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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Wed May 29, 2019 12:55 pm

Just go to the VFS centre in the UK. You don’t need an appointment. It’s a walk-in service. It will cost you between £75-£100. Everything should be done within 3 hours.

Have you checked the email you have received from the Visa4UK after submitting the online application form? There it should say whether do you need to submit your supporting docs via VFS centres in the UK or post your documents to their address.

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Yuss100 » Wed May 29, 2019 3:45 pm

No confirmation email form visa4uk home office Sheffield either tls my wife she been biometric appointment on 24 May 2019 after she ask staff about information where to send documents in uk staff was so rude they don't knows am surprise I send email it come atomatic acknowledged they said they going deals with my quers in 3 day time

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Yuss100 » Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 pm

Any one know address for vs centre prossecing visa4uk here in uk

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Jhelumi » Wed May 29, 2019 3:56 pm

Yuss100 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Any one know address for vs centre prossecing visa4uk here in uk
Hello,

The address for submitting the supporting documents to Sheffield is as follows:

Home Office,
International Settlement Applications Operations and Visas,
6 Mill Sands,
Vulcan House,
Sheffield,
S3 8NH

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:40 pm

Ronson wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:17 pm
Hi Karmy100,

Can you please copy and paste the email you received from them after you have submitted the online application form?

Thanks,

Ronson
Hi Ronson

When I submitted my application through Visa4UK, it asked me to post my supporting documents at:
"Settlement Applications"
International Operations and Visas
PO Box 5852
Sheffield
United Kingdom
S11 0FX

But after my wife's biometric appointment, she got the below email:

Dear XXXX

Regarding Visa Application: GWFXXXXXXXXX

Thank you for your online application which has been received at the UK Decision Making Centre. Your application is currently being prepared for consideration by an Entry Clearance Officer.

PLEASE NOTE: This email is to acknowledge receipt of your Settlement application, if you or your UK sponsor have not already submitted your supporting documentation please ensure you follow the process listed below: UKVI is unable to consider your application without these documents.


Your sponsor or an agent can submit supporting documents in the UK at various locations in person for a fee of £75 per application, payable in cash or with a debit card. For these locations please refer to:

https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/pk/en/news/ ... ement-visa



Please note that UKVI aims to complete all Settlement Visa applications within 12 weeks of the submission date. If it is not possible to complete your application within this timeframe a member of our team will contact you to explain why.
If you have paid for Priority Service we aim to complete your application within 6 weeks of your submission date. If it is not possible to complete your application within this timeframe a member of our team will contact you to explain why.
As indicated in the terms of service, the amount paid for the priority service, as well as the visa fee, is non-refundable, even if the visa application is refused or if the decision is delayed.

We regret that we are unable to respond to enquiries asking about the status of any application. Any status enquiry should be made to the international enquiry service, details of which are on the GOV.UK website;
https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk
Staff at Embassies, visa processing centres and visa application centres cannot assist with visa enquiries. You may also wish to view the current processing times for applications made in your country:
https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times
We will not contact you again unless we require any further information regarding your application, otherwise you will be contacted by the commercial partner at the application centre where you submitted your application when your decision is ready for collection.

Please note that you are advised not to purchase flight tickets until you have secured a visa for travel to the UK.

Kind regards,

UK Decision Making Centre

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Thu May 30, 2019 3:34 pm

Thanks Karmy. It makes sense to me now. I didn't get any email after my wife's biometric appointment. I only received one email from them after I have submitted my wife's online application form where they mentioned sending the supporting docs to the below address.

International Settlement Applications Operations and Visas,
6 Mill Sands,
Vulcan House,
Sheffield,
S3 8NH

I think it depends on the case by case. For some cases, you need to send to them directly and for some cases you need to get the docs scanned and sent via VFS in the UK.

My verdict is that everyone should keep an eye on the email they receive from UKVI. I accidentally missed my email and sent the supporting docs to the wrong address. It came back to me after a week though. Later I went through my inbox again and found the email (same as yours) where they mention the address to send the supporting docs.

Thanks,

Ronson

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Fri May 31, 2019 8:36 am

Ronson wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:34 pm
Thanks Karmy. It makes sense to me now. I didn't get any email after my wife's biometric appointment. I only received one email from them after I have submitted my wife's online application form where they mentioned sending the supporting docs to the below address.

International Settlement Applications Operations and Visas,
6 Mill Sands,
Vulcan House,
Sheffield,
S3 8NH

I think it depends on the case by case. For some cases, you need to send to them directly and for some cases you need to get the docs scanned and sent via VFS in the UK.

My verdict is that everyone should keep an eye on the email they receive from UKVI. I accidentally missed my email and sent the supporting docs to the wrong address. It came back to me after a week though. Later I went through my inbox again and found the email (same as yours) where they mention the address to send the supporting docs.

Thanks,

Ronson
Hi Ronson

I sent my documents 3 weeks ago and I haven't received it back nor did they send it back. So I'm assuming I did send it to the right address. I even called them to check up on the status of the application and the guy on the phone said "Awaiting decision". So I'm assuming they got my documents and application and it's under review.

I think the email I got regarding going to VFS centre is if I haven't posted to the PO Box (stated in the online application), I could just go there and get it uploaded etc.

So did you send yours to PO Box as well afterwards or?

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Fri May 31, 2019 9:16 am

Hi Karmy,

That's sound right. If they have confirmed that your application is under process then you don't need to do anything. Good luck with your application.

I missed the email they sent to me. I thought they don't send any confirmation email after submitting the online visa application form so I was very confused on whether to send to PO Box or office address. So I sent to PO Box at first. Next day when I checked the delivery tracker online, it showed that they refused to accept my docs. It took Royal mail a week to return back to me. In between that, I was going through my inbox and noticed their email where they have mentioned the address to send the docs.

To everyone else, please follow the address they mention in the email (after submitting the online application).

Thanks,

Ron

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am

Ronson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:16 am
Hi Karmy,

That's sound right. If they have confirmed that your application is under process then you don't need to do anything. Good luck with your application.

I missed the email they sent to me. I thought they don't send any confirmation email after submitting the online visa application form so I was very confused on whether to send to PO Box or office address. So I sent to PO Box at first. Next day when I checked the delivery tracker online, it showed that they refused to accept my docs. It took Royal mail a week to return back to me. In between that, I was going through my inbox and noticed their email where they have mentioned the address to send the docs.

To everyone else, please follow the address they mention in the email (after submitting the online application).

Thanks,

Ron
Hi Ronson

Quite weird, they sent your documents back when on your online visa application it told you to post it to that address.

May I know what address did they ask you to send your documents after your online visa application? .. and what address was on it on the email you got afterwards?

My solicitor used Visa4uk website to apply, I'm guessing you used the same as well?

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Fri May 31, 2019 11:12 am

Hey Karmy,

Probably I couldn't make myself clear in the last reply.

After I have submitted my wife's online application via Visa4UK, I immediately received an confirmation email from them (I used my email address) where they mentioned to address where to send the supporting docs. The address is- Vulcan House, 6 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8NU.

I accidentally moved this confirmation email to my junk folder. I was searching on the net for the correct address to send the docs and I was confused. Some people says send to PO Box and some says send to Vulcan House address. So I sent to PO Box which they refused to accept my docs and send back to me. Later I found the confirmation email in my junk folder where I saw the correct address and then sent my docs to that address.

I didn't receive any additional email from them regarding where to send the docs. The address was mentioned in them confirmation email.

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 pm

Ronson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:12 am
Hey Karmy,

Probably I couldn't make myself clear in the last reply.

After I have submitted my wife's online application via Visa4UK, I immediately received an confirmation email from them (I used my email address) where they mentioned to address where to send the supporting docs. The address is- Vulcan House, 6 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8NU.

I accidentally moved this confirmation email to my junk folder. I was searching on the net for the correct address to send the docs and I was confused. Some people says send to PO Box and some says send to Vulcan House address. So I sent to PO Box which they refused to accept my docs and send back to me. Later I found the confirmation email in my junk folder where I saw the correct address and then sent my docs to that address.

I didn't receive any additional email from them regarding where to send the docs. The address was mentioned in them confirmation email.

Hi Ronson

Makes sense why PO box refused your application as it asked you to send to Vulcan House.

Good luck to both of us with our application.

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Taz121 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:35 pm

I completed the application form on 30th March and the email included the sheffield address. So after the biometrics (2nd April) I sent the documents to 6 Millands, Vulcan House on 10th April and according to the tracking they should have received it on 11th April. I did not receive any acknowledgement they have received the paperwork neither did they send it back.

I am very worried as I have been hearing they have changed the rules and they do the scanning system now. Not sure what to do as I have called them and they were not too helpful.

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by T_Y_P » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:53 pm

Taz121 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:35 pm
I completed the application form on 30th March and the email included the sheffield address. So after the biometrics (2nd April) I sent the documents to 6 Millands, Vulcan House on 10th April and according to the tracking they should have received it on 11th April. I did not receive any acknowledgement they have received the paperwork neither did they send it back.

I am very worried as I have been hearing they have changed the rules and they do the scanning system now. Not sure what to do as I have called them and they were not too helpful.
UKVI do not typically confirm receipt of supporting evidence. With regards to the rule changes it is dependent on the country your spouse is applying from - for some countries the scanning system is applicable and for others you continue to post to Sheffield.

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Yuss100 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:24 am

I was real stuck i submitted on behalf,wife she went biometric appointment after she send documents to me no any email from ukvi to say where to send supporting documents i make telephone enquires to ukvi is cost me about 10 pounds after 7 working day they send to me to me to said they preferred method of submitting supporting documents to scan visa application centre or to send Sheffield p.o.box3468 that time I get email allread I went vfs to send my documents i thinking they make it to confused people than to refuse visa

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am

Ronson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:12 am
Hey Karmy,

Probably I couldn't make myself clear in the last reply.

After I have submitted my wife's online application via Visa4UK, I immediately received an confirmation email from them (I used my email address) where they mentioned to address where to send the supporting docs. The address is- Vulcan House, 6 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8NU.

I accidentally moved this confirmation email to my junk folder. I was searching on the net for the correct address to send the docs and I was confused. Some people says send to PO Box and some says send to Vulcan House address. So I sent to PO Box which they refused to accept my docs and send back to me. Later I found the confirmation email in my junk folder where I saw the correct address and then sent my docs to that address.

I didn't receive any additional email from them regarding where to send the docs. The address was mentioned in them confirmation email.

Hi Ronson

Did you receive your supporting documents back yet?

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 am

Karmy100 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am
Ronson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:12 am
Hey Karmy,

Probably I couldn't make myself clear in the last reply.

After I have submitted my wife's online application via Visa4UK, I immediately received an confirmation email from them (I used my email address) where they mentioned to address where to send the supporting docs. The address is- Vulcan House, 6 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8NU.

I accidentally moved this confirmation email to my junk folder. I was searching on the net for the correct address to send the docs and I was confused. Some people says send to PO Box and some says send to Vulcan House address. So I sent to PO Box which they refused to accept my docs and send back to me. Later I found the confirmation email in my junk folder where I saw the correct address and then sent my docs to that address.

I didn't receive any additional email from them regarding where to send the docs. The address was mentioned in them confirmation email.

Hi Ronson

Did you receive your supporting documents back yet?
Nah! have you?

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Karmy100 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:31 pm

Ronson wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 am
Karmy100 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:47 am
Ronson wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:12 am
Hey Karmy,

Probably I couldn't make myself clear in the last reply.

After I have submitted my wife's online application via Visa4UK, I immediately received an confirmation email from them (I used my email address) where they mentioned to address where to send the supporting docs. The address is- Vulcan House, 6 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8NU.

I accidentally moved this confirmation email to my junk folder. I was searching on the net for the correct address to send the docs and I was confused. Some people says send to PO Box and some says send to Vulcan House address. So I sent to PO Box which they refused to accept my docs and send back to me. Later I found the confirmation email in my junk folder where I saw the correct address and then sent my docs to that address.

I didn't receive any additional email from them regarding where to send the docs. The address was mentioned in them confirmation email.

Hi Ronson

Did you receive your supporting documents back yet?
Nah! have you?

Hi Ronson

No, I have been trying to track it every day but it's not been posted back. I wrote an email to my local MP to see if he can find out if they even received it.

I have spent like £20+ sending them email and calling them to see if they have received it. But they said they are unable to check etc...

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:59 am

Hi Karmy,

I have received my docs back from Sheffield office this morning.

Date applied : 27/03/2019
Biometric taken in Bangladesh : 31/03/2019
Sent supporting docs to Sheffield : 10/04/2019
Document received confirmation email from Sheffield : None. I had to send them an email to confirm me whether they have received my documents or not? I waited for 2 months until I decided to email them.
Received supporting docs from Sheffield : 25/04/2019

Exactly 86 days (58 working days) since the biometric appointment.

Fingers crossed !!!

Thanks,

Ron

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Fizzy513 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:24 pm

Hi does it really matter whether you scan at vfs centre or post to them. Mine says information for applicants applying from Pakistan:
All Pakistan settlement applicants. You or your representative/sponsor must send a completed application package within 2 weeks of enrolling your biometrics (not before) to: UKVI International, PO Box 5852, Sheffield, S11 0FX. This should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or prepaid return self-addressed courier envelope to return any original UK documents, GWF reference, 1 printed copy of the application form, photo and all additional supporting documents

Does this mean I cannot use vfs global scanning centres but instead have to post originals and copies? Thanks

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Re: Correct address to send spouse visa application

Post by Ronson » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi Fizzy,

As far as I am concerned, if they have told you the address for sending the supporting documents then you should send your docs to the address they have mentioned. In my honest opinion, sending it to them is good and both time + money-saving option for you. You don't need to wait for 3 hours in the VFS centre and also pay >£120 for scanning and send to them. If I was you then I would have sent it directly to them in recorded delivery.

Hope this helps.

Thanks,

Ron
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:24 pm
Hi does it really matter whether you scan at vfs centre or post to them. Mine says information for applicants applying from Pakistan:
All Pakistan settlement applicants. You or your representative/sponsor must send a completed application package within 2 weeks of enrolling your biometrics (not before) to: UKVI International, PO Box 5852, Sheffield, S11 0FX. This should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or prepaid return self-addressed courier envelope to return any original UK documents, GWF reference, 1 printed copy of the application form, photo and all additional supporting documents

Does this mean I cannot use vfs global scanning centres but instead have to post originals and copies? Thanks

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