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Hie everyone, I live in Malaysia and just had my work permit approved here (I am African). I recently graduated and have been invited for an on-site interview by a Software Engineering company in London.

The thing is I don’t have 6 months payslips yet, is this a cause for concern? I had been working as intern at another company (pending graduation) and my bank statements only show my internship salary.

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While there is no strict rule about how much money or how many statements are needed, with more statements the decision-maker will be able to see more easily your financial status and pattern of income/expenditure. The rule of thumb is six statements over a period of six months and the six month period should end with the most recent statement prior to submitting the application.

First-time applicants, those without a travel history or with any kind of adverse Immigration history, etc. are best to submit the full 6 months’ worth.

https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/66104/should-i-submit-bank-statements-when-applying-for-a-uk-visa-what-do-they-say-ab

  • Prior to my application I was earning an equivalent of USD 250 each month for the last 6 months (which is present in my bank statements) at my full time job I will be earning an equivalent of USD 1500 per month, could this help my case? – Mark20 Sep 21 at 0:10
  • @Mark20 You need to satisfy UKVI that you are a genuine visitor who has sufficient funds available for the trip and will leave the UK at the end of your planned visit (V4.2 gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/…). Having a full-time job helps prove the latter, but future earnings don't help prove you have enough funds right now. – Traveller Sep 21 at 5:18

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