June 13, 2022

Passport Experiences 13th June 2022

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Passport Application Experiences

Feedback, experiences, timelines, tips and useful information from people that have recently been through the UK passport application process.

1st Adult Passport

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Submission Date:
2022-05-16

Date Received:
2022-06-06

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
we were worried at first with the 10 week notice period but actually once the initial confirmation of receiving the old passport happened it was very fast. The initial part was two weeks then fast.

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-10

Date Received:
2022-05-31

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Old passport took 12 days to acknowledge receipt of my old passport. Was worried it took so long but application was approved 5 days after that, then another 2 days for printing and passport was delivered the next day after it was printed. What a relief!

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-25

Date Received:
2022-06-09

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Day delay due to photo rejection.

1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-05-01

Date Received:
2022-06-10

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Documents sent 3 May, received 19 May, approved 6 June, printed 8 June, received 10 June.

Child Renewal

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-21

Date Received:
2022-06-09

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
Believe the nightmares….
12 WEEKS!!! 12 weeks to get my daughter renewed …. I had to book a fake flight to make them fast track it…. I could not believe that after 11 weeks they would not honour a fast track .

It took my 28 attempts to get through to the customer service management team the day before my “”flight””.

Absolute shambles….
NO issues with rest of family in fact a week turnaround …. There was absolutely NO …ZERO reason this took this long…. they had everything needed. absolute disgrace …. fake flight best money I spent all year…..

passport printed 1:35pm on 8 June 2022
Application approved 12:04pm on 8 June 2022
Application being processed 11:09am on 8 June 2022
Documents received 3:50pm on 6 April 2022
Application received 6:29pm on 28 March 2022
Identity details received 6:29pm on 28 March 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 12:15pm on 24 March 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 12:44pm on 21 March 2022
Application submitted 12:44pm on 21 March 2022

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-08

Date Received:
2022-06-09

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
BELIEVE THE NIGHTMARES
I was passed from pillar to post with no resolvement, the passport was sent from hemel to peterborough to durham…. time line as folllows !

ppassport printed 1:35pm on 8 June 2022
Application approved 12:03pm on 8 June 2022
Application being processed 3:32pm on 29 April 2022
Documents received 5:07pm on 28 April 2022
Application received 8:23am on 11 April 2022
Identity details received 8:23am on 11 April 2022
Email sent to person confirming your identity 8:45pm on 8 April 2022
Ask someone to confirm your identity 8:14pm on 8 April 2022
Application submitted 8:14pm on 8 April 2022

Only because I booked a fake flight to france and kicked off royally did I get the passport back in time for my real flight.

Mine took 2 weeks my son 4. The hold up for my daughter? waiting well over a month for someone to “inspect the passport”.

In the end when I finally got through to customer management team after 27 phone calls to clueless front line staff. (not their fault) I managed to expedite the passport.

I have never been so stressed in all my life….. a simple renewal taking 9 weeks due to me kicking off…. or would have easily been 15+ weeks…. shambles

7 Replies to “Passport Experiences 13th June 2022”

  1. missVictoria says: June 13, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    My application was sent in for my twins on the 11th May to the Peterborough Office.
    I sent all documents days after and was signed for on the 16th May.
    I only got a message on the 9th June to say Documents received.
    We are ment to be flying on the 17th July… So stressed with it all. I will be going into the 10th week the week we are ment to go… Hoping this is going to give us enough time :/

    1. gcmp says: June 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm

      My husband’s passport was marked as received on 25th May at Glasgow and he received his new passport on 2nd June. My daughter’s old passport was marked as received on 1st June at Durham. Just received her new passport in post today (13th). My other daughter’s passport was applied for on the same day as the but needed an extra confirmation of identity. Hers is currently being printed. Our longest wait was for the passport office to acknowledge that they had got our old passports. After that things moved quite quickly.

      1. Victoria says: June 14, 2022 at 2:45 pm

        Thank you for you reply that really does give me some Hope. Its their First Passports so I am worrying may take longer but Fingers crossed.

  2. Emma says: June 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    My passport application said it was processing on 20th May and today it changed to identity details received so it’s gone backwards in the queue!

    1. Char says: June 14, 2022 at 8:11 pm

      My partners has done the same. I’m so confused as to what’s happening!?

    2. Christine Susan Cole says: June 15, 2022 at 7:29 am

      Mine is the some, has gone from process to received identity documents, going backwards not forward and tried to get through to someone from the passport office forget it

  3. Sharon says: June 15, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Mine too said 6th jim as being processed now saying we have received your old passport although the actually received it 11th May I have had to cancel my 50th birthday celebration in Bali as meant to fly out tomorrow so upset as have people going out to celebrate with me and I won’t be there !!

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