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New Procedure on Submission of Supporting Documents to UK - Child Visa

Discussion in 'UK Visa and Immigration Help' started by Dinah Ellie, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Dinah Ellie
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    Hello. We will be submitting documents next week for my daughter. Can someone please explain to me if my understanding is correct:

    That we can submit documents in London Wilson St address if we are to submit on 22 or 24 April 2019? or

    We can only submit docs to any vf office mentioned below after 15 March 2019?

    The wording "From" then date is a little confusing to understand. I read somewhere here that they were able to submit docs last week in London so my assumption is we can also go to London office next week.

    Anyone who has experience it and can explain it to me will be very appreciated. We are on the final stage now and we don't want to miss or waste any single day just because we misunderstood instruction wrongly.

    Thank you very much as always for your help and God bless .
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    Excerpt from VFS global site:

    1. Your sponsor or an agent can submit supporting documents in the UK for a fee of £75 per application payable in cash or with a debit card.
    2. All supporting documents can be submitted by your sponsor or an agent at any of the following locations in the UK
    3. From 1 March 2019
      1. 1.London: 66 Wilson Street, London, EC2A 2BT


    • 2.Birmingham: 5 -14 South Road, Smethwick, Birmingham, B67 7BN
    From 8 March 2019

    1. Belfast: Merrion Business Centre, First Floor 58, Howard Street, Belfast, BT1 6PJ

    2. Leicester: C/O Peepul's Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, L E4 6DP

      From 15 March 2019
    1. Cardiff: Temple Court – 13A Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9H

    2. Manchester: 50 Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH

    3. Edinburgh: 1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QT

    4. Liverpool: SUITE NO 207,Second Floor, Graeme House, Derby Square, Liverpool, L2 7ZH

    5. Bradford: Skipton Chamber 16-18 North Parade, Bradford, BD13HT
    Your sponsor should bring a copy of your passport, along with your document checklist if you have applied via Access UK, or the first page of your visa application form if you have applied via visa4uk. Your sponsor should also provide all supporting documents, these will be scanned and handed back at the time of their visit.
  2. ras911
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    The way I read that is that you can submit from those extra places after those dates

    So London and Birmingham after the 1st March
    After the 8th you have a choice of the above and Belfast and Leicester and so on for the 15th onwards

    So yes on 22-24 April you can in any one of those offices
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  3. Mattecube
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    You can scan and upload from the comfort of your own home!
  4. Dinah Ellie
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    @Mattecube I cannot find the button to upload. I even called home office and paid £1 something per minute and he only said to register to vfs and then look for supporting documents guidelines. If you know, can you please provide me the link. We prefer to upload at home but I really cant find the link.
  5. Dinah Ellie
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    Thanks @ras911 . I found the thread from @David saying that he's just been to London office.


    Does this means that we can go to London Wilson St next week to submit documents. This is why we found the wordings in the instruction confusing. I appreciate everyone's help please.
  6. Mattecube
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    You have to use Sopra ( see link) click where it says scan documents
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    Where do you live?
  8. bigmac
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    looks like the only way to fnd out is to try it. please let us all know how you get on.
  9. Dinah Ellie
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    sorry can you resend the link pls. Is this legit?
  10. UKDJ
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    The 'Wilson Street' (& Birmingham) office is open FROM 1st March - so any date from then you can use that office... They appear to be opening new offices in different areas over a period of time - so once an office is open, you can go there any time after the opening date (I guess you need to make an appointment!)
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  11. Dinah Ellie
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    @Mattecube @bigmac We live in London. It will be tricky to just try because we have filed a one day leave in the office as well as we want to submit all docs as early as possible. The ticket to Cardiff will cost us £80 plus return (per person) whereas in London we will only use our travel card. So cost and time issue is a problem that's why we want to be sure as early as now in case we need to book Cardiff ticket or not.

    As for Sopra, we prefer to upload documents online and this is free but is this legit? And may I request for the correct link. Has anyone here done the uploading via Sopra?
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  13. Mattecube
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    It is a legitimate operation,and free and probably best option and certainly beats travel costs.
  14. Mattecube
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    There are now 3 options
    Self scan using the Sopra site
    Use Main offices as listed
    Use local offices as listed.
  15. bigmac
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    so do i take it sopra steria offer an online service to submit scanned docs to UKVI through their agency--? for a fee i suppose--?...but the sponsor cant upload direct to UKVI ?

    seems the goal posts have got up and left.
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  16. Dinah Ellie
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    Isn't this free service? I take it we need to register the site and look for services. Has anyone here done the uploading to sopra?
  17. bigmac
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    humour me:

    do sopra steria handle flr / ilr sponsor docs-?
    do vfs handle spouse /fiancee visa sponor docs-?
    is it the other way round ? or neither correct ?
  18. ras911
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    Yes I did for FLR M
    But only BRP and Passports as I am self employed and was not going to scan 200+ pages one by one
    So we went instead to Croydon Sopra site and they scanned them in
    They still have to check them anyway before they submit the application
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  19. ras911
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    Think Sopra got the full contract of dealing with visa applications
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  20. Mattecube
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    Incorrect
    If you use the Sopra site to scan( which they recomend) see link I have just posted and it is free service.
    There are then the main centres opened or due to open London Belfast etc
    There are then more localised ones for example as I responded to you on another post for you if you didn't want to scan at home rather than travel to London then Southampton or Bournemouth local centres would be an option.
    The goalposts have stayed the same it's the players!
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