I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. I work in Germany and plan to visit the UK for academic purposes (short visits). My employer and the host institution requested a long-term visa (2 years) for me.
My gross salary per year is in the letter from my employer and it is stated that my employer covers my expenses. I was told that it is better to provide bank statements as well.
- Should the bank statements be signed by a bank authority and/or stamped? Or can I just print them from my online banking?
- Unfortunately, my bank does not provide bank statements in English, only in German. But the bank statements are, more or less, tables of dates and numbers; there is my information at the beginning of the document, the names of the columns and the explanation/comments to/by whom a transaction was made. Should I provide the certified translation for the whole bank statement (more than 30 pages)?
I was also told that the more documents proving my need to go back home I provide, the better. Apart from my job, I have my family here. Should I provide my marriage certificate and birth certificates of my children or is it too much?