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Old Jul 22nd 2023, 12:28 pm
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Hi everyone. We was wondering if anyone had been in this situation.

We live in India and have sent off the passport application for our new born child. It’s been 2 months and we haven’t received any updates so far. We would like to track its progress but the website says to call the passport helpline and enter the"10-digit barcode number from your application form".

The trouble is, there isn't a barcode number on the application form we were guided towards by the website to download and fill in. Does anyone know if this will be sent on to us at some point? Have tried getting in touch with the passport folk but so far to no avail.

Many thanks.
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Old Jul 22nd 2023, 3:40 pm
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Hi everyone. We was wondering if anyone had been in this situation.

We live in India and have sent off the passport application for our new born child. It’s been 2 months and we haven’t received any updates so far. We would like to track its progress but the website says to call the passport helpline and enter the"10-digit barcode number from your application form".

The trouble is, there isn't a barcode number on the application form we were guided towards by the website to download and fill in. Does anyone know if this will be sent on to us at some point? Have tried getting in touch with the passport folk but so far to no avail.

Many thanks.
Just to clarify, is this regarding an Indian passport or a British one?
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Old Jul 22nd 2023, 4:38 pm
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Just to clarify, is this regarding an Indian passport or a British one?
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Old Jul 23rd 2023, 5:36 am
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Hmmm. I know for other passport applications such as renewals, the online form gives you a reference number to use in tracking progress through the passport office.
However, if I am correct, India is one of the countries classed as "dodgy" by the passport office, as we here in the Philippines are and more stringent checks are done to ensure the application is genuine. My friend here took over a year to get a UK passport for one of his children - he ended up having to have a DNA test and a visit to the Embassy, with the child!
Presumably you got a confirmation of receipt for the application from the Passport Office? I would have thought that would have some reference on it?
Otherwise how do you know the Passport Office actually received your application?
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