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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 aravind864 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:10 pm

Application online, supporting documents sent to Bootle, This is the timeline:
Application submitted - 10:38pm on 8 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity - 10:38pm on 8 August 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity - 10:52pm on 8 August 2022
Identity details received - 10:39am on 9 August 2022
Application received - 10:39am on 9 August 2022
Documents posted - 10 August 2022, Royal mail first class signed for
Documents received - 9:55am on 11 August 2022
Application approved - Pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by dddkay » Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:26 pm

dddkay wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:57 am
Type: First Adult passport after naturalisation
From: UK
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Online Application submitted: 23/07/2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 23/07/2022
Identity details received: 23/07/2022
Online Application received: 23/07/2022
Documents sent: 25/07/2022
Documents delivered: 26/07/2022
Documents received by HMPO: 28/07/2022
Application approved: 17/08/2022
Passport printed and sent: 18/08/2022
Passport received: 19/08/2022 :D:D:D
Supporting documents received: 25/08/2022 @ 10:35am via Royal Mail

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sinuganti » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:17 am

First Adult passport after Naturalisation

Application online, supporting documents sent to Bootle, Liverpool. This is the timeline:
Application submitted - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity - 10:09, 19/08/2022
Identity details received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Application received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Documents posted - 19/08/2022, Royal mail first class signed for
Documents received - 10:35, 23/08/2022
Application approved - 14:07, 05/09/2022
Passport printed - 08:27, 06/09/2022
Supporting documents returned - pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Olatunde16 » Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 pm

Olatunde16 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 pm
Olatunde16 wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:29 am
Type: First adult passport post naturalisation
Mode: Post Office
Post Office: Sheffield
Application submitted: 19th July 2022
Documents received: 22nd July 2022
Application approved: ?
Passport printed: 06th September 2022
Passport received: ?
Documents received: ?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sinuganti » Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:27 am

First Adult passport after Naturalisation

Application online, supporting documents sent to Bootle, Liverpool. This is the timeline:
Application submitted - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity - 10:09, 19/08/2022
Identity details received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Application received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Documents posted - 19/08/2022, Royal mail first class signed for
Documents received - 10:35, 23/08/2022
Application approved - 14:07, 05/09/2022
Passport printed - 08:27, 06/09/2022
Passport received- 07:33, 08/09/2022
Supporting documents returned - pending

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Uk2715 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:18 pm

Uk2715 wrote:
Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:00 pm
Type: First adult passport post naturalisation
Mode: Post Office
Post Office: London
Application submitted: 12/07/22
Documents received: 19/07/22
Application approved: ?
Passport printed: 06/09/22
Passport received: 08/09/22
Documents received: 08/09/22
I paid £92.50 on 06/09/22 extra.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by alterhase58 » Thu Sep 08, 2022 5:19 pm

[2 Grandchildren born/living in the United States - Father British citizen]

Type: First British Child Passport (Child 1 / Child 2)
Mode: Online from the USA
Passport office: Bootle

Documents received: TBC / YBC
Passport received: TBC / TBC
Passport printed: TBC / TBC
Application approved: TBC / TBC
Identity details received: TBC / --
Ask someone to confirm your identity (again... but only Child 1...): 7 September 2022 / --
Documents received: 22 July 2022 / 21 July 2022
Application received: 17 June 2022 / 17 June 2022
Identity details received: 17 June 2022 / 17 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 10 June 2022 / 10 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 8 June 2022 / 8 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 8 June 2022 / 24 May 2022
Application submitted: 8 June 2022 / 24 May 2022

For Child 2 HMPO requested grandmother's naturalisation certificate 5 Sep / registration certificate sent direct to HMPO from the UK 6 Sep
This is just my opinion as a member of this forum and does not constitute immigration advice.
Please do not send me private messages asking for advice - they will be ignored

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by gustmr » Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:54 pm

First British passport
Passport Office: Bootle
-Application submitted: 5:04pm on 19 August 2022
-Ask someone to confirm your identity: 5:04pm on 19 August 2022
-Email sent to person confirming your identity: 5:09pm on 19 August 2022
-Identity details received: 7:38pm on 19 August 2022
-Application received: 7:39pm on 19 August 2022
-Documents received: 11:15am on 23 August 2022
-Application approved: 8:09am on 7 September 2022
-Passport printed: 12:36am on 8 September 2022
-Passport received: 1:20pm on 8 September 2022
-Supporting documents received: Waiting

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by omokehinde » Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:00 am

omokehinde wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:33 pm
Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO
Application submitted: 15 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 15 August 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 15 August 2022
Identity details received: 15 August 2022
Application received: 15 August 2022
Documents received: 17 August 2022
Application approved: tbc
Passport printed:tbc
Passport received:tbc
Documents received: tbc
Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO
Application submitted: 15 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 15 August 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 15 August 2022
Identity details received: 15 August 2022
Application received: 15 August 2022
Documents received: 17 August 2022
Application approved: 2 September 2022
Passport printed: 3 September 2022
Passport received: 6 September 2022
Documents received: 10 September 2022

Processed in less than a month quite impressive.. All the best y'all

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by HR83 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:26 am

Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 10 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 10 August 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 10 August 2022
Identity details received: 10 August 2022
Application received: 10 August 2022
Documents received: 11 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity Second Time: 08 September 2022
Identity details received: 08 September 2022
Application approved: 08 September 2022
Passport printed: 09 September 2022
Passport received: 12 September 2022
Documents received: Waiting

Best of Luck to everyone who is waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by HRY2005 » Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:16 pm

HRY2005 wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:27 am
Type: First adult passport after naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Naturalisation Ceremony: 16 August 2022 @ 11.30am
Online application submitted: 16 August 2022 @1.21pm
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 16 August 2022 @1.21pm
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 16 August 2022 @1.34pm
Identity details received : 16 August 2022 @1.43pm
Application received: 16 August 2022 @1.43pm
Document Sent with Next Day option: 16 August 2022 @ 3.02pm
Documents received by HMPO: 17 August 2022 @2.37pm
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 18 August 2022 @ 5.05pm
Application approved: 08 September 2022 @ 10.55am
Passport printed: 09 September @ 7.01am
Passport received: 12 September 2022 @ 11.27am
Documents received: waiting
Live and let live

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Olatunde16 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:49 am

Olatunde16 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 pm
Olatunde16 wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 4:04 pm
Olatunde16 wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:29 am
Type: First adult passport post naturalisation
Mode: Post Office
Post Office: Sheffield
Application submitted: 19th July 2022
Documents received: 22nd July 2022
Application approved: 06th September 2022
Passport printed: 06th September 2022
Passport received: 08th September 2022
Documents received: ?

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by meloz05 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:15 pm

HMPO Bootle - Online Application - First Adult

Application submitted- 18 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity- 18 August 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity- 18 August 2022
Identity details received- 18 August 2022
Application received- 18 August 2022
Documents received- 23 August 2022
Application approved - 10 September 2022
Passport printed - 12 September 2022
Received - 13 September 2022

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by sinuganti » Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:53 pm

First Adult passport after Naturalisation

Application online, supporting documents sent to Bootle, Liverpool. This is the timeline:
Application submitted - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity - 10:02, 19/08/2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity - 10:09, 19/08/2022
Identity details received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Application received - 10:57, 19/08/2022
Documents posted - 19/08/2022, Royal mail first class signed for
Documents received - 10:35, 23/08/2022
Application approved - 14:07, 05/09/2022
Passport printed - 08:27, 06/09/2022
Passport received- 07:33, 08/09/2022
Supporting documents returned - 14/09/2022

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Xgation » Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:22 pm

Type: First adult passport after naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Naturalisation Ceremony: 24 August 2022 @ 11.00am
Online application submitted: 24 August 2022 @11.57am
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 24 August 2022 @11.57am
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 24 August 2022 @12.28am
Identity details received : 24 August 2022 @1.37pm
Application received: 24 August 2022 @1.37pm
Document Sent with Next Day option: 24 August 2022 @ 2.37pm
Documents received by HMPO: 25 August 2022 @9.46am
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 26 August 2022 @ 10.56am
E-mail to book interview: 6 September @ 3.55pm (interview booked for 11 September @ 3.15pm)
Application approved: 11 September 2022 @ 3.28pm (straight after the interview)
Passport printed: 13 September @ 4.23am
Passport received: 14 September 2022 @ 12.38pm
Documents received: waiting

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British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by SecretWatcher » Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:23 am

Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 11 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 11 August 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 11 August 2022
Identity details received: 11 August 2022
Application received: 11 August 2022
Documents received: 16 August 2022
Application approved: 13 September 2022
Passport printed: 14 September 2022
Passport received: 15 September 2022 via TNT
Documents received: Waiting

Best of Luck to everyone who is waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by nailay1 » Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:30 am

Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 18 July 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 18 July 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 18 July 2022
Identity details received: 18 July 2022
Application received: 18 July 2022
Documents received: 18 July 2022
Application approved: 11 August 2022
Passport printed: 12 August 2022
Passport received: 14 August 2022 via TNT
Documents received: 24 August 2022

Best of Luck to everyone who is waiting.

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by magicsign » Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:27 pm

magicsign wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:47 am
Type: First adult passport after naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle, Redgrave court
Online application submitted: 21/08/22
Identity verified: 21/08/22
Application received: 21/08/22
Documents sent: 23/08/22 (guaranteed next day delivery)
Documents delivered: 24/08/22
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 25/08/22
Application approved: 7/09/22
Passport printed and sent: 8/09/22
Passport received: 9/09/22
Documents received: 17/09/22

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by HRY2005 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:34 am

HRY2005 wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:16 pm
HRY2005 wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 11:27 am
Type: First adult passport after naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Naturalisation Ceremony: 16 August 2022 @ 11.30am
Online application submitted: 16 August 2022 @1.21pm
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 16 August 2022 @1.21pm
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 16 August 2022 @1.34pm
Identity details received : 16 August 2022 @1.43pm
Application received: 16 August 2022 @1.43pm
Document Sent with Next Day option: 16 August 2022 @ 3.02pm
Documents received by HMPO: 17 August 2022 @2.37pm
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 18 August 2022 @ 5.05pm
Application approved: 08 September 2022 @ 10.55am
Passport printed: 09 September @ 7.01am
Passport received: 12 September 2022 @ 11.27am
Documents received: 17 September 2022 @ 10.10am
Live and let live

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Xgation » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:51 am

Xgation wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:22 pm
Type: First adult passport after naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Naturalisation Ceremony: 24 August 2022 @ 11.00am
Online application submitted: 24 August 2022 @11.57am
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 24 August 2022 @11.57am
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 24 August 2022 @12.28am
Identity details received : 24 August 2022 @1.37pm
Application received: 24 August 2022 @1.37pm
Document Sent with Next Day option: 24 August 2022 @ 2.37pm
Documents received by HMPO: 25 August 2022 @9.46am
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 26 August 2022 @ 10.56am
E-mail to book interview: 6 September @ 3.55pm (interview booked for 11 September @ 3.15pm)
Application approved: 11 September 2022 @ 3.28pm (straight after the interview)
Passport printed: 13 September @ 4.23am
Passport received: 14 September 2022 @ 12.38pm
Documents received: 20 September 2022 @10:30am

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by rayclark » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:46 am

Type: Adult Renewal
From: Singapore
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Durham
Online application submitted: 17 August 2022
Documents sent: 19 August 2022 (by DHL)
Documents delivered by DHL: 22 August 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: 23 August 2022
Application approved: 05 September 2022
Passport printed: 07 September 2022
Passport received: 09 September 2022 (by DHL)
Email from DHL confirming despatch of documents: 16 September 2022
Documents received: 19 September 2022 (by DHL)

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 brian20 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 6:26 am

Type: First adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 8 August 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity: 13 August 2022
Email sent to the person confirming your identity: 13 August 2022
Identity details received: 13 August 2022
Application received: 13 August 2022
Documents sent: 15 August 2022
Documents received: 16 August 2022
Application approved: 13 September 2022
Passport printed: 14 September 2022
Passport received: 14 September 2022
Supporting documents received: 22 September 2022

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by KB521 » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:27 am

KB521 wrote:
Mon May 09, 2022 8:07 am
Type: First adult British passport after naturalisation
Mode: Online
Passport Office: Unknown
Application submitted: 29 March 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity: 29 March 2022
Identity details received: 29 March 2022
Application received: 29 March 2022
Documents delivered by royal mail: 1 April 2022
Documents received confirmed: 8 April 2022
Application approved: 22 September 2022
Passport printed:
Passport received:
Documents received:
My certificate of naturalisation had my name listed incorrectly and it took 10 weeks to be corrected by UKVI before HMPO would then approve my passport. I called UKVI daily and emailed my MP weekly. Nothing seemed to move this process along faster. Waste of time and stress!

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by Ren33R » Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:16 pm

Type: First Adult passport after Naturalisation
Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Bootle
Application submitted: 27/08/22
Identity confirmed: 27/08/22
Application received: 27/08/22
Documents received: 05/09/22
Application approved: 13/09/22 at 9.05am
Passport printed: 14/09/22 at 12.53am
Passport received: 14/09/22 at 10am
Documents received: 22/09/22

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Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Post by kdman » Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:26 am

Type: First adult passport after naturalisation (Did naturalisation 22/9/22 @ 10am)

Method: Online
Passport Office: HMPO Hemel Hempstead
Online application submitted: 12:56pm on 22 September 2022
Identity verified: 1:13pm on 22 September 2022
Application received: 1:14pm on 22 September 2022
Documents sent: Thursday 22 September 2022 (signed for next day before 9am delivery)
Documents delivered: 06:49am, Friday 23 September 2022
Documents confirmed received by HMPO: Waiting
Application approved: Waiting
Passport printed and sent: Waiting
Passport received: Waiting
Documents received: Waiting

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