by ABasu » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 pm
skanoodles wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:47 pm
I went to the new centre in Manchester. I did not upload any documents online, but I was able to upload all my documents at the centre. It was relatively quick as they have a double sided scanner for the papers, pictures, etc. I was told that the pictures would only show up as black and white which is a bummer. The guy that helped me scanned all my important documents which was about 1/2 inch thick and (because I had trouble scanning in my fingerprints and QR code that you need to scan in for biometrics) the appointment took 1 hour 20 minutes when they try to average about 20 minutes per appointment. No complaints from anyone and everyone was quite helpful despite me being frustrated things weren't scanning in first time with my prints and QR code but it's all done now. Another positive thing- YOU GET TO KEEP ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS INCLUDING YOUR PASSPORT. They physically take NOTHING and ONLY SCAN your original documents. So it's a relief being able to keep my passport (though I won't be going anywhere until I receive my residency card!)
On a 10 year route, 2.5 years in.
Brilliant! I have my appointment in the same centre tomorrow
I have scanned everything and uploaded so it should not be a long one. Would love to know if you have already heard anything? What appointment did you have (normal or super priority)?
I haven't heard anything yet (but then again it's been a few days!) I had a normal one as I've read some people not getting their answer back any quicker with priority. The only super priority is in London, and with the health fee going up 8 days before I could have filled in my visa, I was pretty upset having to cough up an extra 500. I expect to hear something within 8 weeks (unless they want more documentation from me, which is fine as long as I'm approved!) Hope this helps and best wishes with a speedy residency card!