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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by bizman » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:37 am

swskum wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:35 am
nayeem27 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Dear all

Please kindly help me who have already applied for FLR (M) through Sopra Steria (New Service)
My Visa will be expired on 08 Feb 19 , I'm planning to apply 28 days before which is about 14 Jan 19.

My question is if I submit application today (07 Dec 18) or tomorrow (08 Dec 18) after paying (Visa Fees + IHS), which one would be my application date ? Today (07 Dec 18) ? or the date when I will book an appointment for Bio-metric & show document evidences?

There is no clear instruction from UKVI or Sopra Steria...

If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated..

Kind Regards
Nayeem
Hi nayeem. My wife and I are currently applying for my wife's first extension of leave to remain under the FLR(M) application. We paid on 29 November and she has her appointment on 11 December. My wife's visa is due to expire on 7 Jan 19 so her 28 days begin on 10 December.

The PSC rules before the change to Sopra Steria were such that you could book the appointment online and the date of "submission" for the immigration rules was the date of the appointment. With the Sopra Steria system it is ambiguous and unclear whether "submitted" is when you pay or when you go to the Sopra Steria appointment. In light of this confusion, and no published guidance by the Home Office in respect of any change to the definition of "submitted" for immigration rule purposes, I rang up the Home Office.

The first lady I spoke to said the date of submission was the date you paid for the appointment, and my wife had applied to early and had to withdraw her application with no refund. She then hung up on me... so I rang back. The second person told me that the date of submission was the date of the appointment.

For one, I knew the first lady was incorrect about the refund as I have seen people on the forums getting refunds even when the application was within the country. Secondly, I had received contradictory advice. I then spoke to an immigration lawyer for clarification. He was uncertain as he said the Sopra Steria system was so new he did not know what the rules were. When the Home Office and an immigration lawyer don't know what the rule is, it is evidently unclear. So I wrote to my MP and explained the situation, the urgency for my wife's visa for personal reasons, and the contradiction in the (lack of) definition of "submitted" for the purposes of the immigration rules.

She agreed it was unacceptable to have this uncertainty, and also not acceptable for the Home Office to change the interpretation of "submitted" without published guidance. She spoke to the Home Office and they said to her that our application would be fine. We are going to have our Sopra Steria appointment on 11 Dec and I will let you know how it goes. If we are successful then the interpretation is clear - you can pay for your application before the 28 days starts so long as you go to your appointment during the 28 day period. Regardless of the situation though, if you can avoid applying early and just wait until you are in the 28 day period, that would be easier (assuming you have no urgent need for the visa, unlike we do as we are flying back to my wife's country for Christmas as her mum is ill).

I have also submitted a FOI request so their response on this matter is public - to reduce the uncertainty out there at the moment. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ng-1274844 is the link. Although it doesn't have the answer yet, by the second week of January it should have been responded to.

I'm trying my best to clear this up for everyone and hopefully I will be able to provide you some further clarity in the next week (give or take!).
Thanks Swskum
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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by nayeem27 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am

Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by swskum » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:15 pm

Just so you know, I received an email today, the day after my wife's appointment at the premium lounge in London, confirming the granting of my wife's further leave to remain (extension under FLR(M) route). We will receive the mail with the BRP in due course it said. Quick and efficient.

By the way, we paid for our application and appointment before the last 28 days of my wife's visa although we had the biometric appointment in the 28 day period.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by swskum » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:02 pm

nayeem27 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am
Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊
Hey Nayeem, yes it's good to have someone else in the same boat!

See my post just above this - we got the leave to remain granted! From discussion I had with my MP, who spoke to the Home Office, she said the Home Office said they would show a level of leniency for people who apply before the last 28 day period. What the Home Office said to her - and I wouldn't rely on this too much -was that the 28 day period was designed so that people didn't apply ridiculously too early and have two overlapping visas for a long time (whether that is technically correct I query but besides the point!).

Now I don't know what to make of this, but what I would say is where you can avoid it, try not to apply more than 28 days before the beginning of the 28 days (i.e. no earlier than 56 days before the current visa runs out). I think at that point they may get stricter - although it is hard to tell.But applying a week earlier than the beginning of your last 28 day period is probably OK.

On timing, if you have paid for your IHS, that's fine, as you haven't paid for the appointment itself. Hold off on paying for the application (and the appointment you then have to book on the Sopra Steria page) until nearer 14 January. I think your application will be absolutely fine so far, at least know there is a degree of flexibility.

On the IHS - are you aware that the government is increasing the IHS amount to a (quite honestly outrageous) larger amount? They are doubling it, so what was £200 per year is now £400 per year etc. That means £1000 for the FLR(M) extension rather than £500. I am not sure what that will mean for your IHS given you have paid for it. I have done a little bit of digging for you. The progress of the order bringing into force the larger IHS payment shouldn't come into force until the earliest 10 January at the moment (and that assumes it is formalised tomorrow which is unlikely!). In any event, 10 January is only 4 days before your 28 day period. Given this, if I were you I would be minded to pay for my full application and book my appointment in early January (a week early), and worry more on the timing of the IHS increase than the worry of applying early, so you can ensure you save yourself an extra IHS payment of £500. You can see the status of the current order here: https://beta.parliament.uk/statutory-in ... s/qN5SIpKr. It is waiting to become law and then 28 days from the day it becomes law the increased fees will come into effect.

So to summarise - what you have done so far is fine, I'd recommend given the change to the IHS that you guys pay for your app and book your biometric appointment at the beginning of the second week of Jan (if the order goes through in the next week), or pay for your app and book your biometric appointment on 14 Jan (if they don't approve the order increasing IHS by 17 Dec)!

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by sarapatel » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:04 pm

swskum wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:02 pm
nayeem27 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am
Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊
Hey Nayeem, yes it's good to have someone else in the same boat!

See my post just above this - we got the leave to remain granted! From discussion I had with my MP, who spoke to the Home Office, she said the Home Office said they would show a level of leniency for people who apply before the last 28 day period. What the Home Office said to her - and I wouldn't rely on this too much -was that the 28 day period was designed so that people didn't apply ridiculously too early and have two overlapping visas for a long time (whether that is technically correct I query but besides the point!).

Now I don't know what to make of this, but what I would say is where you can avoid it, try not to apply more than 28 days before the beginning of the 28 days (i.e. no earlier than 56 days before the current visa runs out). I think at that point they may get stricter - although it is hard to tell.But applying a week earlier than the beginning of your last 28 day period is probably OK.

On timing, if you have paid for your IHS, that's fine, as you haven't paid for the appointment itself. Hold off on paying for the application (and the appointment you then have to book on the Sopra Steria page) until nearer 14 January. I think your application will be absolutely fine so far, at least know there is a degree of flexibility.

On the IHS - are you aware that the government is increasing the IHS amount to a (quite honestly outrageous) larger amount? They are doubling it, so what was £200 per year is now £400 per year etc. That means £1000 for the FLR(M) extension rather than £500. I am not sure what that will mean for your IHS given you have paid for it. I have done a little bit of digging for you. The progress of the order bringing into force the larger IHS payment shouldn't come into force until the earliest 10 January at the moment (and that assumes it is formalised tomorrow which is unlikely!). In any event, 10 January is only 4 days before your 28 day period. Given this, if I were you I would be minded to pay for my full application and book my appointment in early January (a week early), and worry more on the timing of the IHS increase than the worry of applying early, so you can ensure you save yourself an extra IHS payment of £500. You can see the status of the current order here: https://beta.parliament.uk/statutory-in ... s/qN5SIpKr. It is waiting to become law and then 28 days from the day it becomes law the increased fees will come into effect.

So to summarise - what you have done so far is fine, I'd recommend given the change to the IHS that you guys pay for your app and book your biometric appointment at the beginning of the second week of Jan (if the order goes through in the next week), or pay for your app and book your biometric appointment on 14 Jan (if they don't approve the order increasing IHS by 17 Dec)!
Dear Swskum, Did you upload documents using the Sopra Steria service? If you did, may I ask, when using the upload service, if I can upload a single PDF file with multiple pages or only 1 Page per PDF file. For example I will be uploading all the pages of my passport. Can I upload 1 PDF with all 28 passport pages OR separate 28 PDF documents?

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by CateS » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:20 am

Thanks for all the information given on this thread.

So far, I have paid for a NTL to BRP service, hoping to book an appointment at Norwich as soon as possible. Despite it stated that the Norwich service centre is available for booking at the UKVCAS portal, I have been trying to book since last week, but it showed there is no appointment available. I believe the appointment schedule is not available yet. Anyone has any idea when it will be up? The timeline showed that it should be ready in early Dec for Norwich.

On another note, the consent form for Home Office to do further verification,how do I submit? Do i upload at the UKVCAS website? And under which section of the upload documents?

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by nayeem27 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:21 pm

swskum wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:02 pm
nayeem27 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am
Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊
Hey Nayeem, yes it's good to have someone else in the same boat!

See my post just above this - we got the leave to remain granted! From discussion I had with my MP, who spoke to the Home Office, she said the Home Office said they would show a level of leniency for people who apply before the last 28 day period. What the Home Office said to her - and I wouldn't rely on this too much -was that the 28 day period was designed so that people didn't apply ridiculously too early and have two overlapping visas for a long time (whether that is technically correct I query but besides the point!).

Now I don't know what to make of this, but what I would say is where you can avoid it, try not to apply more than 28 days before the beginning of the 28 days (i.e. no earlier than 56 days before the current visa runs out). I think at that point they may get stricter - although it is hard to tell.But applying a week earlier than the beginning of your last 28 day period is probably OK.

On timing, if you have paid for your IHS, that's fine, as you haven't paid for the appointment itself. Hold off on paying for the application (and the appointment you then have to book on the Sopra Steria page) until nearer 14 January. I think your application will be absolutely fine so far, at least know there is a degree of flexibility.

On the IHS - are you aware that the government is increasing the IHS amount to a (quite honestly outrageous) larger amount? They are doubling it, so what was £200 per year is now £400 per year etc. That means £1000 for the FLR(M) extension rather than £500. I am not sure what that will mean for your IHS given you have paid for it. I have done a little bit of digging for you. The progress of the order bringing into force the larger IHS payment shouldn't come into force until the earliest 10 January at the moment (and that assumes it is formalised tomorrow which is unlikely!). In any event, 10 January is only 4 days before your 28 day period. Given this, if I were you I would be minded to pay for my full application and book my appointment in early January (a week early), and worry more on the timing of the IHS increase than the worry of applying early, so you can ensure you save yourself an extra IHS payment of £500. You can see the status of the current order here: https://beta.parliament.uk/statutory-in ... s/qN5SIpKr. It is waiting to become law and then 28 days from the day it becomes law the increased fees will come into effect.

So to summarise - what you have done so far is fine, I'd recommend given the change to the IHS that you guys pay for your app and book your biometric appointment at the beginning of the second week of Jan (if the order goes through in the next week), or pay for your app and book your biometric appointment on 14 Jan (if they don't approve the order increasing IHS by 17 Dec)!
Hello Swskum

A big thanks you friend for your kind help, I had so much confusion but everything has cleared now after your details explanation. Sorry for late Thanksss..

I will monitor IHS Matter and others online, you are such a gentleman .. :-)

That's the benefit of virtual helping hand with real life experiences.

Hope you would have a lovely happy Christmas with lots of fun with families...

Best wishes.
Nayeem

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by seansilva » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:24 pm

sarapatel wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:04 pm
swskum wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:02 pm
nayeem27 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am
Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊
Hey Nayeem, yes it's good to have someone else in the same boat!

See my post just above this - we got the leave to remain granted! From discussion I had with my MP, who spoke to the Home Office, she said the Home Office said they would show a level of leniency for people who apply before the last 28 day period. What the Home Office said to her - and I wouldn't rely on this too much -was that the 28 day period was designed so that people didn't apply ridiculously too early and have two overlapping visas for a long time (whether that is technically correct I query but besides the point!).

Now I don't know what to make of this, but what I would say is where you can avoid it, try not to apply more than 28 days before the beginning of the 28 days (i.e. no earlier than 56 days before the current visa runs out). I think at that point they may get stricter - although it is hard to tell.But applying a week earlier than the beginning of your last 28 day period is probably OK.

On timing, if you have paid for your IHS, that's fine, as you haven't paid for the appointment itself. Hold off on paying for the application (and the appointment you then have to book on the Sopra Steria page) until nearer 14 January. I think your application will be absolutely fine so far, at least know there is a degree of flexibility.

On the IHS - are you aware that the government is increasing the IHS amount to a (quite honestly outrageous) larger amount? They are doubling it, so what was £200 per year is now £400 per year etc. That means £1000 for the FLR(M) extension rather than £500. I am not sure what that will mean for your IHS given you have paid for it. I have done a little bit of digging for you. The progress of the order bringing into force the larger IHS payment shouldn't come into force until the earliest 10 January at the moment (and that assumes it is formalised tomorrow which is unlikely!). In any event, 10 January is only 4 days before your 28 day period. Given this, if I were you I would be minded to pay for my full application and book my appointment in early January (a week early), and worry more on the timing of the IHS increase than the worry of applying early, so you can ensure you save yourself an extra IHS payment of £500. You can see the status of the current order here: https://beta.parliament.uk/statutory-in ... s/qN5SIpKr. It is waiting to become law and then 28 days from the day it becomes law the increased fees will come into effect.

So to summarise - what you have done so far is fine, I'd recommend given the change to the IHS that you guys pay for your app and book your biometric appointment at the beginning of the second week of Jan (if the order goes through in the next week), or pay for your app and book your biometric appointment on 14 Jan (if they don't approve the order increasing IHS by 17 Dec)!
Dear Swskum, Did you upload documents using the Sopra Steria service? If you did, may I ask, when using the upload service, if I can upload a single PDF file with multiple pages or only 1 Page per PDF file. For example I will be uploading all the pages of my passport. Can I upload 1 PDF with all 28 passport pages OR separate 28 PDF documents?
Please do a single PDF file with multiple pages, I did the same and the UKVCAS staff accepted without any issues. You can use the same when its come to grouping other documents. Ex: P60s, Referee Declaration..etc. The file size should be less than 6 MB.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by CateS » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:55 am

This sounds like a silly question but can anyone tell me where do I upload Home office check consent letter at the UKVCAS upload document section? Or do I just submit to the staff at service centre?

Thanks

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by seansilva » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:09 pm

CateS wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:55 am
This sounds like a silly question but can anyone tell me where do I upload Home office check consent letter at the UKVCAS upload document section? Or do I just submit to the staff at service centre?

Thanks
So in the UKVCAS Sopra Steria website, you can use 'other' section to upload miscellaneous documents which is not belong to any given category. I would recommend you to use a proper file naming convention throughout all the documents and always use the describe the nature of document in description field.

Staff in the service centre access exactly the same interface, so no need to hand it over that.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by CateS » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:16 pm

Thank you.

Still waiting for Norwich centre to open its bookings.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by allyf » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:21 pm

seansilva wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:24 pm
sarapatel wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:04 pm
swskum wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:02 pm
nayeem27 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:50 am
Dear Swskum

Many thanks for kind and elaborate information, I am so glad that I was seeking answer in this group. Your situation is exactly same as mine. It's such a shame for the sophisticated home office for publishing a new portal without any guidance... (Maybe they wanted us to hire solicitors , although solicitors are also uncertain)

However, I have already paid IHS because I couldn't able to predict what will come after IHS payment. Although I haven't paid my Visa fees yet because I got same answer from home office when I called yesterday and incompetent people replied from previous experience.

Please kindly let me know what will happen after 11 dec 18.

Again a big thanks 😊😊😊
Hey Nayeem, yes it's good to have someone else in the same boat!

See my post just above this - we got the leave to remain granted! From discussion I had with my MP, who spoke to the Home Office, she said the Home Office said they would show a level of leniency for people who apply before the last 28 day period. What the Home Office said to her - and I wouldn't rely on this too much -was that the 28 day period was designed so that people didn't apply ridiculously too early and have two overlapping visas for a long time (whether that is technically correct I query but besides the point!).

Now I don't know what to make of this, but what I would say is where you can avoid it, try not to apply more than 28 days before the beginning of the 28 days (i.e. no earlier than 56 days before the current visa runs out). I think at that point they may get stricter - although it is hard to tell.But applying a week earlier than the beginning of your last 28 day period is probably OK.

On timing, if you have paid for your IHS, that's fine, as you haven't paid for the appointment itself. Hold off on paying for the application (and the appointment you then have to book on the Sopra Steria page) until nearer 14 January. I think your application will be absolutely fine so far, at least know there is a degree of flexibility.

On the IHS - are you aware that the government is increasing the IHS amount to a (quite honestly outrageous) larger amount? They are doubling it, so what was £200 per year is now £400 per year etc. That means £1000 for the FLR(M) extension rather than £500. I am not sure what that will mean for your IHS given you have paid for it. I have done a little bit of digging for you. The progress of the order bringing into force the larger IHS payment shouldn't come into force until the earliest 10 January at the moment (and that assumes it is formalised tomorrow which is unlikely!). In any event, 10 January is only 4 days before your 28 day period. Given this, if I were you I would be minded to pay for my full application and book my appointment in early January (a week early), and worry more on the timing of the IHS increase than the worry of applying early, so you can ensure you save yourself an extra IHS payment of £500. You can see the status of the current order here: https://beta.parliament.uk/statutory-in ... s/qN5SIpKr. It is waiting to become law and then 28 days from the day it becomes law the increased fees will come into effect.

So to summarise - what you have done so far is fine, I'd recommend given the change to the IHS that you guys pay for your app and book your biometric appointment at the beginning of the second week of Jan (if the order goes through in the next week), or pay for your app and book your biometric appointment on 14 Jan (if they don't approve the order increasing IHS by 17 Dec)!
Dear Swskum, Did you upload documents using the Sopra Steria service? If you did, may I ask, when using the upload service, if I can upload a single PDF file with multiple pages or only 1 Page per PDF file. For example I will be uploading all the pages of my passport. Can I upload 1 PDF with all 28 passport pages OR separate 28 PDF documents?
Please do a single PDF file with multiple pages, I did the same and the UKVCAS staff accepted without any issues. You can use the same when its come to grouping other documents. Ex: P60s, Referee Declaration..etc. The file size should be less than 6 MB.
Hi seansilva, I have been uploading onto Sopra Steria and when I use higher quality (color) it would be bigger than 6MB. However if I changed to black and white it wasn’t as large or a file BUT the quality was much less (harder to read). Did you run into anything like that?

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by seansilva » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:26 pm

Hi allyf, I have used 300 dpi/ 400 dpi coloured resolution and scanned as a pdf. Please try to experiment with your scanner resolution, tbh even 100-300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution with colours won't be that bad. Printer/Scanner driver software should allow you to change the resolution. Test yourself whether the quality of the document is readable or not.

With 400 dpi I have scanned and 6 pages pdf file of my passport which is around 4.8MB.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by michali » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:38 pm

I practised with my own passport at only 75 dpi and it was pretty clear. As there are no stamps I would probably scan at 75 dpi on all the blank pages and a higher resolution for the bio pages, etc.

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by allyf » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:41 am

Thanks for the info. I was able to finally scan items with perfect resolution below the 6MB restriction...with the help of my husband who had a few tricks to adjust the size, but keep picture quality the same. There was a lot of cutting and pasting and cropping which took most of our evening, but it’s done now and never want to scan anything again! Frankly, this new system is terrible, we are basically doing the job of the caseworker and paying even more in fees, ridiculous. I paid the extra £35 for document checking prior to appointment but I doubt I’ll even hear back from anyone! So part 1 of this fiasco done, now part 2 is the appointment this Monday 🙄

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by seansilva » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:51 am

allyf wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:41 am
Thanks for the info. I was able to finally scan items with perfect resolution below the 6MB restriction...with the help of my husband who had a few tricks to adjust the size, but keep picture quality the same. There was a lot of cutting and pasting and cropping which took most of our evening, but it’s done now and never want to scan anything again! Frankly, this new system is terrible, we are basically doing the job of the caseworker and paying even more in fees, ridiculous. I paid the extra £35 for document checking prior to appointment but I doubt I’ll even hear back from anyone! So part 1 of this fiasco done, now part 2 is the appointment this Monday 🙄
document checking service will be carried out, if you upload the documents two before to the appointment. In my case, I have uploaded most documents on Saturday, I got an email from UKVCAS Surinder Singh route on Tuesday saying that they carried out the document checking service and all the docs are readable, legit. That's my £35. :)

Following are the checks they did:
· Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
· Checked that all documents are legible
· Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
· Checked for any obvious missing pages
· Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.

þ No action required: Following a review of supporting evidence available, we can confirm that:
o Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
o All documents are legible
o All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
o There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
o All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original


Otherwise this will be a part of Sopra Steria member's check during VKVCAS appointment. (I guess :) )

From flatpack furniture, supermarket self-service checkouts to airport self-check-ins are part of the same business philosophy enable by technology. Future will be machine learning and artificial intelligence. :idea:

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by allyf » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:35 am

seansilva wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:51 am
allyf wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:41 am
Thanks for the info. I was able to finally scan items with perfect resolution below the 6MB restriction...with the help of my husband who had a few tricks to adjust the size, but keep picture quality the same. There was a lot of cutting and pasting and cropping which took most of our evening, but it’s done now and never want to scan anything again! Frankly, this new system is terrible, we are basically doing the job of the caseworker and paying even more in fees, ridiculous. I paid the extra £35 for document checking prior to appointment but I doubt I’ll even hear back from anyone! So part 1 of this fiasco done, now part 2 is the appointment this Monday 🙄
document checking service will be carried out, if you upload the documents two before to the appointment. In my case, I have uploaded most documents on Saturday, I got an email from UKVCAS Surinder Singh route on Tuesday saying that they carried out the document checking service and all the docs are readable, legit. That's my £35. :)

Following are the checks they did:
· Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
· Checked that all documents are legible
· Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
· Checked for any obvious missing pages
· Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.

þ No action required: Following a review of supporting evidence available, we can confirm that:
o Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
o All documents are legible
o All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
o There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
o All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original


Otherwise this will be a part of Sopra Steria member's check during VKVCAS appointment. (I guess :) )

From flatpack furniture, supermarket self-service checkouts to airport self-check-ins are part of the same business philosophy enable by technology. Future will be machine learning and artificial intelligence. :idea:
Thank you so much for confirming! I now know what to expect!

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

Post by allyf » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:07 am

seansilva wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:51 am
allyf wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:41 am
Thanks for the info. I was able to finally scan items with perfect resolution below the 6MB restriction...with the help of my husband who had a few tricks to adjust the size, but keep picture quality the same. There was a lot of cutting and pasting and cropping which took most of our evening, but it’s done now and never want to scan anything again! Frankly, this new system is terrible, we are basically doing the job of the caseworker and paying even more in fees, ridiculous. I paid the extra £35 for document checking prior to appointment but I doubt I’ll even hear back from anyone! So part 1 of this fiasco done, now part 2 is the appointment this Monday 🙄
document checking service will be carried out, if you upload the documents two before to the appointment. In my case, I have uploaded most documents on Saturday, I got an email from UKVCAS Surinder Singh route on Tuesday saying that they carried out the document checking service and all the docs are readable, legit. That's my £35. :)

Following are the checks they did:
· Checked for the presence of all mandatory documents
· Checked that all documents are legible
· Checked that all documents been uploaded to the correct category
· Checked for any obvious missing pages
· Checked that all uploaded documents are in either English or Welsh language, or have an accompanying English or Welsh translation.

þ No action required: Following a review of supporting evidence available, we can confirm that:
o Mandatory documents are present in all required categories
o All documents are legible
o All documents have been uploaded to the correct category
o There are no obvious missing pages in any of the documents
o All documents are in either English or Welsh language, or are accompanied with an English or Welsh translation that obviously relates to the original


Otherwise this will be a part of Sopra Steria member's check during VKVCAS appointment. (I guess :) )

From flatpack furniture, supermarket self-service checkouts to airport self-check-ins are part of the same business philosophy enable by technology. Future will be machine learning and artificial intelligence. :idea:
Hi seansilva probably a silly question but how does Sopra Steria know I’ve completed the uploads? Or am I just required to have it complete within 2 days of appointment?

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Re: UKVI Digital Changes, No PEO/PSCs from October 2018?

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