How many bank statements are required when applying for a travel visa to Australia? I'm a South African citizen.

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    Where are you from and what type of visa is it?? – Newton Jan 15 '18 at 16:10
  • South Africa , applying for travel/tourist visa? – shene tivers Jan 15 '18 at 16:20
  • Read this homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/600-/… the usual bank statement requirement is 3 or 6 months. not sure about australia – Newton Jan 15 '18 at 16:31

VFS Global, through which you apply for a visitor visa for Australia, has varying instructions for bankbook or bank statements. Depending on country of application, they range from 3 to 6 months.

However, the VFS Global instructions for South African applicants directs you to the Department of Home Affairs checklist which simply states:

Evidence of sufficient funds, such as personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts or credit card limit

If you're at all uncertain, bank statements for the last 3 months should suffice, particularly if you do not have other evidence (e.g., pay slips or credit card predetermined limit).

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