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    Andy Anderson

    Post your completed passport application timeline here for Glasgow.


    Fast work from the wonderful Glasgow people – covering letter enclosed explaining urgent need, which might have helped. Adult renewal:

    Passport printed and sent 1:32pm on 27 May 2020
    Application approved 11:29am on 26 May 2020
    Documents received 11:23am on 22 May 2020
    Application received 1:11pm on 16 May 2020
    Application submitted 1:11pm on 16 May 2020

    2 others submitted at roughly the same time to Peterborough and Durham seem to be going nowhere.

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by AndyR. Reason: more detail added

    Super impressed with the speedy work from Glasgow passport office!!
    This is my timeline for an adult passport renewal, no cover notes of urgency or anything like that!l……

    Application submitted – 2:20pm on 23 May 2020

    Application received – 2:21pm on 23 May 2020

    Documents received – 12:57pm on 29 May

    Application approved – 3:36pm on 1 June 2020

    Passport printed and sent – 11:39am on 2 June 2020


    Just wanted to ask what colour passports have been received from Glasgow recently? Burgundy or Blue?

    Was really worried about long wait times but I filled out my application online on 16th June and sent my old passport by special delivery so it was received on 17th although the passport office didn’t inform me it was received until yesterday. They rejected my initial picture due to shadows behind me so I uploaded a new one yesterday and they’ve already got back to me early this morning to say the new photo is approved and the passport has been sent for printing.

    Judging by the timescales with the other posts, hopefully this should be printed and sent out later on today or Monday as I assume they don’t work weekends.

    Really impressed with how fast it seems to be moving forwards all things considered. I’ve seen stories online of people waiting 10 or 11 weeks but I guess this was due to lockdown and things are slowly getting back to a bit of normality now.


    I got my passport at the beginning of June. I submitted my online application on 23rd May and had the passport in my hands on 5th June. I received a burgundy passport so pretty much the exact same as my old one it just doesn’t have European Union at the top of the front cover anymore!!


    Received child renewal yesterday from Glasgow. Colour was Blue.


    Do you mind me asking when you applied for the child renewal? I applied on 16 May,its been processing since 1 June. I’m getting very anxious as we are meant to go on holiday in July!


    When did you send your passport stuff away?

    I done mine 29th May 2020 for my son’s renewal.

    Been sitting at processing since 5th June 2020 – phoned them Friday told it should be an easy renewal as passport digital picture was fine, both parents have passports so he doesn’t understand why when I told him I have seen people send it after my date have their passports – said could be printed any day to give it to this Friday coming and phone back.

    Explained to them we have summer holiday end July and he said you shouldn’t have booked anything told them it has been booked and paid for since February!!!

    Mother-in-law works at Northgate DWP said most of passport office staff have been drafted over to process Universal Credit claims and not expected back into their normal Passport roles before 1st July.

    Need to check in a week tomorrow online for our flights also!

    Understand covid-19 is a serious situation and people will be perceived as being selfish but when you have spent £4,200 on a family holiday before this all kicked off for it to have came through the infections, quarantines, lockdowns etc it really is a frustrating situation!


    Passport received today. Here is my timeline. I did DM the passport office via Twitter on 20 June so not sure if this helped to get the application approved more quickly.

    Passport printed and sent1:51pm on 23 June 2020
    Application approved9:17am on 23 June 2020
    Application being processed12:45pm on 1 June 2020
    Documents received12:19pm on 27 May 2020
    Application received7:08pm on 16 May 2020
    Identity details received7:08pm on 16 May 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity3:21pm on 16 May 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity12:37pm on 15 May 2020
    Application submitted12:37pm on 15 May 2020


    Adult renewal passport received today. 9 days…. can’t complain about that! Applied for 2 initial children’s passports on the same day and currently stuck at application processing (newport)

    Passport printed and sent 6:13pm on 30 June 2020
    Application approved 8:39am on 30 June 2020
    Documents received 9:42am on 29 June 2020
    Application received 5:12pm on 24 June 2020
    Application submitted 5:12pm on 24 June 2020


    Thank you Glasgow, fabulous work.
    Child renewal, blue passport received.
    Passport delivered: 01 July 2020
    Passport printed and sent: 29 June 2020
    Application approved: 25 June 2020
    Application being processed: 5 June 2020
    Documents received: 3 June 2020
    Documents posted: 01 June 2020
    Application received: 30 May 2020


    Adult passport
    Glasgow – They received (signed delivery) on 1st June and received onto system same day. Processing and approved 2nd June. Took 1 day from day it updated to processing to approved. Received passport 5th June.
    Total process was 13 days (was bank holiday)

    Passport printed and sent 11:58am on 3 June 2020
    Application approved 2:58pm on 2 June 2020
    Documents received 11:41am on 1 June 2020
    Application received 4:45pm on 23 May 2020
    Application submitted 4:44pm on 23 May 2020
    I have four applications including the above. I have posted more details in relevant threads.
    Child renewal – Peterborough – Still no update 30 days later since they received/ 25days since started processing
    Child renewal – Newport – Still no update 31 days since received/started processing
    Child renewal – Durham – Total process applying and receiving new passport was 41 days (was bank holiday)


    Forgot to add Passport was burgundy


    Adult Renewal – Glasgow

    Documents received 12:41pm on 6 July 2020
    Application received 10:19am on 1 July 2020
    Application submitted 10:18am on 1 July 2020


    Application Approved – 07 July 2020

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