Hi - we have applied for child's first british passport from india. It's 16 weeks now still have not heard anything from liverpool HMPO. How can we speed up process so we can get quick result?
Our application is straightforward one as both parents are british via naturalisation so our child is eligible for british passport. Liverpool HMPO would not reveal status of application and all they say is that they are carrying on routine security checks. Processing time on website is at least 16 weeks and we are at 16th week now. How can HMPO expedite our application?
Hi Nicola - Yes I am still looking for an answer.
We are suffering badly due to family separation. Wife managing alone 2 small kids in India so we are desparate for family reunion. Apart from above I don't have any other reason to expedite. I am not sure why HMPO is taking so long to deal with the applications and it appears to be that they don't care about family emotions. I was wondering if involving UK solicitor would speed up the process?
Emergency travel document - not sure if it works for a new born baby as she never had a passport before.
On a different note one of the solicitors on the internet quoted me a figure and said that they would help us in chasing up application. Would that work at all?
Also is there no option for us other than ETD as this may not work?Do we just have to wait and suffer this separation?
how unfortunate - also you mentioned about backlog - do you know how much it is and how did u know about backlog?thanks