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Old 13th January 2020, 09:34 PM
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We are due to submit my ILR application in March and have a few questions.

I have set up an account and started to completed the information- found it is a lot more straight forward than the FLR, which is good. I am taking my English and Life in the UK tests in a couple of weeks.

Re the submission of documents. I realise now that although I have been 'collecting' correspondence letters to our address over the last 2.5 years, we don't have many joint letters, but individual ones. I think these were ok to submit with the FLR application, as long as the letters were dated in the same month. Is this still the case? To get a hold of other joint correspondence, we would need to contact the different providers- would copies e.g. copies of bank statements be acceptable- or do we need to provide originals?

The other question I have is to do with the financial documents required. I would like to use my employment contract, payslips and bank statements, as my workplace is a bit more organised than my husband's and my pay is well above the requirement. I may however be changing jobs soon and so was wondering if it would be better to wait until after we submit the application (are employers being contacted as part of the checks made post applications?)?

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If you don't have joint letters that you need 12 single covering the 2.5 years. If you are printing bank Statements of yourself then you need to get them stamped. Or you can order postal for the statements you need to use.

As for changing jobs I would wait until ILR is done as they could call to verify employment or as a simple question.

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Thank you for replying.

I know you need to provide 6 months payslips and bank statements to match, from one employer. What is the case if you haven’t been with your employer for that long? I am just thinking of the option of switching jobs before I apply and potentially have only 1 pay slip from my new employer when I apply.

I wouldn’t necessarily want to wait until after the ILR is approved as we won’t be using the premium service, so decision could take us well into April/May 2020.

Any advice anyone?

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If you've not been with the same employer for 6 months, then you need to apply under Category B, which requires that you provide payslips over the last 12 months (from any various employers you've had) which must total a gross amount of at least 18,600, AND you must provide any recent payslips you have under your current employer (which show that you are CURRENTLY earning at least 18,600). Even one payslip is fine, as you also need a letter from them to confirm your employment. You also need to provide 12 months' worth of bank statements which correspond to all of your payslip deposits during that time.
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Thank you for this, I remember this now from my previous application.

Please could you remind me the requirements for the bank statements- I bank with HSBC who I don’t think able to stamp printed statements. I can request them to send me the statements, but they will essentially be copies, however received via post. I can’t remember how we dealt with this last application. Thanks!

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Once the statements are received by post, they are acceptable. HSBC will not stamp statements but they will (or certainly used to) write an accompanying letter confirming account details.

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Thanks again. It looks we have some work to do collecting the correspondence letters.

I contacted our council today to ask for copies of bills for certain months and was told that they can only issue copies of bills *covering* the months requested, dated today. This, to them, is a proof we were both living in the property throughout the period mentioned. They cannot issue single bills. Same goes for our mortgage provider, Halifax. The can't backdate statements, but just issue statements covering a certain period. So very frustrating.

How would that work with the application? can these be acceptable at all? what can we do to put together correspondence from three sources if we haven't collected these along the way?

Also- the Thames water bills can only be addressed to one person (apparently), a second person can be added on the bill as 'additional account holder'. Is this acceptable, despite it not being addressed to both?

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I've seen a lot of lenience with documents for the residence requirement, but generally they look at the POST date of the document. I wouldn't recommend getting backdated copies if you can avoid it (except council tax statements which should be acceptable regardless of posting date, since they show quite clearly who was residing there at the time)

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