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.


  • 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, 2019 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, 2019 at 5:18

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