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Kimn
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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:49 pm


Did you apply using visa4uk or Access UK? As far as I know visa4uk you have to take it to VFS For scanning and Access UK you can do either but most people have trouble uploading on the website myself included (only half of docs uploaded then kept coming up with errors).
You cannot post to Sheffield anymore

Hi thanks for replying. I applied using visa4uk. On the biometrics email it asks to bring copies at the centre. Then underneath it states all Pakistan supporting docs need to be posted so I'm confused. I haven't registered for commercial partner. I want to buy the keep my passport option but the site is so confusing. Do you think she can purchase at the centre instead?

The email I received is below (part of it)
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
Ah ok sorry I’m just going by what I’ve read on the forum and people having their docs sent back and told to upload online. If your letter said to send it then follow that and worst case they’ll post it back to you and advise. Send it special or signed for delivery though and pre-paid one for them to send your docs back.

I think on the VFS website there was the option to pay a fee to keep your passport when I went in to book biometrics. But if you haven’t registered I’m not sure how you book the biometrics appointment. Unless she’s travelling anywhere does she need to keep it? You might be able to pay at the centre for that though.

Hi thanks for replying. Will just post and see what happens. Like you said worst case they will just post it back hopefully and ask me to scan.

I haven't registered using commercial partner and it just doesn't work. My partner lives in Afghanistan but has to apply through Pakistan so she needs her passport to go back to Afghanistan as the centres are not open there and suggest to go to Pakistan. How can I pay for this on the vfs site?

Biometrics appointment was booked via visa4uk. Right after I paid the application fee and ihs payment.

Thanks
Yeah as long as you’re not in any rush although looking at people’s timelines previously I don’t think they took too long to post back. Which centre in Pakistan? I applied via Access and after submitting the form and paying IHS the gov site has a button to book biometrics then that redirected me to VFS site to book and pay for biometrics plus any add ons. I just checked and the option was on there to pay for keeping your passport. But I’m not sure with visa4uk were there any other options on there when you booked biometrics?

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm

Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:52 pm



Hi thanks for replying. I applied using visa4uk. On the biometrics email it asks to bring copies at the centre. Then underneath it states all Pakistan supporting docs need to be posted so I'm confused. I haven't registered for commercial partner. I want to buy the keep my passport option but the site is so confusing. Do you think she can purchase at the centre instead?

The email I received is below (part of it)
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
Ah ok sorry I’m just going by what I’ve read on the forum and people having their docs sent back and told to upload online. If your letter said to send it then follow that and worst case they’ll post it back to you and advise. Send it special or signed for delivery though and pre-paid one for them to send your docs back.

I think on the VFS website there was the option to pay a fee to keep your passport when I went in to book biometrics. But if you haven’t registered I’m not sure how you book the biometrics appointment. Unless she’s travelling anywhere does she need to keep it? You might be able to pay at the centre for that though.

Hi thanks for replying. Will just post and see what happens. Like you said worst case they will just post it back hopefully and ask me to scan.

I haven't registered using commercial partner and it just doesn't work. My partner lives in Afghanistan but has to apply through Pakistan so she needs her passport to go back to Afghanistan as the centres are not open there and suggest to go to Pakistan. How can I pay for this on the vfs site?

Biometrics appointment was booked via visa4uk. Right after I paid the application fee and ihs payment.

Thanks
Yeah as long as you’re not in any rush although looking at people’s timelines previously I don’t think they took too long to post back. Which centre in Pakistan? I applied via Access and after submitting the form and paying IHS the gov site has a button to book biometrics then that redirected me to VFS site to book and pay for biometrics plus any add ons. I just checked and the option was on there to pay for keeping your passport. But I’m not sure with visa4uk were there any other options on there when you booked biometrics?
I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks

Kimn
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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pm


Ah ok sorry I’m just going by what I’ve read on the forum and people having their docs sent back and told to upload online. If your letter said to send it then follow that and worst case they’ll post it back to you and advise. Send it special or signed for delivery though and pre-paid one for them to send your docs back.

I think on the VFS website there was the option to pay a fee to keep your passport when I went in to book biometrics. But if you haven’t registered I’m not sure how you book the biometrics appointment. Unless she’s travelling anywhere does she need to keep it? You might be able to pay at the centre for that though.

Hi thanks for replying. Will just post and see what happens. Like you said worst case they will just post it back hopefully and ask me to scan.

I haven't registered using commercial partner and it just doesn't work. My partner lives in Afghanistan but has to apply through Pakistan so she needs her passport to go back to Afghanistan as the centres are not open there and suggest to go to Pakistan. How can I pay for this on the vfs site?

Biometrics appointment was booked via visa4uk. Right after I paid the application fee and ihs payment.

Thanks
Yeah as long as you’re not in any rush although looking at people’s timelines previously I don’t think they took too long to post back. Which centre in Pakistan? I applied via Access and after submitting the form and paying IHS the gov site has a button to book biometrics then that redirected me to VFS site to book and pay for biometrics plus any add ons. I just checked and the option was on there to pay for keeping your passport. But I’m not sure with visa4uk were there any other options on there when you booked biometrics?
I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks
From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am

Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pm



Hi thanks for replying. Will just post and see what happens. Like you said worst case they will just post it back hopefully and ask me to scan.

I haven't registered using commercial partner and it just doesn't work. My partner lives in Afghanistan but has to apply through Pakistan so she needs her passport to go back to Afghanistan as the centres are not open there and suggest to go to Pakistan. How can I pay for this on the vfs site?

Biometrics appointment was booked via visa4uk. Right after I paid the application fee and ihs payment.

Thanks
Yeah as long as you’re not in any rush although looking at people’s timelines previously I don’t think they took too long to post back. Which centre in Pakistan? I applied via Access and after submitting the form and paying IHS the gov site has a button to book biometrics then that redirected me to VFS site to book and pay for biometrics plus any add ons. I just checked and the option was on there to pay for keeping your passport. But I’m not sure with visa4uk were there any other options on there when you booked biometrics?
I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks
From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already
Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.

Kimn
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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 pm


Yeah as long as you’re not in any rush although looking at people’s timelines previously I don’t think they took too long to post back. Which centre in Pakistan? I applied via Access and after submitting the form and paying IHS the gov site has a button to book biometrics then that redirected me to VFS site to book and pay for biometrics plus any add ons. I just checked and the option was on there to pay for keeping your passport. But I’m not sure with visa4uk were there any other options on there when you booked biometrics?
I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks
From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already
Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:16 pm

Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm


I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks
From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already
Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi thanks for replying. That would be perfect. If he can let me know whether you are able to pay at the centre and keep passport. Also how they would take payment is it only cash or card they accept? really appreciate it thank you! Only reason it's really important is because my partner needs passport to travel back to Afghanistan as that's where she lives but unable to apply from there. Thanks a lot! Good luck with the whole applicatio hopefully everything is positive.

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am

Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm


I applied using visa4uk and applied in Islamabad. No option for add ons but I guess that's where register for commercial partner comes in. It's just so werid I can't create an account and when I do login it can't find my gwf reference. It's all really confusing. What's the difference between access uk? Does it also offer settlement visa I only saw appendix fm partner or family visa and decided not to use it as it was confusing. Thanks
From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already
Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks

Kimn
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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am
Kimn wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:25 pm


From what I’ve read on here Access UK is the new site but both websites are still in use. I selected Appendix FM.

Oh ok does it not recognise your reference number? I’ve booked for mirpur otherwise could have asked my husband to ask them, can still try?

Might be worth trying to read through old threads if you haven’t already
Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:42 pm

Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am


Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Hi thank you for replying. That's perfect. Did your partner get his application form stamped at the biometrics appointment at all?

Did he post the document to you or scan and email to you? Thanks

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 pm

Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am


Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Hi kimn,

Hope you are well.

For the biometrics appointment as I the sponsor will be sending documents from the uk. Will the applicant need to take any supporting documents to her biometrics appointment? Thanks

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Nadalesque » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:34 pm

Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:14 am


Hi thanks for replying. I've checked so many old threads google searches and still no answer. My partners appointment is next Thursday. Would your husband be able to ask if he can pay at centre if his appointment is any sooner and let me know please.

It just won't let me do anything. I log in and it won't find says no data found. It's a really hard website to navigate.
He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Kimn
Can i just check with you since you applied on the gov website, as I have it said Appendix FM Partner on the type of visa when biometrics was booked did yours say the same..

Fizzy you can ring the actual office there where you are applying and ask them directly.

I have Mirpur once before I googled there number and they are helpful. When you email VFS they do take about 3-4 days to get back pretty slow/

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Nadalesque » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm


He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Hi kimn,

Hope you are well.

For the biometrics appointment as I the sponsor will be sending documents from the uk. Will the applicant need to take any supporting documents to her biometrics appointment? Thanks


https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/pk/en/vacs/ ... g-with-you

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Fizzy513 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 am

Nadalesque wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am



Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Hi kimn,

Hope you are well.

For the biometrics appointment as I the sponsor will be sending documents from the uk. Will the applicant need to take any supporting documents to her biometrics appointment? Thanks


https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/pk/en/vacs/ ... g-with-you
Hi

Thanks for replying.

I have sent email and they just reply asking me to call the normal number which charges 1.37 per min.

Have you got the vfs number for Islamabad?

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Fizzy513 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm


He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Hi thank you for replying. That's perfect. Did your partner get his application form stamped at the biometrics appointment at all?

Did he post the document to you or scan and email to you? Thanks
Hi, no he took docs from our checklist but he was only asked for his passports. The VFS centre scanned my application form though. Are you planning to send your docs to Pak?

The email address for VFS is on here might be worth confirming some of your details to be 100% sure:

https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/visa/help

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:08 pm

Nadalesque wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Kimn wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am
Kimn wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 pm


He’s got his biometric appointment tomorrow so i’ve asked him to try and find out, will let you know.

It’s annoying how little info there is, even solicitors I’ve seen were unsure about the new process.

Hi hope it all went okay. Did your partner manage to ask at all? Thanks
Hey he was told you can do the keep your passport service and they’ll scan the passport then request it from you if you’re granted the visa - but they’ll keep it for a week-10 days, however long it takes. So I’m guessing she’ll have to stop over when she’s asked to take it in. He was told it’s 7000-something rupees. I did ask specifically if you can pay on the day he said he’s not 100% sure but assumes you can they gave the price in rupees and he knows someone local who paid for a premium service on the day of his appointment because he needed to get some originals scanned and uploaded and paid cash.

But for peace of mind email the VFS customer service address. If you go to VFS global website and go to help.
Kimn
Can i just check with you since you applied on the gov website, as I have it said Appendix FM Partner on the type of visa when biometrics was booked did yours say the same..

Fizzy you can ring the actual office there where you are applying and ask them directly.

I have Mirpur once before I googled there number and they are helpful. When you email VFS they do take about 3-4 days to get back pretty slow/
Hi yeah we did Appendix FM

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm

KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:05 pm
KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
My partner submitted his application last night and I attended the VFS Centre in Shoreditch, London today to submit the supporting documents.

Walk in and advise you are there for the scanning service. You will be given a ticket and expected to wait (approx. 2hrs).

I would advise going first thing. The staff there are surprisingly helpful...



This would depend on the type of settlement visa you're applying for. We are applying for the Fiance (Proposed Civil Partner) visa and included barcodes for:
- Sponsor Evidence (attested passport, employment evidence, bank statements, accomodation etc)
- Consent Letters and Proof of Relationship (relationship docs)
- Educational Evidence (UK degree certs)
- Tuberculosis (TB) Evidence (TB cert)



I was advised that this was not required for AccessUK applications.



This is to be included in the Sponsor Evidence.



I was advised that it should be. You can have it attested at a Post Office for a fee of £10. I'd recommend having both your biometric page and visas attested. The rest, I was advised, can simply be photocopied.



It's a very confusing process. Let me know if you have any further questions - I'd only be happy to try and help!

Kristian
Hi is it mandatory to get passport attested? Also the application page from biometrics appointment was this signed and scanned or posted to you? Thanks
Hi I think I saw your comment on another post and you asked about appendix 2 but it’s locked. Did you manage to find out if it was required? Thanks
I paid initially for an Immigration Adviser (they came recommended) and she advised that if applying through AccessUK, Appendix 2 is not required.

WRT dividers - I separated this out myself having gone through several threads on online forums.

A word of warning - watch them like a hawk when they’re scanning. At one point, the scanner took 4 documents at the same time and the VFS assistant didn’t notice until I pointed it out. Was also insistent that they showed me what they had scanned for the section that jammed.
Hi sorry I don’t know how to PM on here. Following your partners biometric appointment had it updated on VFS? I’ve logged into my account and went on the appointment bit it says my husband hasn’t attended his appointment but he has. Also any update on VFS account that your docs have been uploaded? Also is there anything more we have to do on our VFS account or submit anything on it? Mine is showing exactly as it did when I registered - still the option to upload docs etc. Thanks

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by KristianDLloyd » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:31 pm

Kimn wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Fizzy513 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:05 pm


Hi is it mandatory to get passport attested? Also the application page from biometrics appointment was this signed and scanned or posted to you? Thanks
Hi I think I saw your comment on another post and you asked about appendix 2 but it’s locked. Did you manage to find out if it was required? Thanks
I paid initially for an Immigration Adviser (they came recommended) and she advised that if applying through AccessUK, Appendix 2 is not required.

WRT dividers - I separated this out myself having gone through several threads on online forums.

A word of warning - watch them like a hawk when they’re scanning. At one point, the scanner took 4 documents at the same time and the VFS assistant didn’t notice until I pointed it out. Was also insistent that they showed me what they had scanned for the section that jammed.
Hi sorry I don’t know how to PM on here. Following your partners biometric appointment had it updated on VFS? I’ve logged into my account and went on the appointment bit it says my husband hasn’t attended his appointment but he has. Also any update on VFS account that your docs have been uploaded? Also is there anything more we have to do on our VFS account or submit anything on it? Mine is showing exactly as it did when I registered - still the option to upload docs etc. Thanks
Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response! I’m not sure if it did update, I don’t think it has. However, we have received an email saying that our application has been received!

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:44 am

KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:05 pm


Hi I think I saw your comment on another post and you asked about appendix 2 but it’s locked. Did you manage to find out if it was required? Thanks
I paid initially for an Immigration Adviser (they came recommended) and she advised that if applying through AccessUK, Appendix 2 is not required.

WRT dividers - I separated this out myself having gone through several threads on online forums.

A word of warning - watch them like a hawk when they’re scanning. At one point, the scanner took 4 documents at the same time and the VFS assistant didn’t notice until I pointed it out. Was also insistent that they showed me what they had scanned for the section that jammed.
Hi sorry I don’t know how to PM on here. Following your partners biometric appointment had it updated on VFS? I’ve logged into my account and went on the appointment bit it says my husband hasn’t attended his appointment but he has. Also any update on VFS account that your docs have been uploaded? Also is there anything more we have to do on our VFS account or submit anything on it? Mine is showing exactly as it did when I registered - still the option to upload docs etc. Thanks
Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response! I’m not sure if it did update, I don’t think it has. However, we have received an email saying that our application has been received!
Hi thanks for replying, that is good to know. We received the email also, a week after bios appointment. No confirmation that they’ve received docs etc which is a shame - hopefully all went through ok. Good luck hopefully we have good news ASAP!

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by Kimn » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:22 pm

KristianDLloyd wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
My partner submitted his application last night and I attended the VFS Centre in Shoreditch, London today to submit the supporting documents.

Walk in and advise you are there for the scanning service. You will be given a ticket and expected to wait (approx. 2hrs).

I would advise going first thing. The staff there are surprisingly helpful...
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am
Hi all I submitted my application last night via Access UK and will finish uploading documents tonight otherwise VFS centre tomorrow. Biometrics are booked for Thursday and 28 day validity for certain docs expires on Friday. I just need some help please on a couple of points:

1. Separating Documents - How did everyone go about separating the docs into different sections when uploading online or using the barcode separators at VFS centre? For example it lists the sponsor letter in relationship and in sponsor evidence section. Similarly accommodation and financial evidence are also listed in sponsor evidence as well as having their own section. Would really appreciate any help with how people separated their documents into the different sections.
This would depend on the type of settlement visa you're applying for. We are applying for the Fiance (Proposed Civil Partner) visa and included barcodes for:
- Sponsor Evidence (attested passport, employment evidence, bank statements, accomodation etc)
- Consent Letters and Proof of Relationship (relationship docs)
- Educational Evidence (UK degree certs)
- Tuberculosis (TB) Evidence (TB cert)
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am

2. Appendix 2 - I have read different opinions on this - Do we still submit this for new applications?
I was advised that this was not required for AccessUK applications.
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am

3. My document checklist doesn’t have anything on there about providing employment details (I will be uploading anyway) - has anyone had this come up?
This is to be included in the Sponsor Evidence.
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am

4. I couldn’t see anything about this online but do we have to get the sponsor’s passport attested? I haven’t done this because I didn’t see it as a requirement but have now seen that a couple of people on here have done so.
I was advised that it should be. You can have it attested at a Post Office for a fee of £10. I'd recommend having both your biometric page and visas attested. The rest, I was advised, can simply be photocopied.
Kimn wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:57 am

Any help at all would be great thanks
It's a very confusing process. Let me know if you have any further questions - I'd only be happy to try and help!

Kristian
Hi hope you’re well. Your partner’s biometrics were a few days before mine - I was wondering whether you have heard anything yet, I’m noticing at the mo some of those who opted for the Priority service are getting their decision around the 5 week mark.

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Re: Urgent Access UK and Supporting Documents

Post by KristianDLloyd » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi!

We haven’t heard anything yet, no. I haven’t had a call neither has my employer. No news is good news, right?

I’ve seen another member on here that paid for priority had their decision on Friday. They had their biometrics 5 working days before my partners! I’m hoping we hear something by the end of the week...

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