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Old 10th July 2020, 09:10 AM
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I just checked the UKVCAS website and it says that in order to process applications quickly some people may not be invited for biometric appointments and they will reuse fingerprints from previous applications. Does that mean they won't see any original documents (applicant passport etc) and will just use the scans we have uploaded? I am asking because some of the passport pages for the applicant were not clear on the scans, this is because the stamp in the passport was so faint in real life it was hard to get a clear image to upload. because of the hologram on the picture page both the applicant and sponsor scan wasnt as clear as I would have liked either.I also didn't take a scan of all pages of the passport (I just scanned pages with a stamp) as I assumed they would see the passport in real life. Would it be prudent, do you think, to rescan every page of the applicant and sponsor passport to try and get clearer images and also include all the blank pages ? Or even if my husband does not need attend the biometrics will they still need us send the supporting docs anyway? thank you in advance for your help

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Hi all

I just checked the UKVCAS website and it says that in order to process applications quickly some people may not be invited for biometric appointments and they will reuse fingerprints from previous applications. Does that mean they won't see any original documents (applicant passport etc) and will just use the scans we have uploaded? I am asking because some of the passport pages for the applicant were not clear on the scans, this is because the stamp in the passport was so faint in real life it was hard to get a clear image to upload. because of the hologram on the picture page both the applicant and sponsor scan wasnt as clear as I would have liked either.I also didn't take a scan of all pages of the passport (I just scanned pages with a stamp) as I assumed they would see the passport in real life. Would it be prudent, do you think, to rescan every page of the applicant and sponsor passport to try and get clearer images and also include all the blank pages ? Or even if my husband does not need attend the biometrics will they still need us send the supporting docs anyway? thank you in advance for your help
The Home Office use the scanned/uploaded documents when processing your application, therefore the scanned documents need to be clearly readable.

At the UKVCAS appointment they would only check your ID and spot check some of your documents to be sure they were readable, unless you had paid extra for them to scan and upload for you. The onus is on you the applicant to ensure they are readable.

If you are one of those whom the Home Office is able to use your existing biometric details, then there will be no biometric appointment with UKVCAS and thus it will be all the more important that your scanned documents are clear and readable, as they won't see the originals.


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Thank you for your advice. I was wondering whether you, or anyone else, has any advice on how to upload the documents. I have used tiny scanner which was really good for uploading most documents but for the applicant and sponsor photo pages of the passports it is not as clear. the text is all visible but because of the hologram over the photo page the photos are not as clear as I would have liked them. has anyone got any tips or advice for other programmes to use which might make the photo pages clearer?

also presumably I will not need to scan every page of both passports, e.g. the blank ones with no stamps as it will take ages and I cant imagine anyone at the home office will take the time to look at every one. is that correct?

thank you again

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Thank you for your advice. I was wondering whether you, or anyone else, has any advice on how to upload the documents. I have used tiny scanner which was really good for uploading most documents but for the applicant and sponsor photo pages of the passports it is not as clear. the text is all visible but because of the hologram over the photo page the photos are not as clear as I would have liked them. has anyone got any tips or advice for other programmes to use which might make the photo pages clearer?

also presumably I will not need to scan every page of both passports, e.g. the blank ones with no stamps as it will take ages and I cant imagine anyone at the home office will take the time to look at every one. is that correct?

thank you again
Unfortunately you have to scan every single page of the passport including blank pages

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