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Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« on: December 30, 2020, 11:15:21 AM »
I sent my passport in to London over 3 weeks ago and haven't received it back yet. It was to change my last name to my married name. Is there any way to check on it? I need it back soon to apply for FLR (M) next month.
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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 03:41:51 PM »
I've posted in another thread that I got mine back in something like 10 days.  That was before Christmas and before the mutant strain.  I also answered the question "Do you have any trips planned?" with dates over Christmas .  Maybe they did it fast because of that.   Sorry if I elbowed you out of the queue because at one point it seemed like we could go to France for Christmas. 
I didn't see anything that said you could check on progress. 


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 03:52:56 PM »
No worries @jimbocz!

Hopefully it shows up in the next week. If not, I may phone the embassy just to see.

Just hope it's not lost in the mass of backed up post from Christmas  ;D
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
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Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
When I renewed my US passport a couple of years ago (I know, a lifetime given Covid circumstances) I was able to use this : https://passportstatus.state.gov/

It wasn't able to tell me exactly what was going on but I could tell if it had been processed. Might not be the same but you can try!


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 05:38:50 PM »
@kintheuk I just tried and it says application not found. Were you in the UK when you renewed yours? I’m hoping it’s just because of COVID but that’s got me worried now.
Married: 26 Feb 2018
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Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 06:27:11 PM »
Yes, I renewed in the UK.

According to this page : https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/status.html

Looks like you've got to give them 14 working days to check. Also explains the different statuses and contact numbers.


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 06:57:26 PM »
Thank you @kintheuk. Hmm, It’s been over 14 working days. I did find a contact form to check on the status so I’ve filled that out. Hopefully it’ll either show up or someone will get back to me.
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Applied online: 21 March 2018
Biometrics appt & documents mailed: 22 March 2018
Documents delivered & received email: 26 March 2018
Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
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FLR(M)
Applied online: 13 January 2021
Biometrics/documents scanned & uploaded: 10 February 2021
Decision received:
Decision:


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2020, 07:24:21 PM »
Good luck! Hopefully, you get somewhere with the form.

I appreciate that I renewed at a very different time (and didn't want to cause you alarm!) but thought I would throw that link out there.



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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 10:55:57 AM »
Just an update. I got a response from my email but they said they can’t check the status at all for me because of reduced staff. Also said if it’s 3 working days before my visa expires to email them back for an emergency appointment to get a new passport.

Praying it shows up  :-X
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Applied online: 21 March 2018
Biometrics appt & documents mailed: 22 March 2018
Documents delivered & received email: 26 March 2018
Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 11:09:19 AM »
Just an update. I got a response from my email but they said they can’t check the status at all for me because of reduced staff. Also said if it’s 3 working days before my visa expires to email them back for an emergency appointment to get a new passport.

Praying it shows up  :-X
Well, at least you have an option if it comes down to the wire. Good luck!!


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2020, 04:09:55 PM »
I think that when it really comes down to it, they will make sure you are taken care of.  Several years back, the UK had my passport for  a really long time and I ended up having to go to the Embassy since I had a flight back to the states.  They were totally nice about giving me another passport, and the UK border guards were completely fine with me using it to come back to the UK even thought it was missing visas. 


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 04:19:09 PM »
Thanks @margo and @jimbocz. I really hope it doesn't end up with me having to get an emergency appointment. I thought when I submitted that it would be more than enough time.

The guy who emailed me back said to use my tracking number to see when it's on the way back but I didn't get one. I got one for when I sent it special delivery to them but the post office didn't give me any other tracking numbers.

I'll just have to wait it out. I'll try not to worry about it for now and plan on worst case scenario if it doesn't show in the next couple of weeks.
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Applied online: 21 March 2018
Biometrics appt & documents mailed: 22 March 2018
Documents delivered & received email: 26 March 2018
Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
25 BD

FLR(M)
Applied online: 13 January 2021
Biometrics/documents scanned & uploaded: 10 February 2021
Decision received:
Decision:


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 06:48:56 AM »
Update after 4 weeks, it says it’s being processed. So after a month it’s just now gotten to someone’s desk lol.

It says in my update that processing times vary and it should be processed within the timeframe given by the embassy where I applied...which was 3 weeks 🤣

I’ll update whenever I get it back  :)
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Applied online: 21 March 2018
Biometrics appt & documents mailed: 22 March 2018
Documents delivered & received email: 26 March 2018
Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
25 BD

FLR(M)
Applied online: 13 January 2021
Biometrics/documents scanned & uploaded: 10 February 2021
Decision received:
Decision:


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2021, 11:44:09 AM »
Update after 4 weeks, it says it’s being processed. So after a month it’s just now gotten to someone’s desk lol.

It says in my update that processing times vary and it should be processed within the timeframe given by the embassy where I applied...which was 3 weeks 🤣

I’ll update whenever I get it back  :)

PROGRESS!!

Do let us know how you get on.  What a clart on.
Dual USC/UKC living in the UK since May 2016


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Re: Any way to check on passport renewal? Us Embassy London
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 06:17:15 PM »
Update: it has been processed and mailed back to the embassy. I wasn’t given my tracking number for the return special delivery envelope, so hopefully it and my marriage certificate both show up within the next week.

MORE PROGRESS!!! 🥳🙌🏻
Married: 26 Feb 2018
UK Spouse Visa (Priority)
Applied online: 21 March 2018
Biometrics appt & documents mailed: 22 March 2018
Documents delivered & received email: 26 March 2018
Decision email: 1 May 2018
Passport received: 3 May 2018
Decision: APPROVED!!!!!
25 BD

FLR(M)
Applied online: 13 January 2021
Biometrics/documents scanned & uploaded: 10 February 2021
Decision received:
Decision:


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