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Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am

Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:29 pm

Has anyone got an answer for me, its urgent

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by K123RN » Sat May 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Hi,

give him a copy of all the documents. it is a big confusing and even my lawyer have no idea. But from the timelines i can tell, you can submit the document after the biometric. i hope this helps.

Good luck

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:08 pm

K123RN wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Hi,

give him a copy of all the documents. it is a big confusing and even my lawyer have no idea. But from the timelines i can tell, you can submit the document after the biometric. i hope this helps.

Good luck
Hi, who shall I give the copy of all the documents to?

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by Heythereitsme » Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?
Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?
Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on
Thank you! I told my solicitor the same thing and she said the rules have changed very recently but not from what I’m seeing

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by Heythereitsme » Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?
Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on
Thank you! I told my solicitor the same thing and she said the rules have changed very recently but not from what I’m seeing
I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm

Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?
Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on
Thank you! I told my solicitor the same thing and she said the rules have changed very recently but not from what I’m seeing
I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics
Where can I find the new rules info?

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by Heythereitsme » Sat May 18, 2019 9:00 pm

Try the gov website

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by rj68 » Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm


Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on
Thank you! I told my solicitor the same thing and she said the rules have changed very recently but not from what I’m seeing
I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics
Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:10 pm

rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm


Thank you! I told my solicitor the same thing and she said the rules have changed very recently but not from what I’m seeing
I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics
Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)
Wow this is really reassuring. Thank a lot and hope it goes well! Did you choose priority service?

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by rj68 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:19 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:10 pm
rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm


I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics
Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)
Wow this is really reassuring. Thank a lot and hope it goes well! Did you choose priority service?
Yes :) Hoping for a quick turnaround :D

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by hamakhaa » Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Did you take the document checklist to submit with all the supporting documents?

When the applicant went for biometric the vfs people have put an sticker on the document checklist docs and given back to my wife. Has this happened to you too?
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:18 am
Hi, I am about to submit my husbands spouse visa application. He lives in Perth, Australia and will be attending his biometrics appointment there. I will be paying the £75 to have his documents scanned here in the UK.

My question is, do the documents need to be scanned and submitted before his biometrics appointment or can they be done after? And if after, how much time do I have? My solicitor is saying that they have to be submitted before because of a new rule but peoples timelines show different.

Also, does anyone know the phone number for Birmingham VFS as I am trying to contact them and a place called Indian Visa Services picks up and this place is also the address on google for when I search the Birmingham vfs address. And do i have to book an appointment to have my documents scanned here or is it walk in?
Priority has 10 working days, standard is 20 I think
My solicitor advised to scan the documents after biometrics .. this was done last month
I used the vfs in London, no appointment booked I simply walked on

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm

rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:19 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:10 pm
rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm


Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)
Wow this is really reassuring. Thank a lot and hope it goes well! Did you choose priority service?
Yes :) Hoping for a quick turnaround :D
Keep me posted!😃

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by rj68 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:10 pm
rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Heythereitsme wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:25 pm


I’d suggest you look up the rules because it may be that that is the case? Maybe just do it the same day as biometrics
Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)
Wow this is really reassuring. Thank a lot and hope it goes well! Did you choose priority service?
Also, originals weren't needed. So make sure you have COPIES of originals. If you don't have a copy, they will charge you extra to photocopy the originals.

I took the whole pile of documents with copies of the originals - like birth cert, marriage cert etc.

Then I took the originals in a separate file just in case they wanted them, but they didn't.

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm

rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:23 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:10 pm
rj68 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:22 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:15 pm


Where can I find the new rules info?
I did my wife's this month.

I did it through Visa4uk site.

Biometrics are taken. ONLY AFTER that you go down to the local VFS centre for them to scan the documents. I went to London - walked in no appointment needed.

That was on Tuesday 7th May. We received the email acknowledgement on Thursday 16th. :)

So my mini timeline atm:
Biometrics Friday 3rd May - Malaysia
I Submitted docs at VFS london - Tuesday 7th May
Emailed acknowledgement Thursday 16th May

Hope that helps :)
Wow this is really reassuring. Thank a lot and hope it goes well! Did you choose priority service?
Also, originals weren't needed. So make sure you have COPIES of originals. If you don't have a copy, they will charge you extra to photocopy the originals.

I took the whole pile of documents with copies of the originals - like birth cert, marriage cert etc.

Then I took the originals in a separate file just in case they wanted them, but they didn't.
After all the fuss over gathering original documents, they don’t even need them wow😩 I have also read that you can upload them yourself for free but that sounds a lot more confusing. I think scanning my documents will take ages as I have loads of chat history. I also have printed photographs with my husband, they aren’t on A4 paper, will this be acceptable?

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by seagul » Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm
I also have printed photographs with my husband, they aren’t on A4 paper, will this be acceptable?
I think they insist and accept only A4 sized copies.
Don't treat my advice as professional because it's just come from personal & others experience. So confirm/verify it further.

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by anonymous1999 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:33 pm

seagul wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm
I also have printed photographs with my husband, they aren’t on A4 paper, will this be acceptable?
I think they insist and accept only A4 sized copies.
Oh no! I will print the pictures on to A4 sized paper then. I have about 50 photos, will 4 per page be okay?

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Post by rj68 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 pm

Yeah tell me about it! I had my wife send all the originals over to the UK! An expense I didn't need to pay!

Yes, according to VFS you can scan online - where you do this is a mystery. No information anywhere regarding this, so I just paid for the VFS service in London - extra money, but at this stage, it is a fraction of the overall cost of the visa.

Everything must be on A4 - no bigger, no smaller.

I put together a word document of photos - 2/3 on a page. I annotated them and put who was in each photo, the date and location etc. 4 pages of before we got married, 7 pages of the wedding itself, then 26 pages of photos since we got married (married for 4 years).

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Re: Supporting documents/VFS

Post by rj68 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:44 pm

anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:33 pm
seagul wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 pm
anonymous1999 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:27 pm
I also have printed photographs with my husband, they aren’t on A4 paper, will this be acceptable?
I think they insist and accept only A4 sized copies.
Oh no! I will print the pictures on to A4 sized paper then. I have about 50 photos, will 4 per page be okay?
Make sure they are clear and annotate them. See what I just replied above :D

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