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Thank you for help. I have a few follow-up questions in relation to your answers.
In relation to addressing the issues the entry clearance officer has with the evidence of my partner’s financial and employment situation, someone advised me to get a statement of earnings from an accountant to help show the origins of the money he has been depositing into his bank account. Do you think that would be helpful? And if so, what form should that take? Is it a letter and what information should it show? Does it have to break down all amounts going into his account and also account for money spent on living costs? What do we have to look out for to check it is done by an accredited accountant etc? If he gets such a document from an accountant, does he also need evidence of this money in form of invoices etc, or if it was just a verbal agreement, would this accountant’s letter suffice?
When the sponsor of a visitor visa is self-employed: I’m still not completely clear if it is ok that at the time of the application you haven’t actually got any work? I can show that I recently finished a fixed term contract, include a letter from last company I worked for confirming contract and payment details, letter with my UTR and bank statements showing I have enough money to sponsor, but I am not actually working right now and don’t yet have a future offer of work. Is that ok?
In relation to proving the financial requirement for spouse visa through savings alone. Can you have moved that money into a different bank account within that 6 months, as long as it is still in your name? I understand that these savings need to be cash savings which you need to be able to withdraw immediately, so presumably you can’t have these savings in a bond. But if you have moved the savings within that 6 months from a fixed term account to one with has instant access is that ok?
How would you go about proving the origins of your savings? Is it enough to write a letter declaring where you got the money from or do you also need evidence of eg. an inheritance or a financial gift from a family member?
It is good that the sponsor with the savings then does not have to show employment evidence. Does the spouse still have to prove financial and employment evidence in this situation?
Thank you for your reply.
You say that an accountant’s letter would not be sufficient given that your partner did not submit evidence of his account with the previous application. Just to clarify, my partner did submit 3 months of bank statements with the application. Does this change what you said about getting a statement of earnings from an accountant, and if you do think this is a good idea, what information should it include? Thanks for what you said about an affidavit, that is also useful.
4. How do you prove origins of where the funds have come from with savings, eg. in case of inheritance or a financial gift from family member?
5. I think I didn’t phrase my last question well. I understand that the UK sponsor does not have to prove employment if they have savings over that level, but what I meant was does the non-EEA national still have to evidence their employment and financial situation?
Thank you for very much for your help.