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iceice304
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Re: First time passport application

Post by iceice304 » Tue May 28, 2019 10:36 am

same here, bar is going backwards

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Re: First time passport application

Post by thegoodaulleo » Tue May 28, 2019 12:53 pm

ETA delayed. Initially 28/05, then 03/06, and now 05/06.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

thegoodaulleo wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:53 pm
ETA delayed. Initially 28/05, then 03/06, and now 05/06.
At least they changed your date.. mine is still 27/05.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Tue May 28, 2019 3:11 pm

I just talked to the online chat team. According to them, there's a surge in the first-time applications via naturalisation (as expected), so it is expected that there will be some delays. Whether the scheduled issue date is changed or not depends on agent who takes your file.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Wed May 29, 2019 7:32 am

My bar is going backwards as well now, however ETA is still yesterday...

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Re: First time passport application

Post by REW » Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am

Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am

REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Congratulations!

Mine is sadly still processing and no ETA even after asking customer service. Initial ETA was 27th of May and status bar going backwards.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by REW » Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm

Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Congratulations!

Mine is sadly still processing and no ETA even after asking customer service. Initial ETA was 27th of May and status bar going backwards.
To be honest I was presently surprise when they rang me and told me it will be print and post, because when I chat to the guy on web chat he said he can’t guarantee it will be print, best he can do is put a note on my application. He also say it will take a few working days for my original passport to be posted back to me.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by thegoodaulleo » Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 pm

REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Just a curiosity: in the 'place of birth' section of the passport... did they put the name of your hometown or the country? Or both?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm

REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Congratulations!

Mine is sadly still processing and no ETA even after asking customer service. Initial ETA was 27th of May and status bar going backwards.
To be honest I was presently surprise when they rang me and told me it will be print and post, because when I chat to the guy on web chat he said he can’t guarantee it will be print, best he can do is put a note on my application. He also say it will take a few working days for my original passport to be posted back to me.
I got my original passport 2 days later but no sign on when I will get the irish one. Waiting game now.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by REW » Wed May 29, 2019 3:43 pm

thegoodaulleo wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:37 pm
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Just a curiosity: in the 'place of birth' section of the passport... did they put the name of your hometown or the country? Or both?
Just your birth country in short, I was born in Malaysia on the Irish passport it said MYS

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Wed May 29, 2019 5:50 pm

Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Finally received my brand new Irish passport today!

I applied on 3rd of May, on my application my original issue date was today 29th of May, but I had a web chat with them yesterday about my travelling date on 9th June, they said they will put a note on my application for sending back my original passport from my birth country or speed up the process.

Two hours later I got a phone call from the department and said my application is approved and it will be print and post today. That was yesterday and I received this morning in the post!

Have to say I am very impressed the service and help I got from the department.
Congratulations!


Mine is sadly still processing and no ETA even after asking customer service. Initial ETA was 27th of May and status bar going backwards.
To be honest I was presently surprise when they rang me and told me it will be print and post, because when I chat to the guy on web chat he said he can’t guarantee it will be print, best he can do is put a note on my application. He also say it will take a few working days for my original passport to be posted back to me.



I got my original passport 2 days later but no sign on when I will get the irish one. Waiting game now.
Anira, Have you requested your original passport to be send out to you, or they just sent it by themselves?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Wed May 29, 2019 6:20 pm

mrrobot wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:50 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm
REW wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Anira wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am


Congratulations!


Mine is sadly still processing and no ETA even after asking customer service. Initial ETA was 27th of May and status bar going backwards.
To be honest I was presently surprise when they rang me and told me it will be print and post, because when I chat to the guy on web chat he said he can’t guarantee it will be print, best he can do is put a note on my application. He also say it will take a few working days for my original passport to be posted back to me.



I got my original passport 2 days later but no sign on when I will get the irish one. Waiting game now.
Anira, Have you requested your original passport to be send out to you, or they just sent it by themselves?
I asked them and they sent within 2 days...

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm

Finally it has changed to printing! Hopefully I get it on Tuesday 😊

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Finally it has changed to printing! Hopefully I get it on Tuesday 😊
I think passport express has a guaranteed next-day delivery, so if it's printing today, you should have it by tomorrow. Good luck :D

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 pm

littlerr wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Finally it has changed to printing! Hopefully I get it on Tuesday 😊
I think passport express has a guaranteed next-day delivery, so if it's printing today, you should have it by tomorrow. Good luck :D
Fingers crossed 🙌🏽 However it didnt change to Dispatched and it was still processing up til 4pm. So I think it will be dispatched tomorrow and then on Tuesday I will have it, finally. And all this long journey will be officially over!

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Fri May 31, 2019 8:48 am

Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 pm
littlerr wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Finally it has changed to printing! Hopefully I get it on Tuesday 😊
I think passport express has a guaranteed next-day delivery, so if it's printing today, you should have it by tomorrow. Good luck :D
Fingers crossed 🙌🏽 However it didnt change to Dispatched and it was still processing up til 4pm. So I think it will be dispatched tomorrow and then on Tuesday I will have it, finally. And all this long journey will be officially over!
Anira, you mentioned your progress bar was going backwards - has it reached the end and then status changed to Printing, or has it just gone to Printing from the middle of the progress bar?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am

mrrobot wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:48 am
Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 pm
littlerr wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Anira wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Finally it has changed to printing! Hopefully I get it on Tuesday 😊
I think passport express has a guaranteed next-day delivery, so if it's printing today, you should have it by tomorrow. Good luck :D
Fingers crossed 🙌🏽 However it didnt change to Dispatched and it was still processing up til 4pm. So I think it will be dispatched tomorrow and then on Tuesday I will have it, finally. And all this long journey will be officially over!
Anira, you mentioned your progress bar was going backwards - has it reached the end and then status changed to Printing, or has it just gone to Printing from the middle of the progress bar?
It hasnt reached the end yet. It went back, but Not to the middle, just a quarter of the bar. Not there is like 1cm lol left and it says printing. I talked to them and I am hoping to be able to collect it today because they havent posted it yet. They will ring me back to let me know if it is possible or not.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 am

Finally dispatched this morning. Should have it by tomorrow.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by thegoodaulleo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:48 am

Just got a call from the passport office saying they cannot progress my application (applied on 02/05) as my birth certificate is not the original one (I got a copy sent by municipality and officially translated and it was enough for the naturalisation application). :cry:
So now they will send my docs back and I will have to submit everything again once I sorted this out.

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