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Anira
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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

littlerr
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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...

And this is a new record...
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mhrusirl
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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.

littlerr
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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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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:29 pm

Ck1985 wrote:
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..
It doesn’t mean anything. Just the fact that the processing hasn’t been completed.

Sulla
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Re: First time passport application

Post by Sulla » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 pm

littlerr wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:29 pm
It doesn’t mean anything. Just the fact that the processing hasn’t been completed.
I thought it was a nice little sarcastic twist inserted by the IT guy to show how badly things were actually going. During the process, it was one of my favorite moments. :D

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Sulla wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 pm
littlerr wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:29 pm
It doesn’t mean anything. Just the fact that the processing hasn’t been completed.
I thought it was a nice little sarcastic twist inserted by the IT guy to show how badly things were actually going. During the process, it was one of my favorite moments. :D
Haha to be honest if you call them and explain that you want the passport, they will accommodate it. I called them a week before my scheduled completion date and they got my passport done within the same afternoon. (I needed to travel abroad that weekend but I also mentioned that it wasn’t urgent and I could change the dates if necessary.)

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:30 am

My journal is finally over.
Last update on my passport application.

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
Collected in person: 7 June

Application type: Passport card, online
Application sent: 7 June
First appeared on the tracker: 7 June
Status changed to processing application: 7 June
Status changed to printing: 19 June
Delivered by An Post: 20 June

Ash_g
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Re: First time passport application

Post by Ash_g » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:01 pm

Application type: Naturalised, first time passport by postal order

Application sent: 24th May 2019

Application being processed: 28th May 2019

Despatched date: 14th June 2019

Received date: 17th June 2019

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