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by InUkOnHsmp
Thu May 01, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO card for a new born
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: PIO card for a new born

Hi naqeeb,

Updated other timeline thread. Overall 13 days from date of application.

No affidavit required.

HTH
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO Timeline
Replies: 36
Views: 1070

Re: PIO Timeline

Here are my timelines: PIO for: Family (2 adults + 2 children) Application Type: New Method of application: In person at HCI London Date of application: 16/04/2014 Date application received by HCI: 16/04/2014 Date of return of documents: 16/04/2014 (Same day in person application) Date of PIO card R...
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO card for a new born
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Re: PIO card for a new born

Hi, Yes the Edinburgh embassy requphotos a affidavit. I am about to apply for my daughter, can anyone let me know if the eyes need to be open for a baby in the passport photograph. I collected my 2 month olds pio card today. I took photos a second time to get ones with eyes open. You might be Ok bu...
by InUkOnHsmp
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi Wolex, This is absolute rubbish. My wife's case was exactly the same, however I did not send any deed poll with naturalisation application, so her naturalisation certificate was in her old name. We applied for passport in her new name, attached a deed poll signed by a friend, and her passport cam...
by InUkOnHsmp
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO Timeline
Replies: 36
Views: 1070

Re: PIO Timeline

Oh is it, I will read it again carefully. I hope this is true, helps with preparing for the journey booking tickets etc.

Thanks Philips.
by InUkOnHsmp
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO Timeline
Replies: 36
Views: 1070

Re: PIO Timeline

Hi Phillips,

if you apply in person they give you a date on which you can collect your PIO card isnt it? Can some forum member who has recently done an inperson application please confirm this?

Regards
by InUkOnHsmp
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Incorrect foreign passport details in surrender certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Incorrect foreign passport details in surrender certific

Hi Forum,

Any inputs please?

Also can someone confirm whats the customer care number for the VFS, the number on the website 09057570045 just does not work :(.

Regards
by InUkOnHsmp
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: OCI Application Black-And-White or Colour Photocopies ?
Replies: 11
Views: 6935

Re: OCI Application Black-And-White or Colour Photocopies ?

Hi manyaonisland,

Can you indicate how long it took to get the corrected surrender certificates? Also did they charge you for correcting there own mistake?

Regards
by InUkOnHsmp
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 878
Views: 259675

Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Hi Forum, I was due to apply for the family's PIO card tomorrow at the HCI. When doing a final check of the form and documents I noticed the HCI have swapped my British passport number with my wife's on the surrender certificate and vice versa. So basically the British passport details on both our s...
by InUkOnHsmp
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Incorrect foreign passport details in surrender certificate
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Incorrect foreign passport details in surrender certificate

Hi Forum, I was due to apply for the family's PIO card tomorrow at the HCI. When doing a final check of the form and documents I noticed the HCI have swapped my British passport number with my wife's on the surrender certificate and vice versa. So basically the British passport details on both our s...
by InUkOnHsmp
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Expired IELTS - Success stories
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Expired IELTS - Success stories

Yes I got my approval based on my expired IELTS from my initial hsmp application in 2007.

HTH
by InUkOnHsmp
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Surrendring Indian passport
Replies: 878
Views: 259675

Re: Surrendring Indian passport

Surrendered 2 adult passports by post, timeline below: Application Sent : 22/03/2014 (By RM Special delivery to Hayes) Received by VFS : 24/03/2014 VFS sent to HCI : No clue HCI issued surrender certificate : 28/03/2014 VFS Email Alert of completion: No alert, tracked special delivery return envelop...
by InUkOnHsmp
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I will be posting my application in the next few days. I live in newcastle, hence Durham Passport office is closer to me. But seen from some posts saying '' Don't send to Durham as it takes too long b4 sending interview letter, Quick question... Peterbrough or Durham - Which is quicker in processin...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I feel your pain mate, but fast track appointments do get available on a short term as well, as people do cancel. In my case I got an appointment in peterborough 4 days after I called, maybe you should have tried. Anyway, really hope you get your kids passport in time mate. You can give the DX secur...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi winchesterguy,

Kb_puth, is talking about a child passport:
How long does it take for first child passport? Child is born in UK..
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Sorry to be blunt mate, but if you have travel plans next week, why did you not spend 40-50 pounds extra and go for the fast track service. I applied for my daughter using this service, and got the passport on the 4th day. The regular route can take up to 2-3 weeks going by the timelines on the foru...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I had my citizenship ceremony last night and want to apply for a British passport using passport check and send. Is it worth me taking a photocopy of the citizenship certificate for my own records or is not necessary? Just out of interest is there a 100% certainty of a passport interview or are peo...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

NOG wrote:Judging by the current trend which method of application is taking the quickest time to obtain a passport - online application, normal postal application or check and send through a post office?
Normal postal application.
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7112
Views: 942151

Re: Many thanks all!!!

Many thanks to God and all on this forum, what a forum this is, amazing! Now the final timeline: Much appreciation shout out to InUkOnHsmp ... dadageer - you were right, yes the DX man showed up at 08:30am this morning. For all the knowledge and experiences shared on this forum - Thank you all, muc...
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Other countries
Topic: PIO for uk born child - HCI London Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: PIO for uk born child - HCI London Experience

Thanks for the inputs rockon. What did you do about the referees section. Were they related to you? Were they contacted at all?
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