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  • #1527
    hez
    Participant

    Adult renewal (with a name change) just for reference:

    Application history

    Passport printed and sent 2:23pm on 1 July 2020
    Application approved 12:28pm on 30 June 2020
    Documents received 12:53pm on 29 June 2020
    Application received 1:17pm on 20 June 2020
    Application submitted 1:16pm on 20 June 2020

    #1529
    wittcomb
    Participant

    @hez glad you have yours sorted.

    This is my frustration no logically order to how they are being processed. My minds blown

    #1530
    hez
    Participant

    Doesn’t seem to be any logic does there. Suddenly realised my wife’s passport was expiring end of June and we have a family holiday booked first week of September all going well.

    Saw on here regarding the delays and also given she hadn’t changed her name on her passport since we got married thought that might add some complication into it, but for some reason it has sailed through!

    We also applied on a Saturday (20th) and missed the cut off for next day delivery on the documents, so they sat in the post office until Monday 22nd and were signed for on Tuesday 23rd. So that added a delay of a couple of days to it as well.

    Bizarre!

    #1531
    wittcomb
    Participant

    Crazy stuff mate

    #1535
    Yasmine
    Participant

    First Child Passport from start to finish, Durham Office.

    Just awaiting the arrival of the passport now. Fantastic services provided by HM Passport.

    Passport printed and sent
    9:51pm on 1 July 2020
    Application approved
    12:38pm on 1 July 2020
    Application being processed
    12:53pm on 25 June 2020
    Documents received
    9:02am on 25 June 2020
    Application received
    11:13am on 18 June 2020
    Identity details received
    11:13am on 18 June 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity
    10:54am on 18 June 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity
    10:47am on 18 June 2020
    Application submitted
    10:47am on 18 June 2020

    #1555
    ClaireC
    Participant

    Child renewal (u12), online application approved within 32 days. Here’s my timeline:
    Submitted 31/5
    Received 31/5
    Documents received 08/6
    Processing started 09/6
    Advised via Twitter that it had gone into examination 01/7
    Approved 02/7

    Like many, I have been anxious due to the long time delays experienced by others, and perplexed when passports have bypassed mine, moving swiftly to approval.

    From my experience, and what I have read here, the HMPOs definitely seem to be speeding up, and are hopefully well on their way to clearing the backlog created Pre and post Covid. Stay positive all. This forum will hopefully keep your hopes up!!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by ClaireC. Reason: Spelling
    #1571
    alaric
    Participant

    Durham First adult passport
    Apparently, the application will take longer to process as interviews are currently suspended. I wonder how much longer it’s going to take until everything is completed.

    Application being processed: 29 April 2020
    Documents received: 17 April 2020
    Application received: 13 April 2020
    Identity details received: 13 April 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity: 13 April 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity: 13 April 2020
    Application submitted: 13 April 2020

    #1576
    BeckyEB
    Participant

    First Child Passport – Durham

    Application being processed – 12 June 2020
    Documents received – 11 June 2020
    Application received – 4 June 2020
    Identity details received – 4 June 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity – 3 June 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity – 3 June 2020
    Application submitted – 3 June 2020

    We’ve not booked anything yet but we’ve found somewhere for 23rd August, not sure whether to take the risk and book it hoping it’s plenty of time for the passport to arrive.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by BeckyEB.
    #1578
    paul911
    Participant

    Slightly more detailed timeline.

    Passport office: Durham
    Application: Online

    Passport printed and sent 1 July 2020
    Application approved 29 June 2020
    Application being processed 18 June 2020
    Documents received 17 June 2020
    Application received 12 June 2020
    Identity details received 12 June 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity 11 June 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity 11 June 2020
    Application submitted 11 June 2020

    I was able to start tracking the package on the night of 1st of July with passport application number without spaces and three letters in front at this address: https://delivery.tnt.com/tracking

    It gave me the delivery date: 03/07/2020 with the following scans gradually added:

    01/07/2020 – Hub Unitised
    03/07/2020 – Driver Collection
    03/07/2020 – Driver Delivery

    Once delivered, there is a picture of my door there too. It was put trough the door mail opening. Came in a passport sized white Home Office Envelope, which does not seem to have any of the tracking numbers from TNT of HO on it. Some other barcode and number.

    Still waiting for the supporting documents to be returned. Passport is the new kind (very dark almost black blue).

    #1582
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Child renewal: (Durham)
    (had also sent a DM to the passport office on Twitter on Wednesday (48 hours before this post) although no reply received)

    Application approved 2:29pm on 3 July 2020
    Application being processed 7:17am on 11 June 2020
    Documents received 7:33pm on 10 June 2020 (these were signed for by the office on 5th June)
    Application received 8:32pm on 2 June 2020
    Identity details received 8:32pm on 2 June 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity 3:25pm on 2 June 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity 3:21pm on 2 June 2020
    Application submitted 3:21pm on 2 June 2020

    #1585
    jamesd1974
    Participant

    Beckyeb how old are they as if over a certain age have to have a interviewed

    #1606
    mm101
    Participant

    Application history
    Child Renewal overseas application sent to Liverpool Office.

    Passport printed and sent:
    3:09pm on 3 July 2020
    Application approved:
    7:59am on 3 July 2020
    Application being processed: 10:13am on 15 May 2020
    Documents received:
    1:29pm on 11 May 2020
    Application received:
    5:18pm on 30 April 2020
    Identity details received:
    5:18pm on 30 April 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity: 4:59pm on 30 April 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity: 1:46pm on 29 April 2020
    Application submitted 1:46pm on 29 April 2020

    #1607
    Vampireweeked93
    Participant

    Thought I’d provide my progress considering how worried I’ve been and how much I’ve been checking this forum! Im an overseas applicant, had to renew my passport to renew my resident visa abroad.

    Passport printed and sent 9:33pm on 29 June 2020
    Application approved 8:52am on 29 June 2020
    Application being processed 10:03am on 27 May 2020
    Documents received 9:14am on 26 May 2020
    Application received 3:34am on 18 May 2020
    Application submitted 3:33am on 18 May 2020

    Worth noting that i contacted them om twitter on 2 separate occasions and sent extra info via dm about why i needed it returned asap.
    Received yesterday from DHL overseas

    #1616
    sophie85
    Participant

    I’ve been reading this forum for a while now and thought I’d share my experience with an overseas application as most of these posts are UK based. I live in Australia and needed a standard Adult Renewal for an Australian Visa application. I found the call centre really unhelpful and I’m still baffled as to how they are prioritising applications. Much to my relief, after 2 months of stressful waiting, my application was finally Approved yesterday (I did message them on Twitter which may or may not have helped them finally process it). Now I just have to hope it reaches Aus safely and doesn’t take forever in the post! Fingers crossed for the Burgundy colour too.

    At least it looks like they are working weekends to try and clear the backlog.

    Application history

    Application approved 10:45am on 4 July 2020
    Application being processed 1:20pm on 7 May 2020
    Identity details received 4:24pm on 3 May 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity 9:29am on 2 May 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity 4:57am on 2 May 2020
    Application submitted 4:57am on 2 May 2020

    #1627
    nwc123
    Participant

    Hi, here’s my timeline for a Child’s Renewal:-
    Passport printed and sent on 4 July 2020
    Application approved 2 July 2020
    Application being processed 12 June 2020
    Documents received 11 June 2020
    Application received 8 June 2020

    I’ve not received any tracking details for the delivery of the passport, just says sent via ‘secure delivery’

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