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I met my fiancee through a matrimonial website in May this year. We met in person for the first time in oct of this year and got engaged. My fiancee is a British citizen having his own house (lives alone) and I'm an Indian Citizen. We have decided to get married early next year. Going through the various threads available I have collected the following documents to prove the genuiness of our relationship. Could someone please let me know if these are good enough or is there anything else that I should add to it.

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1) Photographs
2) Cover Note
3) 6months bank statement ( Mine)
4) Birth & Baptism Certificate for both of us
5) Letter from the Church confirming our intention to marry
6) Email confirmation from the civil registry making a provisional booking.
7) Sponsor Cover note
8) Sponsors P60
9) Latest Increment Letter showing GBP 35000 annually
10) Sponsors BAnk Statement
11) Sponsors latest pay slips
12)House Registry Document
13) Saving account & Current account statement showing GBP 20000
14) Photographs of my visit to the Uk and meeting with his family alongwith copy of my ticket & board pass of my travel.
15) Emails of our relationship.
16)Letters from My family accepting my fiancee into the family as they have not met him in person.
17) Email confirmation of our registration for the marriage preparation course before the church wedding.
18) Visa Charges

Could someone let me know if the birth certificate has to be produced in original.
I lived and worked in London for 2 years from 2004 to 2006. I have never been refused a uk visa. However while I was in the uk I received treatment in 2006 for a cold abscess which had TB. I went through the entire course of medication and was declared fit. My NHS no expired in 2010. I do not want to disclose my treatment in my application. Is there a way the accessing officers can check on my details. (when i applied for my visitor visa this year I had not disclosed my treatment). Is there anyone who has faced a similar situation and what did they do.

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As a Government department the UKBA can access any information about you recorded by another Government department.

It is not advisable to lie in your application. You should answer any questions truthfully or you could find yourself with a refusal.

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Thanks for the advice shel.. could you let me know if the rest of the documents are ok or should we add anything else to it.

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Moved to the UK board where there are more experts & expats who know all about the documentation requirements.

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Hi,

Yes, you need to submit your original birth cert together with a photocopy of it so that when the application is completed the original birth cert of yours will be returned to you.

Also, you need to submit your sponsor's passport bio-page on which containing the photo and details of the sponsor together with your original passport and a photocopy of it.

To be safe, your sponsor is advised to get a Housing Inspection Report (optional) from the council to confirm that his or her house is not crowded and of sufficient space for both of you.

Main attention should be paid on sponsor's documents. Also please include the letter of his/her employment and contract of employment.

Also, you need to prove your English Language Ability required by the UKBA.

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Thanks for the details. just a couple of clarifications

1) I have a copy of my partners appointment letter when he joined the company 7years ago. (would that suffice).
2) Would the council tax statement do as it would state that he pays as an individual. (the house has 4 bedrooms).
3) I did my IELTS in June 2010 would that document suffice or would I need to do another test.

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Thanks for the details. just a couple of clarifications

1) I have a copy of my partners appointment letter when he joined the company 7years ago. (would that suffice).


That appointment letter, I think, would be his signed contract of employment. However, you still need to letter of employment ( as this is the most current document ) stating his annual salary, job description, how long her employer has paid the same level of remuneration and the type of contract (eg: permanent, contractual, and agency).

2) Would the council tax statement do as it would state that he pays as an individual. (the house has 4 bedrooms).

I am not sure about this, but it's advisable still to get a housing inspection report. They will charge you a fee though. As far as I know it's between £50 - £300.

Try to consult a more experienced expert like Joppa and 2farapart regarding this.

3) I did my IELTS in June 2010 would that document suffice or would I need to do another test.

As for this, please look at this if you are qualified - http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/si...lish-tests.pdf


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Thanks for the details. just a couple of clarifications

1) I have a copy of my partners appointment letter when he joined the company 7years ago. (would that suffice).
2) Would the council tax statement do as it would state that he pays as an individual. (the house has 4 bedrooms).
3) I did my IELTS in June 2010 would that document suffice or would I need to do another test.
1) Yes. No need for letter stating income etc, as this information is included in current payslips, banking information, and P60.

YOU don't need to submit your banking information, as the onus is on your fiance to show that he can support you. Please be sure to include 3-6 months of HIS banking statements. Make sure that the statements have been printed off by his bank. The UKBA WILL NOT accept online banking statements that he prints... he must go to his bank and tell them that he needs the statements for immigration purposes and ask them to print and stamp the statements. Most banks will do this without a problem.

Include photocopies or else the originals won't likely be returned.

A note about including photocopies... it's a good idea to write your name and the visa application reference number (if you fill in an online application, one will be generated for you in the format "GWF nnnnnnnnn") at the top of each photocopy page so that if a page or two goes astray, the ECO know which application it belongs to.

2) Council tax statement should be sufficient in lieu of the Housing Inspection report. If they have any further questions they'll ask for more information.

3) According to this document, you need to provide a score of B1 or higher on your IELTS in order to qualify.

Unfortunately, the IELTS test result is only valid for 2 years (24 months), so your result is no longer valid with the UKBA and you will have to either re-take the IELTS again or any of the other exams listed in that link and submit the result with your application.

Good luck to you and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
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Hi, can I ask why 3 copies of bank statements are needed ?

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Hi, can I ask why 3 copies of bank statements are needed ?
For proof of sufficient funds and to show that one's income is sufficient to cover monthly expenses, banking statements are sent in as part of the application package. An applicant was recently refused a visa because the banking information showed that the account was in an overdraft situation (not enough money in the bank) at least once in the statements provided. The UKBA won't approve an application if the sponsor cannot prove that they have enough money to support themselves and the applicant.

While the most recent 3 months worth of statements are considered to be the bare minimum number acceptable to the UKBA, many applicants send 6 months, just to be on the safe side.

Statements must be original, BANK ISSUED statements and not printed off of online banking. If the UK Sponsor does not normally receive statements via Royal Mail, he or she can go into their branch and request that the bank print up and stamp the statements for immigration application purposes.

There may or may not be a fee charged by the bank for this service, and the UKBA will not reimburse you if this fee is paid, nor will they tell the bank not to charge you the fee.

Submitting copies of the bank statements is advisable, as some people consider their financial papers to be personal and want to have control of their original copies. By submitting copies in the application, the UKBA is able to return the originals to the applicant.
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