April 27, 2022

Passport Experiences 26th April 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:
2022-02-04

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
I needed to resubmit my photo and birth certificate.

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Submission Date:
2022-03-03

Date Received:
2022-04-21

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
Got two applications going on, this one was a child renewal to 1st adults passport. The second is child renewal, sent 24/02/2022, still stuck in processing, causing a lot of stress as holiday will soon be upon us!

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-02

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
My wife made a similar application on the same date and received her new passport on 18 April

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-31

Date Received:
2022-04-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very easy adult renewal. Biggest delay was waiting for passport office to acknowledge they’d received my old passport.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-05

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Application went smoothly through the passport process despite sending my old passport by first class unsigned for mail.
Was messaged that it had been printed two weeks after application and was waiting to be picked up by their delivery partners.
Thought it was coming via TNT but I received a text on the 25th April saying DHL would be delivering it.
It arrived an hour after the allocated time slot.
Very glad it went well as some of the experiences people have had were the stuff of nightmares

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-05

Date Received:
2022-04-22

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Excellent, keep you informed with the progress.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-05

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
BOOTLE office is a winner

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-02

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
It took 15 days for my documents to be updated as received on the tracker. I sent by recorded delivery and would suggest others do in case something was to go wrong.

Overall it arrived fairly quickly but the tracker does not fill you with confidence.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-02-28

Date Received:
2022-04-21

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
Said they were taking 5 weeks but took 7 and a half. My first photo was declined so had to resubmit

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-05

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Online Application
Glasgow Offices

Took 7 days to confirm old passport had been received, but, after that very quick – Took 13 days to then complete – Total from start to finish 20 days. A lot quicker than I was expecting it to be!
Hope everyone else can get theirs quickly too!

Passport received 25 April 2022
Passport printed 9:35pm on 21 April 2022
Application approved 1:17pm on 20 April 2022
Documents received 11:57am on 15 April 2022

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-07

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
07/04/22: Submitted Online
12/04/22: Expired Passport received by HM Passport
14/04/22: Application approved
20/04/22: Passport Printed
25/04/22: Passport received via TNT delivery

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-02

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
Please Rate out of 5

Comments:
Took 23 days total from application to receipt. Quick and easy process, received updates along the way. Sent old passport off the same day I completed the application, to Durham office.

TNT text received morning of delivery to advise delivery would be that day.

Passport printed: 21 April 2022
Application approved: 20 April 2022
Documents received: 14 April 2022
Application received: 2 April 2022
Application submitted: 2 April 2022

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-01

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Bootle office! Nice and quick .. very straight forward

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-04

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Also a married change of name

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-03

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
3 weeks from application to Hemel hempstead to receipt today . This was renewal with change of name . I would have given stars but having paid for special delivery post for my docs I never got confirmation from the PO of safe arrival. Not sure if thus was the post office or HMPO .

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-25

Date Received:
2022-04-21

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
TNT only let me know my passport was out for delivery at 10:22 AM on the day.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-02-28

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
2 Star – Stressful

Comments:
It takes about 5 days from printing the passport to receiving it. Note that from sending the documents to the passport office processing it takes about 2 weeks. So if anything is rejected like passport photo it will take 2 weeks to action.

My passport was delivered by DHL and not TNT. I only got a tracking text the day it was delivered.

1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Submission Date:
2022-03-17

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Still awaiting supporting documents but they do arrive separate and advise to allow up to 2 weeks

Child Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-28

Date Received:
2022-04-19

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
We did the application online and sent the old passports by special delivery. We were kept updated at each stage. Couldn’t fault the service. Well done!

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-28

Date Received:
2022-04-21

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
We did the application online and sent the old passports by special delivery. We were kept updated at each stage. Couldn’t fault the service. Well done!

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-02-07

Date Received:
2022-03-10

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Overall process was very smooth. Had issues with TNT to deliver my new passport. Took about a week.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-04-16

Date Received:
2022-04-25

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very quick!!

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-03-27

Date Received:
2022-04-22

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
We got the passport quite quickly in less than 4 weeks but knowing that you cannot upgrade your application to fast-track until you reach your 10 week wait, can be quite stressful.

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Submission Date:
2022-02-28

Date Received:
2022-05-25

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
Overseas Child renewal

Overseas Applications

Type of Application:
Child Renewal (Overseas)

Submission Date:
2022-02-28

Date Received:
2022-05-25

Overall Experience:
3 Star – Average

Comments:
Overseas Child renewal

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One Reply to “Passport Experiences 26th April 2022”

  1. Robert Broadley says: April 27, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Can anyone tell me their experiences of dealing with Durham passport office? I sent my little grandson’s passport via the PO service on the 15th of March, and didn’t receive an email until a week later acknowledging receipt, despite arriving at the office the following day of postage. I still have heard nothing, and it’s easier contacting the dead as I’m unable to speak to anyone, and forever being cut off. We leave to go on holiday on the 13th of May, so getting very stressed; I will lose £2000 if I cancel our holiday.

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