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
DocumentNotesType
Current PassportPlease scan bio-data page and all stamped pagesMandatory
Previous PassportsPlease scan bio-data page and all stamped pagesMandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory
Tuberculosis Test Certificate – from UKVI approved medical centreMedical Centres Info
From Spouse
Document Notes Type
Spouse’s passportMandatory
National ID cardIf he has oneMandatory
Payslipslast 6 monthsMandatory
P60Mandatory
Pension Payments/StatementIf he has oneMandatory
Most recent HMRC Self Assessment Tax ReturnIf Self-EmployedMandatory
Bank Statementslast 6 monthsMandatory
Evidence of Relationship
Document Notes Type
Marriage certificateMandatory
Photographs togetherMandatory
Proof of communication – eg telephone calls, Emails, printouts from Facebook, SkypeMandatory
Joint Tenancy Agreementif appliesMandatory
Joint Billsif appliesMandatory
Correspondences addressed to each of you showing same addressif appliesMandatory
Supporting letter from family and friendsMandatory
Remittances or Bank transfersMandatory
Children – passport and birth certificateif anyMandatory
Proof of Holidays togetherMandatory
Other Documents
Document Notes Type
Home Office Lettersif anyOptional
History of Travels Abroad (for the past 10 years)Please complete the attached traveldate spreadsheetMandatory
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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