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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Nikki87 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:57 pm

mt0007 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:18 pm
DocKnow wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:14 pm
fjv90 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:44 am
Hi
i Filled my application on 28 dec and made the payment, got appointment for 8 jan at Croydon (FREE).. The mandatory document that needs to be uploaded on UKVCAS website was only Passport, however i uploaded my degree, life in the UK, all stamp passport pages, referee declaration aswell. Even my appointment is on 8 jan, the very next day of of my application i received an email from UKVI with case number, now anybody know will i get a paper confirmation letter from UKVI once i attended UKVAS appointment.??

I will keep you guys posted about my UKVCAS experience once i attended it on 8 jan
The email with Case number from UKVI is the standard acknowledge email for online applications.

In my experience, you don't receive a paper confirmation after you have attended your UKVCAS appointment. I haven't seen anyone else report that they received UKVCAS confirmation either.
Thanks everyone for sharing their experience. I attended my UKVCAS appointment on 2nd Jan evening and felt uneasy without seeing a submission confirmation email. But it's a bit of a relief to know that this is standard for now.

But honestly, we should really get one, with all hassle gone through and money paid to attend the appointment.....

One thing was that I didnt think to scan all the passport stamp pages on my various expired and valid passports so it was such a pain to do it on the spot. The equipment was rather slow and the scan failed to upload first time around. So I'd recommend everyone to avoid this same mistake I had :?


Hi mt0007

New here...what do you mean you had to scan all your passport stamp pages from previous and current passports...please explain? Thanks

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Rocky009 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 pm

yes, made the application on 27 November - new service - biometrics at Croydon 5th December free charge appointment.

they scanned every single page of my Indian passport even if the page did not have any visa or stamps. I think they need every single page scanned. Indian passport has a page number at the bottom of the page and they scanned every page. waiting for the naturalization certificate. no responses yet.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications REFEREE FORMS

Post by shi12345678 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 pm

Dear All Happy new year

While filling citizenship online form, I wasable to to download refree form called "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" . But I could not get 1st refree form!"

So is it correct to think make two copies of the "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" form and use it one for first refree , other for second refree ?

Just want clarification form someone who has done !
Best regards
shiva

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications: ONE QUESTION ABOUT UPLOADING DOCUMENTS

Post by shi12345678 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 pm

Dear All

I have not reached the stage of uploading documents yet.
But want to know , so that I can Prepare . does the document have to be JPEG oR PDF ?
Does the passport pages have to be in single joined pdf or each single page ? is there any options for employment letters or p60 ?
Best regards
shiva

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications: ONE QUESTION ABOUT UPLOADING DOCUMENTS

Post by allyf » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:16 am

shi12345678 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Dear All

I have not reached the stage of uploading documents yet.
But want to know , so that I can Prepare . does the document have to be JPEG oR PDF ?
Does the passport pages have to be in single joined pdf or each single page ? is there any options for employment letters or p60 ?
Best regards
shiva

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications REFEREE FORMS

Post by johnhkg » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:58 am

shi12345678 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Dear All Happy new year

While filling citizenship online form, I wasable to to download refree form called "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" . But I could not get 1st refree form!"

So is it correct to think make two copies of the "2nd_Referee_Declaration_MN1" form and use it one for first refree , other for second refree ?

Just want clarification form someone who has done !
Best regards
shiva
Correct, just print two copies to use for referees.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications: ONE QUESTION ABOUT UPLOADING DOCUMENTS

Post by johnhkg » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:04 pm

shi12345678 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Dear All

I have not reached the stage of uploading documents yet.
But want to know , so that I can Prepare . does the document have to be JPEG oR PDF ?
Does the passport pages have to be in single joined pdf or each single page ? is there any options for employment letters or p60 ?
Best regards
shiva
JPEG or PDF, but each scanned document must be under 6MB. Try to combine pages of the same document, like your passport. Use scanner utility to reduce scan quality a little. I got my 32 page passport down to 2.2MB. Always check your document scans to see if they can be viewed clearly. It's good that you are getting things ready in advance. You have time to get things right.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by mt0007 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:56 pm

Nikki87 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Hi mt0007

New here...what do you mean you had to scan all your passport stamp pages from previous and current passports...please explain? Thanks
Hiya, you need to scan all the pages in any of your passports that have the travel stamps during your qualifying period. This is probably for the travel history section.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by angel valdes » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:11 pm

hi new here I will be applying soon for the citizenship using the online method,didnt know you had to go through the appointment.anyways I already have a biometric card with me,I got it done when I made an application of travel document.will I need to do it again on the appointment.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by CR001 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:14 pm

angel valdes wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:11 pm
hi new here I will be applying soon for the citizenship using the online method,didnt know you had to go through the appointment.anyways I already have a biometric card with me,I got it done when I made an application of travel document.will I need to do it again on the appointment.
You have to enrol biometrics again, ie fingerprints and photo.
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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by angel valdes » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:23 pm

CR001 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:14 pm
angel valdes wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:11 pm
hi new here I will be applying soon for the citizenship using the online method,didnt know you had to go through the appointment.anyways I already have a biometric card with me,I got it done when I made an application of travel document.will I need to do it again on the appointment.
You have to enrol biometrics again, ie fingerprints and photo.


thank you

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by shz101 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 am

Hi Guys,

Hope you all are well.

I have recently submitted Naturalisation application at Croydon UKVCAS office after completing the form online. I wanted to check what you guys see after attending the appointment on UKVCAS website if you login to your account?

The reason for my question is that on the day of my appointment the staff had issues submitting my application on their system and they said they will have to manually push it (dont know what it means). I was told that there was a problem in checking me in at the security and thats why they are unable to submit my application, I spoke to the team leader he said don't worry I will push your application and I do not need to do anything further.

Thanks

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by DocKnow » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 am

shz101 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 am
Hi Guys,

Hope you all are well.

I have recently submitted Naturalisation application at Croydon UKVCAS office after completing the form online. I wanted to check what you guys see after attending the appointment on UKVCAS website if you login to your account?

The reason for my question is that on the day of my appointment the staff had issues submitting my application on their system and they said they will have to manually push it (dont know what it means). I was told that there was a problem in checking me in at the security and thats why they are unable to submit my application, I spoke to the team leader he said don't worry I will push your application and I do not need to do anything further.

Thanks

I just see the list of documents that I previously self-uploaded and some additional files that were uploaded by sopra staff at the appointment. I can only see the names of files, not the content of the files. I am guessing that they contain my passport scans as they were scanned during my appointment.

Apart from this, there is no status field to confirm that the documents or biometrics have been submitted.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by skyscraper101 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:16 pm

shz101 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 am
I just see the list of documents that I previously self-uploaded and some additional files that were uploaded by sopra staff at the appointment. I can only see the names of files, not the content of the files. I am guessing that they contain my passport scans as they were scanned during my appointment.

Apart from this, there is no status field to confirm that the documents or biometrics have been submitted.
This is our experience too. A few scans which we did in advance, and some additional files which they did there. You can't view any of them. And no confirmation that biometrics have been registered.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Ader » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:44 pm

Hi Everyone,

I applied for Naturalisation on 20 Dec 18 and I attended UKVCAS appointment on the same day. I did not get email confirmation or acknowledgement from Home Office and they haven't sent the Case Number either. Should I be worried that my application hasn't gone through correctly? Everyone seems to get confirmation email from Home Office.

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Post by matei72 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm

I was also concerned about the lack of communication once one's documents are uploaded/verified at the UKVCAS appointment.

Someone here stated that you don't get any confirmation, which is true. I was so paranoid that I called them on the number in my appointment (not that absurdly priced-per-minute number on the website) and they were able to confirm that everything had been submitted to the Home Office.

I have noticed however that I saw in other people's timelines, people that used the "old" system, that they had already received confirmation of citizenship and ceremony dates in the time I've been waiting. Not getting a warm feeling about this UKVCAS system.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Dave12560 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm

matei72 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
I was also concerned about the lack of communication once one's documents are uploaded/verified at the UKVCAS appointment.

Someone here stated that you don't get any confirmation, which is true. I was so paranoid that I called them on the number in my appointment (not that absurdly priced-per-minute number on the website) and they were able to confirm that everything had been submitted to the Home Office.

I have noticed however that I saw in other people's timelines, people that used the "old" system, that they had already received confirmation of citizenship and ceremony dates in the time I've been waiting. Not getting a warm feeling about this UKVCAS system.
look its fully confirm that new ukvcas syestem wil use full 6 months then ppl wil get reply

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Ader » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Dave12560 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm
matei72 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
I was also concerned about the lack of communication once one's documents are uploaded/verified at the UKVCAS appointment.

Someone here stated that you don't get any confirmation, which is true. I was so paranoid that I called them on the number in my appointment (not that absurdly priced-per-minute number on the website) and they were able to confirm that everything had been submitted to the Home Office.

I have noticed however that I saw in other people's timelines, people that used the "old" system, that they had already received confirmation of citizenship and ceremony dates in the time I've been waiting. Not getting a warm feeling about this UKVCAS system.
look its fully confirm that new ukvcas syestem wil use full 6 months then ppl wil get reply
Hi Dave12560,
Where is it confirmed that new ukvcas system will use full 6 months before they get a reply?

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Windsurfcraig » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:03 pm

Can you or anyone say how you confirm if your documents are uploaded? I have been uploading my documents and when I log out and log in to check them there are no documents within the system for me. I am at a loss to know if my documents have been uploaded or not? Any advice.

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Re: Experiences using new UKVCAS for naturalisation/citizenship applications

Post by Dave12560 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 pm

Ader wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:57 pm
Dave12560 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm
matei72 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:53 pm
I was also concerned about the lack of communication once one's documents are uploaded/verified at the UKVCAS appointment.

Someone here stated that you don't get any confirmation, which is true. I was so paranoid that I called them on the number in my appointment (not that absurdly priced-per-minute number on the website) and they were able to confirm that everything had been submitted to the Home Office.

I have noticed however that I saw in other people's timelines, people that used the "old" system, that they had already received confirmation of citizenship and ceremony dates in the time I've been waiting. Not getting a warm feeling about this UKVCAS system.
look its fully confirm that new ukvcas syestem wil use full 6 months then ppl wil get reply
Hi Dave12560,
Where is it confirmed that new ukvcas system will use full 6 months before they get a reply?
its conformed by one of inside my friend

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