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I need to add multiple files to my online application, but there is only one field to upload documents. What can I do?

You need to combine all your documents into 1 file.

  • You can only upload 1 file per field. If you try to upload multiple files in the same field, only 1 (the last one you upload) will be saved.
  • File size limit varies depending on the online application you use. If your file is too big, there are ways to reduce its size.

How to combine documents into 1 file

Text documents

  • Copy the text from all files into a single document.
  • If you’re including photos, use the “Insert picture” function instead of copying and pasting.

PDF files

You can combine several PDF files into 1 PDF file.

  • If you have Acrobat DC, follow the instructions on Adobe’s website.
  • If you don’t have Acrobat DC or similar software, there are websites and apps you can use to combine your PDF files.
    • Make sure to read their terms of service and privacy policy before using these.
    • We can’t guarantee the security of these third-party tools. Use them at your own risk. 


You can combine multiple images of your documents into a text document or a PDF file.

When you save a PDF file, select a low resolution (150 DPI or less) or a minimum size setting to keep the document under the file size limit for the online application you use.

  • For example, when you select “Save as” with Microsoft Word, an “Optimize” menu appears on the panel to the left of the “Save” button. Select “Minimum size” to get the smaller file size.

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