May 16, 2022

Passport Experiences 16th May 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.

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-06

Date Received:
2022-05-09

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Stressful due to media hype, arrived within the 5 weeks I was advised.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-04

Date Received:
2022-05-12

Overall Experience:
Please Rate out of 5

Comments:
Did online with linked photo code

Took just over 1 week very fast and very happy.

Passport delivered 8:01am on 12 May 2022
Passport printed 7:06pm on 10 May 2022
Application approved 9:44pm on 9 May 2022
Documents received 1:37pm on 6 May 2022
Application received 1:29pm on 4 May 2022
Application submitted 1:29pm on 4 May 2022

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-25

Date Received:
2022-05-13

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
The process was overall pretty easy however I sent my passport through recorded delivery, it arrived on 27th April as per the tracking signature however it took them until 6th May to confirm they had it. They also asked for someone to verify the picture was me and the same request was asked again the following day. It didn’t say two people would be required to do it which was frustrating but I did receive my passport really quickly after the confirmation of the verification being accepted.

1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-04-06

Date Received:
2022-05-13

Overall Experience:
2 Star – Stressful

Comments:
Stressful due to the wait times between docs being sent and acknowledged was 3 weeks. Also press coverage of 10 week process times made me panic, but once I had ID verified by 2nd person (1st one was declined) I received my passport days later. Slow start but quick recovery.

Child Renewal

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-30

Date Received:
2022-05-13

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Was really nervous about how long it would take so was so happy with how fast it was.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-11

Date Received:
2022-04-28

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
Took us three goes to get passport photo correct abs still waiting on supporting documents to be returned.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-29

Date Received:
2022-05-13

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Other passports requested at the same time are not back yet. Two of which haven’t recognised that the old passports have been received yet…signed for mail signatures are there but not on the actual applications.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-27

Date Received:
2022-05-14

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Pleasantly surprised by the speed of processing.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-25

Date Received:
2022-05-14

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
It took two weeks for them to acknowledge receipt of the old passport which in reality took 3 days to get there. Once they had acknowledged receipt on the Monday it arrived on the Saturday.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-08

Date Received:
2022-05-11

Overall Experience:
2 Star – Stressful

Comments:
Could not get any information from the passport office.

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