CR001 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:06 pm
skyscraper101 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 pm
I went to UKVCAS Croydon and I took pretty much every available document there. Even ones I'd already scanned, but also months of phone bills, council tax statements, water, electric, tenancy etc etc. All for residence proof. Many of which had been used for the previous ILR application, just for safety.
It was literally a stack of paperwork. And I'm always minded that it's better to have too much than too little.
But I did feel sorry for the woman who's job it was to scan everything, so I offered her - if she wanted - to just recommend me which ones she wanted to scan because, presumably she'd know better than me what the usual requirement is. She was like 'I can't (or not allowed to) advise you, it's up to you if you choose not to submit anything' - which then made me think OK well scan everything. I said I just felt sorry she literally had to feed through and unpick dozens of stapled docs and scan them and it took ages, and she was all like 'yeah its ok its my job' - she even said it was a normal amount compared to the stacks of documents some people bring.
There wasn't even a chair to sit in while I watched her manually feeding statement after statement through the machine - It took well over half an hour.
You submitted far too many unnecessary documents. Citizenship is not a repeat of the ILR process.
Sure but then again it does also state on the application that if there are gaps in the applicant's passport history then proof of residency during the time between the valid passports is necessary.
For three months my partner didn't have her passport because it was in the possession of the Home Office during the ILR application. During that time, the passport expired and it was only three months later when it was returned she was able to apply for a new passport.
So it says you have to account for this period with letters/statements etc, but it doesn't actually specify the number of documents needed. So I took the view that it's better to have too much than too little.