I will need a passport (either new or existing) by early July and for some reason I think I may not get it by that time. My estimated date shows 31st of May, I think I'll try to contact them via chat in the first week of June to see if there's any progress or if they somehow could "scan" my existing passport into system and return it.
I've read the whole thread here
, which has a lot of valuable info regarding the process.
I wish they could give finer details regarding the backlog of applications, would be nice to know our "number" in the queue to be processed, if there's any!