I'm travelling to South Korea soon with my Korean girlfriend. We both live in a Southeast Asian country of which I am a citizen. I used to lived in Europe till a few months back so I have a bank account there which holds most of my savings. For proving that I have enough funds for the trip, I need to submit a bank statement with transactions from the last 6 months. The problem is that it is impossible for me to get those bank statements stamped by the bank since I'm here.

I also have a bank account in my home country but it barely has had any money since the past 6 months. My girlfriend recently transferred $2000 into that account so that I could submit a proper stamped statement from this account as well.

Now I understand that these type of last minute deposits are referred to as 'funds parking' and are generally discouraged. But in my situation, since I'm also submitting an unstamped statement from my European bank, will it okay? Is it too suspicious that my gf who is also travelling with me transferred so much money into my account just before my visa appointment?

  • Transferring money like that is a bad idea for a visa application for any country. This is one of the things people should never do. Only transfer money (if necessary to afford the trip) after receiving a visa. – Michael Hampton Jun 23 '19 at 21:02
  • @MichaelHampton I understand. My only option then is to submit an unstamped bank statement though – vader9280 Jun 23 '19 at 21:14
  • 1
    The information I read on an embassy web site says a bank stamp is "preferable" but not strictly required. But a bank statement showing that sort of funds transfer virtually guarantees a refusal. I would not include the statement from that other bank in your application. – Michael Hampton Jun 23 '19 at 21:20

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.