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I have applied but not held the required funds for 28 days before I applied

I have applied, but I had not held the required funds for 28 days before I applied

You must have held the required money in your bank account for a consecutive 28 day period BEFORE you submit your online immigration application. Although you are allowed 45 working days to attend your appointment, the Home Office will not count any money held after the date you submitted your online immigration application.

How do I know what date I submitted my online immigration application?

It is the date when you paid the application fee.

What can I do if I submitted my immigration application before I had held the funds for 28 days?

If you meet all the following there is a solution:

  • Your previous immigration permission has not expired; and
  • You have not attended an appointment to enrol your biometrics; and
  • You have now held the required funds for 28 days; and

If you meet all three requirements, or you will meet these requirements before your immigration permission expires, you can submit a new online application as soon as you have held the required funds for at least 28 days. You will have to pay the fee for the Immigration Health Surcharge and the application fee again. 

Contact Advice and Counselling for advice about making your new application and whether you will need to withdraw your previous application. 

What if I do not meet all three requirements above?

If you do not meet all the requirements above, please contact a Welfare Adviser at the Advice and Counselling Service urgently.

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