I am an Indian national, settled in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain. I'm employed in the UK and reside here.
My wife, an Indian national, has also joined me recently in the UK on a visa for a "dependent of a UK resident," or spouse visa. She is currently unemployed. She is applying for her tourist Schengen visa via the French Consulate in London.
As she is dependent on me, I’ll be providing the required documents, such as a letter from my employer, the last three months' payslips, the last three months' bank statements, and my passport. She will be providing her passport, two photographs in the required format, our marriage certificate, travel booking details, and accommodation confirmation details.
In light of the fact that I am sponsoring her trip, my questions are:
- Does she need to provide her own UK bank statement for the last three months?
- Do we need to show sufficient funds in her bank account?