I am an Indian national. I sold a good chunk of stocks yesterday and should have the money credited in my account in the next 3 days. I have about 5 weeks to apply for both a Japan tourist visa and a UK student visa. Without this stock money, I do not have enough money as usually expected for Japan/UK visas, but my balance is not too shoddy either.

Processing for a Japan visa takes about 5 days and for a UK visa about 3 weeks. Given that visa officers are generally wary of sudden bumps in cash and I am in a time crunch, I would like to know if the stock sale can pass for a non-suspicious source of funding if I apply for a Japan visa next week. I'm also open to suggestions on anything else I can do.

  • Are not the stocks funds at the end of the day? why converting them in cash? Commented Jul 7, 2018 at 21:34
  • For UK Visa, I read that only liquid cash proof is acceptable.
    – Bharg
    Commented Jul 9, 2018 at 4:44

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Include proof of the provenance of the funds with your application e.g. stock certifícate (if paper-based) or stock holding statement(s) in your name, purchase and sale confirmation etc and provide a brief explanation regarding the transaction in your application.

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    Agreed. It’ll be best if your statement shows when you purchased the stocks. If you bought them just a few months ago, you’ll want to prove the provenance of those funds as well.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 8:07

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