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I have been saving for years in my mum's account to avoid my ex knowing my finances.

I recently opened my own bank account as my divorce is almost complete. My bank is willing to write a letter explaining it is a new account but in good standing and holding 20,000 Canadian. Should they mention that was a recent deposit?

Also my mum's bank is willing to do a letter stating they have evidence that there have been many deposits from me over the years but my mum is unwilling to show any personal details of her bank account. Will the letter stating I have made multiple deposits be enough?

I basically have no history of my 20,000 other than this.

Once my visa goes through I plan to wire transfer the money to my account in England...or do I have to wait? Once the bank does the letter, can I then send the money over to England? Or is there a chance the ukba will contact my bank to confirm the amount they have written on the letter?

I am also enclosing a copy of my divorce proceedings too.

I am hoping this will be sufficient...has anyone else ran into problems when not being able to show the proper 3-6 months history of bank accounts? Or are they more concerned with the actual amount you have?
 

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I think Joppa answered your banking questions on one of your other threads.

What is giving me pause is in the first sentence of your post here-that you deposited money into your mum's account to avoid the ex knowing about your finances (very wise move, I did something similar decades ago for the same reasons)

If you are planning to take minor children from that now ex-relationship, and you have had to hide funds from him in the past, are you sure he is going to be amenable now to you taking those children out of Canada? You need to be very sure, and very clear, and you are going to need court certified orders giving you full custody with no restrictions on taking those minor children out of Canada.

Otherwise you run a near certain risk of the children's applications being denied, and you will lose the money on those apps as the UKBA does not give refunds on denied applications.
 

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Yes Joppa did answer my initial banking questions but I felt I should lay it out in depth now that I am preparing everything to see if it sounds viable and if I have everything covered and to see if anyone else out there had any problems when they cannot show 3-6 months of banking history.

You have a very good point indeed about the children but I feel I have covered my bases well. He has drug issues and is very lost in his own world. He does his drugs and goes to work each day, the government garnishes his wages for child support, he is a bit of a drone...he is a very sad character actually. He is so wrapped up in his own issues and problems that he does not even show up to court dates or even return phone calls.

The children were issued their Canadian passports without any input from him whatsoever because they simply could not reach him, and I showed them my sole custody documents (shows reasonable access is at my discretion...which is rare since he lives across the country from us and has not bothered with them in years) and I also had him sign a notarized letter in 2009 stating he has no problem with me ever taking the kids out of the country. I had to get the notary to come and meet him at an arranged place and time and make all the arrangements because he simply does not do anything like that. But as far as signing if a document is placed in front of him? Any time. Do you think that letter would be considered too "old" now?

I made sure my money was hid from him just in case he ever was to meet another "enabler" type woman (as I was...I "helped" him get his life together when we met and was always more mother than partner to him...) because I knew if he did meet someone else who took charge, then I could risk trouble. So I made sure to do everything possible to avoid potential trouble.

I do not plan to tell immigration that I was hiding the money from my ex....or should I?
 

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Do your court documents say anything about moving the children in or out of Canada? I know in the US it can be a real issue even when the biological parent has essentially abandoned the children by not maintaining contact but I have no familiarity at all with Canadian procedures with minor children. I do know that the UKBA is very conscientious about minor children, so hopefully your paperwork covers the possibility of your moving countries. The notarised letter no matter when it's dated won't be accepted from what other applicants are reporting, although there have been a few who did manage to use a recently dated notarised letter. Possibly they had court documents that were clear an international move was acceptable, I don't know.

As for not telling the UKBA precisely why you deposited monies into your mother's account as opposed to having it in your name, I don't know. You need to be 200% up-front with them, but I wonder if the more gory details are TMI and not needed.

Unless someone with better knowledge of that posts in to correct me, I think I would simply use a very brief explanatory note that for several years you preferred to deposit into your mother's account, include the letter from the bank as Joppa suggested, and leave it at that-if they want to know more, they will ask and I think I would let them.
 

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I think that sounds like a good idea. I plan to tell them my bank account is new and I can show them the balance and what has been happening with it for the past month it has been open. I will simply say I did not have my own bank account until recently and have been depositing my savings into my mum's account. Hopefully they won't ask why. And the letter from mum's bank will show that I have been making regular and steady deposits for many years.

I am also going to send them a copy of my will...it clearly shows the children would not go to my ex husband if I died, they would go to a different family member.

My custody papers state I have sole custody with primary residence and sole guardianship and my ex will have reasonable and generous access as agreed upon between myself and my ex.

My notarized letter from 2009 states my ex is declaring he is aware I have an order for sole custody and guardianship and hereby grants permission to travel outside of Canada from this date forward until they reach the age of majority.
 

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I'm not the NYC UKBA (where your apps would be submitted), but your court order sounds like what they were looking for from other applicants.

The bank info looks right, too. Good luck, and don't forget to post in the visa timeline thread, updating as you hear about the applications progress:)
 

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I also think I should see if i can get my ex to sign a new notarized letter stating he grants permission for the children to move out of the country...any idea what the best wording would be? I called a notary down the street from my ex and they said I could email them whatever I wanted a letter to state and they would have him come in and sign it (I would have to get someone to take him there!) and notarize it.
 
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