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Old Oct 20th 2017, 8:50 pm   #1
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Hi Guys,
New here, please be easy with me😄. I have 2 questions:
1. I have just applied for my First British Adult Passport from Nigeria(citizenship through naturalization) I know the website states at least 14weeks to process(sigh) but has anyone ever received passport earlier?

2. My daughters british passports need to be renewed. Can I as their mother renew their passports from within the UK whilst they are in Nigeria? i.e renew within UK as opposed to an overseas application or do they need to be in the UK at the time of renewal?

Any advise will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old Oct 20th 2017, 11:50 pm   #2
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1. I would count on 6-12 months. If you get your passport sooner then that would be a bonus.

2. Your children should be in the UK as well. Their renewals are likely to be processed quicker than your first time application if applying from Nigeria.
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Old Oct 21st 2017, 1:08 pm   #3
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Thank you for the reply.
6-12 months is such a long time...

I guess I will have to renew the children's from Nigeria as well because the passports have already expired.

Thanks again
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Thank you for the reply.
6-12 months is such a long time...

I guess I will have to renew the children's from Nigeria as well because the passports have already expired.

Thanks again

Just an update on my application for my first adult passport (Naturalisation, naturalised on 2012, but foolishly didn't apply for passport before moving back to Nigeria)from Nigeria:

Date Application received in Durham- 17th Oct 2017
Date of Interview in Lagos, Nigeria- 27th November 2017

Does this mean passport will arrive soon? Can anyone advise how soon after interview I can expect to receive passport?

Thanks
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Just an update on my application for my first adult passport (Naturalisation, naturalised on 2012, but foolishly didn't apply for passport before moving back to Nigeria)from Nigeria:

Date Application received in Durham- 17th Oct 2017
Date of Interview in Lagos, Nigeria- 27th November 2017

Does this mean passport will arrive soon? Can anyone advise how soon after interview I can expect to receive passport?

Thanks
Things appear to be moving quickly. Being a British citizen by naturalisation rather than by descent appears to be in your favour. Hopefully you won't be waiting much longer.
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Things appear to be moving quickly. Being a British citizen by naturalisation rather than by descent appears to be in your favour. Hopefully you won't be waiting much longer.
Thanks BritInParis, always helpful. Will keep the forum updated👍
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Hi,

So I thought to give a final update on my application.

I applied for a first time Adult Passport from Nigeria. I naturalised in 2012 but left for Nigeria without getting passport.

Application received in Durham: 17th October

Date of Interview: 27th Nov

Date supporting documents received: 26th December

Date British Passport received: 27th December

The Passport Office advise that applications from Nigeria can take at least 14weeks.

My application took 10 weeks in total.

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No worries. Did you apply to renew your daughters' passports? If so, how are they progressing?
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No worries. Did you apply to renew your daughters' passports? If so, how are they progressing?
So sorry I'm only replying. So I moved back to the UK first and applied to renew my girls' passports as overseas renewals as they're still in Nigeria. The website said it should take up to 8 weeks. Well it took 1 week in total. I posted the application on a Monday, passports were printed on the Wednesday and were back with them in Nigeria the following Monday. I was amazed at the speed.
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So sorry I'm only replying. So I moved back to the UK first and applied to renew my girls' passports as overseas renewals as they're still in Nigeria. The website said it should take up to 8 weeks. Well it took 1 week in total. I posted the application on a Monday, passports were printed on the Wednesday and were back with them in Nigeria the following Monday. I was amazed at the speed.
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