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vipul1981
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Post by vipul1981 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:26 am

forwardever
When did you call them to book interview? I mean after how many days of sending the app.

What no. you call and what ref you need?

forwardever
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Post by forwardever » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:43 am

vipul1981 wrote:forwardever
When did you call them to book interview? I mean after how many days of sending the app.

What no. you call and what ref you need?


hehehe i bet you cant wait now as u have already started counting lol...anyway give them minimum of 10days but sometimes they process your app sooner, since you posted yesterday if you did via special delievery then they shuld recieve it today i wuld reckon u wait till 22nd of this month before givin them a call,here is the number to call to check progress of your app (0300 222 0000) and this other number is for booking appointment (
0300 222 1000)...Goodluck mate

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Post by 1664 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:59 am

Sorry if this is a repeat question -

How do I find out if my passport application has reached its destination?

Thanks

1664

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Post by Erun » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:45 am

I just used the online request form and got an email back pretty quickly.

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Bleh, I'm getting all ansty about getting my documents returned and praying either the Reading or Bristol branch has appts quickly as I have travel I want to do soon. Can't wait until this last stretch of waiting is over!

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Post by 1664 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:13 am

Erun wrote:I just used the online request form and got an email back pretty quickly.

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Bleh, I'm getting all ansty about getting my documents returned and praying either the Reading or Bristol branch has appts quickly as I have travel I want to do soon. Can't wait until this last stretch of waiting is over!
Apparently you can call and ask them to speed up your application - not sure if you want to try that?

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Post by Erun » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:15 pm

I plan on calling them at the two week mark...try not to be too impatient.

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Post by 1664 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:46 pm

Erun wrote:I plan on calling them at the two week mark...try not to be too impatient.
I thought it was you trying to be impatient? from the quote below

I just used the online request form and got an email back pretty quickly.

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Bleh, I'm getting all ansty about getting my documents returned and praying either the Reading or Bristol branch has appts quickly as I have travel I want to do soon. Can't wait until this last stretch of waiting is over!

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Post by Erun » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Well yes I'm tired of the waiting, but no, I'm not going to try to call in and get them to speed up the process for me.

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Post by 1664 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:50 pm

Erun wrote:Well yes I'm tired of the waiting, but no, I'm not going to try to call in and get them to speed up the process for me.
was a suggestion - if you are seeking for help!! not forcing you to do it

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Post by vipul1981 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:53 pm

payment from my credit card was taken yesterday. so looks like everything is on track.

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Post by 1664 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:13 pm

vipul1981 wrote:payment from my credit card was taken yesterday. so looks like everything is on track.
Sounds promising... Good luck.

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Post by forwardever » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:23 am

vipul1981 wrote:payment from my credit card was taken yesterday. so looks like everything is on track.
thats good,looks like your app wuld be processed quicker...give them a call in 7days to 10days to check the progress...Goodluck

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Post by vipul1981 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:49 am

thanks forwardever

i hope it happens quickly

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Post by Erun » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:09 am

Well I got my documents and interview letter quick enough...but am having to wait 9 days for my appointment. *sigh* Had a long wait for my ceremony and now a longer than average wait for this. Why did I have to live in this silly busy area? :P

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Post by vipul1981 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:20 am

Erun, at least u got it mate. Dont worry you are almost at the end of your citizenship/passport journey.

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Post by 1664 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:15 pm

Erun wrote:Well I got my documents and interview letter quick enough...but am having to wait 9 days for my appointment. *sigh* Had a long wait for my ceremony and now a longer than average wait for this. Why did I have to live in this silly busy area? :P
Which city,if you don't mind me asking.
Can you not travel for a quicker one?

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Post by Erun » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:34 pm

Reading (when checking their address, I saw they're only open Wed-Sat, so that explains some of it). Bristol didn't have anything sooner. Anything else is getting a bit far considering I don't drive here.

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Post by 1664 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:52 pm

Erun wrote:Reading (when checking their address, I saw they're only open Wed-Sat, so that explains some of it). Bristol didn't have anything sooner. Anything else is getting a bit far considering I don't drive here.
Ah! ok,makes sense.

Good Luck Erun

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Post by taliska » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:37 pm

Erun wrote:Reading (when checking their address, I saw they're only open Wed-Sat, so that explains some of it). Bristol didn't have anything sooner. Anything else is getting a bit far considering I don't drive here.
Unless you are planning a holiday soon it would not make sense to travel from reading to Bristol as you would just be adding extra cost to an already hefty sum when you put all your cost together such as ILR, Citizenship, and passport and as the passport is only a travel/identity document then it's not worthwhile spending more than you have to. Once they have not sent back your application or asked for further information and you have been asked to attend an interview then you will definitely get your passport soon after the interview(which is only for identification to ensure you are the person who is named on the application - to prevent fraud) but the passport is not confirmation of citizenship or anything like that as you are already a citizen when you attended your citizenship ceremony and no one can take that away no matter what even if you do not have a passport

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Post by lionking007 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:53 am

Try Birmingham Office. Normally they give the same day appointment. I had the option of attending the same day when I phone the IPS but prefered to go next day.
Erun wrote:Well I got my documents and interview letter quick enough...but am having to wait 9 days for my appointment. *sigh* Had a long wait for my ceremony and now a longer than average wait for this. Why did I have to live in this silly busy area? :P

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Post by Erun » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:30 am

Actually I am looking to travel asap and I live in between Bristol and Reading. Both offices were of equal distance. I don't want to go into my personal life here, but getting this passport means ending some unpleasant circumstances, which I'm eager to do.

Whilst Birmingham might be quicker... that's a £70 return train ticket (sheesh!). Yeah, I'll just have to stick it out a bit longer. I've made it this far, another week won't hurt me. :P

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Post by taliska » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:49 am

Erun wrote:Actually I am looking to travel asap and I live in between Bristol and Reading. Both offices were of equal distance. I don't want to go into my personal life here, but getting this passport means ending some unpleasant circumstances, which I'm eager to do.

Whilst Birmingham might be quicker... that's a £70 return train ticket (sheesh!). Yeah, I'll just have to stick it out a bit longer. I've made it this far, another week won't hurt me. :P
Good luck with sorting out those unpleasant circumstances

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Post by rnr79 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Just came throguh this on internet:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... money.html

It seems that they hardly reject any passport application based on interview...

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Post by vipul1981 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:08 am

rnr 79. It's a good read. Though I don't think they gona change anything any time soon

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Post by Umida » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:03 pm

what happens if you don`t pas interview at idently and passport service

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