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thegoodaulleo wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 amNot at all xD
Stage 1 of 6: Your Application has been received and registered: Applications may remain at this stage for approx 4-6 working days.
Stage 2 of 6: Your documentation is being processed: Application form, submitted documents and photographs are scanned onto passport system for work at stages 3 and 4. This element of the process takes on average 4 working days.
Stage 3 of 6: Your Application is scheduled to be checked for Passport entitlement: Your passport application is currently being checked. This process can take up to 4 working days.
Stage 4 of 6: Your Passport has been Approved: Next stage is Passport Printed.
Stage 5 of 6: Your Passport has been Printed: Your passport will be posted in the next 2 working days by Passport Express. The production and posting stage takes about 2 working days.
Stage 6 of 6: Your new Passport is Ready for Collection, or
Stage 6 of 6: Your new Passport has been posted: Please consult the An Post Tracking System for more information.
Thankslittlerr wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 amI submitted my application this Monday via Passport Express.
I sent a written letter this Wednesday to request to have my other passport back as I need to travel abroad unexpectedly very soon.
I got my passport back in my letter box today (Friday).
The experience is not that bad as I thought.
The web chat is not helpful at all though and the estimated waiting time couldn't be less accurate.
I still cannot track my application even after I have received my other passport back. I was told that the scanning process will likely take place this afternoon. The tracking of the application will not appear until it's fully scanned (this has been confirmed by 3 different web chat agents).
That means, if you can see your application in the system, it means you are in stage 3 at least, where they are going to check with relevant authorities to see if your application is genuine and whether you are entitled to an Irish passport.
You can request your original passport to be sent back: they cant send the certificate back though, so not sure how that would work. They advised me to contact INIS for that.