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SET(M) spouse visa for ILR.

Currently uploading documents to the UKVICAS website. I'm so confused. Did other people have this (see below)? It's only asking for a few documents under 'mandatory'? And then all the other 'mandatory' documents needs to go into Optional???? This doesn't make sense.

Mandatory documents for [Applicant]
Below is a list of mandatory document categories for your application route. Please ensure that you provide a document in each of these categories.

- Proof of Identity / Travel History
(Here it prompts for my partner's passport only) How can this be so?

- Proof of Application
(Asks for applicant's passport and Declaration signed by partner)

After this................

Optional documents
Below is a list of optional document categories. Please ensure you read the supporting document guidance on GOV.UK for your application route before including documents in the below categories. For some applications routes, ‘Optional’ documents offer you the ability to provide evidence in a number of categories at your discretion to satisfy immigration rules.

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Hello-
Unfortunately there are few guidance notes on ILR but once you get into the application it is really pretty intuitive.

The first category prompts you to put the Spouse who is the British citizen's passport scan there.

The second is the applicant, (Thanks Captain Obvious). I scanned my current passport as well as my expired passport which I entered the UK on.

Under the OPTIONAL section:

Residence: I put all of my cohabitation/address proof in there. I also put the Declaration from my Father in Law that we had permission to live in his home, as well as the Deed to show he owned the house.

Proof of Business: I left blank.

Finances: Depending how you plan on meeting the financial requirement, that goes here.

Education: I put my LITUK Test Pass letter here.

Medical: though I didn't have to I put my NHS # here.

Sponsor: I put both Referee Declarations here.

Life Events: I put my 2 kids who are British Citizens passport Bio Pages here,

It is important to mention that at your Sopra Steria appointment, they will help you make sure your downloads are in the right category. Thanks to this board I was very organized but the poor guy at the other workstation was an absolute dumpster fire and didn't have anything categorized and the Sopra Steria employee patiently did it for him.

Their job as I see it is to make sure your application is in the correct format: when it is the person will ask you "Are you comfortable with submitting your application now?"

Just do your best to put things where you think they might fit and when you get to the appointment if you have erred they will fix it. Good Luck-


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Thanks so much for your very helpful and detailed reply. Can I ask you a further couple of questions?

What does this refer to?

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Sponsor: I put both Referee Declarations here.
Is it the Declaration signed by partner or something else?

Also when you submitted your evidence of correspondence over the past 2.5 years, did you scan it as one document or upload individually, e.g.

Item of Correspondence 1
Item of Correspondence 2

etc, etc.

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Thanks so much for your very helpful and detailed reply. Can I ask you a further couple of questions?

What does this refer to?



Is it the Declaration signed by partner or something else?

Also when you submitted your evidence of correspondence over the past 2.5 years, did you scan it as one document or upload individually, e.g.

Item of Correspondence 1
Item of Correspondence 2

etc, etc.

Please disregard the part about the referee declarations. I just finished my Naturalization application which requires referees: ILR does not. The partner declaration would go there in the Sponsor category.

Regarding the compression of files: I have seen the last 45 years in gyms around the world, I am not the most technically gifted person with computers so I scanned each individually.
I'm sure it would be acceptable and more expedient for the person reviewing your case if you compressed the files. Good Luck-

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