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I have applied for a UK Visa. In my application I notified that an X amount in my Bank Statement is for a provisional booking for a Car in my home country.(Booking confirmation receipt was also attached with the Bank Statement) The application has been submitted and I am waiting for a response.

I have been notified by the dealer that I can submit the full amount and get the car for an additional amount Y.

Question:

  1. Is it OK for me to make this transaction without jeopardizing my chances of getting a Visa?
  2. Can the British embassy check records for individuals after submission of an application? Or do they just review the statements submitted (If they do then they would not know why I pulled the funds)

Note: I have applied for a Business Visit funded by my company. Y is a good percentage.

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  • They might check if they have doubt. If you can deposit money then deposit some to equal the amount. Apr 28, 2017 at 11:43
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    What is "provisional booking for a car"? Do you mean you are buying a car? Apr 28, 2017 at 13:03
  • @DJClayworth Yes. Apr 29, 2017 at 7:16

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Is it OK for me to make this transaction without jeopardizing my chances of getting a Visa?

YES

Can the British embassy check records for individuals after submission of an application? Or do they just review the statements submitted (If they do then they would not know why I pulled the funds)

YES, they can and sometimes do

The ECO does not expect that your account should be static while waiting for a visa approval. Life is dynamic and that is how it should be. You are not going to be denied a visa because after application you had to move some money.

Read Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me? and if you have no red flags mentioned, you are fine.

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  • I was uncomfortable because the amount is a good percentage... Apr 25, 2017 at 17:13
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    If you read the excellent article I linked to, you would realize the I/O is looking at the activity in your account over a period of time, not just the current amount. Submit 3-6 months of statements should give a good picture of your financial situation. However if still you want to delay the purchase of the car it's up to you. Apr 25, 2017 at 17:17

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