3. Documents you must provide
When you apply you’ll need to provide:
- your certificate of sponsorship reference number
- a bank or building society statement or letter that shows you have enough personal savings (unless your certificate of sponsorship shows your sponsor can support you)
- a current passport or travel document to prove you can travel - you need a page in your passport that’s blank on both sides for your visa
- expired passports or travel documents if you need them to show your travel history
- your tuberculosis test results if you’re from a listed country
You may need to provide additional documents depending on your circumstances.
If your documents aren’t in English or Welsh you’ll need to send a certified translation.
Proof you’ve worked for your employer outside the UK
After you apply you might be asked to prove you’ve worked for your employer for a certain amount of time.
The length of time depends on what visa you’re applying for:
- Long-term Staff earning £73,900 or less - 12 months
- Long-term Staff earning more than £73,900 - no minimum time
- Graduate Trainee - 3 months
If you’re asked, you’ll need to show you’ve been paid by your employer over this time period. You can provide:
- original printed payslips
- copies of online payslips supported by a letter from your sponsor signed by a senior staff member
- bank or building society statements
- a building society pass book