Letter from the Employer
I often get asked the question what should go into the letter from the employer(s) who issued the payslips if submitting in support of a Spouse Application. The answer is
- (i) the person’s employment and gross annual salary;
- (ii) the length of their employment;
- (iii) the period over which they have been or were paid the level of salary relied upon in the application; and
- (iv) the type of employment (permanent, fixed-term contract or agency)
if the Sponsor is working in the UK then Payslips will need to be provided for each employment. Payslips covering a period of 6 months. However, some people lose their employment and have to start over in another job. In some cases the employer pays weekly or every 4 weeks. We have had some client’s claiming they have to work two jobs to earn the £18600.00 threshold to sponsor a spouse. The Home Office guidance covers different situations.
Personal bank statements corresponding to the same period(s) as the payslips is a mandatory requirement. In addition the bank statement must be on on official bank stationery; or an electronic bank statements which are either accompanied by a letter from the bank on its headed stationery confirming that the documents are authentic or which bear the official stamp of the issuing bank on every page.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any further advice.