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Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

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GIGPH
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Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by GIGPH » Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:54 pm

Hi All

Starting a new thread as the original thread is locked.

alex98uk
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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by alex98uk » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:36 am

Online application: 24th May 2021
Documents received: 11th June 2021
Status changed to 'processing': 14th June 2021
Estimated issue date: 16th July 2021
Actual printing date: ---

Current status: processing application

Virgo
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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Virgo » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:15 am

Online application: 6th july 2021
Documents received: 7th July 2021
Status changed to processing: 7th july 2021
Estimated issue date: 27th July 2021
Status : Still showing processing

GIGPH
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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by GIGPH » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:53 am

Had a chat today with customer service - they told that first time applications resumed only in June and not in May ... the waiting game continues ... :(

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by drfas » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:31 am

Did they say when your documents were scanned and are they awaiting a review by a entitlement officer

GIGPH
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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by GIGPH » Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:31 pm

drfas wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:31 am
Did they say when your documents were scanned and are they awaiting a review by a entitlement officer
I dont remember it exactly but probably they said 10 days back that scanning was done in last week of July and now they are waiting for review ..... this wait for review has been the status for 2 weeks now...

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Atlantino » Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:45 pm

10/06/2021 :docs received
estimated date :07/07/21
total waiting time :2 months 4 days ago
13/8/21 : Your Passport Book is being printed. Any\all documents submitted will be returned separately :D
Good luck to every one i conclude my immigration journey and now i will move on with my life and try to forget all the stress and frustration im so happy i will see my family after a long time .

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by GIGPH » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:48 pm

Atlantino wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:45 pm
10/06/2021 :docs received
estimated date :07/07/21
total waiting time :2 months 4 days ago
13/8/21 : Your Passport Book is being printed. Any\all documents submitted will be returned separately :D
Good luck to every one i conclude my immigration journey and now i will move on with my life and try to forget all the stress and frustration im so happy i will see my family after a long time .
Congrats buddy... m happy for you ... Good luck to rest of us !

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Light234 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:49 am

@ Atlantino, many congratulations to you, really happy for you, wish you the very best, and enjoy your trip home. Wishing everyone waiting kindness and good luck. A lot of people here have come a very long way. Everyone's experience different, some easy while some very challenging. I hope everyone learns to appreciate each others journey and respect them.

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by ct101 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:36 pm

Paper application: 2 February 2021
Received passport: 13 August 2021

Thank you so much to everyone on this forum who has provided information and clarity! To all paper applicants- I received basically zero updates and had no idea my passport was even with a checker- it just showed up in my mailbox yesterday! Best of luck to everyone waiting :)

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Dodi412 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:02 pm

Hey! QQ does the loading bar move?
Mine is stuck there since I first applied.

GIGPH
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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by GIGPH » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:43 pm

Dodi412 wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Hey! QQ does the loading bar move?
Mine is stuck there since I first applied.
That bar is to fool us ... for me it moved to 80% and then moved back to 60% and stuck there for last one month.
Funny part is - if you do webchat, they will first try to fool you saying that you look at the bar and if you counter them saying it is broken, does not show the current status - they will make a U turn saying it does not take backlogs into account.
Summary - Do not trust the bar, ask status from webchat agents.

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by raptortx2020 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:42 pm

=======================
My Timeline for reference:
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Online application : 16th June 2021
Documents received : 21st June 2021
Estimated issue date: 13th July 2021
Current Status: Processing application
Time Elapsed since applied: 2 months 1 day ago

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by sugeie » Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:02 pm

GIGPH wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:43 pm
Dodi412 wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Hey! QQ does the loading bar move?
Mine is stuck there since I first applied.
That bar is to fool us ... for me it moved to 80% and then moved back to 60% and stuck there for last one month.
Funny part is - if you do webchat, they will first try to fool you saying that you look at the bar and if you counter them saying it is broken, does not show the current status - they will make a U turn saying it does not take backlogs into account.
Summary - Do not trust the bar, ask status from webchat agents.
i cant get through to the webchat! is there a trick to it?

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by drfas » Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:07 pm

Hi Raptor tx
Did they ask for any further documents, if you don't mind me asking what route did you take to get naturalisation?

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by raptortx2020 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:34 pm

drfas wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Hi Raptor tx
Did they ask for any further documents, if you don't mind me asking what route did you take to get naturalisation?
They haven't asked any further documents. I applied after working here on Critical skills visa for 5 years.

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by drfas » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:00 pm

Same as me ,I worked here on stamp1 and then stamp 4 ,no immigration gaps .I work as a doctor so no bad employment history ,I was speaking to someone at work whose relative works in the office and she said they are checking record with INIS for everything .I don't know what to believe at this point

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by littlerr » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:40 pm

I had a quick chat this afternoon with my college friend who is now working in the passport office. Unfortunately, the daily volume of first-time passport applications is still as high as which they could process, so the backlog isn't going to be reduced drastically soon.

By the way, it doesn't matter how you obtained the Irish citizenship. Whether you got it through naturalisation or FBR or you were born Irish, they all follow the same system and there is no difference in timeline. Staff cannot just decide to ignore your application and work on the next one - the system won't allow them to do that even if they want to. There will inevitably be small differences due to the extra effort required for certain documents such as foreign birth certificates, but the difference is usually a few days at most.

Some applications are faster than others, mostly due to luck. Once an application is assigned to a caseworker, it purely depends on how fast that person processes the application. Some are just slower than others.

People who submitted their applications online in May should see their application getting close to completion in the coming days, and some caseworkers have worked half way through June's applications, but most haven't got that far.
drfas wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:00 pm
I was speaking to someone at work whose relative works in the office and she said they are checking record with INIS for everything
As far as I understand, the only 2 things that they check are the authenticity of the naturalisation certificate, and whether the certificate matches the passport holder. There is going to be a similar check for people who got Irish citizenship via other routes (e.g. for FBR, they need to check with DFA; for post-nuptial applications, they check with INIS etc).

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by drfas » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:16 pm

Thanks littlerr for clarifying .

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Tourin31 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:25 am

Hi all,

The full timeline of my mother receiving her first passport is on the other thread, she applied as she was born Irish abroad.

She received her passport Saturday 17th July and received her original documents four weeks later on Saturday 14th August in the UK. We’d almost begun to believe they had been lost!

I’m applying for my FBR so will be on this forum for a couple more years I think!

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by hako » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:25 am

Some news on the media regarding passport backlog

https://www.spinsouthwest.com/news-and- ... ts-1239890

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by Chap1122 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:34 pm

Application in progress since 29/06/2021.

Fingers crossed 🍀

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by raptortx2020 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:19 pm

=======================
My Timeline for reference:
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# Online Application-----------: 16th June 2021
# Documents Received--------: 21st June 2021
# Estimated Issue Date--------: 13th July 2021
# Status Changed to Printing-: 17th Aug 2021
# Current Status: Printing - Your Passport Book is being printed. Any\all documents submitted will be returned separately
# Time Elaped since applied: 2 months 2 days ago

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by raptortx2020 » Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:25 pm

drfas wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Same as me ,I worked here on stamp1 and then stamp 4 ,no immigration gaps .I work as a doctor so no bad employment history ,I was speaking to someone at work whose relative works in the office and she said they are checking record with INIS for everything .I don't know what to believe at this point
My status turned to Printing today after 2 months 2 days. So their 40 working day waiting times seems more or less correct. I have seen this with few other applicants I was waiting to see this status change by this week. so if you have waited 2 months stay positive you would get it soon.

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Re: Ireland - First time passport applications timelines -2021

Post by seancool » Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:50 pm

1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago

still waiting lol

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