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My wife is going to be applying for a spousal visa soon to allow us to move to the UK as I have been offered a job there. Our current situation is that I am a UK citizen (also Australian Citizen) and she is an Australian Citizen. We have a daughter who I will be applying for a UK passport for as well. We currently live in Australia.

Could anyone provide some advice on what documents I should be sending as part of the application. Our application I hope should be straightforward (?!?) as I currently meet the financial requirements with my employment here in Australia plus a job offer for work in the UK that again exceeds the requirement.

Our plan is to live with my parents for the first month to begin with until we find a rental property.

We have been married for 5 years.

My wife does not intend to work.

In terms of documentation I am expecting to have to send :

- Letter from current employer confirming employment, dates, pay etc
- 6 months wage slips
- 6 months bank statements
- Letter / contract offer for job in UK

- Marriage certificate
- Relevant passports & copy of my bio-page
- 2 Photos
- Birth Certificates

- VAF4A and Appendix 2 forms
- Biometrics

- Letter from parents confirming we can live at their property initially.......do I need this ?
- Document (e.g. bank statement) confirming my wife lives at the same address.

Are there any other documents that are essential to send ?

Do I need to write any cover letters confirming that I agree to sponsor my wife or should the above be enough ?

Just trying to work out what evidence I need to send other than our marriage certificate, financial requirement documents, job offer etc...
 

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My wife is going to be applying for a spousal visa soon to allow us to move to the UK as I have been offered a job there. Our current situation is that I am a UK citizen (also Australian Citizen) and she is an Australian Citizen. We have a daughter who I will be applying for a UK passport for as well. We currently live in Australia.

Could anyone provide some advice on what documents I should be sending as part of the application. Our application I hope should be straightforward (?!?) as I currently meet the financial requirements with my employment here in Australia plus a job offer for work in the UK that again exceeds the requirement.

Our plan is to live with my parents for the first month to begin with until we find a rental property.

We have been married for 5 years.

My wife does not intend to work.

In terms of documentation I am expecting to have to send :

- Letter from current employer confirming employment, dates, pay etc
- 6 months wage slips
- 6 months bank statements
- Letter / contract offer for job in UK
You also need your Australian employment contract.

- Marriage certificate
- Relevant passports & copy of my bio-page
- 2 Photos
- Birth Certificates
You don't need birth certificates if you are sending passport/copy of bio page.

- VAF4A and Appendix 2 forms
- Biometrics
Fine

- Letter from parents confirming we can live at their property initially.......do I need this ?
Yes. Additionally, you need the land registry or deed to show they actually own the property or the rental agreement if they rent, their council tax bill to show that they actually live their, mortgage statement, permission from landlord if they rent and a property inspection to show there is no overcrowding is recommended.

- Document (e.g. bank statement) confirming my wife lives at the same address.
You'll need a few more documents to prove your relationship/joint responsibilities like utility bills, mortgage etc. Some photos together over the years.

there any other documents that are essential to send ?

Do I need to write any cover letters confirming that I agree to sponsor my wife or should the above be enough ?
Yes, you must write a letter saying that you agree to sponsor your wife. Additionally, your wife should write a letter of introduction outlining your relationship, hopes etc. Your letters should be different but should broadly agree.

Just trying to work out what evidence I need to send other than our marriage certificate, financial requirement documents, job offer etc...
A print out of a proposed itinerary for your wife.

Send copies of everything.
 
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