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PG1983
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Passport Interview

Post by PG1983 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:54 am

I had my interview for first adult British Passport today. These are some of the questions asked:

Confirm your name with spelling
Date of Birth
Full address with postcode
What type of house is it?
Is it in a village or estate?
Is it at a busy junction?
How far is the nearest shop?
How far is the nearest school?
Where were you born?
Confirm your mother & father's full name, age & place of birth
Confirm your wife's name & age
Confirm who is living in your house
Confirm your counter signatory's name, age & profession
Who do you have a bank account with?
Who is your mortgage with?
When and where did you give the LITUK test?
When and where did you have the citizenship ceremony?
How did you apply for the passport? What documents did you send?

That's about all the questions I can remember. The lady asking the questions was very polite and friendly and explained at the start that this was to prevent identity fraud. Here's my timeline for those who are interested:

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Work Permit + 1Year ILR (Single Application)
Method of Application NCS Milton Keynes
Date of application: 17/04/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/12
Date of debit of fees: 26/04/12 (credit card)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/04/12
Date of receipt of approval: 09/08/12 (dated 04/08/12)
Date of Ceremony: 13/09/12
Passport applied(via PO Check & Send): 22/09/12
Letter for interview recd: 06/10/12
Passport interview: 12/10/12

Good luck to all those waiting :)

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Post by linkers » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:08 pm

Thanks for sharing your interview experience PG1983.

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Post by PG1983 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:34 pm

No problem. I was a little nervous about what questions they were going to ask but as I said already the lady was very friendly and just chatted about my work to put me at ease. All in all I would advise everybody just to photocopy their passport and naturalisation applications and be familiar with the information for this interview. And try and relax and be confident!

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Post by mcovet » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:49 pm

sorry but I can't stop laughing when I hear people being nervous for those "interviews"...it's not like it's a job interview and you may get a negative answer, they are confirming who you are, how hard can it be to answer the questions about YOU. And NEVER heard of people failing those interviews as you are a Brit, that's all, and it's a matter of time when you get that passport, no interviewer can prevent the interviewee from getting it.

Be nervous before a jab or an operation, not this charade!

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Post by PG1983 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:51 pm

Just to update everyone, I received my passport yesterday :D
It was 10 days from interview letter to receiving my passport, great sevice by IPS :D

Eligibility criteria: 5 Year Work Permit + 1Year ILR (Single Application)
Method of Application NCS Milton Keynes
Date of application: 17/04/12
Date of receipt by UKBA: 20/04/12
Date of debit of fees: 26/04/12 (credit card)
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 28/04/12
Date of receipt of approval: 09/08/12 (dated 04/08/12)
Date of Ceremony: 13/09/12
Passport applied(via PO Check & Send): 22/09/12
Letter for interview recd: 06/10/12
Passport interview: 12/10/12
Passport received: 16/10/12

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