Whilst it's clear that the recommendation on these forums is for everyone to get all their payslips signed or stamped, this is not official Home Office advice:
Note that no definition of 'original formal payslips' exists. It could be argued that the official payslip sent to you, even if electronic, is an original formal payslip. However, we know from experience that this is not what the Home Office means.
- Payslips must:
- Be original formal payslips issued by the employer and showing the employer’s name
- Be accompanied by a letter from the employer, on their headed paper and signed by a senior official confirming they are authentic.
So, for electronic payslips, we are left with:
My husband submitted his application two weeks ago. My payslips are issued electronically. My employer refused to sign or stamp my electronic payslips. They stated in their letter of support (along with other employment details):Be accompanied by a letter from the employer, on their headed paper and signed by a senior official confirming they are authentic.
My question is: will this be sufficient? Having spoken to friends who have been through a similar process, they are divided.I attach Intanwa's payslips from the last 12 months.
I know the advice is also for the employer to use the word 'authentic' in reference to attached payslips, however, by the fact that the employer mentions they've attached the payslips, they are surely vouching for the payslips' authenticity? The employer would not mean to say 'I am attaching inauthentic and bad quality payslips'. Therefore authenticity must be assumed?
If my letter is not sufficient, could the Home Office caseworker use evidential flexibility (if everything else is in order) and ask me for a further letter from my employer stating the payslips are authentic? Or could they just refuse outright. I'm guessing they couldn't ask for payslips to be signed or stamped, seeing as this is not official Home Office advice.
Any experiences you've had would be interesting.