Finally received mine and daughter’s passport after exactly 3 months since applying around mid March. Just simple renewals. Its crazy the seasons have changed to get the passport.
After all that the color is Burgundy (Was hoping it would be blue)
A few issues with DHL but was resolved very easily. Once the application is “approved,” things just proceed as you imagine it would, quite smoothly. Until then though the uncertainty is unbearable!! It should not be like that even amidst the covid crisis. If your going to take 2/3/4/5 months for a passport you should make it more transparent. I didn’t mind waiting provided it was for a finite period of time. The uncertainty I just couldn’t take it.
Old passports should be on their way by middle of coming week (god willing). Which will bring this saga to an end.