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FLR-M Checklist
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:49:41 PM »
Hi All,

I am planning on applying for my FLR-m the first week of February. After much research, the below is what I have pulled together that will be needed. Can you please look at let me know if I am missing anything?

Required
- Online application
- Payslips - July - January
- Bank statements - July -January - stamped and signed by the bank
- Letter from work confirming my salary, length and type of employment, and confirming that my payslips are genuine
- Mine and husbands passports
- BRP
- Marriage certificate
- Letters covering the past 2 years, spread out about every 4 months. Either addressed to both of us, or addressed individually in the same month. I have yet to go through our mail and sort this, but we have loads, so not too worried.

Unsure?
- Do I need to provide my lease?
- Do I need to provide my work contract?
- Do I need some sort of letter explaining how we are meeting the financial requirements? I think my husband wrote something like that for our first visa...

I am assuming that once I begin the application, it will be fairly straight forward on how to book my biometrics etc? Will I be able to keep my passport? And am I allowed to travel while it is being processed, or should I not? I have a hen party in Cork in April, so I am hoping to have everything back by then!

Thank you in advance!

Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 02:33:23 PM »
Hi All,

I am planning on applying for my FLR-m the first week of February. After much research, the below is what I have pulled together that will be needed. Can you please look at let me know if I am missing anything?

Required
- Online application
- Payslips - July - January
- Bank statements - July -January - stamped and signed by the bank
- Letter from work confirming my salary, length and type of employment, and confirming that my payslips are genuine
- Mine and husbands passports
- BRP
- Marriage certificate
- Letters covering the past 2 years, spread out about every 4 months. Either addressed to both of us, or addressed individually in the same month. I have yet to go through our mail and sort this, but we have loads, so not too worried.

Unsure?
- Do I need to provide my lease?
- Do I need to provide my work contract?
- Do I need some sort of letter explaining how we are meeting the financial requirements? I think my husband wrote something like that for our first visa...


The lease is mandatory, are both your names on it? If not, you'll also need a letter of permission from the landlord.
Job contract is optional.
You do not need a letter. If you have any unusual circumstances which require an explanation, you can include one.
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 02:38:27 PM »
OK, great. Yes both of our names are on the lease. I'm assuming it's fine to just rint off the copy I have in my emails?
Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 10:11:47 AM »
OK, great. Yes both of our names are on the lease. I'm assuming it's fine to just rint off the copy I have in my emails?

If that's all you were ever given, then yes but if you have a paper original, use that.
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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 06:31:52 PM »
When you scan your BRP be sure to send scans of both sides.


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 11:18:09 AM »
Doesn't she also need mail from the past two years with both their names on it to prove they've been living together?
October 30th: submitted online application
November 8th: biometrics taken
November 11th: Online application received in Sheffield
November 12th: passport and documents sent via UPS
November 13th: documents received in NY
December 5th: "application has been concluded" text message
December 9th: passport received via UPS. Approved!
December 30th: Arrived in UK


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 12:18:18 PM »
Doesn't she also need mail from the past two years with both their names on it to prove they've been living together?

Yes, that’s already in their list in the post above, though as mentioned, they haven’t gone through their mail yet to select the 6 documents they will be using.


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 03:04:01 PM »
Yes, that’s already in their list in the post above, though as mentioned, they haven’t gone through their mail yet to select the 6 documents they will be using.


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Ah, I missed that. Sorry.
October 30th: submitted online application
November 8th: biometrics taken
November 11th: Online application received in Sheffield
November 12th: passport and documents sent via UPS
November 13th: documents received in NY
December 5th: "application has been concluded" text message
December 9th: passport received via UPS. Approved!
December 30th: Arrived in UK


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 10:22:10 PM »
Hi all,

My app is submitted and I have my biometrics on Friday! We have everything uploaded, but something occurred to me that I thought I would double check on.

I'm using July through January payslips. My july payslip is dated July 25th, and my January payslip is dated January 24th. So though I technically have seven months of payslips, the time between the dates on the first and last is one day short of six months. Should I add June too? Or is the seven payslips enough.

Probably a silly question, but I would rather be safe than sorry!

Thanks

Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2020, 07:46:36 AM »
As you said, rather safe than sorry.  Add the extra payslip.  It isn't about how many pieces of paper you give them (my husband was paid weekly, so I gave them 30-something!).  It's about covering the FULL six months.  You can most definitely be refused for being one day short.  Don't forget to submit bank statements that cover the FULL six months, including the June statement you're about to add.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2020, 07:51:14 AM »
Alright, I will add and get an updated letter from my employer and June stamped bank statements! Even if it's not needed, it'll make me feel better! I'm very excited for this to be done
Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2020, 08:43:09 AM »
Hi all,

My app is submitted and I have my biometrics on Friday! We have everything uploaded, but something occurred to me that I thought I would double check on.

I'm using July through January payslips. My july payslip is dated July 25th, and my January payslip is dated January 24th. So though I technically have seven months of payslips, the time between the dates on the first and last is one day short of six months. Should I add June too? Or is the seven payslips enough.

Probably a silly question, but I would rather be safe than sorry!

Thanks

I had the same thought when I submitted! I definitely included the additional payslip since I was four days short between my June and December payslips of that exact six month period. So I put in the May payslip just to be sure.

Also a note of caution with the December payslip, I got paid earlier than the date on my payslip cause of the Christmas holiday. Make sure your employer letter either explains or verifies any discrepancies between the date on the payslip and actual day the amount hits your account. All my payslips (barring December) reflected the actual I was paid, but I got an updated letter to explain why December was the wonky month.

And good luck on your application! My biometrics is on Tuesday, and I'm absolutely racked with nerves lol
2013: US gal meets Brit boy during study abroad.
2015: Travel to UK for MA programme
2016: US gal marries Brit boy
2017: Survived a rejected FLR(M) & the wait for Non-Priority Spousal Visa (✿◠‿◠)
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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2020, 09:02:14 AM »
Alright, I will add and get an updated letter from my employer and June stamped bank statements! Even if it's not needed, it'll make me feel better! I'm very excited for this to be done

Why do you need an updated employer letter?  Do you need it to authenticate the payslip (not all payslips need to be authenticated... it's only necessary if you printed them yourself)?

The letter should be dated before the application date.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2020, 09:03:46 AM »
I had the same thought when I submitted! I definitely included the additional payslip since I was four days short between my June and December payslips of that exact six month period. So I put in the May payslip just to be sure.

Also a note of caution with the December payslip, I got paid earlier than the date on my payslip cause of the Christmas holiday. Make sure your employer letter either explains or verifies any discrepancies between the date on the payslip and actual day the amount hits your account. All my payslips (barring December) reflected the actual I was paid, but I got an updated letter to explain why December was the wonky month.

And good luck on your application! My biometrics is on Tuesday, and I'm absolutely racked with nerves lol

Yours was actually the post I read that made me question it! My husband thinks I'm paranoid, but I don't want any inkling of doubt before my biometrics, so I will definitely add my June payslips too.

Good shout on the payment dates! I made sure my letter addressed those too, just to be safes. It's such a process! I haven't been sleeping well with worry about the whole thing. Good luck to you!
Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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Re: FLR-M Checklist
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2020, 09:05:17 AM »
Why do you need an updated employer letter?  Do you need it to authenticate the payslip (not all payslips need to be authenticated... it's only necessary if you printed them yourself)?

The letter should be dated before the application date.

I need it to authenticate the payslips. Should I ask them to predate it to before my visa application?
Documents sent May 22, 2017
Received: May 25, 2017
Decision email: August 9, 2017
Status: APPROVED! Documents received August 21, 2017
Apply for FLR-M: February 4th, 2020


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