WHAT IS VAF4A APPENDIX 2 FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FORM?
Lately, there’s “havoc” ensuing the Home Office’s release of the new Financial Requirement Form. Everyone was confused what’s with the newly released form! I am also one of those with confusion written all over my face.
On this note, I am dissecting in here the following facts about the newly released form and the role of this appendix in the success of your settlement visa.
A. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD (2013) VAF4A APPENDIX 2 FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT VERSUS THE 2018 VERSION
The only thing that’s changed is the date. Check photos for reference.
B. IMPORTANCE OF THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT FORM
This Financial Requirement Form is very essential and forms part of your whole requirements which is sent to the Home Office Decision Making Center in Sheffield for assessment. The information you fill in this form is very crucial in order for the Home Office to assess your application. In other words, this is in lieu of the personal interview. The Home Office also reminds the applicants and their sponsors to submit all supporting documents they deem necessary to help the Entry Clearance Officer make a decision on the application. It is always the applicants and the sponsors’ responsibility to satisfy the ECO of the genuineness of the intention and of the documents submitted.
C. WHO ARE THE INTENDED RECIPIENTS OF THIS FORM?
- The spouse or civil partner of someone settled in the UK;
- The child of a parent who is applying for entry clearance as a partner or the child who is applying to join their parent who is already in the UK and has been granted limited leave as partner granted under the Immigration Rules in force on 09 July 2012; or
- The fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner of someone settled in the UK; or
- The unmarried or same-sex partner of someone settled in the UK; or
- The Post Flight family member (spouse or civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner, fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner) of someone with limited leave to enter or remain in the UK as refugee or is the beneficiary of humanitarian protection; or
- The Post Flight family member (spouse or civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partner, fiancé(e) or proposed civil partner or child) of someone with limited leave to enter or remain in the UK as a refugee or is the beneficiary of humanitarian protection.
The form must be completed in English with blue or black inked pen. If you don’t belong to any of the mentioned categories, you are using the wrong form/appendix.
D. LINK TO THE FORM