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Gemski91

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  • in reply to: Durham #2695
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Officially had it sent this afternoon! My journey is now complete!

    in reply to: Durham #2693
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Woo! I had my interview this morning and 5 minutes after my interview he finished I was approved!

    Application approved 25 August 2020
    Application being processed 10 July 2020
    Documents received 3 July 2020
    Application received 19 June 2020
    Identity details received 19 June 2020
    Email sent to person confirming your identity June 2020
    Ask someone to confirm your identity 19 June 2020
    Application submitted 19 June 2020

    in reply to: Durham #2691
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Just had a call! I have an interview on Skype for business at 8:45am tomorrow! I am so pleased!

    in reply to: Passport taken a lot longer than crowd sourced average #2652
    Gemski91
    Participant

    63 days and counting since I submitted my application.

    Travel in 14 days.
    Have had to call the passport office today… awaiting a call of some sort? Praying I get my passport sorted this week.

    in reply to: First adult passport application from UK online #2651
    Gemski91
    Participant

    I applied June 19th ad I am still waiting! I have had to call because I travel in two weeks now.

    I was told last week on Thursday that you have to be on the system for at least 8 weeks, from date of application… Today I am told it’s from date of documents received. Because they didn’t put my documents on their tracking system until July 3rd, the woman was telling me my 8 weeks isn’t until Friday.

    However, I explained that my documents were in fact received on June 23rd, as I had sent them recorded.
    Thank God I was able to locate the email because I had paid online!! I can now prove they were signed for and received on 23rd June! which makes my 8 weeks officially 18th August.

    I apparently just have to await a call back now, when this will be? Who knows… Am I any wiser with the process of my passport? No! I travel in exactly 14 days and to say I am crapping it is also an understatement at this point.

    Wondering if there is any one on here who had to fast track, and if the could let me know the process?

    in reply to: Durham #2650
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Well, my phone call felt like a bit of a waste of time this morning. To say I am annoyed is an understatement at this point.

    I was told last week on Thursday that you have to be on the system for 8 weeks, from date of application… Today I am told it’s from date of documents received. Because they didn’t put my documents on their tracking system until July 3rd, the woman was telling me my 8 weeks isn’t until Friday.

    However, I explained that my documents were in fact received on June 23rd, as I had sent them recorded.

    Thank God I was able to locate the email because I had paid online!! I can now prove they were signed for and received on 23rd June! which makes my 8 weeks officially 18th August.

    I apparently just have to await a call back now, when this will be? Who knows… Am I any wiser with the process of my passport? No! I travel in exactly 14 days and to say I am crapping it is also an understatement at this point.

    Any one out there who had to fast track, could you let me know on the process?

    in reply to: Durham #2579
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Thank you! I will update with any news I get once I have spoken with them.

    in reply to: Durham #2577
    Gemski91
    Participant

    @Irosstrevor

    So you’re in the US at the moment? I’m amazed (very pleased for you) that evening international passports are getting through fast than me! I am still processing so it looks like I will have to call Monday.

    I was so cool through all of this and now I’m starting to worry a little about the passport arriving on time. I’ll be devastated. Especially as I’ve had email confirmation that flights are going ahead as normal.

    Oh well! Fingers crossed for Monday successes!

    in reply to: Durham #2554
    Gemski91
    Participant

    @Irosstrevor

    I think they’re suspending all interviews because of the virus. It’s strange because as I said previously, I was told if I hadn’t been called for an interview by Monday then to ring back, however on the phones (automated message) and website they all say they aren’t conducting interviews at this time, or that all face time face contact is suspended. We shall soon find out if I get to have my first holiday abroad haha!

    in reply to: Durham #2552
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Seems to be me they dislike then, since everyone else seems to fly through the process 😂 I had no idea my background was so interesting… they just be all looking 😂😂😂

    Fingers crossed I get some promising answers by the end of Monday. My mums getting really nervous because we travel soon 😫

    in reply to: Durham #2545
    Gemski91
    Participant

    I got lucky with a really helpful person today.

    In order to escalate an application it has to meet two pieces of criteria.
    1: has to have been on the system at least 8 weeks
    2: travel must be within two weeks.

    Monday I am officially able to call for escalation as I my 8 week marker was last week and my two week marker will be Monday.
    I’ll let you know if I escalate and how that goes.

    in reply to: Durham #2544
    Gemski91
    Participant

    @Irosstrevor

    I Csnt work our what it is with my application?

    You’re a first timer like me. And your processing time was 9 days, yet I have been processing for almost 6 weeks now (6 on Friday) and they told me processing was taking 8 weeks.

    How is it that these are all massively varied in times.

    Mind boggling.

    in reply to: Durham #2490
    Gemski91
    Participant

    Are there any First Adult passports who have had an interview?

    I am told now if by Monday next week I haven’t had a call for an interview then I have to contact them again. I’m travelling two weeks Monday so it’s getting way too close for comfort now.

    in reply to: Durham #2438
    Gemski91
    Participant

    There just doesn’t seem to much method with them. There are people who applied after me but recurved their passports first.

    Mines been processing for ages! I’ll have to escalate it if nothing happens in two weeks.

    in reply to: Durham #2435
    Gemski91
    Participant

    @solman07

    Yes that’s about right, mine took 13 days to show as received despite being sent recorded and signed for the next day.

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