After my biometrics was done, I was handed a document that provided the list of supporting documents that I need to mail in. The document clearly mentions
A UPS return shipping label purchase using this link: www.vfsglobal.co.uk/ShoppingCart/Pages/Authorization.aspx
I registered for the Chicago location, but I am unable to figure out if one needs to purchase the pricier Gold/Silver/Bronze options for just generating the shipping labels. I went ahead and purchased the Bronze option, but have not received any email with the shipping labels as the site indicated.
Some other answers indicate that creating a UPS label from UPS site and mailing the application is also possible. In that case, VFS seems completely unnecessary.
Is VFS an optional step in the process or is it mandatory? Which of the various options should one select if all I want are the shipping labels?