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Yes, provided you are applying using Category A (6 months or more with current employer.Rorybreaker83 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 amI have worked for a Chinese company teaching English online for the past year now. The job is paid per hour and is not salaried. From what i have read the HO will average out my previous 6 months earning and times it by 12 to reach an annual figure. Is this correct?
In respect of employment outside of the UK, evidence should be a reasonable equivalent to that specified. Whether what you have described you can get would be considered a "reasonable equivalent" would only be a guess on my part.Rorybreaker83 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 amThe first problem i'm having though is that the company can only send me a letter confirming employment and also another letter showing what i've earned over the past 6 months. They don't issue monthly payslips, the letter outlining what i've earned is literally just a 6 month tally. The letters are signed but not stamped and sent via email. I've begged and pleaded with them about this, telling them they must be signed and stamped by hand and sent via post, but they've said that's the best they can do. There is a mobile app for the teachers where you can access salary info, agreement, schedule etc. I'm going to screenshot info from the app and send that with my financial documents in the hope that it might support my other documents. Will the documents that they have sent me suffice?
Maybe, but not necessarily for the reason you think. It would certainly be worth making this situation clear in a cover letter. Is there any indication of net pay from your employer that corresponds to what is deposited in your bank? Are you correctly taxed on this income and is this amount indicated anywhere?
My understanding is that the employment must be in the UK.
While your employment may continue, it sounds like you are employed in China, which is not in the UK. Are you an employee of the company you work for or do you have a contract for the provision of services? The latter sounds closer to self-employment, for which the requirements are a bit different.
Oh man getting really worried now. Having looked through the agreement i have with the company it does state that i am indeed an 'independent service provider' so i guess that is technically self-employed. On the employment letter though they state my 'contracted' hours/time served/current hourly rate, etc. There is no mention of 'service provider' or anything like that. There are two parts to this that i can't figure out. Will an easy fix be to just find an offer of employment for when i return to the UK? If so then that would be that part fixed. Then that would just leave the part where i'm proving my current income, which i guess would be covered with the current company documents/bank statements. I'm thinking that way there would be no question of my employment as being 'self-employed' as there would be no reason for them to query or ascertain that information.geoeng wrote: ↑Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:06 pmWhile your employment may continue, it sounds like you are employed in China, which is not in the UK. Are you an employee of the company you work for or do you have a contract for the provision of services? The latter sounds closer to self-employment, for which the requirements are a bit different.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... -ext_1.pdf
Unfortunately there are people out there who do try to cheat them, so the Home Office can get rather picky about ensuring all of the required documentation is provided for the applicable situation.