Can an LI lender upload a PDF file to FHA Connection?

No, LI lenders have to create an actual e-binder in accordance with the guidance in the Electronic Case Binder Developer’s Guide  LI Lenders can use any secure FTP to transfer the file to FHA, but they will need technical staff with knowledge in coding and writing programs to create the e-binder.  LI Lenders can also use a vendor of their choosing to create the e-binder.  FHA does not keep a list of vendors.

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 II.A.7.e. available at 

HQ Policy Determination

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-05513