The Latest Visa News from UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) - March 2017

Published on 2017-03-16

UKVI has introduced a new document scanning process at all 15 Visa Application Centres.

All documents submitted by customers applying for standard/priority Tier 1, 2 and 5 applications, standard Tier 4 applications and settlement applications will be scanned at the VAC and sent electronically to UKVI.

During the current transitional period, applicants are still required to submit all physical documents. After the full launch this month, all supporting documents apart from an applicant’s passport will, where possible, be handed back to the customer at the VAC after they have been scanned. All Priority and Super Priority Tier 4 applicants will still be required to submit physical documents.

Details of the new scanning process have been published on the Embassy’s Weibo and WeChat accounts, and are also available at 

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