The government have announced that the document procedure, which required applicants to submit documents to KCC prior to being eligible for interview, has now been removed from the process. Whilst this had been my assumption, it is good to see the official confirmation.
In the announcement the government admit that the procedure was causing delays to scheduling, especially in the early months of the program, just as it did when it was introduced in 2018 until it was removed in December 2021.
So – the government have made a wise choice in this case, and hopefully they can benefit from using their resources to quickly process DS260s and schedule more interviews for each year.
If you want to read the official announcement, it can be seen here: