Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Old May 7th 2014, 2:25 pm
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I contacted my local MP back home and told him my situation and he got in contact with them and I had it issued the next day!
Ha! when push comes to shove

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Old May 8th 2014, 3:39 am
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Congrats to those who have had progress!

As for me; no progress at all;

Been 7 weeks now, told twice that I would be contacted to tell me progress and reference number. No emails/calls nothing.
going to ring again today and send an email to my MP once 8 weeks have passed.
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Old May 8th 2014, 3:53 am
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Well, I knew I shouldn't get my hopes up. The email a few days ago asked me for my phone number, saying my passport was ready to be issued.

This morning I received another email ( a reply to a different inquiry I had sent, I've lost track of how many emails have been sent regarding my application now... )

Basically it said 'I can confirm your application was received on....' ok great thanks for this, I know that already since I delivered by DHL and they informed me when it arrived...

Next, 'the application is showing as 'in examination', which means an examiner will be looking at it over the next few days'

No idea what to think now. Calling them just gets the same reply every time... 'your application status is 'in examination'' 'OK but what does this mean exactly, I received an email saying they were ready to issue my passport' 'well we don't exactly know because its a different office but i'd take that as a good sign....'

Whats the point of sending all OS applications to a central office where they don't have contact with anyone who has actually handled the application? Now I'm not sure if someone has worked on my application, which from the first email sounds like they have and it should be issued, but the second email says they'll be examining it in the next few days?

What a mess...
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Old May 8th 2014, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by Englishman2014 View Post
I contacted my local MP back home and told him my situation and he got in contact with them and I had it issued the next day!
What exactly did you tell your MP? I'd like to try but honestly I have no idea about politics and things haha... I don't even know who my MP would be? How are they able to help in situations like this? I'd love some more information lol
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It seems as if a few in this thread are still waiting for their passport. Apparently, it is taking about twelve weeks at the present time. However, I am not sure that is just for those who are renewing an old, expired blue passport or if it is for all renewals, including first passports for children born overseas.
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Old May 8th 2014, 5:05 am
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Have a look online who your local mp is from your home town, I just wrote to him and told him the truth that's I'm stuck over in Colombia waiting for my daughters passport said I can't get an emergency travel document because my daughter wasn't a uk citizen yet. Told him I need to get back home ASAP as a family member was critically ill and I've been waiting over 6 weeks. Someone from his office contacted the passport office as your local MP is part of the government and I received the confirmation the next day. It's well worth a try having someone extra to give them a kick up the arse
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What exactly did you tell your MP? I'd like to try but honestly I have no idea about politics and things haha... I don't even know who my MP would be? How are they able to help in situations like this? I'd love some more information lol
Go to "theyworkforyou" to find out who your MP is and to contact them
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We did that about two months ago - our MP and his office have been extremely symapthetic and have apparently applied pressure but we still get nothing, apparently still undergoing security checks in Hong Kong some 7 weeks later.
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Old May 8th 2014, 3:34 pm
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Applied from Colombia for newborn daughter
Payment taken 12th April
Documents received 24th April
Passport Issued 6th April
Just waiting delivery now
time travel passport?
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Seems I spoke too soon, passport issued today so should get it early next week. Also a full report has been promised into the delay. Interesting that so many are getting cleared quickly this week, I wonder if there's been some behind the scenes changes to procedure or something? Good luck to all of those still waiting.

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time travel passport?
Lol, i was thinking the same..... i was like wtf ?

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Seems I spoke too soon, passport issued today so should get it early next week. Also a full report has been promised into the delay. Interesting that so many are getting cleared quickly this week, I wonder if there's been some behind the scenes changes to procedure or something? Good luck to all of those still waiting.


How long you waited dude?
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Lol, i was thinking the same..... i was like wtf ?




How long you waited dude?
lol

Think he shoulda said May, f that was true then boy thats quick
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Originally Posted by Boredofwaiting View Post
Seems I spoke too soon, passport issued today so should get it early next week. Also a full report has been promised into the delay. Interesting that so many are getting cleared quickly this week, I wonder if there's been some behind the scenes changes to procedure or something? Good luck to all of those still waiting.

Congratulations, that is really great news!

I do hope there's been a change to the procedure, it is clearly needed...
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Old May 9th 2014, 4:37 am
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congrats guys, im still waiting i've had 3 different emails in total so far this week... the first saying my passport is ready to be issued, the second saying its 'in examiniation' status, the third saying they will pass my inquiry along to the team in liverpool again lol... all from emails/phone calls i made last week, looks like they arent very good at tracking these applications, 3 different replies i received in 3 days....
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congrats guys, im still waiting i've had 3 different emails in total so far this week... the first saying my passport is ready to be issued, the second saying its 'in examiniation' status, the third saying they will pass my inquiry along to the team in liverpool again lol... all from emails/phone calls i made last week, looks like they arent very good at tracking these applications, 3 different replies i received in 3 days....
Atleast you'v had 'contact' from them.... which is a good sign and a sign that THEY HAVE YOUR APPLICATION


For me? I've sent mine off mid march it's now may.... and 15th may is 6 weeks 24 may 8 weeks

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