July 20, 2022 at 9:23 am #19085louise1608Participant
Good morning everyone!
I have a holiday booked in October this year and I booked it before I had any clue that there were even delays in getting passports. I only found out after I booked it. I’ve been watching these forums and the Twitter page like a hawk and just keeping everything crossed. I needed one standard adult renewal and two child’s firsts.
I thought I would upload my experience here as it is fairly positive. I hope it gives anyone applying in the last couple of months peace of mind that things are moving along.
First of all my partner’s standard Adult renewal which was sent to the Bootle office.
Passport printed 5.07am on 5 July 2022
Application approved 10:05am on 4 July 2022
Documents received 11:26am on 29 June 2022
Application received 12:47pm on 24 June 2022
Application submitted 7:51pm on 24 June 2022
1 week and 4 days after the online application and the passport was received the next day on the 6th of July.
Secondly my daughter’s first passport.
Application approved 10:05am on 20 July 2022
Documents received 11:26am on 24 June 2022
Application received 12:47pm on 21 June 2022
Identity details received 12:46pm on 21 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 9:33pm on 20 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 7:51pm on 20 June 2022
Application submitted 7:51pm on 20 June 2022
4 weeks and 2 days from the online application and I expect the passport will be printed and dispatched either today or tomorrow.
I am still waiting for my son’s first passport to be approved but this is being processed at the Liverpool office and the documents were officially received 1 working day after my daughters. I am hopeful that his application will also be approved within the next week or two.July 20, 2022 at 9:43 am #19086sarahbrooks16Participant
This fills me with massive hope I applied for my sons first passport the 23rd June and we have been on documents received since the 29th June! We haven’t booked a holiday due to the passport backlog and we still dare not until his application is approved.
My daughters renewal was also applied for on the 23rd June and we received that in 11 days.
I joined this forum so I could get help if I needed it if i do end up surpassing the 10 week mark!July 21, 2022 at 5:40 am #19116Lana RParticipant
After reading this forum and different articles I was quite anxious about my application, but yesterday I got my approval!
First Adult Passport after naturalisation
Application approved 2:12pm on 20 July 2022
Documents received 2:06pm on 23 June 2022
Application received 7:13pm on 16 June 2022
Identity details received 7:12pm on 16 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 6:17pm on 16 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 3:21pm on 16 June 2022
Application submitted 3:21pm on 16 June 2022July 21, 2022 at 10:44 am #19123louise1608Participant
I am absolutely thrilled to be able to update you with my second child’s first passport which was approved today at the Liverpool office. It was received one working day after the first one (which was at Bootle as posted above) and was approved in the exact same timescale.
My daughter’s passport is out for delivery today after being printed at 1am this morning so I am very hopeful that I will have all 4 passports in hand by the end of this week and this worrying journey will be over so that we can finally start looking forward to our holiday and everyone else who is still waiting is one application closer!
Application approved 11:30am on 21 July 2022
Documents received 11:45am on 27 June 2022
Application received 12:52pm on 21 June 2022
Identity details received 12:51pm on 21 June 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 9:34pm on 20 June 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 8:47pm on 20 June 2022
Application submitted 8:47pm on 20 June 2022July 27, 2022 at 4:19 am #19305
9 weeks on Friday and still nothing! I used the web chat and they said it’s waiting to be checked by an examiner in Liverpool so it does seem Bootle is just the sorting office. Regardless, I think I may be in the group who will be waiting a while for their passport 😴August 2, 2022 at 12:48 pm #19427KyleKParticipant
Passport arrived today (02/08)!
Passport printed 9:03pm on 1 August 2022
Application approved 4:02pm on 29 July 2022
Documents received 9:39am on 6 July 2022
Application received 6:25pm on 1 July 2022
Identity details received 6:25pm on 1 July 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 5:48pm on 1 July 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 4:09pm on 1 July 2022
Application submitted 4:09pm on 1 July 2022August 3, 2022 at 7:05 am #19434PancakeParticipant
Happy to report great wait time from me, not arrived yet but confirmation it is printed. Childs 1st Passport. Hopefully the backlog has been worked through.
Passport printed 03/08/2022
Application approved 02/08/2022
Documents received 11/07/2022
Application received 06/07/2022
Identity details received 06/07/2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 05/07/2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 05/07/2022
Application submitted 05/07/2022August 3, 2022 at 1:47 pm #19443KyleKParticipant
Should add that my one a post before was a Childs first passport too!August 3, 2022 at 4:27 pm #19455
Waiting on an adult renewal here. Applied online.
App Sent: 08/07/2022
Old passport received: 14/07/2022
Heard nothing since. Flight is on 22nd Aug so I thought I’d left enough time- it was 6 weeks, not the recommended 10, but lots of evidence suggested that 6 weeks was plenty of time. Clearly not though and I am losing hope a bit by now.
I realise PO staf are all very busy people working very hard, but it feels frustrating and befuddling when people who sent their applications off later get their passports back first. I would love to know what the office’s system is!August 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm #19459
Completely agree! It’s very frustrating seeing applications which were submitted after yours being processed before yours when you have done and sent everything you have to and it’s all been received. When I questioned it with them, I was just told ‘you have to wait 10 weeks’. I will have been waiting for 10 weeks on Friday so let’s see if they meet their deadline…August 3, 2022 at 6:02 pm #19461
Yep- friends have suggested I chase but I’m nowhere near the 10 weeks so it’s A. Pointless, B. Unfair on those who have been waiting that long.
What stage is yours at?August 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm #19463
I get that, but it may rest your mind if you find out which office it’s being processed in and that they have everything they need.
I’ve been on documents received since 7th June, I sent my application online on 27th May.August 10, 2022 at 5:29 am #19557
Mine’s at Bootle. Still no update!August 10, 2022 at 12:24 pm #19563makemstevo1982Participant
This is for my sons first passport….hope it can put anyones mind at rest things look to be quicker than currently being reported
Application approved 1:03pm on 10 August 2022
Documents received 9:51am on 21 July 2022
Application received 8:55pm on 18 July 2022
Identity details received 8:54pm on 18 July 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 1:31pm on 18 July 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 1:13pm on 18 July 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 1:06pm on 18 July 2022
Application submitted 1:06pm on 18 July 2022
August 13, 2022 at 8:54 am #19607
- This reply was modified 6 days, 16 hours ago by makemstevo1982.
Update: 5 weeks after application sent, 4 weeks 1 day after Docs Received.
Got a call about photo. To be honest I didn’t entirely understand if the staff members was telling me:
– I needed to submit a new passport photo
– I needed to submit another photo of myself where I look in-between my old photo and my new photo.
Both seem a bit implausible. I asked for clarification a few times and I believe he meant the latter. He asked me to email the photo to him, then said actually he would send me a link. The link that arrived was a photo rejected link, I used it to send him a photo (non-passport style) of me about 5 years ago.
Thought it all seemed a bit odd so called the office who said no, actually I need a new passport photo entirely (I am a bit baffled by this as I know the original new photo was fine- could see my whole face, white background, not smiling. It was taken in a booth). Except now I cannot upload it until the one I just submitted has been rejected!
Has anybody else had this? I realise it all sounds a bit scammy, but all the information came through the legit website with the code, enter DOB etc.
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