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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

I am still waiting. 7 months now. Incredible...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi All,

Congratulations to those who received passports for their children.

An update on my application for a first passport for my son from Kenya. Both parents are British citizens, not by...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Lou,

I would be willing to participate. Applied in December from Kenya, via Durham office, and still waiting.

FYI - the Guardian is covering this to some extent, although without a focus on...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Muheza,

Sorry for the slow reply, I've been offline for a couple of weeks. Still nothing. How about you? My application was received by them on 31st December, so over 20 weeks now.
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Thanks! I looked at the blog and it seems she managed to get a lot of information. I am going to submit a request, will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi EnglishGuy,

Thanks for sharing this. I had never heard of this process. Do you have experience with it? Can it only be used for basic info, like a reference number, or can you also request more...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Brit,

Thanks, I see your point. That is what I fear they are doing. Trying to verify documents in Kenya from the UK would (or will...) take a very very long time. The civil service does very...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

I can't copy paste it for some reason, but if you look at questions 11 and 12 on the web page I linked to you will see more information on this, including a statement in response to question 12 that...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

There is more information on consular birth certificates on this web page of minutes from a Parliamentary committee meeting, including the statement that 'a consular birth certificate does not confer...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Can you show me the source of your information that a consular birth certificate expedites overseas passport applications? I have not seen this anywhere in the documentation nor in my communication...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Brit,

No, I didn't. I didn't find anything in the documentation to indicate this was necessary. I am planning to apply for a consular birth certificate for him shortly, now that my documents...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Muheza,

I really hope you get it in time but I hate to say that it looks unlikely at this point. You can only collect passports from the High Commission between 2-3pm on Tuesdays and Thursday,...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

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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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Muheza,

No, not yet. And you?
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

No, they didn't. Hypothetical questions tend not to go down too well with civil servants in my experience!
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi,

Yes, I've tried that too (by phone, by email and in person). They refuse to get involved. I made exactly the argument you are suggesting, that it will cause them a lot of trouble if we have...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Muheza,

I actually did it by phone in the end, but try this email address as they are responsive and much more sensible than the phone line: [email protected]

I did it after the 12...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

It's going up because time continues to pass...

No, I am not going to send a family member to the office.
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

I agree with your overall point that the guidance provided is on minimum times and we should not be surprised if it takes longer (although in my case it is now 17 weeks which I find a bit...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi,

I have followed the formal complaint procedure. I contacted the Newport office and I also got two MPs, for the two constituencies where my family live in the UK, to contact the Passport...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Thanks. That's interesting. One of the reasons given for it taking a long time from Kenya is that there is a high incidence of fraudulent applications from this country, but I would imagine that it...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi Basil,

Sorry you are having to wait so long. I am also still waiting since applying in December from Kenya. Which country did you apply from?

Thanks.
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hello,

A quick update. I sent a letter requesting that the supporting documentation be returned to us while they proceed with processing the application. We paid a small fee of GBP10.60 yesterday...
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Thanks for sharing you experience. I will keep my fingers crossed!
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Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Hi sm16,

Many thanks for the info! It sounds like you got yours in the end? Could you help me with a few questions as I am mystified by this process?

Would you mind letting me know how long it...
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