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Hi, I am in the same position.. just posted about it.. 6th of feb my confirmation of renewal application came.. 4th June today and still nothing! I cant work until it comes back! I lost my dream job because of this crap system!!Hiri wrote: ↑Mon May 14, 2018 3:47 pmHi everyone, I’ve just joined this forum. I see that a few of you received your confirmation of ROA application from the Home Office in early Feb 2018 and I’m wondering if your passport with visa has arrived yet? I got my confirmation email and letter on Feb 12th 2018 but still no passport (14th May 2018).
My sister’s ROA was processed in 2 months last year. Her passport was posted through her letterbox even though she’d provided a registered mail, signed for envelope. I’m beginning to worry that my application has been processed but my passport is lost in the post.
I’ve searched and searched but can’t find a way to talk to anyone in the Home Office to ask if they still have my passport and documents, or if they are lost. Have any of you tried to contact them about your applications?
I’m now having to cancel flights and travel plans... very upsetting.
Thank you, any info you can share would be really appreciated.
Finally got it today. Passport & supporting documents were delivered in the self addressed special delivery envelope provided.msia888 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:50 pmHi Somersetaussi,
A long wait for me too:
- Sent application for my daughter on 10th Feb 2018 (her passport expired and hence the ROA)
- Letter of acknowledgement on 13th Feb 2018 but still no news after close to 5 months!
Anyone had any success contacting UKVI?
I have been residing/travelling in and out of the UK with an old ROA in a cancelled passport, and my current passport and have never had a problem for over 10 years. This is perfectly adequate for travel in and out of the UK and satisfies most places of employment.Petemate wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Hi all. This is my experience and I think it is the best way to get this document in your passport.
Apply as normal, pay the fee and send away all your necessary documents.
After your documents have been received, you can request your passport and any other documents be returned.
This can take up to 10 working days.
You can do this without cancelling your application.
Simply visit the return my documents section on their website.
It is very important when doing this to select the British nationality option when selecting your application category.
You will be asked if you want to keep your application or cancel it.
Of course you'll keep it.
In a few days you'll get your passport back with a letter explaining that your application is still being processed and when they are ready to complete your application, they'll send another letter asking for your passport.
You need to be able to send them your passport within 10 working days if I remember correctly or they automatically assume you no longer want to apply.
Yes, it's an archaic, slow, paper based application with plenty of scope for problems but if you need your passport with you, just do it this way.