I am planning to visit France in September. According to the requirement list the embassy is asking for a bank statement. I would like to know how much should I show in my account for 6 days in France. Is it possible to show credit card statement (planning to buy air tickets by credit card) and other fixed deposits?

  • Both credit card statements and bank statements are acceptable evidence for Schengen applications. See also travel.stackexchange.com/questions/45648/…
    – Gayot Fow
    Jul 26, 2016 at 18:50
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    A credit card statement is only of secondary use; the primary reason they ask for a bank statement is because it also indicates that your financial status is commensurate with what you have listed as your job; that you have steady income (and expenses). A credit card statement doesn't show all this. Aug 31, 2016 at 7:56

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They don't just want to see the balance of your account, they want to see a reasonable pattern of income and expenditure. For tourism, you should have enough monthly income to pay for a normal cost of living and to save for the trip.

  • This shows that you have a steady and well-paid job back home, which makes you less likely to become an illegal immigrant and overstay.
  • It shows that you did not need a credit to make the trip. People who borrow large amounts of money might plan to repay it by working in Europe.

Well, credit card statements might be acceptable in most countries. I have just checked with Schengen consulates in my country (Pakistan) just credit card statements are not acceptable. Further they stated that having a good credit line available along with 6 months bank statements would enhance your financial and economic conditions. immihelp mention: Acceptable means of subsistence may be cash, traveler's checks, credit cards or anything else that guarantees sufficient funds.

Most France Embassies required somewhere at least €60 for each day of stay. You are staying for six days, presumably somewhere around €360 to €400 plus cost of your airline ticket should be available. From my personal perspective at least €2,000 would satisfy the visa officer provided that you are maintaining your accounts nicely for the last 6 months.

So basically more or less Schengen requirements are almost the same, but differ in some countries depending on your nationality.

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