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I searched the forums for this and couldn't find a clear answer.. what do I need to provide in regards to my employment (applicant)? I cannot get a letter from my employer (legal is a HASSLE to get ahold of!) and they will not send certified payslips. Can I print my payslips and have them signed by our office manager? Not quite sure what to do!
 

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You will absolutely need a letter from your employer. Get your manager or HR to write a letter, it doesn't need to be your legal department. After all it's just confirmation of your employment terms.

Are you applying under Category A or Category B? Category B requires 12 months of payslips and bank accounts to show the corresponding deposits. Category A requires six months of both.

If the payslips aren't original (i.e., sent to you via post on company letterhead) they will need to be authenticated by HR or your payroll dept. It's ok to have them printed and signed.
 

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You will absolutely need a letter from your employer. Get your manager or HR to write a letter, it doesn't need to be your legal department. After all it's just confirmation of your employment terms.

Are you applying under Category A or Category B? Category B requires 12 months of payslips and bank accounts to show the corresponding deposits. Category A requires six months of both.

If the payslips aren't original (i.e., sent to you via post on company letterhead) they will need to be authenticated by HR or your payroll dept. It's ok to have them printed and signed.
I'm not the sponsor, though. My husband is! I'm just the applicant. I have his letter and official payslips. Just wasn't clear what I needed! :)
 

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Hello again!

I searched the forums for this and couldn't find a clear answer.. what do I need to provide in regards to my employment (applicant)? I cannot get a letter from my employer (legal is a HASSLE to get ahold of!) and they will not send certified payslips. Can I print my payslips and have them signed by our office manager? Not quite sure what to do!
Are you the sponsor? Or are you being sponsored? If you are the one who will get the visa (meaning you are being sponsored), then you don't need to provide documents of your employment. They will ask about your employment on the online form but you do not need to provide evidence of this (I was hesitant to believe this at first, but we hired an immigration specialist that assured me it wasn't necessary). They are less interested in what you're making now as they know you'll be leaving the job, they care much more about what the person who will be providing for you on your arrival is bringing in!

If you are the sponsor (meaning you are the UK citizen/already settled person) then you will absolutely need a letter from your employer as well as someone to authenticate your payslips if they are not originals. If the company you work for is large this may be a pain but it is required. Also, you can just use your HR department, as it's not a matter of legality, it's about when you were hired/what you get paid and that can all be verified by HR.

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I'm not the sponsor, though. My husband is! I'm just the applicant. I have his letter and official payslips. Just wasn't clear what I needed! :)
Just saw this after I posted my original reply! Then you don't need to worry about it, as long as your husband has it for his employment that's all you need.
 

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If your husband is meeting the financial requirement with his own salary, then you don't need to provide much from your own employment. If this is your first spouse visa (applying from outside the UK), and you are currently employed, even just your most recent payslip will do. Just enough to substantiate your claim to being employed. It's not consequential to your application, really, and it's not required.

Your original message wasn't clear to me, because I didn't know this was your first spouse visa application - There are situations in which the applicant can use their own salary toward the financial requirement (like if you were applying for your second period of leave to remain). I guess I saw "expat in Wales" in your profile and thought you were already here, my bad
 

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If your husband is meeting the financial requirement with his own salary, then you don't need to provide much from your own employment. If this is your first spouse visa (applying from outside the UK), and you are currently employed, even just your most recent payslip will do. Just enough to substantiate your claim to being employed. It's not consequential to your application, really, and it's not required.

Your original message wasn't clear to me, because I didn't know this was your first spouse visa application - There are situations in which the applicant can use their own salary toward the financial requirement (like if you were applying for your second period of leave to remain). I guess I saw "expat in Wales" in your profile and thought you were already here, my bad
Oh, no! Don't worry about it! I'm sorry.. I should have been more clear! Thank you for your help ❤
 
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