I'm a Sri Lankan citizen, currently in Serbia, and I'm planning to apply for a UK visa. I have secured an appointment to provide my fingerprints and passport at the UK Visa application center here in Belgrade.
I have a question about the papers I'm supposed to submit.
My bank is in Sri Lanka, and I could get them to send me scanned copies of signed and stamped statements of my bank account. I have an invitation letter in PDF form. It would cost me some.money and time to get these documents in an Express courier service.
When making the appointment, I chose the option to upload the documents online myself (as opposed to assisted scanning at the visa application center). My question is, whether do I need to submit the original physical documents at the visa center. If they are going to scan the documents and upload them anyway, I might as well upload the papers.
In a UK visa application, if I upload the documents myself, would I need to submit the original papers for the visa officers to inspect?