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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

What Is the Purpose of Bank Statements? At first principles bank statements show that the applicant has the financial capacity to visit the UK. However there is a lot more to it and it's not just ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

In short: we don't know as we are not border control and this is at their discretion but I have a suspicion. You didn't specify a country but you don't need to. The answer is no, no, no, no. People, ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

Don't worry. 42 pounds is not a material amount of money when judging a visa application, and the officers are looking for regular income (salary etc), not one-offs. For comparison, an oft-quoted (...
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UK Visa Refusal: Provenance of funds/parking

Applicants who fear that their bank statements may betray a weak financial position will sometimes resort to a 'parking' strategy. This strategy involves having a relative or other trusted party ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Lets deal with question set 1 first. All of the statements in the refusal are aiming to tell you "You are welcome to apply again, but unless you fix the problems the next application will be ...
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My application was refused due to 'lack of evidence of funds', are there hidden requirements for UK visa applications?

Great question. If somebody had asked this about 3 years ago the site would have a lot less redundant information. But on the other hand, we would spend all day marking duplicates and get bored. The ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa refusal due to funds parking and deception. What are my options?

01) I am an international student, studying my Masters degree in Tallinn, Estonia. self funding my studies.I am in my final semester. what documents should i provide which satisfy the Uk visa ...
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UK student visitor visa refused, even though I am financed by a government scholarship

I reapplied on last Monday, paid for a priority service and finally received my visa today. I got very valuable advice from people on this website and I really appreciate it. They checked my cover ...
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UK visa refused due to lack of ties... how to reapply?

This letter is less clear than what I'm used to reading, but what I can read from this is: "I am not satified that the documents submitted demonstrate that you have strong economic or financial ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

I had the following kinds of transactions in my bank statements that I submitted for my UK Visa Application a few months back: 1) 200 euros from a friend who had borrowed money from me 2) Around 80 ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

This doesn't really add much to chx's excellent answer. But... How can you possibly be in a situation where showing a money order is the only way to prove you have funds? Let's examine the ...
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Should I mention I own a car in my visa cover letter? Should I include monthly car payments in my monthly spending?

Having a car payment (or not) is highly unlikely to be material to your visa application. They're really looking for two things: Do you have a stable income that lets you afford the trip to the UK? ...
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I withdrew a lot of cash every month so far, do I need to wait until salary day to apply UK visa?

You say you withdraw large sums in cash after receiving your salary, because the nearest ATM is inconvenient and your living costs are mostly paid in cash. This is reasonable in itself. But you say ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

When you actually enter into the Schengen area, you have to show (on demand, not always) that you have the funds for subsistence during your stay. Usually that means a form which hotels, or ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Question 1 (1) This really boils down to “you’ll be refused again unless you address the refusal reasons credibly.” UKVI will consider additional evidence, but IMHO a 6 page explainer letter is far ...
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My application was refused due to 'lack of evidence of funds', are there hidden requirements for UK visa applications?

Gayot Fow has provided a great answer with detailed explanation of why the rules exist and where (possibly) to search for them. What may not be so clear from his answer is that for any visa ...
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Applying for visa uk

Will this be acceptable? Or it will be flagged as 'parking' of funds. The latter. Would a letter with a detailed explanation of why no account was maintained,have a bearing of getting a favourable ...
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Do I have to send money to UK company as evidence of sufficient funds before being hired?

This is undoubtedly a scam. It is illegal in the UK to ask job applicants to put money up front. Did they ask you to send a picture of the western union receipt? They will use that to pick up your ...
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I'm applying for UK Visit visa. Should I be worried about my bank statement that has a big deposit if its from myself?

This might be a problem, but the solution is simple. You should include the statements from the accounts you transferred the money from. This will give a better picture of your finances and clear up ...
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For a person who doesn't work but got the necessary money. How the bank statement should be when applying for uk tourist visa?

Your bank statements should obviously be the truth, so there is no question what is on them. To get a visa approved, your finances should show a stable pattern of reasonable income and expenditures, ...
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Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?

Update 1 August 2015 Schengen The most recent edition of the Schengen guidance contains this text (a screen cap is being used so that the information will persist if the link is changed)... Item (b) ...
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How to provide sponsorship for family members who have funds of their own?

You are a Brit who wants to provide sponsorship for two people. Even though the applicants do not have the capacity to travel, you want them to demonstrate a stable lifestyle and on-going solvency in ...
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Is this request for proof of funds for Russian citizen legitimate?

It clearly looks like the start of a scam. My guess is that she would ask to borrow the money to give a proof of sufficient funds. Such proof is sometimes asked but it is proportional to the intended ...
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UK visa refused due to sloppy documentation. How should I reapply?

People who try to gloss over a previous discrepancy often find themselves in an awkward situation as the 'tangled web' grows bigger and bigger. They appreciate it more if you are straight up about it....
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Applying for visa uk

Honestly, the odds aren't really in your favour. As explained by Gayot Fow in this question Genuine visitors to the UK fit a profile that is not entirely cash based. Moreover, you will find it ...
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Schengen Visa for Job Interview, Minimum balance in Account

There is no minimum balance requirement. What is required is: Proof of legal income. Proof of ties to home (such as property, steady job, income, investments, family) so that you are compelled to ...
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Unemployed person applying for UK visa

You have no official income, and would like to get a visa to come to UK to stay for six month, and asking which documents need to be submitted. Unfortunately, in my opinion, no document you can ...
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My Irish bank account was just opened last week. Apply for standard visitor uk visa

It's unlikely that a week old bank account will be sufficient evidence to successfully get a UK visa. They require a longer financial history. There is no limit on how many accounts you can submit ...
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My visa has been denied twice and im applying for a new one in about 2 weeks

Unfortunately for you, you fit almost exactly the pattern of people that German immigration will be concerned about. You have no job; you have a relationship which is purely long distance; you seem to ...
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UK PLAB Visa Refusal due to unexplained bank deposits

Update 19 July 2015 In April 2015 new visitor rules activated as a result of the on-going Simplification Project. The text cited below was replaced with text that makes the rules easier to understand....
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