Please note, a letter from your hospital certifying maintenance is not an acceptable method of certification.
What is the purpose?
The certification is used to ensure that you and any dependents joining are able to support themselves without recourse to public funds.
Will my hospital offer maintenance?
Most Tier 2 sponsors guarantee their prospective employees’ maintenance by stating on the CoS they will cover the applicant’s maintenance and accommodation costs for the first month of employment in the UK.
Only ‘A-rated’ sponsors have this option which covers the vast majority of employers with Tier 2 sponsorship licenses.
What if my trust will not guarantee maintenance?
This is unusual but not unheard of.
If the trust will not guarantee maintenance then you must prove that you have personal savings of at least £945 continuously for a 90-day period, no more than 31 days prior to the date of your application.
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