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I am Russian and going to apply for UK Short-term study Visa for studying during few weeks in language school in UK. Don't I get the refusal if I firstly will make the bank statement, and only after that will pay study fee, avia tickets and so on.

Doing this way I want to show I have enough money, but after payments maybe not so much.

UPD:

In case you have enough money for paying study fee but no more, you have two "action sequence":

First action sequence:

  1. Make a bank statement
  2. Then transfer full payment to Language School
  3. Get invitation from school
  4. Apply for a visa with "not updated" bank statement where you had enough money

Second action sequence:

  1. Transfer full payment to Language School
  2. Get invitation from school
  3. Make a bank statement
  4. Apply for a visa bank statement where you might have not enough money as you transferred a lot for a study fee

Q: what to choose? Obviously first in less risky but is it legal?

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    The instructions for UK visas quite specifically tell you not to make travel bookings before your visa is granted (and I'd imagine this applies to study fees too). – brhans Mar 19 '18 at 17:40
  • @brhans it is not possible, the visa invitation letter is provided to me only after full payment of study fee. So it is still a question may I make bank statement before the payment in order to have more money on the bank account – pure_true Mar 21 '18 at 17:08
  • @brhans what is the document where it is written ? – pure_true Jun 12 '18 at 11:52
  • Visitor: supporting documents guide. See section 4 at the end for the list of things they tell you not to send. – brhans Jun 12 '18 at 12:21
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    You are thinking too much. UK embassy does not expect that the bank statement you send to them is accurate to the last second. That is why they accept bank statements up to over a month old. Because the normal human being has transactions in their account every week. Over analysis and resulting paralysis – user 56513 Aug 18 '18 at 12:02
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It’s a bit of a Catch 22… If you don’t pay the fees for the program and have the documents from the school to prove your eligibility and admission, then your visa application may be refused. And you need to include financial documents that show you have sufficient funds available. You do not need to purchase flight tickets in advance; indeed, you are directed to wait until a visa decision before making those arrangements.

If finances are at issue, you may want to postpone application until you have enough money put aside to pay the school fees, airfare, and all other expenses (accommodation, maintenance).

  • You didn't get the idea of the question. In case you have enough money for paying study fee but no more, you have two "action sequence" : 1 action sequence: Make a bank statement -> Then transfer full payment to Language School -> Get invitation from school -> Apply for a visa with "not updated" bank statement where you had enough money 2 action sequence: Transfer full payment to Language School -> Get invitation from school -> Make a bank statement - > Apply for a visa bank statement where you might have not enough money as you transfer a lot for a study fee Q: what to choose? – pure_true Aug 18 '18 at 11:41
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    @pure_true: If paying the school means that you wouldn't afford to take your trip, then you cannot afford it, full stop. – Henning Makholm Aug 18 '18 at 12:16

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