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Do I need to provide evidence of maintenance funds?

Yes. You must be able to provide bank statements showing that you have had at least £1,270 in your bank account for the 28 days immediately before the visa application is submitted. This requirement can be avoided if your sponsor agrees to ‘certify your maintenance’ on the Certificate of Sponsorship.

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