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by humanvoid
Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Finally got through Durham office and apparently our application has not been touched since 20th May, guy said he would leave note on our application to be looked at asap as it has been over 7 weeks now.

Looks like we need to chase them as with everything else.
by humanvoid
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Same here, no response from Durham since we applied on 15/05/2014, called 0300 222 0000, they even could not find the details, disgrace
by humanvoid
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

emmaluck wrote:What seems to the problem with Durham ? They still appear to be treating first week of May while Peterborough is now on third week of May.
Ours is also with Durham office, have no idea why such delay and no communication.
by humanvoid
Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi folks,

Applied via Check&Send on 19th of May having heard nothing since (no sms, letters, anything). Is this normal?
by humanvoid
Wed May 07, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Certificate Correction
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Certificate Correction

Hi folks, I had to send my wife's certificate back right away upon receipt due to misspelling error on UKBA side, however haven't heard anything back for almost six weeks now. Called up nationality customer services and been told that basically they have received it and it was just lying around with...
by humanvoid
Mon May 05, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I had an passport interview last Saturday, all went well, had a nice chat in relaxed env., however struggled with some questions like my daughter's nursery teacher. So if anyone's got kids going to nursery and school, make sure you know their names up to the heads. Apart from that, pretty same quest...
by humanvoid
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Gongrats Alex, good luck to you too.

To others facing "red tape" issues at local post offices, take guidance with you as a proof. It comes with application pack anyway. If they are in doubt, insist them calling IPS. I like to argue too but sometimes it just does take you anywhere.
by humanvoid
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I did use the Check and Send service at Uxbridge Post Office and guess what ? Lady at the post office insisted that I have to send my ILR BRP card or she won't accept my application... I know this sounds crazy but I explained her that there is no point of me sending the BRP card as I am sending my ...
by humanvoid
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

A A Butt wrote:By the way do you know when they had recived your application? mine was on 07 April they sent the text.
I have received text on 8th, so similar timelines, good luck.
by humanvoid
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7273
Views: 995699

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi, Does any body has a letter from HMPO who applied in the month of april 2014 ? I have applied on 02 April just after naturalisation with my family but nothing comes up yet little worried because I have booked travel in half term holidays. Hi, I have just received an interview letter today having...
by humanvoid
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline
Replies: 513
Views: 11678

Re: February 2014 - Naturalisation Application Timeline

Hi folks, My turn is now to share: Eligibility criteria: HSMP->Tier1->ILR (classic route), Joint application (me, wife and child) Language criteria met : FCE + IELTS Method of application: NCS Council name if NCS used: NCS Date of application: 10.02.2014 Payment method CC/DC: Direct Debit Date of re...
by humanvoid
Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: esol trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: esol trouble

Why do not you go and sit B1 exam (PET) and do not bother with courses? With little self-education, it should be relatively easy to pass it. Courses are expensive and sounds like those folks are after your money.
by humanvoid
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Expired IELTS
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Expired IELTS

Btw, as I understand, your scores on Listening and Speaking parts must be at least 4.
by humanvoid
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Expired IELTS
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Expired IELTS

After spending lots of time trying to find an answer to the same question myself, I may conclude that you CAN use an expired IELTS report ONLY if it had already been submitted to UKBA for immigration purposes in the past as part of any application you had made (entry clearance, extension etc). Hope ...
by humanvoid
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Expired IELTS and its use to meet the B1 requirement
Replies: 41
Views: 7600

Re: Expired IELTS and its use to meet the B1 requirement

What I mean is this way they are discouraging immigrants by making it harder (raising fees, introducing new requirements, giving out minimum information, applying rules retrospectively, use ambiguity in their definitions etc.)
by humanvoid
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Question re referee
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Question re referee

Thanks guys for replies. Yes, it would seem logical but unfortunately not everything is subject to logic and common sense with HO, hence wanted to verify.
by humanvoid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Question re referee
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Question re referee

VR, headteachers do not usually teach, so technically he/she is not a teacher, but thanks for reply. I am more interested in finding out if someone already used headteacher as a referee and what was the outcome. Also the guidance says "at least three years" and I do not want to take a chance. Althou...
by humanvoid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Question re referee
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Question re referee

Hi folks,

I would appreciate if somebody could advise whether school' headteacher is acceptable as a referee. I can see just a teacher in the professions' list.

And how strict is the rule to be known by referee for at least three years? We are just short of few weeks.

Thank you in advance.
by humanvoid
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Expired IELTS and its use to meet the B1 requirement
Replies: 41
Views: 7600

Re: Expired IELTS and its use to meet the B1 requirement

Like if they care you mean.... the whole system is designed like that for purpose
by humanvoid
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: UK Naturalization - (HSMP -> Tier1 -> ILR) - English
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Thanks Guys, for the help. I now understand that even though I passed IELTS 5/6 years ago, I need to retake the exam. Thanks No, you have been advised to search for similar topics and there are a few of them. But in two words, for purpose of naturalisation only, you can submit your expired IELTS pr...
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