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My parents have kindly gifted me some money 1/2 the amount required for the UK spouse visa cash savings route. The rest we already had. My question is, is a declaration from them enough evidence of where the money came from, as they withdrew it from several different sources so bank statements are a little wierd and complicated or is it necessary to include their bank statements showing the transfer?

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I believe under Specified Evidence, you have to show where it came from and where it landed as well. so, your parent's multiple bank statements + your bank statements showing the money coming in.

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My parents have kindly gifted me some money 1/2 the amount required for the UK spouse visa cash savings route. The rest we already had. My question is, is a declaration from them enough evidence of where the money came from, as they withdrew it from several different sources so bank statements are a little wierd and complicated or is it necessary to include their bank statements showing the transfer?

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the rules state the following

"Savings must be held in cash in a personal bank/savings account in the name of the applicant, their partner or the couple jointly. The savings can be from any legal source, including a gift from a family member or other third party, provided the source of the cash savings is declared. The applicant and/or their partner must confirm that the money, which cannot be borrowed, is under their control and evidence that it has been held in their bank account for at least the 6 months prior to the date of application"

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In respect of cash savings the following must be provided: (

a) Personal bank statements showing that at least the level of cash savings relied upon in the application has been held in an account(s) in the names of the person and their partner jointly throughout the period of 6 months prior to the date of application.

(b) A declaration by the account holder(s) of the source(s) of the cash savings.


so you need to show the money you have held for a period of 6 months and a declaration of the source of the cash saving

what a "declaration" is im not to sure maybe some more experienced can shed some light but maybe a affidavit maybe sufficient along with your bank statement confirming the receipt of the money

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It's the "declaration" I am unsure of. I would just think a letter from my parents and my bank statements might be enough. But when I search for checklist with a cash gift, they always include bank statements from their parents or whoever gifted it, so I wondered if it was a requirement.

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We did the cash saving route too for the initial visa. we wrote a declaration letter stating where the money in our savings account came from. We attached proof of the savings. in our case, 1old statement from Challenger Australia showing money out, 1 old bank statement from HSBC Malaysia showing money in.
as long as you show proof of the transfers, you'll be fine. the declaration letter is just a simple letter with your bank details on it + explanation of the source of funds. good luck.

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How would I evidence savings as in we saved money from our earnings over the last 5 years if there is no big money transfer how do I evidence it?
Is a declaration enough? Or do I need to show all bank statements from all those years?

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it's just a simple declaration that the money is from a good source. declare it as regular savings is not a problem. you can evidence it with a few bank statements showing the savings maybe 1 a year for a few years. this will show increases every year in the savings account.

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also, i thought you said your parents are gifting the money. Which is it?

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Both, a combination of our savings and the remainder gifted from my parents.
Okay I will order some historic statements showing money going into our savings account. Thanks

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