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Covering Letter Format for ILR Application

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Covering Letter Format for ILR Application

Post by anujkundarap » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:56 pm

The below covering letter was used when my wife applied for her ILR as a Tier 2 Dependent. As she had recently completed her Maternity Leave as well, some additional documents were included.

The staff at the application centre specifically asked if all documents and copies submitted have been listed on the cover letter alongwith a reason ‘why’. On answering yes, she did not bother checking the list/order and sent it straight to the caseworker.

I feel having a clear Cover Letter can help speed up the process.



UK Border Agency
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon CR9 2BY

Subject: Application for Indefinite Leave to Remain

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have enclosed the following documents in support of my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Knowledge of Language and Life
o Life in the UK passing certificate
o Trinity English Language Test Certificate

• Table of absences from the UK over the last 5 years
• Proof of relationship - Marriage Certificate

Proof of cohabitation with spouse covering 2 years
o Home Ownership Papers
o Mortgage Papers
o Council Tax Bills
o Water Bills
o Home Insurance Letters

Proof of Income and Finances
o Payslips with letter from employer confirming originality
o Bank statements with letter from bank confirming originality
o P60 for last 2 years
o Spouse payslips – last 3 months

Proof of Maternity Period from Jun-17 to May-18.
o Child’s birth certificate
o Letter from employer confirming maternity leave dates
o Payslips covering all months of maternity

I have also included copies of all documents listed above.

Yours sincerely,

Applicant Name
Passport Number: XXXXXXXX

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Re: Covering Letter Format for ILR Application

Post by krisbol17 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 pm

Did you have a question or is this just for information?

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Re: Covering Letter Format for ILR Application

Post by CR001 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:59 pm

krisbol17 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Did you have a question or is this just for information?
It is for information. Wife got ILR.
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