I am hoping to travel to Europe in August 2017 for a month. My itinerary is to arrive in London, travel to France, Switzerland, Italy and Greece and go back to London form my return flight to Melbourne. I am a permanent resident of Australia for the last 4 years.
I have been saving for my Europe trip since last year. I created another savings account with my bank and transferred money to that for the European trip. I have around 12,000 AUD in that account. Is that sufficient for me as proof of funds to obtain Schenagen and UK visas?
My everyday savings account would have usually 1500 AUD after my expenditures and transferring money to my Europe savings account. Is it okay if I provide 3 or 6 months of bank statements of that specific savings account? Do they require my everyday savings account into which my salary is deposited, as well? Do they require credit card statements, too?
My partner is travelling with me and he is a citizen of Australia, so he doesn't need to obtain visas. We are hoping to pay the hotel bookings and flights (prior to obtaining my visas) from his account/credit card so that I still maintain 12K balance in my account at the time I apply for my visas.
Would that be a problem? Would they need to see from my bank statements the payments I have made for flights and hotels?