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Introduction of new scanning process of supporting documents

13 Mar 2017

From 10 March 2017 all documents submitted by applicants applying for all categories are scanned at the Visa Application Centre and sent electronically to UKVI. Photocopies can be submitted, but they must be clear and legible. In order to avoid delays in the Visa Application Centre applicants are suggested to  follow the instructions below:

  • All documents must be A4 size

  • Any documents which are smaller or larger than A4 size, must be photocopied onto A4 sized paper. This includes the pages of any previous passports.

  • All documents must be free from any staples, clips or pins before they are submitted.

  • Torn, crumpled or heavily creased documents cannot be scanned and therefore must be photocopied onto A4 sized paper before they are submitted

  • Documents should not be laminated


Applicant must sort and separate the documents that  wish to submit in accordance with the categories set out here. A barcode separator for each of these categories must then be downloaded from the VFS Global website and placed on the top of each set of documents. A list of the relevant documents for each category can be found on the bar code separators. This must be done before reaching the submission counter at the application centre.



Please visit GOV for more information.

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



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