Form Vaf1b - Family Visitor Page 9


Part 11
supporting documents checklist
Please ensure you submit all the relevant original documents that you want the Entry clearance officer to see when considering
your application. The list below is for guidance only. It is not a list of documents that you should or must supply. The uK Immigration
rules make it clear that it is your responsibility to satisfy the Entry clearance officer that you are genuinely seeking entry to the
uK for the purpose and duration that you have stated. submission of particular documents does not guarantee that your visa will
be issued. It is your decision how you satisfy the Entry clearance officer that your intentions are as you state in your application.
It is your choice which documents you submit.
It is better to explain why you do not have a document than to submit a false document. Your application will be automatically refused and
you may be banned from coming to the UK for 10 years if you use a false document, lie or withhold relevant information. You may also be
banned if you have breached immigration laws in the UK.
Finances and employment
All applicants
A valid travel document or passport
Evidence of your current employment/self employment/
occupation/work/studies/other means of support
One passport sized colour photograph. This must not be more
Evidence of your total monthly income from all sources of
than 6 months old. (Please see photograph box below for
employment or occupation after tax
full details)
The appropriate fee
Evidence of any income from other sources e.g. friends, family,
savings, property etc
If you are not a national of the country in which you are applying,
evidence of your permission to be in that country e.g. a residence
Family visitor
permit, visa, green card
Evidence of the family member(s) in the UK that you intend
Evidence to support the information you have given (see below
to visit. This could be a copy of their bio data page (the page
for more details)
containing their photograph) from their UK passport or EEA
Previous passport(s)
passport/ID card; or if they are not a UK/EEA national, evidence
Evidence of how your trip is to be funded
of their permission to stay in the United Kingdom e.g. copy of
letter granting leave to remain from the Home Office, copy of
Personal Details section
stamps/visas in their passport(s) along with a copy of their bio
data page (the page containing their photograph) from their
Unless single, please provide evidence of your marital status
passport, etc.
e.g. marriage or civil partnership certificate, divorce certificate,
death certificate
Letter from family member/sponsor, supporting the visit
You may be asked to present written notification from the child’s
parent or legal guardian that they consent to the child’s visit
(including evidence from your legal guardian to support their
claim to be your legal guardian)
The official record of any conviction(s), detailing the crime(s) you
were convicted of and the sentence(s) you received
Your photograph must be:
• Colour
• Passport style and size (45mm high x 35mm wide)
• A recent and true likeness, showing full face, with no hat, helmet or sunglasses, although you can wear everyday glasses
• Original - that is not digitally or optically altered (for example it must not be ‘photoshopped’ or ‘touched-up’)
• Taken against an off-white, cream or light grey background so that your features are clearly distinguishable against the background
• Printed on low-gloss, plain-white photo-quality paper (with no watermarks or embossing)
Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause a delay in processing your application.
“To know your customs obligations when travelling to the uK, please consult notice 1, found at To know
what controls exist for bringing your belongings and private motor vehicles into the uK, please consult notice 3.”
Please note that from the end of 2009 the rules for family visitors are changing, these will include the role of a sponsor who will have
responsibilities relating to their visitor. You are advised to check the website if you apply after this date.


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