June 10, 2024

Recent Applicant Timelines 10/06/2024

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1st Adult Passport

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
London

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
23-05-2024

Date Received:
04-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Easy straightforward process with clear instructions for every step. Just follow and act step by step.

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Liverpool (Bootle)

Photo Method
Used a Photo-Me photo booth

Submission Date:
07-03-2024

Date Received:
07-06-2024

Overall Experience:
1 Star – Very Stressful

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Not Sure

Photo Method
Used a Photo-Me photo booth

Submission Date:
23-05-2024

Date Received:
07-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Used a Photo-Me photo booth

Submission Date:
28-05-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very easy, took me 3 people to confirm my identity but was very quick thank god. they are very quick. bit less than 11 days all in all. hope this helps.
Passport delivered: 8 June 2024
Passport printed 4:05am on 7 June 2024
Application approved 3:29pm on 6 June 2024
Identity details received 3:22pm on 6 June 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 3:15pm on 6 June 2024
Person not eligible 2:57pm on 6 June 2024
Identity details received 1:11pm on 6 June 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 1:05pm on 6 June 2024
Person not eligible 11:47am on 6 June 2024
Documents received 8:24pm on 31 May 2024
Application received 7:51am on 29 May 2024
Identity details received 7:51am on 29 May 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 7:28pm on 28 May 2024
Ask someone to confirm your identity 7:19pm on 28 May 2024
Application submitted 7:19pm on 28 May 2024

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
21-05-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Application submitted 4:41pm on 21 May 2024
Ask someone to confirm your identity 4:41pm on 21 May 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 4:47pm on 21 May 2024
Identity details received 10:52am on 22 May 2024
Application received 10:52am on 22 May 2024
Documents received 8:36am on 31 May 2024
Application approved 1:33pm on 6 June 2024
Passport printed 4:02am on 7 June 2024
Passport received 8 June2024

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Used a different photo booth (Not Photo-Me)

Submission Date:
31-05-2024

Date Received:
06-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Done 2 adult renewals, recieved both after 6 days, super easy and stress free. Couldn’t be happier

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
30-05-2024

Date Received:
06-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
27-05-2024

Date Received:
06-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Not Sure

Photo Method
Other Passport Size Photo app on android phone

Submission Date:
26-05-2024

Date Received:
07-06-2024

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
Posted my document on 28/05/24 because 27/05/24 was bank holiday.
Documents delivered 29/05/24 (royal mail)
Delivery confirmation by HMPO 31/05/24
Application approved 5/6/24
Passport printed 6/6/24
Passport picked up by Royal mail 6/6/24
Passport delivered 7/6/24.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
31-05-2024

Date Received:
07-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Used a Photo-Me photo booth

Submission Date:
04-06-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Other Photo shop no digital Number

Submission Date:
30-05-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Passport delivered 11:43am on 8 June 2024
Passport despatched 7:51am on 7 June 2024.
Passport printed. 4:07am on 7 June 2024.
Application approved 11:01am on 6 June 2024.
Documents received. 12:09pm on 3 June 2024.
Documents delivered 9:18am on 31June 2024.
Documents posted 2:28pm on 30 June 2024.
Application received 1:39pm on 30 May 2024
Application submitted 1:39pm on 30 May 2024

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
25-05-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Docs received on 31st may
Application approved 5th June
Printed 6th June
Delivered 8th June

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1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
27-05-2024

Date Received:
05-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Passport printed 1:03am on 5 June
Application approved 10:16am on 4 June
Documents received 1:03pm on 30 May
Application received 7:39pm on 27 May
Identity details received 7:39pm on 27 May
Email sent to person confirming your identity 7:29pm on 27 May
Ask someone to confirm your identity 6:28pm on 27 May
Application submitted 6:28pm on 27 May

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
18-05-2024

Date Received:
31-05-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Quick service with no complaints

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
26-05-2024

Date Received:
08-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Application submitted 26 May 2024
Application received 27 May 2024
Documents received 3 June 2024
Application approved 6 June 2024
Passport printed 7 June 2024

Child Renewal

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Photo Method
Took it myself on my phone

Submission Date:
29-05-2024

Date Received:
06-06-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

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