I am a student and I want to apply for a UK tourist visa. A month ago my parents sent me the money for my trip (as a gift). So if I apply for a UK tourist visa, is it okay that my only source of revenue is that money? And what should be on the bank statement?
Your bank statements should obviously be the truth, so there is no question what is on them.
- To get a visa approved, your finances should show a stable pattern of reasonable income and expenditures, as explained in this question. Income does not have to be wages, but it must be transparent and legal. Are you getting an allowance from your parents? It would help if that was a monthly deposit and not cash.
- If you have large one-time inflows of cash, they must be explained.
- Normally you would explain that you can afford the visit from your income. As a student without job, you would have to explain that your parents can afford to give you the visit as a gift from their income. That means showing they're your parents and not just distant relatives, and what their financial situation is: income, expenditure, bank statements.
- You still have to include your own bank statements, to show that you have a regular lifestyle consistent with your means.