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by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi Kat894, I think it does depend upon which regional office you apply to, just like various PEOs are different in terms of service standards and even approval rates. I was thinking of calling for an update too, which number did you call? And how did you get this information, as when I called today ...
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 7223

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Hi samyknight,

In my case, the approval was given on 11th, and the letter reached me on the 20th. So please allow for 1-2 weeks for the letter to arrive.

Regards
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 7223

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Congratulations HSMP_MBA_provision, The UKBA send an approval letter to you, and a similar letter to the council saying you have been approved. Till the council have that letter, you cannot book the ceremony. In case the council have it on their system, but you have not received the letter, but are ...
by InUkOnHsmp
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Congrats Abiegirl32,
Date of Passport Appointment:05/03/2014
Date of Passport Receipt: 08/03/2014 (dropped through letterbox at 7.20pm)
Great, really quick turnaround after the interview. They deliver that late? I thought it was a courier so would come during the day time.
by InUkOnHsmp
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

BTW, do these also come through the normal postman? I thought it was DX they used for all secure delivery, or am I wrong?
by InUkOnHsmp
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline
Replies: 509
Views: 7223

Re: December 2013 - Naturalization timeline

Congrats Rikken. Hope you have a smooth journey here on too, what are the next steps for you? Passport and then?
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

I am not quite convinced thats true. The rush in October was because the language requirements were being made stricter, so people rushed to get naturalised before that happened. However, once naturalised, I am not sure getting a passport is as urgent. I wonder if C&S slowness is just due to the POs...
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Change of name in Naturalisation Application
Replies: 8
Views: 5048

Re: Change of name in Naturalisation Application

Great news for you boiboi, my NCS person was wrong then, she did not mention the Marriage certificate.

We changed her name when applying for her passport, but its not back yet, so I will wait before celebrating :).
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Change of name in Naturalisation Application
Replies: 8
Views: 5048

Re: Change of name in Naturalisation Application

You can get a deed poll done, get it signed by a witness and take to your NCS appointment or send in with your application if applying by post. Be aware though you can only change your surname, not your middle name. So if your name is ABC, you can only make it ABD. Thats what my NCS person told me, ...
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Error signed Sec. 6 (children's signature) on passport form
Replies: 6
Views: 3499

Re: Error signed Sec. 6 (children's signature) on passport f

Yes that maybe the case, people may be waiting for at least the SMS to come through, but not sure what you mean mid-feb, a number of people posted timelines almost with me, I applied on 25th, and the application reached them on the 26th, received sms from them on the 28th. Now waiting.
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Error signed Sec. 6 (children's signature) on passport form
Replies: 6
Views: 3499

Re: Error signed Sec. 6 (children's signature) on passport f

Alexboy84, the guidance says if you make a mistake just cross it out, more than 3 crossed out mistakes and they will reject the form. I think you should be fine. On reading this post I realised, I filled in my name in Section 9, looking at the guidance I am only supposed to do that if I am signing o...
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Replies: 4758
Views: 1144479

Re: Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)

Desibuoy, I think in these cases its best to get it corrected, I would rather drive for 3.5 hours again than be stuck at Indian immigration counters.

BTW,how do your timelines look?
by InUkOnHsmp
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Yes lad2777 completely agree with you, I am myself not a C&S fan. Not sure how a paid service is slower than sending the form yourself!
by InUkOnHsmp
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Other countries
Topic: Working from India for company in UK - is it possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: Working from India for company in UK - is it possible?

Hi hsmppune, what did you end up doing?
by InUkOnHsmp
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Application Timeline Passport for: 2 Adults (wife changed name to married name using deed poll, attached with her application) Method of Application: Self (Sent to passport office via RM SD) Date of sending application: 25/02/2014 Date Application Received by IPS: 26/02/2014 Date SMS Received: 28/02...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Sorry to hear about this zubbshah. I dont quite understand the point of the check and send service, its a simple 4 page form. Also from the timelines on this thread they seem to take upto a week to send the application to ips whereas if you apply yourself it reaches next day. does not make any sense...
by InUkOnHsmp
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

Hi loveandbeloved,

You need to send all uncancelled passports. Looking at the timelines thread you should have it back in around 2-3 weeks time.

Regards
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: British Passport application processing timelines (only)
Replies: 7133
Views: 953681

Re: British Passport application processing timelines (only)

TTOE, special delivery? Theres an option in the form to pay extra for secure delivery of supporting docs. I went for that option.

Did not know you can also send SA-SDEs, can you?
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Section 10 - Passport Application
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Section 10 - Passport Application

Thanks johnj1and TTOE.

I hope it all turns out well. I dint quite figure that the counter signatory needs to fill in those details. Lets see, will keep the forum updated.
by InUkOnHsmp
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: British Citizenship
Topic: Section 10 - Passport Application
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Section 10 - Passport Application

In fact I actually dated it myself too. Really hope its ok. Dont quite know pal. So I would suggest wait for confirmation from some other members too.

I might be in trouble lets see.
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