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Tim109 8th August 2019 07:39 AM

ILR Set M Documents
 
Hi All

Back again (i have been here through all my visa applications for the past 6 years) cant believe its time for the final ILR Set (M). Thank You so much to everyone this has been a life saver.

i am currently getting ready to submit my application next month. The process is very different as it is all online.

1. Can someone please let me know what happens to all the supporting evidence documents. Is it just scanned online or does it also need to be posted to the home office as we did in the past?

2. Original BRP card, my passport and every scanned page of my partners passport , is this posted to an official office separately or with all of the above documents.

3 Do they still require the biometrics done at the post office after the application has been submitted?

4. Does my partner need to submit a passport size picture?

5. Finally I am doing the application the cheapest way possible ie sending off the application waiting for months is there any payments i need to know off (other that the fee of 2389) ?

Thank You again for the help. :faint::confused: its always a tiring process

Whatshouldwedo 8th August 2019 08:24 AM

All the supporting documents are scanned and uploaded once you have paid for the visa. At that point you will be directed to the Sopra Steria site where you make your appointment to enrol your biometrics. These are no longer done at the Post Office but at one of the Sopra Steria locations. Some core centres are free but others charge a fee depending on the services you require. You can have your documents scanned and uploaded at some centres but you pay extra for that. In any case, it is better to scan and upload before the appointment. When you have paid for the 'visa' you will be given options for further services, such as document checking.

At the Sopra Steria appointment, your original documents including passports (scan every page) and BRP will be returned to you, but you cannot travel while the application is being processed. You do not post any documents in the new system. If you want a speedy approval, you pay 800 to hear within 24 hours.

You do need to submit passport size photos any more.

I hope this clarifies the new system, which seems to be working well.

Whatshouldwedo 8th August 2019 10:38 AM

Sorry, you DON’T need to send passport size photos any more!

SHUVO GIRL 10th August 2019 09:40 AM

Hi

I read somewhere about when scanning your documents each file must not be bigger than a certain file size? If so how do you decrease the size when scanning.

After you've scanned all the documents do you put them all in a folder or upload each file separately?

I'm confused when it comes to the bank statements too. My sponsor banks with Nationwide and his statements arrive via post duplex printed. Do we scan both sides or just the main page with the address on it?

RE: Passports and BRP
Does the applicant also have to scan every page of their non-UK passport or is it just the British sponsor?

Just to clarify, NO hard copies are sent via post?

SHUVO GIRL 10th August 2019 09:43 AM

We plan to apply in 10 days time. Is now a good time to start scanning everything and saving them to a desktop folder then when the time comes it's a matter of upload from drive.

Whatshouldwedo 10th August 2019 10:54 AM

Each file must not be larger than 6mb. Most documents scanned at 150dpi are under that limit. Passports may well be more but you can using software to compress the file to under 6mb. You can either merge documents that are in the same category or upload separately.

You should scan all pages and both sides of bank statements when using them to meet the financial requirement. Some people only scan the front page when using for correspondence but we scanned all pages.

Scan every page of applicant's current passport and any other passport used during the past five years. We also scanned every page of sponsor"s passport.

Nothing is sent by post any more.

Yes, it is a good idea to start now, scan all documents to your desktop ready to upload when the time comes.

SHUVO GIRL 11th August 2019 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whatshouldwedo (Post 14925842)
Each file must not be larger than 6mb. Most documents scanned at 150dpi are under that limit. Passports may well be more but you can using software to compress the file to under 6mb. You can either merge documents that are in the same category or upload separately.

You should scan all pages and both sides of bank statements when using them to meet the financial requirement. Some people only scan the front page when using for correspondence but we scanned all pages.

Scan every page of applicant's current passport and any other passport used during the past five years. We also scanned every page of sponsor"s passport.

Nothing is sent by post any more.

Yes, it is a good idea to start now, scan all documents to your desktop ready to upload when the time comes.

We have a 2-year-old daughter, born after the FLR M was granted in 2017.
What evidence should we submit for her? I have pre-scanned the certified birth certificate and in the house inspection report, there's a sentence that she lives with us.

Also, where can I find the actual appendix for ILR supporting documents, the GOV website is so vast.

Whatshouldwedo 12th August 2019 12:02 AM

There isn’t really a list for supporting documents in any guidelines as far as I know. When you complete the application form, based on information you give, a list will be generated for you. However, not everything may be included in that list but basically everything you provided for FLR(M) will be required on this occasion too. As well as your LIUK test results. And any English tests results. I am not sure what else you need to provide for your daughter. Do you have any NHS letters to or about her?

gauleh 12th August 2019 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SHUVO GIRL (Post 14927054)
We have a 2-year-old daughter, born after the FLR M was granted in 2017.
What evidence should we submit for her? I have pre-scanned the certified birth certificate and in the house inspection report, there's a sentence that she lives with us.

Also, where can I find the actual appendix for ILR supporting documents, the GOV website is so vast.

Hi, just wondering, is your daughter already British Citizen? Have you found out that whether you have to show documents for her or not? Will it be 2 applicants? and lastly, is it better to have child after ILR or before ILR, is also okay?

Burt888 13th August 2019 04:31 PM

Sorry to jump on thread but are job contracts and a letter from employer still required at the ilr stage


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