I will be apply for a short term study visa but my fathers bank statement which I will be using doesn’t show any activity in the past 6 months other than a deposit of 3,000 USD which he got out of an investment. The balance is 21,000 . Is it fine if the bank account isn’t very active ?

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    You keep asking the same questions travel.stackexchange.com/questions/142633/… and travel.stackexchange.com/questions/143128/…
    – Traveller
    Aug 11, 2019 at 9:57
  • He surely has other accounts which have activity? You are limited to a single account, you can provide statements for as many accounts would be needed to show both savings and income over the period.
    – jcaron
    Aug 11, 2019 at 12:26
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    @jcaron I think you meant "You are NOT limited to a single account, ..." Aug 11, 2019 at 14:31
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    From the other questions, it appears to be a predominantly cash operation, so there may be no bank statements that will show enough history. Maybe accounts and tax returns can do the job? Aug 11, 2019 at 14:39
  • @PatriciaShanahan Oops indeed, NOT limited to a single account.
    – jcaron
    Aug 11, 2019 at 14:57

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Generally speaking, no. What they want to see is not simply a large amount of money, they want to see documented, legal income balanced against reasonable expenses, with income in excess of expenses.

Gayot Fow explains this at length in another answer. Your case would be his second example under "Funds Parking."

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