not good news....
I received a letter last night from the home office. It says I haven't provided sufficient evidence of cohabitation for ILR. I need to provide more evidence in 28 days (mind you it took the letter 4 days to arrive because they sent it 2nd class mail) for my application to be considered properly. What am I going to do now?
I've given them everything I had originally sent along with my spousal application which was approved. Unfortunately my wife and I ha vent changed all the bills into joint names because this was just easier as she had everything in place when I arrived 2 years ago. I've sent them pay slips and Barclay's bank statements that have my name and address on it. How much more could they want? I phoned Virgin today to change the cable bill and they said you cant have "joint" names on the bill. So what am I supposed to do? This was the reason we didn't change everything to joint because its a pain to do so plus they fees etc... I really am frustrated now and I dint think this is really fair at all. If they really dint think I live where I say I live they can pop over for a cuppa anytime they want.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!!
How many bank statements did you provide? Did you provide one for each quarter of the year for the two years back? I'm not sure what your ILR situation is, but I think read you needed that many documents for spousal ILR (which didn't apply to me so I didn't study that too closely). Before I went for ILR (we did Form Set(O) for a work permit holder and his dependant, neither of us British), I called the UKBA and was told proof of cohabitation in my case was just one document from the first six months and one from the second six months of each of the past two years (either one document with both our names, or two separate documents for each of us with just our own names for each 6-month period).
I went ahead and brought much more than that to our in-person ILR appointment. The caseworker then just asked for ONE document from each of the last two years, so I handed over two council tax bills that had both our names and that was it. She didn't even want bank statments, just the last 3 months of payslips. It's all down to the caseworker and the particulars of a given application as to what they want, I guess.
If I were you, I'd look over exactly how many documents are required and rustle up at least that many. As far as I know, they don't have to be all different sources. They could all be bank statements or all credit card bills (doesn't hurt to mix it up if you can, but if you just have them from one source, provide plenty of that spread out over the two years).