I got my CA (Chartered Accountant) Statement done a month back. Which include the property Assessment, other Immovable assets (to prove financial ties to back home), family income and available liquid funds. However this is 40 days old. I am planning to apply for Visa now . Can I use this old CA Statement or should i get a new one again. Everything remains same, just the available liquid funds and bank statements have changed since the CA statement.

  • What does CA stand for? Who prepared it? Most importantly, have your circumstances changed since the report was prepared?
    – CMaster
    Jun 16, 2016 at 8:44
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    CA is Chartered Accountant . Available balance and Bank statements have changed. other stuff like immovable assets monthly income all remains same.
    – Jack Sa
    Jun 16, 2016 at 8:49
  • They don't care about chartered accountant statements. It's doubtful anyone will look at it.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 16, 2016 at 10:11
  • Thanks @GayotFow. The only reasons I wanted these to be included is that they contain details about immovable Assets. Now the available balance as per bank statements is say ex £4k but as per the CA report the available balance is £3k as on certain date .So what's the final available balance Visa Officer will consider to make a decision ?
    – Jack Sa
    Jun 16, 2016 at 10:43
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In the link kindly provided by @Gayot Fow is mention of:

eg bank statements or payslips from the last 6 months

What you are asking about is neither a bank statement nor a payslip but the above does give some indication of how up-to-date the ECO expects financial records to be, with 40 days being well within a reasonable time frame.

The Guide to supporting documents: visiting the UK specifically discounts some financial information, unless specifically requested, more than a year old:

bank statements or letters issued more than 1 year before the date of application

Bank statements and payslips are somewhat special cases where provision of a series at monthly intervals may be appropriate better to show a general pattern than just a snapshot that might not be representative. For example, a bank statement more than 6 months old may be the most practical way to demonstrate participation in a bonus scheme that only pays out twice a year.

If your Chartered Accountant's statement is important for your application (and note @Gayot's Comment They don't care about chartered accountant statements. It's doubtful anyone will look at it.) then I'd suggest anything up to 180 days is as good as anything more recent. After that, maybe request a new statement.

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