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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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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:02 am

thegoodaulleo wrote:
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.
And it took them nearly a month to say that? Gosh

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:14 am

thegoodaulleo wrote:
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.
That's outrageous. I have been trying to ask them whether they have progressed my application, but now I know they definitely haven't...

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mhrusirl » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:07 pm

Application received 30/4/2019 and today 4/6/19 Alert that problem with application and a letter will be issued. Cannot believe it has taken them a month to notice a problem

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:48 pm

Had a live chat today. My application is still showing as processing, it’s now 22 working days. Chat agent has mentioned my application is now with the checker who is checking the documentation, and if everything is ok my passport will go to the printing stage soon

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:08 am

mrrobot wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Had a live chat today. My application is still showing as processing, it’s now 22 working days. Chat agent has mentioned my application is now with the checker who is checking the documentation, and if everything is ok my passport will go to the printing stage soon
Changed to Printing now!

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Sulla » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am

I received word that my passport and supporting materials had arrived at my address in China this afternoon. My 1st time application journey therefore is now at an end. It took longer than expected, but was still a step up on the FBR process.

Timeline

Application hand submitted in Beijing: March 27th 2019 - status reads processing only hours later.

Passport estimated due date: May 15th 2019 - status still reads processing, progress bar goes into reverse, which is a nice touch.

Passport printed and dispatched: May 23rd 2019. Both events on the same day.

Arrived in Beijing at the embassy: June 4th 2019, dispatched by SF courier the same day.

Arrived at my Chinese address: June 5th 2019 (afternoon)

Total time taken: 2 months 8 days.

Now I will get it sent on to Thailand. That should take another 2-3 days. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by mrrobot » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:29 pm

mrrobot wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:08 am
mrrobot wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Had a live chat today. My application is still showing as processing, it’s now 22 working days. Chat agent has mentioned my application is now with the checker who is checking the documentation, and if everything is ok my passport will go to the printing stage soon
Changed to Printing now!
I’ve entered wrong tracking number 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ my passport is still processing

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Anira » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:03 pm

It’s finally here! Best of luck to those waiting. They returned all the copies I sent.

My good bye timeline:

Applied: 3/10/2017
2nd Letter: 5/11/2017
Approval: 7/03/2019
Ceremony: 29/04/2019

Passport:

Applied: 30/04/2019
Received: 05/06/2019

Passport Express.

Thank you everyone who took their time to write on this forum. It helped me immensely during this long process.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:02 pm

Timeline:

Application type: Naturalised citizen, first passport, passport express.
Application sent: 13 May
Application received: 14 May
First appeared on the tracker: 21 May
Status changed to processing application: 21 May
Status changed to printing: 6 June

Was told that I can collect it tomorrow in person if necessary.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by barisaslan » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:28 pm

Hi guys.

My timeline on this:

Application Type: Naturalised on 29th of April '19. First passport, passport express
Application Sent: 3rd of May
Application appeared on tracker: 7th of May
Status changed to processing application: 14th of May
Status Changed to Printing: 7th of June.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:07 pm

littlerr wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:02 pm
Timeline:

Application type: Naturalised citizen, first passport, passport express.
Application sent: 13 May
Application received: 14 May
First appeared on the tracker: 21 May
Status changed to processing application: 21 May
Status changed to printing: 6 June

Was told that I can collect it tomorrow in person if necessary.
Passport collected in Dublin office just now. The next thing on the list is the passport card :D

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Re: First time passport application

Post by thegoodaulleo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:09 pm

TIMELINE

02/05/2019
Application received

09/05/2019
Processing application

04/06/2019
Alert
There is a problem with your passport application. A letter has been issued to you outlining the reason(s) why.

06/06/2019
Application received

07/06/2019
Processing application

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Re: First time passport application

Post by thegoodaulleo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:32 am

FINAL TIMELINE

02/05/2019
Application received

09/05/2019
Processing application

04/06/2019
Alert
There is a problem with your passport application. A letter has been issued to you outlining the reason(s) why.

06/06/2019
Application received

07/06/2019
Processing application

11/06/2019
Printing

12/06/2019
Dispatched

Thank you all!

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Ck1985 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Anira wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 am
Now my status bar is going backwards :D
Anira, what does it mean when the progress bar goes backwards? Mine did it too 3 days ago..

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Ck1985 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:15 pm

Sulla wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:53 am
I received word that my passport and supporting materials had arrived at my address in China this afternoon. My 1st time application journey therefore is now at an end. It took longer than expected, but was still a step up on the FBR process.

Timeline

Application hand submitted in Beijing: March 27th 2019 - status reads processing only hours later.

Passport estimated due date: May 15th 2019 - status still reads processing, progress bar goes into reverse, which is a nice touch.

Passport printed and dispatched: May 23rd 2019. Both events on the same day.

Arrived in Beijing at the embassy: June 4th 2019, dispatched by SF courier the same day.

Arrived at my Chinese address: June 5th 2019 (afternoon)

Total time taken: 2 months 8 days.

Now I will get it sent on to Thailand. That should take another 2-3 days. Good luck to everyone still waiting.
What does it mean when the progress bar goes backwards? It happened to mine 3 days ago. My issue date was 10 June...?

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