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FLR(M) Document Checklist
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:27:45 PM »
Hello all,  how does this look.

My wife is the Applicant.  I am the British spouse.  We are using cash savings. 
I am fried from collating and shaping this over the last three days so some objective advice from a fresh mind would be very welcome.

Upload section: Proof of Identity / Travel History
My UK Passport
My UK Birth Certificate
Applicant's BRP

Upload Section: Proof of Application
Verification Checks Consent. Page 1 signed by Applicant. Pages 2+3 signed by Spouse.
Spouse Declaration
Applicant's Passport
Statutory declaration by me as Spouse verifying where the savings have come from and overall picture including travel together over 12 years.

Upload Section: Other
Marriage Cert
Council Tax Bills JUNE2017 - MAR2020 (joint names).
IELTS A2 Language Certificate
Birth Cert - Child 1
Birth Cert - Child 2
UK Birth Registration - Child 1
UK Birth Registration - Child 2
UK Passport - Child 1
UK Passport - Child 2

Upload Section - Residence in the UK
Council Tax Bills JUNE2017 - MAR2020 (joint names).
Land Registry and Title
Mortgage Statement (which I am waiting for).
Correspondence evidence of cohabitation:
Jan 2018 Wife - GP Registration Confirmation
Jan 2018  Me -  Sky Bill
May 2018 Joint - Gas and Electricity Bills
Sep 2018 Joint - Citibank Bank Statement
Jan 2019 Joint - Lloyds Bank Statement with some transactions
May 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
May 2019 Me - Amex Bill
Sep 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Sep 2019 Me - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Jan 2020 Joint - LLoyds Bank Statement

Upload Section - Finances
Original Bank Statements June2019 to Jan2020. These are not stamped but are the original paper statements that were posted to me.
Payslips 2007-2017 (evidence of source of savings).    **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Income Tax bills 2007-2017      **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Employment Letters 2007-2017      **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Sale of a property in 2017.       **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**

Upload Section - Medical Information
IHS Surcharge Paid Certificate

Upload Sections left empty:  Proof of Business,    Life Events,    Sponsors/Employment,     Educational.

All the best,

Matt.







« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 09:30:57 PM by mbmoffat »
UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 09:40:31 PM »

Upload Section - Finances
Original Bank Statements June2019 to Jan2020. These are not stamped but are the original paper statements that were posted to me.
Payslips 2007-2017 (evidence of source of savings).    **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Income Tax bills 2007-2017      **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Employment Letters 2007-2017      **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**
Sale of a property in 2017.       **Not requested but I figured I can't be penalised for too much info**


As you are using cash savings, remove everything you have here except the original bank statements. While you wouldn't be penalised per se, it will very much confuse the application and could lead to a refusal in error.

Savings is the easiest category, you only need those bank statements and the declaration.
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) Document Checklist
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 09:40:34 PM »
Okay, your documents are all over the place.

You have several  things you do not need. And it’s never a good idea to send more than is required, because that will only confuse the application.

You do not need your UK birth certificate.

If you are relying on cash savings, then the ONLY documents you need for the finances are:
- 6 months of bank statements showing the balance has not fallen below £62,500 for even 1 day
- Declaration of source of savings (if some of the savings are from the sale of a house, I would include the house sale document as well)

You do NOT need to send any payslips or bank statements for proof of employment... let alone 10 YEARS worth!

For the accommodation, you only need your Land Registry document, latest mortgage statement and your most recent council tax bill

For relationship evidence it’s your marriage certificate and 6 documents in each name. If you already have those 6 documents in each name, you do NOT need to include 3 years of council tax statements.

You do not need to send any pictures or evidence of travel. What you are proving with this application is that you have lived together in the same house in the U.K. for the last 2.5 years.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 09:51:23 PM »
So, what you want to send is (not sure if I have them in the correct upload sections):

Upload section: Proof of Identity / Travel History
Sponsor's UK Passport
Applicant's passport
Applicant's BRP
IELTS A2 Language Certificate (not sure which section this goes in though)

Upload Section: Proof of Application
Verification Checks Consent. Page 1 signed by Applicant. Pages 2+3 signed by Spouse.
Sponsor's Declaration
IHS payment details

Upload Section - Finances
Original Bank Statements June2019 to Jan2020.
Statement of source of savings

Upload Section - Residence in the UK
Land Registry document
Mortgage Statement
Most recent council tax statement

Relationship Evidence (is there a section for this?)
- Marriage Certificate
- 6 documents in each name showing cohabitation

Upload Section: Other - not sure what is supposed to go in this section
- Childrens' birth certificates/passports etc.


Upload Sections left empty
Proof of Business,   
Life Events,   
Sponsors/Employment,     
Educational. 
Medical Information


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 10:27:54 PM »
Fantastic advice. I will start streamlining and be back with an updated Checklist.

Thank you both so much

Matt
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 11:11:13 PM by mbmoffat »
UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 12:42:38 PM »
OK I think I have this now.  I have stripped out the extraneous docs.

Upload section: Proof of Identity / Travel History
My UK Passport
Applicant's BRP

Upload Section: Proof of Application
Verification Checks Consent. Page 1 signed by Applicant. Pages 2+3 signed by Spouse.
Family Declaration of Spouse
Applicant's Passport (Sopra says on the upload page this goes in here - odd but going with it)
IHS Surcharge Paid Confirmation

Upload Section: Other
Marriage Certificate
IELTS A2 Language Certificate
Birth Cert - Child 1
Birth Cert - Child 2
UK Passport - Child 1
UK Passport - Child 2

Upload Section - Residence in the UK
Council Tax Bill (joint names).
Land Registry and Title of UK property we own.
Mortgage Statement (which I am waiting for).
Correspondence evidence of cohabitation:
Jan 2018 Wife - GP Registration Confirmation
Jan 2018  Me -  Sky Bill
May 2018 Joint - Gas and Electricity Bills
Sep 2018 Joint - Citibank Bank Statement
Jan 2019 Joint - Lloyds Bank Statement
May 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
May 2019 Me - Amex Bill
Sep 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Sep 2019 Me - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Jan 2020 Joint - LLoyds Bank Statement

Upload Section - Finances
Financial Declaration - Source of Savings (income and sale of property).
Original Bank Statements June2019 to Jan2020. These are not stamped but are the original paper statements that were posted to me.
Evidence of sale of property

Upload Sections left empty:   Proof of Business,    Life Events,    Medical Information,     Sponsors/Employment,    Educational.

There isn't a Relationship Evidence Section.   

all the best Matt
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 01:41:01 PM by mbmoffat »
UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 05:32:00 PM »
OK I think I have this now.  I have stripped out the extraneous docs.

Upload section: Proof of Identity / Travel History
My UK Passport
Applicant's BRP

Upload Section: Proof of Application
Verification Checks Consent. Page 1 signed by Applicant. Pages 2+3 signed by Spouse.
Family Declaration of Spouse
Applicant's Passport (Sopra says on the upload page this goes in here - odd but going with it)
IHS Surcharge Paid Confirmation

Upload Section: Other
Marriage Certificate
IELTS A2 Language Certificate
Birth Cert - Child 1
Birth Cert - Child 2
UK Passport - Child 1
UK Passport - Child 2

Upload Section - Residence in the UK
Council Tax Bill (joint names).
Land Registry and Title of UK property we own.
Mortgage Statement (which I am waiting for).
Correspondence evidence of cohabitation:
Jan 2018 Wife - GP Registration Confirmation
Jan 2018  Me -  Sky Bill
May 2018 Joint - Gas and Electricity Bills
Sep 2018 Joint - Citibank Bank Statement
Jan 2019 Joint - Lloyds Bank Statement
May 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
May 2019 Me - Amex Bill
Sep 2019 Wife - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Sep 2019 Me - EE Mobile Phone Bill
Jan 2020 Joint - LLoyds Bank Statement

Upload Section - Finances
Financial Declaration - Source of Savings (income and sale of property).
Original Bank Statements June2019 to Jan2020. These are not stamped but are the original paper statements that were posted to me.
Evidence of sale of property

Upload Sections left empty:   Proof of Business,    Life Events,    Medical Information,     Sponsors/Employment,    Educational.

There isn't a Relationship Evidence Section.   

all the best Matt

That's much better, looks good.
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) Document Checklist
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 02:25:55 PM »

Biometric and Doc Submission Appointment at 11am today completed.
The (very nice and very competent) Sopra Steria lady seemed comfortable that everything was in order.
She checked all the files that I had uploaded.

Now waiting....
UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 03:35:17 PM »
Biometric and Doc Submission Appointment at 11am today completed.
The (very nice and very competent) Sopra Steria lady seemed comfortable that everything was in order.
She checked all the files that I had uploaded.

Now waiting....

Best of luck!  :) Are you using the 24 hour service?
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) Document Checklist
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 03:39:59 PM »
Best of luck!  :) Are you using the 24 hour service?

Thank you :) and yes - Super Priority
UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 03:45:27 PM »
Thank you :) and yes - Super Priority

Not long now then!  :)
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) Document Checklist
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 04:22:21 PM »
Approval email came 4 hours after Biometric appointment.

Dear Mrs XXXX XXXX,
 
I'm pleased to confirm that your application for leave to remain as a spouse has now been granted. You will receive your decision letter and biometric residence permit (BRP) in due course and these will confirm your immigration status.
 
Thank you for using our super priority service.
 
Kind Regards,
 
E Ritchie
FLR(M)
AO Caseworker
UK Visas and Immigration


One thing to note is I didn't have my mortgage statement as the bank promised me they had sent it 3 times but it never arrived.
So I got an old letter from the mortgage bank confirming the account number then 6 months recent bank statements highlighting the payments made to that account each month, then bundled it into a Statutory Declaration by a solicitor (£5 for the declaration + £2 for exhibits so £9 total) ...
That's the kind of workaround the Immigration Barrister used for our first Spouse Visa application when docs were not perfect.

UK Spouse Visa
Met/Married/Children:     2008/2009/2012
Initial Application Online:    24th April 2017. [Priority]
Biometrics:                             5th May 2017.
Decision/Passport returned: 24th/27th July 2017 - 54BD.
Landed UK:                               17th Aug 2017
FLR(M) Application:                21st Jan 2020. [Super Priority]
FLR(M) Biometrics:                 6th Feb 2020.
FLR(M) Approval email:          6th Feb 2020.
ILR Intended Application Date:  21st Aug 2022.


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Re: FLR(M) Document Checklist
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 04:54:15 PM »
Approval email came 4 hours after Biometric appointment.

Hoorah!  ;D [smiley=balloon.gif] [smiley=juggle.gif] [smiley=guitarist.gif] [smiley=joker.gif]
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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