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What Is the Purpose of Bank Statements? At first principles bank statements show that the applicant has the financial capacity to visit the UK. However there is a lot more to it and it's not just about the current balance. Bank statements help the decision-maker understand the applicant's personal circumstances... Stability and lifestyle, most importantly ...


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I reapplied on last Monday, paid for a priority service and finally received my visa today. I got very valuable advice from people on this website and I really appreciate it. They checked my cover letter and helped me to polish it. Here it is: To: The Entry Clearance Officer Reference: Current GWF00000000; Prior GWF0000000000 Subject: Name ...


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Will this be acceptable? Or it will be flagged as 'parking' of funds. The latter. Would a letter with a detailed explanation of why no account was maintained,have a bearing of getting a favourable outcome? Probably not. It seems you have already been refused once (though you have provided us no details) and despite the Usage guide for [visas] are not ...


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Honestly, the odds aren't really in your favour. As explained by Gayot Fow in this question Genuine visitors to the UK fit a profile that is not entirely cash based. Moreover, you will find it almost impossible to establish that your cash has been lawfully obtained. Consider opening and using a proper bank account for 12 - 18 months prior to submitting ...


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There is no minimum balance requirement. What is required is: Proof of legal income. Proof of ties to home (such as property, steady job, income, investments, family) so that you are compelled to return. Ability to financially support your trip. Now, for #3, the majority of your costs are being paid by your (potential) employer. They should prepare a ...


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In short, your financials don't seem to make sense. Your application says you earn PKR 78,000/month working for Punjab Beverage Company. Therefore, the ECO expects to see the same salary stated on the letter from your employer and he expects to see the same amount of money deposited into your bank account every month. Why is this not happening? If your ...


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There is a long-standing principle at UKVI to avoid stipulating that a given piece of evidence is mandatory; it means the guidelines are purposefully vague. As spelled out in the Immigration Rules, the only mandatory requirements are... A 'valid' passport or some other 'valid' identity document (but 'valid' is vague) The fee From that law they created a ...


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Exiting and reentering would not achieve anything, there is no rule against multi-purpose stays. In the Schengen area, border guards only check whether you meet the requirements for entry, they do not grant you any permission, cannot attach additional conditions on your stay or anything like that. An invitation letter is useless, it's only useful for people ...


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Break it down and explain it like you have done here. The main thing is to be completely clear and transparent about the funds in your account and where they come from to prevent any doubt. They will read the documentation, and you mentioned getting a letter confirming your payments from your employer, I agree this would only be beneficial to include as it ...


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You need money for your cost of living during the trip, and it must be clear where it comes from. In this case, it comes from your company. Show those documents. You need a stable financial situation where you come from. That's not just a question of having a minimum balance in the bank, it is a question of earning more than you spend, in a legal, ...


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The immigration officer may question your reason for entering the country. He may also enquire about your situation in your home country. This helps him understand whether you are likely to breach your entry conditions, by working or staying more than thirty days. You should answer all questions honestly. Most of the time a short interview will be enough ...


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As an answer to your question, you can select any of these... Work for an employer who uses generally accepted accounting principles to pay their employees; or Incorporate and send your employer invoices for the services you are providing; or Wait until one of the above is true before applying again UK decision-makers do not like cash-in-hand arrangements ...


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If you are relying on your father's sponsorship to get an entry clearance for your PLAB, you should get the most recent 3 - 6 months of his bank statements. These should be accompanied by a letter prepared by your father that explains each and every movement through the account and establishes the provenance of his funds. Provenance of funds is a very ...


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Thanks for uploading your refusal notice, it's not necessary to amend it with margin notes (we're not the Tribunal), but we take your point. They spotted a proportionality issue and it damaged your credibility. This pattern doesn't make a lot of sense. In your previous refusal, now entitled Am I being scammed? You were using a scam artist or someone ...


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Your employer is likely overinterpreting what is asked of them. The embassy is not looking for a legally binding guarantee, just for something that tells them that you reasonably believe you will still have a job when you return. The embassy always starts with a suspicion that your real intention is to immigrate illegally to the Schengen area and seek work ...


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Canadian immigration will want to know a number of things about your trip including: The purpose of your visit who is paying for your visit If you have permission from your work to make the visit That you will not be doing illegal work They also need evidence to back up all these points. If you are travelling for work, a letter from your employer should ...


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Since the company is covering all the costs of your trip, I would ask them also to cover the costs of getting a UK solicitor who specialises in this area to prepare your application. We have far too many questions around here where people's immigration records have been ruined for life because their then-current employers played fast and loose with their ...


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Just going through your circumstances: I am a sole proprietor (a software programmer). I do not have any 'business registration' documents since it's not a company. I work for a company in the USA. Being a software developer is beneficial in terms that it is harder for you to work under the table. But there will be a greater suspicion that you're ...


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As @DumbCoder mentioned, changing jobs is no big deal as people do it all the time. As long as you provide documents backing it up and all the necessary paperwork required for the visa you should be fine, just prepare well and make sure you have everything.


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The requirements are really having sufficient financial means for the trip and for the return to your country of residence and presenting sufficient guarantees that you will not try to immigrate illegally. Employment is not necessary per se and an employment contract is but one type of supporting documentation you can use to show that you fulfil the ...


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Why not state the truth, explaining the situation exactly as you have here: you have resigned, are working during the notice period, and will attend a job interview during your visit to Canada. Make it clear you understand what is permissable on a visit visa, that you may attend an interview but not work, that you have sufficient finances, and that you are ...


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The purpose of the trip is not required, unless your office is paying for your trip; and this is a different letter than the standard salary certificate. The salary certificate should state: Your full name, as stated in your passport. Your position Your passport number (if you are a permanent resident, otherwise your national ID number if you are a citizen)...


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Article 14 of the Visa Code https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0810&from=EN covers Supporting Documents and states that the applicant should present “(d) information enabling an assessment of the applicant’s intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for.” Within Annex II (...


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You can provide them with your last 6 month pay slips from your former company and also make sure you provide your payroll bank statement that reflects your income from the previous employment. Besides, you better write a cover letter that explains your situation.


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You are "Self-employed", and you proof this with the contract or/and payments you receive from you "employers" (or bank account where you have regularly payment from the company).. If you should notify somehow your country about your self-employment (taxes, social security, etc.), you will get additional official documents. I think you should attach some ...


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Without seeing the refusal notice, your summary suggests a number of shortcomings in application. Finances: while she is employed, her funds were insufficient (regardless of where the monies are). As importantly, she has to to prove her capabilities independent of your sponsorship; actually, sponsorship raises the bar. Employment status: That the ECO ...


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VFS Global in India appear to have made a No Objection Certificate mandatory: No Objection certificate is required for the following categories Children under the age of 18 needs to have it from both the parents. In case of one parent traveling along with the child, NOC from the other parent is mandatory. An employee working with an organization needs to ...


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At least in Middle East, Schengen embassies want HR to say in a letter that We know Mr. XYZ wishes to go to Country ABC for tourism purpose from 11/22/33 to 44/55/66, and we have no objection to it. Mr.XYZ's proposed date of resuming duty is 77/88/99. More specifically, embassies require the following included in a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the ...


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You can find the detailed list of requirements here In short, you need A valid passport The filled form The processing fee Two pictures Travel itinerary Proof of accomodation Documents supporting your status in Canada (your PR card typically) Last 3 bank statements Travel insurance Proof of status in Canada This last one is important, they're looking for ...


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