Thought our input might be useful, we are applying for an overseas child renewal from Europe.
Application being processed 11:23am on 16 June 2020
Documents received 9:51am on 15 June 2020
Application received 2:48pm on 6 June 2020
Application submitted 2:48pm on 6 June 2020
We contacted them on Twitter and they replied a week later saying that we submitted it ‘only a month ago’ and that they can’t provide guarantees, basically saying you’re not going to receive it anytime soon. A bit of a shame considering we were meant to be travelling this week but at least we were able to cancel the holiday!
The whole process seems so hit and miss depending on who you are. No consistency whatsoever!