I am from Costa Rica and I wish to go to Scotland for tourism & to visit my UK citizen boyfriend in December. I'll be staying there with him in his flat for 5 weeks, and he also will support me financially & otherwise during the visit.
I was advised to ask him to write an invitation letter where he'll explain that he'll be providing financial support to me.
I don't need a visa since I'll stay there only for tourism reasons, though, I do need to show the documents in the border control as if I would apply for visa (according to gov.uk pdf). So I need to show a bank statement where I can prove my earnings and sufficient fonds.
But I am a full time student and I don't have a job. I do have a bank account for savings I usually use to buy things online, but that's it. My mother supports me financially & with her money that I'll go to Scotland.
- Should the cash I will be carrying will be enough proof that I have money for my visit?
- My boyfriend will also state in the letter he'll look after me, and attach all the documents he needs to show. In this case, do I still have to show a bank statement? (From me, not him).
- If I still have to show a bank statement, should it be my bank account (even though it's pretty much empty) or my mother's bank statement where I can prove that, in the case that anything were to happen, she has sufficient funds for me?