British Embassy Settlement Visa Support Document Advice Check List
To enable us to consider your application please provide those documents listed below. If you have already submitted any of the documents indicated, please regard this as a check list only. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and an Interviewing Entry Clearance Officer may request additional documents.
Please provide original documents plus one photocopy of each document
[In practice different Embassy employees offer different advice on whether copies are required or not, and a number of Forum members have had no problem submitting originals only. The above is what is stated on the Embassy�s check list for Applicants
1. Your previous passport(s) or a copy of the police report, if lost [APPLICANT]
2. Full copy of your husband / wife or fiancé(e)'s passport showing all stamps and visas for UK and Thailand [SPONSOR]
3. Evidence of your financial position (original bank book(s), wage slips, land & property deeds etc) [APPLICANT]
4. Evidence of your employment (past and present) together with evidence of salary paid [APPLICANT]
5. Evidence of contact between yourself and your husband / wife or fiancé(e) - eg: e-mails, letters, telephone bills, cards and/or photos [APPLICANT & SPONSOR]
6. Birth / Marriage / Divorce / Death certificate(s) as appropriate to show you and your husband / wife or fiancé(e)'s marital status [APPLICANT & SPONSOR]
7. Documents detailed on the attached sheet concerning your sponsor's ability to support and accommodate you in the UK [SPONSOR]
8. Birth certificate(s) of all your children regardless of whether you intend to take them to the UK at this point [APPLICANT]
9. Documents specified below [the embassy may or may not add an additional list of required documentation here but naturally you will not know what, if any, additional documentation might be required until the application has been made and the Applicant has been contacted by the embassy
Support and Accommodation
As a sponsor you may be asked to provide evidence that you can support and/or accommodate the person whom you are sponsoring to enter the United Kingdom. The usual form of evidence that is acceptable to this office to support your claim to be able to provide financial support to someone would be:
a. Wage/Salary slips for the last three months.
(To show that you have a regular income adequate to provide the level of support required.)
b. If you have your own company in the United Kingdom you should provide attested copies of the company's annual accounts for the last two years.
c. If you are self-employed you should submit attested copies of your last two years' Income Tax returns.
d. Your last six months' bank statements.
(To give an indication of your financial standing and level of continuing financial commitments.)
If you are sponsoring someone who wishes to settle in the United Kingdom as your dependant (i.e. wife fiancé/e, child, etc.) you have to show that there will be adequate accommodation for them, and you, in accommodation of your own or which you and they will accommodate solely. Acceptable evidence of this would be:
a. Full details of the accommodation available
i.e. number of rooms and their intended use e.g. bedroom, kitchen, living-room, etc.)
b. Full details of all those people who will be occupying the accommodation, including details of their ages and sex.
c. If you are buying the accommodation on a mortgage, we will need to see evidence of this from your mortgage company.
d. If you will be renting property, we will need to see an attested copy of the Tenancy Agreement which should be for a minimum period of six months.
This leaflet is for guidance only. Each visa application is considered on its own merits and, as such, the documents described above must not be considered the definitive list of documentary requirements required in support of visa applications.