June 22, 2022

Passport Experiences 22nd 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.

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-06

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Post Office Paper Check & Send.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-06

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Post Office Paper Check & Send
2nd of 2 submitted on same day and delivered on same day.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-03

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
Please Rate out of 5

Comments:
How stressful? So I applied for my daughter’s renewal, went through post office as I usually do, received confirmation they had documents and then nothing. Spoke to many people who couldn’t track the application because their system didn’t recognise the PO barcode and of course I hadn’t got the application reference – never had noted it before for previous applications. Left requests for progress team to call which did happen last Thursday (16th). She is due to fly July 6th so it was tight in timing. The lady confirmed the application was due to be examined but talked through the upgrade process – which I was fully aware of via this site plus also I was planning on the 48hr pre travel drive to passport office. Then later that day a No Caller ID came up on phone and it was the person examining the passport / who confirmed all was ok and it would go to printing – to expect it within 3-5 working days. So as my daughter set off to sit her 7th A level today the passport arrived – and yes I definitely could have hugged the delivery driver. I can’t believe how stressful these weeks have been.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-01

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Updates received during process – Application 1/6
Old passport received 13/6
Approved 17/6
Printed 20/6
Delivered 21/6

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-19

Date Received:
2022-04-20

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
Over 9 weeks and counting! No passport received. Countless calls to useless call centre and email to chase. I fly in 2 days for work and still nothing!

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-04

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Super quick, no issues whatsoever.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-03

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Documents sent to passport office on the Tuesday, so really 2 weeks door to door.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-07

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Out of date adult passport renewal with no changes submitted online with selfie photo. Application submitted and new passport received in post in 15 calendar days. No special delivery used.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-28

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Fairly quick given Jubilee Bank Holiday. Website slow to update receipt of old passport. No delivery info for new passport – it was just posted through the letterbox.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-31

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Excellent service.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-01

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Change of name renewal
Posted by TNT 21st June 2022
Passport printed 7:54am on 18 June 2022
Application approved 1:23pm on 16 June 2022
Documents received 2:25pm on 9 June 2022
Application received 10:58am on 1 June 2022
Application submitted 10:58am on 1 June 2022

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-29

Date Received:
2022-06-18

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Used online premium service,17 year old with previous child passport.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-06-04

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Overall experience was pretty quick and without any of the issues being reported elsewhere. Applied online an 04/06/22 and received passport 21/06/22
Dates:
Passport delivered: 11:43am on 21 June 2022
Passport printed 11:49pm on 18 June 2022
Application approved 11:02am on 16 June 2022
Documents received 11:21am on 9 June 2022
Application received 7:32pm on 4 June 2022
Application submitted 7:31pm on 4 June 2022

Lost or Stolen Passport Application

Type of Application:
Lost/Stolen Passport

Submission Date:
2022-04-09

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
2 Star – Stressful

Comments:
Passport was stolen during a trip to Paris. Applied for a new one in April, finally received my new one today (21st June) a week after I planned to go abroad. Received it just outside of the 10 week timeframe.

1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-04-12

Date Received:
2022-05-03

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
Please can someone help, we are due to fly on the 27th of June and we still have not received my daughters passport. It’s now been 10 weeks, I spoke with fast track last Wednesday and sent all the docs over, this has been accepted but I have not been rung for payment. I’m so stressed that we will not be able to go on our holiday, I have rang over 10 times in the last week – no one knows what they are doing!! What is best to do, go to the durham passport office on the weekend or can I go to my nearest passport office which is Portsmouth, to collect it? Do I have to book an appointment or can you just turn up? Any help would be much appreciated.

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-05-16

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
2 Star – Stressful

Comments:
Took about 5 weeks from submitting application to getting passport. This was the Bootle office. Stressful but all in all can’t complain as I know some have been waiting longer.

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-05-18

Date Received:
2022-06-20

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Our application went to Newport office. The actual waiting time given by Passport office was up to 10 weeks but it came in just one month. Satisfied with the processing times and application process. This was quicker than if you had applied for urgent as the appointments were not even showing up for urgent application.

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-05-03

Date Received:
2022-06-14

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Was worried it would take 10 weeks but thankfully it didn’t.

Child Renewal

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-11

Date Received:
Not Received

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
Not received two child renewal passports to date.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-28

Date Received:
2022-06-22

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Comments:
In the end had to pay £102 pounds to have the passport printed in Liverpool instead of Belfast so I could get it in time for our flight.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-05-25

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Printed and received 4 days after being approved.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-22

Date Received:
2022-06-03

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very smooth experience, passport received 4 weeks after the old one was received by the Passport office.

1 Week Fast Track Application

Type of Application:
1 Week Fast Track Service

Submission Date:
2022-06-14

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Overseas Passport Application

Type of Application:
Adult Renewal (Overseas Application)

Submission Date:
2022-05-20

Date Received:
2022-06-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
I applied outside the UK and the new passport was sent via courier to me in Czechia.

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