I have been reading many questions and thought to ask a particular question regarding my plans.

I have been invited by a company in UK to attend a course, they will be covering the Hotel Expense + Air Tickets. And will be providing the invitation letter. However i will be paying the tickets for my wife and kids.

I am using 4 different banks, and i am a sole proprietor. Usually my income comes in my personal account. I have bank accounts since many years. So there is a good amount of Credit / Debit - Transactions.. Be it small or big amounts.. I am a Tax Filer since 2012 in my home country too.

My main concern is if currently my account statement is showing a little low ending amount balance (My Father will give me some funds though if need be)

  • Should i wait a month or two and than apply for Visa? So in due course i can have a increase in my income ? Will this be counted as "Funds Parking" ?
  • Normally how many days/weeks we have to wait for no big credit to occur in bank, and print the statement to apply for visa?
  • What amount should be shown in Ending balance, if the visit if for 10 days (2 adults and 2 kids (youngsters)).
  • Since i have some amount but a bit low, can i use my Father as a sponsor too, or you think the ideal case is to wait and make my Statement (ending balance) a little strong and than apply?

Thanks for your help.

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    You are asking the wrong question. There is no "balance to show" and you should not have people transfer money to your account to make it look better. That guarantees a refusal. Rather, you should ask can you afford the trip? – Michael Hampton May 7 at 21:58
  • Thanks for your reply. I do have some balance to show, and with good history of bank statement. The thing i am confused on - What ending balance to be shown ? Is it amount equivalent to GBP5000 or more or less can do too ? – owsiay May 8 at 9:01
  • There is no requirement for any particular final balance. Your bank statements are to show two things: That you have a steady (and legal) life and income in your home country to return to. And that it is within your means to afford the trip. Your "means" here is more your income than you balance. – CMaster May 8 at 11:57
  • The answer to this related question about bank statements might be helpful. Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me? – ellinora May 8 at 13:01

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