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Do we need HMRC 5 years tax proof

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Proof of address/ date entering / other name

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:04 pm

hello all,

Both my partner and I are applying for ILR next month (from 5 years tier 2), we have a few questions would appreciate your advice.

a. For the proof of address - I purchased my current flat 1.5 years ago, and have been lived in three rented flats for 3.5 years. How many years of address proof need to be provided and how many kinds of them need to be provided (5-6 kinds?)?
b. If my employer only use e-payslip / P60 (which I can download from the employee portal), do I need a separate letter to proof epayslip and P60 are authentic?
c. For the first date entering the UK - I came to study for my master in 2014 under Tier 4 and got my Tier 2 visa in Nov 2015 in UK. I entered UK in Sep 2014 under student visa, Sep 2015 under student visa again, and then Jan 2016 under Tier 2 visa. Should I put the Jan 2016 date as the entering UK date?
d. Have you every been know as other name? I have a English preferred name "Mike" which was called by my collogues at work place (and it appears in my company email/ skype system), but my payslip/P60/legal documents (e.g. contracts) are all by my legal name. Do I need to put Mike as my other name?

Many thanks for your reply. Have a good day all.

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Re: Proof of address/ date entering / other name

Post by CULLINAN » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:32 pm

a) Last 2 years. 3/4 sources evenly spread during the last 2 years i.e. every 3/4 months.

b) I think, yes. Check the Tier 2 guidance.
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https://assets.publishing.service.gov.u ... idance.pdf

c) In this case since you switched in UK, it will be your Initial Tier 2 visa issue date i.e. Nov 2015. This question is based on the current application’s qualifying period.

d) No. It is not a second “legal” name.
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Re: Proof of address/ date entering / other name

Post by mikelee001 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:37 pm

Thank you very much CULLINAN.

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Absences Evidence: flight booking and boarding pass

Post by mikelee001 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 pm

Hi all,

I have a questions related to if I need to provide flight booking / receipts as an evidence for my absence in the UK.

My absences from UK are within the limit requirement, but my employer cannot provide me letter to confirm each of my leave are approved by them, as they are not aware how I spent my holiday.

I can provide my old / current passport with the stamps on them as the validation for my absence dates. Would this be sufficient? OR do I need to provide all my flight booking literary to approve this?

Thank you all in advance.

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Re: Absences Evidence: flight booking and boarding pass

Post by Zimba » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:48 pm

mikelee001 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Hi all,

I have a questions related to if I need to provide flight booking / receipts as an evidence for my absence in the UK.

My absences from UK are within the limit requirement, but my employer cannot provide me letter to confirm each of my leave are approved by them, as they are not aware how I spent my holiday.

I can provide my old / current passport with the stamps on them as the validation for my absence dates. Would this be sufficient? OR do I need to provide all my flight booking literary to approve this?

Thank you all in advance.
Who told you your employer must provide you with such a letter ????! You employer simply needs to say that your absences from work were approved by them. The details of your absences or what you did are NOT relevant. No employer will provide such letter and no one expects them to do either. Also, NO evidence is required except for your passports
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Re: Absences Evidence: flight booking and boarding pass

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:58 pm

Thank you Zimba, that is a relief!!

I've just saw so many posts on the forum that said the employer needs to provide a letter listed all your absence and says that "all absences are approved by them".
Zimba wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:48 pm
mikelee001 wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Hi all,

I have a questions related to if I need to provide flight booking / receipts as an evidence for my absence in the UK.

My absences from UK are within the limit requirement, but my employer cannot provide me letter to confirm each of my leave are approved by them, as they are not aware how I spent my holiday.

I can provide my old / current passport with the stamps on them as the validation for my absence dates. Would this be sufficient? OR do I need to provide all my flight booking literary to approve this?

Thank you all in advance.
Who told you your employer must provide you with such a letter ????! You employer simply needs to say that your absences from work were approved by them. The details of your absences or what you did are NOT relevant. No employer will provide such letter and no one expects them to do either. Also, NO evidence is required except for your passports

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Reason for absence

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:30 pm

Hi all,

I have three questions related to the reasons for my absence that would appreciate if you could help.

1. When I entre the reasons for my absence (What was the reason for this time spent outside the UK and Crown Dependencies?), how detailed do I need to be? i.e. Do I need to say "business", or " business required by employer", or "business required to do xx project related to xx". For holidays, do I need to say "holiday", or "annual holiday approved by employer" or "annual holiday approved by employer / weekend travel to visit my family / attend my sister's wedding etc"?

2.When I explain my reasons for absence, do I need to specify it it is unpaid holiday (20 days), sick leave (5 days), or I can classify them all under "holidays"?

3. The form says -"Provide reasons, including if you were travelling through, for each country you spent time in during this period of absence"- Does this mean if I spend the holiday time to travel different countries without returning to the UK, I need to list down all of them in the comment box and explain the reasons? E.g. if I spend 14 days outside UK, and travelled to Italy and Germany, I would list the 14 days absence under Italy and then put Germany in the comment box? Or I need to put this two countries under two travels?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Re: Reason for absence

Post by Zimba » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:41 pm

These are NOT trick questions and they are self explanatory

1. Minimal info
2. Just holidays is fine
3. Correct.
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If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by mikelee001 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:07 pm

Hi all,

Please see below the employment letter issued by my employer, which they said is the standard letter they issue for ILR purpose. Would really appreciate if you could take a look and let me know if this is sufficient (especially in the absence confirmation part). Any advice would be fantastic.

Letter as below:
Private and Confidential
UK Visas and Immigration
SET(O) Indefinite Leave to Remain
PO Box 591
Durham
DH1 9FS

Dear Sir/Madam,
Please accept this letter as confirmation that XXX has been employed within our UK
offices since 10 Oct 2015. XXX currently holds the position of XXX.
There is a continuing need for XXX to remain in permanent employment with this firm in
the UK.

Based on the codes of practice for Tier 2 sponsors we have identified the most appropriate
code of practice for XXX's role as XXXX – XXXX. As XXX's annual gross salary is £XX, we are able to certify that he is paid at or above the appropriate rate for this role. Please also note that XXX is entitled to
annual leave of 25 days per annum. As you will note from XXX’s schedule of absences
from the UK, XXX is frequently required to travel outside the UK as part of the duties of
his employment.

For information, the firm's e-payslips are the only official and authorised notification of payment
that employees receive.

It is the firm’s policy not to provide any other details.

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Re: If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by AmazonianX » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:55 pm

mikelee001 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Hi all,

Please see below the employment letter issued by my employer, which they said is the standard letter they issue for ILR purpose. Would really appreciate if you could take a look and let me know if this is sufficient (especially in the absence confirmation part). Any advice would be fantastic.

Letter as below:
Private and Confidential
UK Visas and Immigration
SET(O) Indefinite Leave to Remain
PO Box 591
Durham
DH1 9FS

Dear Sir/Madam,
Please accept this letter as confirmation that XXX has been employed within our UK
offices since 10 Oct 2015. XXX currently holds the position of XXX.
There is a continuing need for XXX to remain in permanent employment with this firm in
the UK.

Based on the codes of practice for Tier 2 sponsors we have identified the most appropriate
code of practice for XXX's role as XXXX – XXXX. As XXX's annual gross salary is £XX, we are able to certify that he is paid at or above the appropriate rate for this role. Please also note that XXX is entitled to
annual leave of 25 days per annum. As you will note from XXX’s schedule of absences
from the UK, XXX is frequently required to travel outside the UK as part of the duties of
his employment.

For information, the firm's e-payslips are the only official and authorised notification of payment
that employees receive.

It is the firm’s policy not to provide any other details.
What you have detailed above is sufficient.

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Re: If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by srsw » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:30 am

Does the letter mention your weekly hours on which your annual pay is based?

Also, I hope your absences out of UK are within the required limits?
My advice is based on personal research/experience, so pls check relevant UKVI sources.

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Re: If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:17 pm

srsw wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:30 am
Does the letter mention your weekly hours on which your annual pay is based?

Also, I hope your absences out of UK are within the required limits?
Thanks srsw for replying. It doesn't mention my weekly hour (my hour is 35 / week), is that something I should ask them to include?

My absence is within the limit of 180 days rolling basis and 90 days in the last year. If that is the case, would the content in the letter be sufficient? I have c.20 days unpaid leave, and some sick leave out side UK, but all within the limits, does the employer need to state those specific reasons and all absences are allowed by them?

Thank you.

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Re: If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:18 pm

AmazonianX wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:55 pm
mikelee001 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Hi all,

Please see below the employment letter issued by my employer, which they said is the standard letter they issue for ILR purpose. Would really appreciate if you could take a look and let me know if this is sufficient (especially in the absence confirmation part). Any advice would be fantastic.

Letter as below:
Private and Confidential
UK Visas and Immigration
SET(O) Indefinite Leave to Remain
PO Box 591
Durham
DH1 9FS

Dear Sir/Madam,
Please accept this letter as confirmation that XXX has been employed within our UK
offices since 10 Oct 2015. XXX currently holds the position of XXX.
There is a continuing need for XXX to remain in permanent employment with this firm in
the UK.

Based on the codes of practice for Tier 2 sponsors we have identified the most appropriate
code of practice for XXX's role as XXXX – XXXX. As XXX's annual gross salary is £XX, we are able to certify that he is paid at or above the appropriate rate for this role. Please also note that XXX is entitled to
annual leave of 25 days per annum. As you will note from XXX’s schedule of absences
from the UK, XXX is frequently required to travel outside the UK as part of the duties of
his employment.

For information, the firm's e-payslips are the only official and authorised notification of payment
that employees receive.

It is the firm’s policy not to provide any other details.
What you have detailed above is sufficient.
Thank you AmazonianX.

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Re: If the employment letter information is sufficient

Post by srsw » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:17 pm

mikelee001 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:17 pm

Thanks srsw for replying. It doesn't mention my weekly hour (my hour is 35 / week), is that something I should ask them to include?

My absence is within the limit of 180 days rolling basis and 90 days in the last year. If that is the case, would the content in the letter be sufficient? I have c.20 days unpaid leave, and some sick leave out side UK, but all within the limits, does the employer need to state those specific reasons and all absences are allowed by them?

Thank you.
If leaves are within the limits then no further action required.

Ideally weekly hours needs to be mentioned I think as that's how it's mentioned in code of practice. If your employer is happy to reissue the letter with that then go for it. If not, if that's clear in your pay slip then that may cover it I guess.

Here's what the checklist says:

A document from the sponsor who issued the certificate of sponsorship that led to your last permission to stay as a Tier 2 migrant confirming that you are:

still required for the employment in question for the foreseeable future, and in the case of Tier 2 (General), Tier 2 (Sports Person) and Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) migrants this document should also contain:
the nearest applicable SOC code which best describes your employment your current rate of pay (this should be given in the same format as given in the codes of practice, for example hourly rate or yearly salary), and confirmation that this is at or above the appropriate rate for the job as stated in the codes of practice for Tier 2 sponsors. (See note 8 below)
if you are currently on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, confirmation of the date this started, your salary immediately before the leave, and what your salary will be on your return.
My advice is based on personal research/experience, so pls check relevant UKVI sources.

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Do we need HMRC 5 years tax proof

Post by mikelee001 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:14 pm

Hi all,

I am applying through 5 years working route, and have a couple question related to the 5 years tax proof.

I understand I will need to provide my past 5 years P60 from my employer (I only have one employer) and 6 months pay slips. My questions are below
1. Do I need to call HMRC to get my 5 years tax payment proof as part of the application document or my 5 years P60 would serve the purpose?
2. My company's P60 can only be provided in the employer portal (the same HR portal as the e-pay slips). Do I need to get an additional validation letter for my P60 too? Or P60 is normally distributed in the self-service employee portal.

Thank you all very much.

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Re: Do we need HMRC 5 years tax proof

Post by CR001 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:20 pm

Topics merged. It is not necessary to start a new topic with each question you have on the same application!!!
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Re: Do we need HMRC 5 years tax proof

Post by CR001 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:21 pm

mikelee001 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Hi all,

I am applying through 5 years working route, and have a couple question related to the 5 years tax proof.

I understand I will need to provide my past 5 years P60 from my employer (I only have one employer) and 6 months pay slips. My questions are below
1. Do I need to call HMRC to get my 5 years tax payment proof as part of the application document or my 5 years P60 would serve the purpose?
2. My company's P60 can only be provided in the employer portal (the same HR portal as the e-pay slips). Do I need to get an additional validation letter for my P60 too? Or P60 is normally distributed in the self-service employee portal.

Thank you all very much.
1. No.

3. You do NOT need P60s. You only need one months payslip and one mo the corresponding ban statement!
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