by IAmNullPointer » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:09 pm

Type: First British Adult Passport post naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Bootle
Application submitted 6 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 6 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity on 6 June 2022
Identity details received on 6 June 2022
Application received on 6 June 2022
Documents received 9 June 2022
Application approved: Pending
Passport printed: Pending
Passport received: Pending
Documents received: pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by mfla » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:19 pm

Type : First British Passport
Mode : Online
Passport printed 14 June 2022
Application approved 13 June 2022
Identity details received 11 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 11 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity (AGAIN) 11 June 2022
Documents received 23 May 2022
Application received 11 May 2022
Identity details received 11 May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 11 May 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 10 May 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 10 May 2022
Application submitted 10 May 2022

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