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I was looking for some help

i spent a year with my wife in Serbia and now iam back in the UK and looking to bring her here asap.

One big question this could be the 1st of many so be warned is..............

work....i work in the building trade and iam registered as self employed,how does this work as regards to showing proving my income(heres the problem)
i know if i was books in it is 3months pay slips,well i work for a company 9-4 as 95%of everyone else and get a set weekly wage with weekly payslips.

i am sure i saw somewhere if you were self employed you needed to show the last 5 years accounts but maybe i got mixed up!

i hoped the pay slips and maybe a letter my employers just stating i have work ahead of me and steady income would be enough to satisfy them or should i be looking for a job on the books


any help would be of great help

thanks in advance
 

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My husband is self employed. When we applied for our visa we submitted the last year's self assessment tax return, his accounts from the current year up to the date of our application and a letter from his accountant stating that the accounts were correct and also based on the accounts and the previous year what he also might be likely to earn the rest of the year provided everything continued in the same manner. (The last bit I don't think matters really, as it isn't definite and the UKBA only care about what will actually happen or has happened already, but our thinking was if he were employed by a company with a fixed contract of say 25,000 pounds a year, he obviously hasn't earned that by July of the current year, but he is expected to earn that by the end of the year all things remaining the same.) We certainly didn't submit 5 years of accounts.

So in short, if we were in your situation, I would submit the payslips and your bank statements, a self assessment tax return, if you have one, and letters from your current employers stating what they have contracted you to do in the future certainly couldn't hurt, but may not be considered by the UKBA. However, submitting something that they will disregard is much better than omitting something that they will need to determine your case.

I'm not entirely sure I understood everything correctly, so if I didn't make any sense, just disregard what I said. And I'm sure someone else will be along if I'm wrong and correct me. Best of luck to you.
 

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thanks for your advice

thing is maybe i didnt explain to well--i will be working for a company for around 37 hours per week and and fixed hourly rate but just as a self employed person.
really need this cleared up so we can start to plan something

many thanks in advance
 

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Bump!

I do think Liz answered your question, try separating each sentence into individual paragraphs. I read her answer by doing that and it really does look like the info you are looking for.

And if I'm wrong, bumping your thread this way will hopefully encourage our other self-employed members to post in to correct me:D
 
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