General entry clearance application—checklist
General entry clearance application—checklist

The following Immigration precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • General entry clearance application—checklist

Checklist of supporting documents for entry clearance

Format for translations

Any documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by the version in its original language with a full translation which includes:

—certification by a qualified translator and details of the translator's or translation company’s credentials

—contact details for the translator or translation company

—confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document

—date of the translation, and

—full name and signature of the translator or an authorised official of the translation company

Format for documents

All identity documents that are provided must be original, unless otherwise specified.

The supporting documents can be either originals or copies.

In the majority of applications, supporting documents are digitally uploaded prior to the appointment, rather than submitting original hard copy documents at the visa application centre. Where this is not possible, scanning and upload services may be available at some visa application centres. This will involve taking your original documents to your appointment, where they will be uploaded by a staff member on the day. The originals will then be returned to you. In some countries, you may be required to post your completed application (including supporting documents (which can include copies)) to a specified address. This is increasingly rare.

When submitting copies, please ensure that:

—these are clear copies of the original documents. If a caseworker wants to verify a document, they reserve the right to

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