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Re: First time passport application

Post by CR001 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:17 pm

mogo7613 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:56 pm
mon28 wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:07 am
Taki wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:05 am
First time passport application time line:
Applied 3rd May Estimated date was 27th May Passport received 10th June Documents received 11th June. 🤞for everyone.
Great news congratulations
is that online application for 1st UK passport, 03/05/2021 to 10 or 11/06/2021 i.e. it took 40 days for processing issuing passport?
This topic is for Irish passport application and not British passport applications
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Re: First time passport application

Post by Faull_guy » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:53 am

FlyingMum wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Many congratulations to those who are starting to receive their passports. Good to know that things are definitely starting to move. I wondered if the staff were working behind the scenes over weekends as well as the backlog must be massive?
Still patiently hanging in there myself. Applied 23/12, paperwork submitted 18/3. Beginning to wonder if there is something wrong, although I assume I might of heard something by now if there was.
I hope you do receive your passport FlyingMum!! I applied before Christmas last year, I'm not sure when the clock started ticking but in December my tracking screen said I would get my passport on 21st January 2021. I have spoken on chat to passport office re application several times and have been assured my application will be processed. Today I received an email saying "We are unable to process your application at this time as the application has now expired"!!!!! I have to reapply!! Not amused. I managed to speak to someone on chat this morning and he said it was because they cannot hold payment details for more than a certain amount of time - yet they have already taken the payment?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by FlyingMum » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:06 pm

Faull_guy wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:53 am
FlyingMum wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Many congratulations to those who are starting to receive their passports. Good to know that things are definitely starting to move. I wondered if the staff were working behind the scenes over weekends as well as the backlog must be massive?
Still patiently hanging in there myself. Applied 23/12, paperwork submitted 18/3. Beginning to wonder if there is something wrong, although I assume I might of heard something by now if there was.
I hope you do receive your passport FlyingMum!! I applied before Christmas last year, I'm not sure when the clock started ticking but in December my tracking screen said I would get my passport on 21st January 2021. I have spoken on chat to passport office re application several times and have been assured my application will be processed. Today I received an email saying "We are unable to process your application at this time as the application has now expired"!!!!! I have to reapply!! Not amused. I managed to speak to someone on chat this morning and he said it was because they cannot hold payment details for more than a certain amount of time - yet they have already taken the payment?
Oh no! That’s so frustrating - and my online application will be 6 months old on 23/6 so I wouldn’t be surprised if I get the same! I’ve tried ringing, but a recorded message says that due to the high volume of calls, they’re not taking any calls and the webchat facility seems to be permanently unavailable. Mine should be so straightforward too. Mother born in Ireland and all supporting paperwork correct and in order. :cry:

Thank you for letting me know though. At least I can be prepared for the news. You’re right, it seems crazy that payment has gone through but they can’t hold it? They held on to my son’s €278 FBR payment for 18 months with no problem! :roll:

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:24 pm

Webchat is available during work hours. If you see it greyed out, it means the queue is full. You just have to refresh the webpage. If you have a vacant computer, run a little macro to get it refreshed once every minute or so until the button turns back on.

The web chat was unavailable when I started typing this reply, but is back to available when I posted it. It’s not that difficult to get a slot (comparing to the citizenship application helpline…)

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Re: First time passport application

Post by FlyingMum » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:11 am

littlerr wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Webchat is available during work hours. If you see it greyed out, it means the queue is full. You just have to refresh the webpage. If you have a vacant computer, run a little macro to get it refreshed once every minute or so until the button turns back on.

The web chat was unavailable when I started typing this reply, but is back to available when I posted it. It’s not that difficult to get a slot (comparing to the citizenship application helpline…)
Thank you very much - you were absolutely right! I persevered and after a 10 minute wait got through on the webchat. Your advice was really appreciated. :)

It transpires that my application is waiting to be assigned to an entitlement officer and should be processed in the very near future, which is reassuring.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by luj608 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:12 am

Hello,

My application is stuck due to asking for "original" birth certificate, I try to reach out to them explaining the birth certificate they got is an original certified copy and it's legalized under Hague apostille.

Has someone else has their application stuck due to this?

I do not have an "original" , instead whenever you need one you register in the registrar office and they give you an exact copy certified by law.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by BraveHeart911 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:24 pm

Did anyone manage to get the first passport with a certified copy of the original (non-Irish passport) , just wanted to see if someone chanced it already 8)

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Re: First time passport application

Post by hako » Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I was looking at the additional documents for the first time application and it states "We accept internet printouts that are stamped by issuing authority". Does that mean I need to get my e-bills to get stamped in the office of that provider?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by coolbongo5555 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:06 pm

Hi everyone. Here is my timeline for our family's first Irish passport applications.

For my two sons aged 18 and 16:

Online application received 23/1/2021
Documents received 11/5/2021
Passports printing 24/6/2021

I am just waiting for my adult one to be processed, hoping today or tomorrow.

Our estimated date of issue was exactly 2 weeks ago, so from receipt of supporting docs it took 6 weeks.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by coolbongo5555 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:58 pm

coolbongo5555 wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:06 pm
Hi everyone. Here is my timeline for our family's first Irish passport applications.

For my two sons aged 18 and 16:

Online application received 23/1/2021
Documents received 11/5/2021
Passports printing 24/6/2021

I am just waiting for my adult one to be processed, hoping today or tomorrow.

Our estimated date of issue was exactly 2 weeks ago, so from receipt of supporting docs it took 6 weeks.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by seancool » Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:13 pm

hako wrote:
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Hi everyone,

I was looking at the additional documents for the first time application and it states "We accept internet printouts that are stamped by issuing authority". Does that mean I need to get my e-bills to get stamped in the office of that provider?

A good question, I actually sent my printed out electricity bills and bank statements without the stamp, I don't think we need the stamp, can someone confirming this?

Thanks.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by FlyingMum » Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:40 pm

YAY!!! Progress bar has changed to ‘your passport is being printed’!

Application online 23.12.20
Paperwork sent 18.3.21
Estimated issue date 18.5.21

Fingers crossed it should plop through the letterbox in the next few days. :D

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Re: First time passport application

Post by seancool » Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:56 am

FlyingMum wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:40 pm
YAY!!! Progress bar has changed to ‘your passport is being printed’!

Application online 23.12.20
Paperwork sent 18.3.21
Estimated issue date 18.5.21

Fingers crossed it should plop through the letterbox in the next few days. :D

Hey Flying mom, can you advise if you stamped your electricity bill?

Thanks.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by FlyingMum » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:45 pm

seancool wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:56 am
FlyingMum wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:40 pm
YAY!!! Progress bar has changed to ‘your passport is being printed’!

Application online 23.12.20
Paperwork sent 18.3.21
Estimated issue date 18.5.21

Fingers crossed it should plop through the letterbox in the next few days. :D

Hey Flying mom, can you advise if you stamped your electricity bill?

Thanks.
Hi there,

No, I didn’t get any of my bills stamped. As they had my name and supported and confirmed my address, I just enclosed three different ones with my documentation. Hope that helps?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by luj608 » Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:56 pm

I got my supporting documents back on the post today, but application still on processing stage.

Has anyone else faced the same? Receiving docs first before passport?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by hako » Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:03 pm

Hi there,

No, I didn’t get any of my bills stamped. As they had my name and supported and confirmed my address, I just enclosed three different ones with my documentation. Hope that helps?
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Thanks for your answer. I probably will send 3 different ones too when I apply for it.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by GIGPH » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:47 pm

Hi All

Can someone please suggest what is the next status after 'Application processing' if the application has made some progress ? It has been showing the same status as 'Application processing' for weeks now.

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Re: First time passport application

Post by FlyingMum » Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:20 pm

GIGPH wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:47 pm
Hi All

Can someone please suggest what is the next status after 'Application processing' if the application has made some progress ? It has been showing the same status as 'Application processing' for weeks now.

After about 12 weeks, mine changed on Thursday from “Application processing” to “Your passport is being printed” On Friday, it changed again to “Your Passport Book was posted on 25/06/2021” and a tracking number for An Post.

I feel your frustration. As many on here have confirmed, don’t read too much into the actual progress bar. Mine went virtually all the way to the end and then moved back again!

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Re: First time passport application

Post by nojoyfrominis » Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:37 pm

Passport received on 15th June. Passport card stays still says printing since 12 June. Anyone received their passport card

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Chap1122 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:06 am

Hi all
I have two questions in relation to new passport application.
1.will same proof be enough for proof of name and addreses?
How many each required

2.PPS original card or copy?

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Re: First time passport application

Post by JayL » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:35 am

Chap1122 wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:06 am
Hi all
I have two questions in relation to new passport application.
1.will same proof be enough for proof of name and addreses?
How many each required

2.PPS original card or copy?
1. Proof of name and address cannot be the same. Different proofs need to be submitted. One proof is enough for each.

2. Photocopy of the original PPS card (both front & back side)

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Re: First time passport application

Post by Chap1122 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:43 am

Does it need to be notarized ( PPS copy )?

Thanks a million

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Re: First time passport application

Post by raptortx2020 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:18 pm

Applied for Passport on 16 June
Documents accepted on 21 June ( The free express post took 4 days :| )
The Estimated date shows 13th July

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Re: First time passport application

Post by kalyna » Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:37 pm

Hi, can anyone advise if a stamp is required from a witness for online application Identity Verification Form? There seems to be no box for a stamp. I just find it unusual as paper application requires a stamp. Thanks

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Re: First time passport application

Post by littlerr » Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:44 pm

Gardai would know what to do. Regardless of whether it's a paper or online application, Gardai would always carry out the same checks and sign/stamp the application in the same way. I think they would place a stamp and put their name or Garda Number in that stamp - at least this was the case a couple of years ago. If you are in doubt, just have a quick call to your local Garda station.

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