I am applying for a UK visa and I am using the 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app to verify my identity.
Question: The app takes several photos of me. How are these used?
I am asking because I am nervous about doing something wrong while taking the photos (wrong background, with/without glasses, etc.). These worries are intensified by the fact that the step that uses the app seems to be the only one that cannot be repeated when using the online application form.
Here are the options that I can think of:
- These photos are just used internally by the app (e.g. for instant face-recognition and automated comparison with the passport photo), and as soon as the step "Confirm your identity" on the online application form states "Completed" the photos are no longer used and I can be sure that I made no mistake while taking them.
- The photos are stored and used only after I submit the application. The photos can then be a reason to reject my application because something is wrong with them.
Maybe even the following?
- The photos are part of my visa documents and I should make sure to look decent when taking them.