SOLE DIRECTOR OF A LIMITED COMPANY: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO EVIDENCE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENT NEEDED FOR UK SPOUSE VISA APPLICATION

What general documents do applicants need to submit for the financial requirement under self-employment – sole director of a limited company?

  1. A copy of the last full financial year Company Tax Return CT600 and the electronic or written acknowledgment from HMRC
  2. Evidence of registration with the Registrar of Companies at Companies House
  3. Corporate/business bank statements covering the same 12-month period as the Company Tax Return CT600
  4. A current Appointment Report from Companies House
  5. Either of the following, whichever is applicable:
    • If the company is required to produce annual audited accounts, such accounts for the last full financial year.
    • If the company is not required to produce annual audited accounts, unaudited accounts for the last full financial year and an accountant’s certificate of confirmation, from an accountant who is a member of a UK Recognized Supervisory Body (as defined in the Companies Act 2006) or who is a member of the Institute of Financial Accountants.

     

  6. Submit one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of VAT registration and the VAT return for the last full financial year (a copy or print-out) confirming the VAT registration number, if turnover is in excess of £79,000 or was in excess of the threshold which applied during the last full financial year; or
  • Proof of ownership or lease of business premises’; or
  • Original proof of registration with HMRC as an employer for the purposes of PAYE and National Insurance, proof of PAYE reference number and Accounts Office reference number. This evidence may be in the form of a certified copy of the documentation issued by HMRC.

What documents do the applicants need to provide if their sponsor is a director of the company, or is an employee of the company, or both, and receives a salary from the company?

  1. Payslips and P60 (if issued) covering the same period as the Company Tax Return CT600.
  2. Personal bank statements covering the same 12-month period as the Company Tax Return CT600 showing that the salary as a director or employee of the company (or both) was paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly.

What documents do the applicants need to provide if their sponsor receives dividends from the company?

  1. Dividend vouchers for all dividends declared in favor of the person during or in respect of the period covered by the Company Tax Return CT600 showing the company’s and the person’s details with the person’s net dividend amount and tax credit.
  2. Personal bank statement(s) showing that those dividends were paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly.

What documents do the applicants need to provide for the on-going employment of their sponsor as a director or other employee of the company or of on-going receipt of dividend income from the company?

  1. payslips (or dividend vouchers) and personal bank statements showing than in the period since the latest 12-month period covered by the Company Tax Return CT600
  2. the person’s salary as a director or employee of the company (or both) (or dividend income from the company) was paid into an account in the name of the person or in the name of the person and their partner jointly
  3. Could also provide the following evidence: ongoing payment of business rates, business-related insurance premiums or employer National Insurance contributions in relation to the company.

 

sources:

Click to access Appendix_FM_1_7_Financial_Requirement_Final.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-fm-se-family-members-specified-evidence

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