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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by seagul » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:04 am

AmazonianX wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:27 pm

The council also does not do/prepare property inspection report for individuals ( so far as i am told). .
They do but charge more.
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by AmazonianX » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 am

seagul wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:04 am
AmazonianX wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:27 pm

The council also does not do/prepare property inspection report for individuals ( so far as i am told). .
They do but charge more.
Thanks Seagul, well noted.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by fiancespousequeries » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:05 pm

For proof of suitable accommodation I submitted:
  • Tenancy Agreement
  • An email from the estate agents confirming how many rooms are at the property and confirmation that the landlord is happy for my fiancé to live in the property with me
  • Council Tax letter
this was all that was suggested by my immigration solicitor.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by seagul » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 pm

fiancespousequeries wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:05 pm
  • An email from the estate agents confirming how many rooms are at the property and confirmation that the landlord is happy for my fiancé to live in the property with me
Noc letter on estate agent letterhead carrys more weight.
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by fiancespousequeries » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:20 pm

seagul wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 pm
fiancespousequeries wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:05 pm
  • An email from the estate agents confirming how many rooms are at the property and confirmation that the landlord is happy for my fiancé to live in the property with me
Noc letter on estate agent letterhead carrys more weight.
Apologies, it was a written letter not an email.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:21 am

Hi All,

My gross salary meets the required threshold level for supporting my wife's application for Spouse Visa.
Last month, I was paid some overtime but the HR department has not categorised it as overtime on my wage slip rather they included it as part of my base salary.

My questions are as follows:

1) Should I get my HR department to mention this overtime payment in a separate letter even though I meet the salary threshold without this overtime payment?

2) We get our payslips in digital format on an online portal, do I need a letter from HR stating that these payslips are genuine or there is no need for that?

I would really appreciate your response, thanks in advance.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by AmazonianX » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:25 am

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Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:21 am
Hi All,

My gross salary meets the required threshold level for supporting my wife's application for Spouse Visa.
Last month, I was paid some overtime but the HR department has not categorised it as overtime on my wage slip rather they included it as part of my base salary.

My questions are as follows:

1) Should I get my HR department to mention this overtime payment in a separate letter even though I meet the salary threshold without this overtime payment?

2) We get our payslips in digital format on an online portal, do I need a letter from HR stating that these payslips are genuine or there is no need for that?

I would really appreciate your response, thanks in advance.
1.HO will use the lowest income in past 6 months as basis of checking meeting threshold income so not necessarily since you stated without it you still meet up with the financial threshold but for your peace of mind, you may.

2. Yes, you will need the HR to give you a letter stating they are genuine OR take the printed payslip to company for stamping.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks a lot, AmazonianX

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 pm

Hi,

My wife is filling in the application form online and one of the questions about the sponsor (me) is as follows.

What do they earn? (Required)

1: The same amount continuously, above the financial requirement amount

2: The same amount continuously, below the financial requirement amount

3: Not the same amount continuously, above the financial requirement amount

4: Not the same amount continuously, below the financial requirement amount

My monthly salary varies a little due to overtime/bonuses (but it is always above the minimum financial requirement), am I correct in thinking that she should select option 3.

Your reply will be highly appreciated, thanks.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 pm

Hi,

I would like to know when submitting documents online yourself, does one have to submit all the documents at once, or can the documents be submitted at two different times, such as I am waiting for my bank statements but would like to upload the rest of the documents now, is it possible?

Also, Am I correct in thinking that all the documents must be submitted before the Biometric application is attended?

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by seagul » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:48 pm

innovinity wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Hi,

I would like to know when submitting documents online yourself, does one have to submit all the documents at once, or can the documents be submitted at two different times, such as I am waiting for my bank statements but would like to upload the rest of the documents now, is it possible?

Also, Am I correct in thinking that all the documents must be submitted before the Biometric application is attended?
You can keep uploading your documents until the date of biometrics appointment but your documents shouldn't be older than 28 days from the date of application and also shouldn't be dated after the date of application. And the date of application is the day when you pay & submit the application instead date of biometrics. Therefore, the application should only be submitted when all documents are ready.
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 pm

Thanks, Seagul. One follow up question.

As part of the on-line application, we are asked to upload the employment contract as a supporting document. I do have my employment contract that was dated and signed in 2016, at the time my Salary was above the required threshold.
Since then my Salary has increased and the employer has mentioned the current figure on the Employer letter.

My question is, am I ok to submit the employment contract that I received in 2016 or should I ask the employer for a new contract with mentioning the current salary?

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by seagul » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:29 pm

innovinity wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Thanks, Seagul. One follow up question.

As part of the on-line application, we are asked to upload the employment contract as a supporting document. I do have my employment contract that was dated and signed in 2016, at the time my Salary was above the required threshold.
Since then my Salary has increased and the employer has mentioned the current figure on the Employer letter.

My question is, am I ok to submit the employment contract that I received in 2016 or should I ask the employer for a new contract with mentioning the current salary?
No need to attach employment contract rather a recent employer letter along with payslips & corresponding bank statements are enough.
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 am

Thanks Seagul for your prompt reply.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:10 pm

Hi,
I have managed to convince a Natwest bank branch to stamp my printed Bank statement that I received as pdf in my online banking mailbox. They have stamped every page of the bank statement. In addition to this they printed a page showing the current balance, the extra page shows the bank logo, branch address and is also stamped and signed.

Do you guys think that stamped bank statements (every page) would be enough or do I also have to get a letter from them saying that the bank statements are authentic? They were not willing to give me a letter stating that it is against their policy.

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Post by seagul » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:16 pm

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Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Hi,
I have managed to convince a Natwest bank branch to stamp my printed Bank statement that I received as pdf in my online banking mailbox. They have stamped every page of the bank statement. In addition to this they printed a page showing the current balance, the extra page shows the bank logo, branch address and is also stamped and signed.

Do you guys think that stamped bank statements (every page) would be enough or do I also have to get a letter from them saying that the bank statements are authentic? They were not willing to give me a letter stating that it is against their policy.
If stamped then nothing else you need from bank
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Thanks again Seagul, your advice has been invaluable.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:27 pm

Hi,

Regarding the payslips, I have mentioned previously that we get electronic payslips, I have converted them to the PDF and will be sending them as proof of meeting financial requirements.

I have also had the following generic statement added to my Employer letter (which does state my current annual salary), do you think this is enough or do I have to get HR to sign and date each of the printed payslips (my employer do not have a stamp) as well?

We can also confirm that all the payslips and P60 provided by the applicant in order to support the UK Appendix FM Partner Visa Application for his spouse are genuine and are provided by XYZ Limited.

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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by seagul » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:13 pm

innovinity wrote:
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I have also had the following generic statement added to my Employer letter (which does state my current annual salary), do you think this is enough or do I have to get HR to sign and date each of the printed payslips (my employer do not have a stamp) as well?
No need to sign and stamp the E-payslips provided they resembles to originals. Also the online version of employer letter must at least be signed by the issuing person. And yes the words added in employer letter confirming the authenticity of payslips is fine. Dont attach p60 which doesnt shows correct income for immigration purpose and can distract the caseworker from correct calculations.
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Re: Requirement to maintain balance in bank account

Post by innovinity » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:17 pm

Thanks again Seagul.

One more item, Do I as a sponsor need to write a Letter of Support for my wife, detailing how we met, how we communicate, how I fulfil financial requirements etc?

This seems unnecessary to me considering nearly everything is covered in the application and documents, we are providing pictures, WhatsApp chat and call logs etc?

One thing that is not covered, is the explanation of the change of my wife name after marriage (some of the documents have pre-marriage name such as degree certificate, UK Naric assessment etc) but both her names (pre and post marriage) are detailed in the application.

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