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Thanks a lot - that is good for my peace of mind; all legal and earned within the UK. And thanks for linking the relevant appendix.geoeng wrote: ↑Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:31 pmYou can read more about the guidance for cash savings here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... -ext_1.pdf
Provided the cash savings were obtained legally (i.e. I assume these were earned in the UK not somewhere where such betting would be illegal) and you have held them under your control for at least 6 months, then the requirements are met. You will have to provide evidence (bank statements) that you have held the cash savings for 6 months prior to the date of application and you will have to declare the source of the savings (no evidence of the source is necessarily required with the application in this case). If the Entry Clearance Officer has concerns, they can ask for evidence if they wish when reviewing your application.
Per Appendix FM-SE of the Immigration Rules:
"11A. In respect of cash savings:
(a) The savings may be held in any form of bank/savings account (whether a current, deposit or investment account, provided by a financial institution regulated by the appropriate regulatory body for the country in which that institution is operating), provided that the account allows the savings to be accessed immediately (with or without a penalty for withdrawing funds without notice). This can include savings held in a pension savings account which can be immediately withdrawn.
(b) Paid out competition winnings or a legacy which has been paid can contribute to cash savings."
No real reason to include the second account if the first meets the requirements.
Hey - a fellow slave to the exchangesZerubbabel wrote: ↑Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:37 pmHello
I partly earn my living on BF Exchange. I understand your concern
"Gambling" - pros hate that word - is legal in the UK and not taxable.
You can easily justify the source of income by exporting a "profit and loss" from your account. However, you may need to get something more original from the site you are using. A screenshot wouldn't look great. See with them if they are willing to write you a letter for legal purpose.