Documents Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your application.

It should be noted that the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.
The documents we will require from you are as follows:

From Applicant
Document Notes Type
Current Passport Please scan bio-data page and all stamped pages Mandatory
Previous Passports Please scan bio-data page and all stamped pages Mandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2) (Photo Guidance) Mandatory
Tuberculosis Test Certificate – from UKVI approved medical centre Medical Centres Info
From Spouse
Document  Notes  Type
Spouse’s passport Mandatory
National ID card If he has one Mandatory
Payslips last 6 months Mandatory
P60 Mandatory
Pension Payments/Statement If he has one Mandatory
Most recent HMRC Self Assessment Tax Return If Self-Employed Mandatory
Bank Statements last 6 months Mandatory
Evidence of Relationship
Document  Notes  Type
Marriage certificate Mandatory
Photographs together Mandatory
Proof of communication – eg telephone calls, Emails, printouts from Facebook, Skype Mandatory
Joint Tenancy Agreement if applies Mandatory
Joint Bills if applies Mandatory
Correspondences addressed to each of you showing same address if applies Mandatory
Supporting letter from family and friends Mandatory
Remittances or Bank transfers Mandatory
Children – passport and birth certificate if any Mandatory
Proof of Holidays together Mandatory
Other Documents
Document  Notes  Type
Home Office Letters if any Optional
History of Travels Abroad (for the past 10 years) Please complete the attached traveldate spreadsheet Mandatory
Documents required by: ASAP
Also, please complete the following online form(s) if you have not done so already. Form(s)
Initial Enquiry
UK Immigration Application
EEA Application Form

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

If you are posting the documents, they should be sent to: iam (immigration and migration), Suite 8, 225 Marsh Wall,  Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14 9FW. Please send this as recorded or special delivery for tracking purposes. You are not required to inform us. You can track your parcel with Royal Mail (track and trace) http://track2.royalmail.com
Please let us know if you cannot provide anything listed and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide. Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records


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