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?Fizzy513 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:51 pmKimn wrote: ↑Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:23 pmAh 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.Fizzy513 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:52 pmKimn 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
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.