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February 8, 2024

UK Passport Timelines and Reviews 08/02/24

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Passport Application Reviews

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

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1st Adult Passport

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Peterborough

Submission Date:
19-06-2022

Date Received:
01-08-2022

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
30-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
First UK Adult Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
25-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
It was my first passport application but it was straightforward. I have not had any problems or concerns during the application, perhaps my overall timeline was stretched by a few days because I’ve sent my documents on a Friday and over the weekend, and it was approved on a Saturday as well.

Adult Renewal Passport

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Not Sure

Submission Date:
27-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Everything went smoothly. Arrived earlier than expected.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
24-01-2024

Date Received:
06-02-2024

Overall Experience:
4 Star – Easy

Comments:
I had a number of passport photos available which was useful as the first few I attempted to use weren’t accepted

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
28-01-2024

Date Received:
06-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
31-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
So easy to do online,1 week to the day from renewing to recieving my new passport.

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
31-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Received 7 February 2024
Passport printed 6 February 2024
Application approved 5 February 2024
Documents received. 1 February 2024
Application received. 31 January 2024
Application submitted 31 January 2024

The initial AI said my photo had a reflection on my face but I submitted anyway and put a note why I was still submitting that “there was no glare”.”

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Peterborough

Submission Date:
31-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
30-01-2024

Date Received:
08-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
26-01-2024

Date Received:
02-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very fast and efficient renewal time scale

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
04-01-2024

Date Received:
08-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
So quick and easy! Did it online

Type of Application:
Adult Passport Renewal

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
30-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Excellent – took a selfie for the photograph, kept taking them until it told me the photo had a good chance of being accepted

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1st Child Passport

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
17-01-2024

Date Received:
01-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
I had a very good experience, I made an application for my baby thinking the whole process may take a good few weeks but I was surprised by the quick turnover. The team over at hemel hempstead have been very efficient. My documents were sent to me a day after my childs passport which was also very good too.

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
24-01-2024

Date Received:
06-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Type of Application:
First Child Passport

Passport Office:
Corby

Submission Date:
26-01-2024

Date Received:
06-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Very fast and efficient child first passport time scale

Child Renewal

Type of Application:
Child Renewal

Passport Office:
Hemel Hempstead

Submission Date:
27-01-2024

Date Received:
07-02-2024

Overall Experience:
5 Star – Very Easy

Comments:
Passport printed 9:45pm on 5 February 2024
Application approved 2:18pm on 5 February 2024
Documents received 6:02pm on 1 February 2024
Application received 10:30pm on 28 January 2024
Identity details received 10:30pm on 28 January 2024
Email sent to person confirming your identity 3:06pm on 27 January 2024
Ask someone to confirm your identity 3:02pm on 27 January 2024
Application submitted 3:02pm on 27 January 2024

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