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Hi all!

Iíve been a guest on this forum for a few years and I canít tell you how helpful this was for my first spouse visa back in 2016!! Iíve just recently submitted my online application for the FLR (M) but have some questions before my biometrics appointment. Would really appreciate any help!

Hereís my timeline so far:
Applied online and paid for visa and IHS: 6th June 2019 (Super priority)
Biometrics appointment scheduled: 26th June 2019 (Croydon with document checking)


QUESTIONS

1. My husband (sponsor and British citizen) had a different surname from birth but changed it when he was 21 (is 33 now) so his current and previous passports have his current surname. On the application, I put NO to the following question since it was in present tense but now Iím wondering if that was wrong.

Is your partner known by another name?

Should I write a cover letter explaining that he had a different surname from birth but changed it over 10 years ago?

2. Weíve lived in three different places over the past 2.5 years since my entry to the UK so Iíve written a letter explaining why but does that mean I need to have triple the amount of accommodation correspondence?

3. My employer signed, printed his name and title, and dated all of my 6 months payslips and included a separate letter explaining my employment type, salary, time of employment, etc. but didnít include writing that the payslips were authenticated. Because he signed each individual one, does that count as authentication? Heís happy to write up another letter just for the payslips but I didnít want to go too wild with the documents since I went wayyy overboard on my spouse visa (and probably this one)!

4. Should the Marriage Certificate go in the Proof of Application section or in the Life Events one?

5. Iíve read all over about this one so am almost 95% sure of the answer. However, my latest payslip is dated exactly 28 days before my biometrics appointment on 26th June but I've seen that it only needs to be within 28 days of my online application and payment (6th June). If all of my documents are dated and set within 28 days of 6th June, is that correct or should they all be for 26th June?

6. Am I supposed to include a Cover Letter explaining why I want to extend my visa and detailing everything Iíve included, relationship info, etc.?


CHECKLIST

Proof of Identity
- Applicant BRP (certified)
- Sponsor Current Passport (all pages)
- Sponsor Current Passport identity page (certified)
- Sponsor Previous Passport identity page
Should I include all pages of his previous passport as well?

Proof of Application
- FLR (M) Application
- IHS payment confirmation
- IHS reference
- Biometrics Appointment confirmation
- Consent 1 (my signature)
- Consent 2 (sponsor signature)
- Declaration signed by spouse
- Applicant Current Passport identity page (certified)
- Applicant Current Passport (all pages)
- Applicant Old Passport identity page
- Applicant Old Passport Spouse Visa travel stamp from 2016 (certified)
- Applicant Old Passport (all pages)
- Applicant Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate

Other
- Relationship photos from 2016 - 2019 (screenshots from FB)
- Wedding photos
- Joint trips: Edinburgh October 2017
- Joint trips: USA June 2018
- Joint trips: Montenegro October 2018
- Joint trips: Edinburgh December 2018

Residence in the UK (Are there any I shouldn't be including?)
- Letter of Support: explaining why weíve lived in three different places.

Hove
- August 2018 - Tenancy Agreement - Joint
- September 2018 - Council Tax - Joint
- December 2018 - Lloyds Bank - Joint (date is hand written as it was done in personÖ is this valid?)
- March 2019 - Property Agency Home Visit - Joint
- January 2019 - Physiotherapy - Applicant
- February 2019 - NHS - Applicant
- March 2019 - Direct Debit for Leisure Centre - Applicant (is this valid?)
- September 2018 - Southern Water - Sponsor
- December 2018 - HMRC - Sponsor
- May 2019 - Npower - Sponsor

Portishead
- August 2017 - Flat Deposit Certificate - Joint
- August 2017 - Tenancy Agreement - Joint
- September 2017 - BristolWater - Joint
- November 2017 - Octopus Energy - Joint
- May 2018 - Octopus Energy - Joint
- March 2018 - IRS - Applicant
- June 2018 - Vitality Health Insurance - Applicant
- July 2018 - Physiotherapy - Applicant
- January 2018 - Endsleigh car insurance - Sponsor
- February 2018 - Standard Retirement - Sponsor
- June 2018 Vitality Health Insurance - Sponsor

Southampton
- December 2016 - NINo - Applicant
- January 2017 - Lloyds Bank - Applicant
- February 2017 - Government Gateway - Applicant
- February 2017 GP Registration - Applicant
- March 2017 - NHS - Applicant
- April 2017 - Self Assessment - Applicant
- July 2017 - USbank - Applicant
- February 2017 - Endsleigh car insurance - Sponsor
- February 2017 - Standard Retirement - Sponsor
- March 2017 - Council Tax - Sponsor
- April 2017 - Barclays - Sponsor
- May 2017 - HMRC - Sponsor
- July 2017 - Tesco - Sponsor (this is a credit card bill, Iíve heard these donít count, is that true?)

Finance
- Applicant Bank Statements from 3rd December 2018 - 3rd June 2019 (all combined in one pdf, is that okay?)
- Applicant Payslips from December 2018 - May 2019 (all combined again and signed individually by employer)
- Letter of Support: explaining that husband and I share rent and utilities as can be seen in his bank statements included in the Sponsor / Employment section.

Sponsor / Employment
- Applicant Employment letter
- Applicant Probation pass and raise letter
- Applicant official work contract
- Sponsor bank statements from December 2018 - May 2019
- Letter of Support: explaining why Iíve included his bank statements as I want to show weíre both financially secure and pass the required minimum for Category A as well as show that he has the utility/rent direct debits.


Thank you for any help you all are able to provide!

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It would be helpful if you could look at other people's checklists first - There is a ubiquitous problem people have with sending far too much evidence. Your cohabitation evidence is way overboard. They ask for six jointly-addressed items from at least 3 different sources spread evenly over the last period of leave to remain. You're providing 34 pieces of evidence. It's beyond necessary or helpful to provide so much.

If your partner is not presently known as his former name (and hasn't been for a decade) and there's no documentation of it in your application then it's not necessary to explain.

You don't need to explain that you've moved house.

Fine that your payslips are signed by your employer and not accompanied by a letter.

I would put marriage certificate in Life Events but it doesn't really matter

Your most recent financial/employment document need to be dated within 28 days of your online application date, regardless of when your biometrics appointment is

There is no need to provide a letter.

There is no need to provide birth certificates.

Fine that bank statements are in one PDF.

There is no need to provide sponsor's previous passports.

This is completely unnecessary and I have no idea why you feel the need to include it:
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Letter of Support: explaining why I’ve included his bank statements as I want to show we’re both financially secure and pass the required minimum for Category A as well as show that he has the utility/rent direct debits.
Please understand that supplying a cumbersome amount of documentation will only serve to delay your application and potentially confuse the caseworker.
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Also, everything under your 'Other' section is completely unnecessary
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It would be helpful if you could look at other people's checklists first - There is a ubiquitous problem people have with sending far too much evidence. Your cohabitation evidence is way overboard. They ask for six jointly-addressed items from at least 3 different sources spread evenly over the last period of leave to remain. You're providing 34 pieces of evidence. It's beyond necessary or helpful to provide so much.
clever-octopus Thank you so much, honestly, for reading through my super long post and for your help! Also, thank god I don't need to include all of those accommodation letters! I think what's been so frustrating is how contradictory a lot of the info out there is because I saw from a different source that I'd have to include the 6 joint letters for each place we've lived in! It was a nightmare trying to hunt down all of that

Same with the cover letter, seemed unnecessary but some places said to do it so I'm glad I don't need to! Really do appreciate you taking the time to answer, thank you
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