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HELP PLEASE! No absence letter from previous employer

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:45 pm
by okigen68
Hi guys,

I changed Tier 2 sponsors half a year ago and made a stupid mistake of not requesting the absence letter from my previous employer. I'm now really panicked. I am trying to contact them to get the letter, but understandably they are now on holiday, so I'm not sure about the outcome of this.

I read a paragraph somewhere that case workers can choose to ignore this requirement if the absence period per a 12 month period is less than 30 working days - which gives me some hope because it will my case. Does anyone have experience in successfully applying without the absence letter from previous employers?

On another note, I also didn't request the P60 :( I only have the last year's P60 before resigning. Although I guess I can get it from HMRC as instructed in the sticky topic.

I'm so panicked and disheartened so any help will be greatly appreciated. :cry:

Re: HELP PLEASE! No absence letter from previous employer

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:02 am
by Zimba
If it is less than 30 days per residence year, the letter can be omitted

Re: HELP PLEASE! No absence letter from previous employer

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:24 pm
by okigen68
@Zimba: thank you. I will request the SAR from the Home Office just in case but hopefully this will be ok.

Re: HELP PLEASE! No absence letter from previous employer

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:13 pm
by okigen68
Hi, just wanted to update the outcome. My previous employer ended up sending me copies of my "holiday statements" and timesheets, which listed all my annual leave. My colleague was in the same boat and did not even submit any letter or evidence from his previous employer to confirm he worked there. Both of us were fine. I didn't submit P60 either. I guess it depends on each case and ours are more simple given our employers are very good sponsors.